Originally Posted by Big C
If you look through this thread back around August through September, someone stated that they found a BDP-140, BDP-440, and BDP-52 UL listed for a company called TCL. I did some digging and I discovered that TCL is the company named Thomson. I've heard of their DVD players before. Want more proof? When searching for these players on the Pioneer parts site, the letters TL are after every part number. Yet you look at the firmware files, they are somewhat of a reminder of the structure of Pioneer's older BD players with the DLDISCIDENTIFIER.TXT file, as well as the two BIN files used for other MediaTek BD players. I'm not saying that walkamo mislead us when he said that these were Pioneer players. I'm just posting my findings.
Well, to be honest and as I said before:
I would never hesitate to jump over to let´s say Denon, which products are superior to Pioneer in my opinion, but the enormous price tags (compared to Pioneer) restrict me from doing it...yet
I´m fully aware that we might have been misled or we may be deceived by Pioneer in the future again, in terms of bug-fixing delays, relevant or helpful responses from them, etc...
Pioneer is definitely not what they used to be before...that´s for sure
I´m definitely eager to see their solution for in my opinion 2 essential bugs:
-dropouts, that´s just a nonsense to tolerate any more (Why did they put DLNA in the player if customer simply can´t use it due to this? And if they are aware about it, they should be spending day and night to fix it online ASAP...we´re talking about money-making here, aren´t we?)
-remote sensor...don´t get me wrong but the BDP-440 has the weakest remote responsiveness I´ve seen in years...it´s just a disaster, just like yesterday when I was literally forced to hold the remote in one totally direct angle towards the player...once I moved 2 cm = less than 1 inch, the player just WON´T respond...I´m really sick of it
moreover, fellas with BDP-LX55 confirmed the same thing with their players...
this is just insane as we´re talking about 300+ USD 2011 bluray players...my girlfriend has basic Samsung crap for 80 EUR and she can literally point it to any wall in the room from within 7 metres and it just WORKS...