Oh no, there have been plenty of problems with the A1. There have also been plenty of problems with the various Blu-ray players on the market, including the fact that all current players will not play certain 1.1 or 2.0 content. Now, you've made it blatantly clear on this forum that you could care less about extras. I, however, like to view the extras of a movie after my initial viewing, including re-watching it with the various PIP and commentary features. Furthermore, since every movie studio has tried to cram every extra they possibly can in their movies (excluding Fox), it is obvious that I'm not the only one who cares about extras.
I'm not like most hard core enthusiasts on here in that I don't constantly upgrade my equipment. When I buy something, I'm going to get about three to four years of usage out of it before I buy a replacement for that product. I could easily drop a grand on a Blu-ray player, but I'm not going to until I see players that at least support 1.1, and no firmware upgrade can fix that on any of the current players. If I didn't care about extras I would have a BR player sitting in my rack right now. Unfortunately, I do care about them and will wait until this cumbersome unfinished spec is worked out.
To sum up my argument, I'll say this. For all the owners of HD-DVD, some have had players that have no problems while other have players that do. Firmware upgrades can fix this. For all the owners of Blu-ray, ALL have players that will have problems with any 1.1 content, and these problems cannot be fixed with a firmware upgrade. Again, if you don't care about extras, this topic is meaningless. If you do care, it is a dealbreaker.
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