If this is the case that your Sharp no longer plays new releases and they fail to support with FW updates....I think it would have to be the last Sharp I ever bought. I've never owned Sharp equipment before but thought they were pretty reputable, so a I have a hard time believing that they would stop supporting their equipment.
I see alot of no-name companies coming out with Blu-Ray players for around $50 but have to wonder if you can trust these companies to support the player down the road, when for $100 you can buy a Panasonic, Sony, or Samsung who so far seems to committed to support their products.
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