OK, I just thought I'd post this for commentary, and to show how fortunate we are that Oppo handles things the way they do. In the LG 370/390 thread, someone posted about some issues concerning playback of AVC, mkv and other non-production-BD-title formats:
I still think its a bit early to take this player back. It has some really nice features and I think with a few firmware upgrades will be great. We are just being picky..
This is a "fully-released in-the-wild available to the public at Best Buy" player. And yet folks are very tolerant of "bugs" and expect
firmware updates. So yes, Oppo is being very cautious about their first BD player release, and the complete lack of bugs when available to the public will probably astound those folks that comprehend that implication, and will completely sail past everyone else.
I'm not knocking the LG - it seems to be a fairly stable BD player, and I'm not knocking the poster that made that comment. But remember, these LGs are their fourth(?) generation of BD players. I'm simply observing that the fits and starts that BD had in getting stable, reliable players to the public has conditioned the public to almost expect buggy players when first released. Which is too bad, IMHO. It could have been different.
Dang I look forward to buying an Oppo later this spring/summer.