I was wondering if any of you have been having any experiences with similar problems I am running into:
(1) it may be the Western Digital 5600 RPS 2 TB hard drive I installed, but it seems that with the new v2.3 firmware, the OS "pings" the hard drive anywhere from 1 to every 5 minutes during a movie playback. While watching, the movie will stop for a second, the hard drive will do a "symbol crash (like its playing drums)" and then continue, which leads to:
(2) subtitle failure. When the movie stops and then restarts, if I am watching a foreign film with subs, the OS looses track of the subtitles for a bit, leaving a good 10 to 30 second period of time where people are speaking and no subtitles are appearing.
Also, the player seems to pick and choose when it wants to access subs, as the new v2.3 firmware seems to add ASS subtitle support (which is a good thing). The problem is, it seems to go off and on every other day. I have an MKV of BATTLE ROYALE... when I downloaded it to the Argosy and then tested it on my 65" Toshiba, it worked fine... subs were in synch, and were playing per the settings in the ASS file. Now the subs won't play at all.
Similar issues with other MKVs with ASS subs.. the "default" setting kicks in, and the ASS settings are ignored.
You think it would be too much to ask the Argosy Tech Team to create an extra line in the SETTINGS area to include manual control of the subtitle settings, to at least have some basic control over the default sub settings (such as font size, maybe a few fonts to choose from, the addition of adding an outline or shadow to subs, etc)?
Also, did anyone figure out which non-Argosy firmwares can be used, much less which ones that would allow for creating a "desktop image" for the GUI background?