go to their website and get on email list to be notified when the player is for sale. it's in beta mode now.
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I spoke to Oppo only a few days ago. They've pushed the release date up to late february or early march at this point. They said that they wanted to make sure that all the bugs are worked out and that it will be an extraordinary product with great performance. You can sign up on their site to be notified of news by email, specifically about the release of the BP-83. They have also indicated they may have a beta program with a limited number of units, but the guy I spoke to a few days ago did not mention anything about it. It was the second time I'd phoned them - nice folks who know their products and the market. Give'em a call if you want more info.
Oppo is rushing release for business reasons, and that will open the risk that no matter what beta program they do, of a false start. Since most CES stuff to be released in the first quarter 2009 was in the pipeline from early third quarter 2008, the distributors will have an inventory problem. There will a lot of 'fire sales' in the second quarter 2009. Good things come to those that wait.