Since updating I've had some problems with AVCHD disks. If I try playing an AVCHD disk first after powering on, the machine hangs at load and only responds to power button. If I play something else first, then an AVCHD, it plays fine. BRs, DVDs, Divx disks, DVD backups, pandora, network, everything else plays fine. It's just AVCHDs, and only if it's the first thing played. I've tried powering on with an AVCHD in the tray, hangs at LOAD. I've tried powering up with nothing in the tray, waiting for the player to completely boot, then put an AVCHD in, hangs at LOAD. If I power on, play a BR, stop, put in an AVCHD, it loads and plays fine. I've unplugged, reset, reflashed the firmware, and tried changing every menu setting. No change. The results are 100% consistent for me.
I know I didn't have this problem before updating to 1.03, but I am wondering if this is a fw bug, or if it's a problem with my player that just happened to manifest after updating fw. Has anyone with 1.03 experienced this problem? I've got 3 days left to return this player if it indeed is a problem with the device.