Originally Posted by MonolithGuy
I gotta new toy to play with this weekend
That's REALLY sharp looking. A few things to consider:
1) Ensure there's a setup option to disable the blue LED on the power button.
2) Ensure there's a setup option to turn the display off completely, turn the display on briefly when there's input from the user, and a mode that leaves the display on all the times.
3) If you can, try to find a way to offer optional rack mount ears for this product. Rack mounting is probably going to be a pretty common request for this. If there are some screws on the side of the chassis, it might be possible to sell optional rack mount ears that don't require a redesign of the existing chassis/faceplate.
Is the volume knob a multi-function control that can be pressed to activate menus or is it only a volume control?
It will be very interesting to find out how this compares sonically to the obvious competition (price wise) from Marantz and Emotiva. From what you've said so far, it's probably ahead of the Emotiva RMC-1 as far as stability goes at this point.
If you need any beta testers as things get further along, I know of a few Oppo beta testers who are looking for new toys to work with, though I'm not sure how many of us are setup for Atmos / DTS:X.