OK, well thats what I thought about using a 3rd party to make the player.
As for XDE, If they are going to continue it. I bet they will release a Full Featured Bluray player, built by Toshiba, that has XDE, on board decoding, analog outs, streaming services, etc. etc. etc.
But that will take a while to produce, they'll probably announce a player like that at CES and it could be out by May or June.
We'll have to wait for a REAL Toshiba player, because this is not it.