Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Calgary, Alberta
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The heat sink appears to be glued on so I didn't remove it. I'm currently using a DMP-BDT220 which does have the UniPhier processor, so my spare player not having it is only an annoyance. I'm just trying to plan ahead. I have thousands of dollars in blu-ray discs, and I realized that could all be lost if I didn't have a player. You can easily rip DVDs and play them from a file server, but I don't know of a solution for blu-rays that preserves their full functionality.
I bought two 330's as spares, and hopefully they'll still work ten or twenty years from now. I have a CD player that I paid $600 for in 1990 that still works, so I hope these units live that long. However, there's a tendency for capacitors to fail in modern electronics. I've had to get a friend to solder new capacitors into some of my other electronics to keep them running.
I tried the 330 in the photo, and I couldn't tell the difference in picture quality from my 220, so I guess it's not a big deal. I updated the firmware and put it back in its original packaging.