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I would guess Samsung Master meant: HD Players are like computers so can break in the same way but unlike computers sadly they're harder to fix by us "joe public" type folk.
Thankfully it's rare for Players to brick but like anything it's possible. There's nothing wrong as such with any of the LG BH200's released (that I'm aware of), it's just nothing is 100% safe from breaking.
To clarify "Firmware". It's the core software of the player but not even it can fix a completely dead product, even Firmware has it's limitations or prevent a semi-faulty product from going wrong. That's not what it's designed to do. I wouldn't worry too much, it's rare for electrical hardware to go wrong, but there isn't anything even the LG engineers can do to make sure everyone sold is 100% clear of defects.
Coming back to my original "computer" point, even a 100% fine product can still brick, in theory. If there was a serious design flaw with the LG BH200 it would've been recalled by now and we'd certainly know about it by now.
You also don't want to go installing firmware on a product you think maybe flaky, you'll likely just make it worse.