Got mine yesterday and setup was pretty straightforward.
I've set it to "Quick Start" and I think from powerup (actually coming out of standby) to disc starting was all of thirty seconds. Plenty fine by me.
The menu looks and acts a lot like the PS3, as does the sound it makes when changing tracks. No fan noise problem that I was aware of.
I did some checks off the Joe Kane HiDef setup disc. Adjusted color just a bit different from the PS3 settings, then watched the Montage, which looked stellar. We also watched "I, Robot" on Blu-Ray last night and both the sound (DTS 5.1 Master Audio via Pioneer TXH94 receiver) and picture quality were outstanding. We use a Sony Black Pearl on a 118" Carada 1.4 screen.
Auto function seems to work fine, changing from 24fps to 60fps as needed. Wished my HDDVD player did.
I need to play with it more, but standard DVD looked okay, but seems to still be bettered by my Toshiba HD-A1 player. That's with both units doing the dirty work; haven't had a chance to play with letting the projector upscale yet.
I don't care about Bonus View, and don't need any commentary over viewing. I'll check it out to see how it sounds with CD just for fun, but I have a dedicated setup for that already.
This one's a keeper for me and my son gets a PS3 for free.
See ya. Dave
"High Fidelity audio has been like a dog chasing his tail. High Fidelity in my marriage has been much more rewarding because she knows where I sleep."