Walkamo (aka, Chris),
Setting aside whether in fact Pioneer is going to provide a firmware upgrade to allow the Pio BD player to fully decode multi-channel advanced audio codec material, can you at least answer whether the current Pio BD player has the necessary hardware/software support to permit this should Pio decide to upgrade the player via firmware?
I think I would buy just knowing that at a minimum it IS POSSIBLE even though there would be no guarantee that Pio has plans to do it.
I think you've posted that you continue to push to get this done, which has certain implications in my mind: 1) the player physically can be upgraded via firmware; and 2) Pio currently does not plan on providing such an upgrade to this unit but instead will offer it in an upcoming 2d gen unit.
Anything on this you can offer would be much appreciated...thanks