It seems to me, as a more-or-less casual visitor, that the instant you get a firmware upgrade your machine instantly craps the bed. I used to work in Tech Support for servers, and we were forever having to back-rev customers from the latest and greatest rubbish we put out. If you are wired in more or less permanently, do you have any option to upload firmware or not, or does it sneak it in at 3 in the morning? Seems to me, if my crap works, I don't need to "improve" it any. Even Windoze asks if you want to install any new files. Wouldn't surprise me if firmware updates/upgrades aren't DELIBERATELY messing things up -- no DVD AVI files playing any more? BUY BUY BUY!