Okay I just received this unit and I am already extremely frustrated after testing it for only a couple hours. Here are my immediate thoughts:
1) I almost immediately encountered the "power on" problem that others are mentioning. I hit the power button on the remote and the red power indicator turns white for a fraction of a second and immediately turns red again and stays off. You have to repeatedly press the power button multiple times before it decides to stay on. It happens randomly, not every time, but it happens often. This is completely unacceptable and I'm shocked that a company will box and sell a product that literally won't even turn itself on. This needs to be fixed immediately.
2) The 1186 chip seems to have a major problem with some side-by-side/over-under 3D files, namely tv captures. I tried the same group of 3D test files that I tried with the Iconbit and the results were exactly the same. If I play a 3D file and then go into the menu and select side-by-side/top-bottom from the 3D menu, it goes into 3D mode, but the video immediately plays choppy. The video stutters every second, on-the-second. It's like clockwork. Every second, the video jumps ahead a few frames, making it unwatchable. My Samsung 3D tv plays the files perfectly if I play them directly through the tv's usb input. If I set the 3D mode to off in the settings (2D) so that it is playing the file side-by-side, and then enable 3D in my tv menu instead of letting the Micca handle it, the file plays fine. So this is clearly a bug with the 3D mode enabled from the player - if I play the side-by-side file in 2D it plays smoothly, if I play it in 3D mode it stutters every second. I believe this is a flaw with the 1186 chip because the Iconbit was the same way. I'll accept that maybe there is something different with the tv captures that might not be ideal compared to a Blu-Ray rip, but my Samsung tv can play them fine, so why can't this player?
This makes it a very poor choice for 3D playback of Side-by-Side files, especially if you watch 3D captures, because while I can play it in 2D mode and let the tv switch to 3D mode via it's own menu, if I do that the on-screen menus on the Micca will be unreadable with the glasses on because the tv will be processing the 3D not the Micca, so the Micca menus will not be in 3D mode! So to watch 3D side-by-side files I need to play them in 2D then set my tv to side-by-side mode, and if I want to see the Micca menus during playback I have to remove my glasses or close one eye.
I'll also mention that most of the files that play choppy are 3D captures from 3D tv broadcasts (Sky 3D, Comcast, etc). It seems to play 3D Blu-ray side-by-side rips fine so far. But all the tv captures I have exhibit this behavior - .ts, .mkv, .avi, .mov, .wmv. All the files were played back from a USB flash drive connected directly to the Micca.
3) There is no option to swap left/right frames in the 3D menu. This option was available in the Iconbit when you played a 3D file or ISO, right in the 3D menu options. The 3D menu of this player has no option for left/right swap, and is very much needed, as some 3D files are encoded with right eye first instead of the more common left eye first. EDIT: FIXED.
4) As I feared, just like the Iconbit, DVD menus will not display correctly if the menu is 16:9. It will squish it into a 4:3 frame, making it look awful and the text quite unreadable. Obviously an issue with the 1186 chip, and this is something I find unacceptable.
5) It will not play video with a resolution higher than 1080p. Full SBS 3D files are a no-go. Why? My pc can play them just fine. Why can't it just downsize a larger file to 1080p to fit the screen like it does with photos?
6) I cannot connect directly to my Windows 7 pc via wired lan. Oddly, it will connect if I run it through my router, but then full Blu-Ray ISO playback is impossible because the video cannot stream without freezing constantly. The Iconbit also couldn't handle the Blu-Ray bitrate over lan unless directly connected to my pc - the router causes stuttering and freezing. But the Iconbit automatically detected my homegroup - the Micca will not. I select automatic under network and it tests and then says it fails. Why will this connect to my router but not directly to my pc?
If anybody can help me with issue 6 I would appreciate it. As for the first 4 issues, these need to be fixed ASAP if I am to keep this unit. Overall it seems nice - I love the build quality, and it looks beautiful. It also has some nice options that the Iconbit does not - direct playback of Blu-Ray and DVD folders are awesome, plus nice options for Bd-Lite/1.0 menus. But these are some pretty serious issues I have listed- and they need to be addressed. I have no intention of keeping this unit with these bugs if they will not be addressed in a timely manner, not in 4 months. I bought this so that I could enjoy my media now, not later this summer if a firmware happens to fix it. I'm sorry for sounding harsh but I'm so very tired of seeing products rushed to market with serious bugs because they were not tested thoroughly before release. You expect it for software nowadays, but for a $150 media player, I would expect it to be fully-functional out-of-the-box, not in a half-broken state that requires multiple firmware updates over half-a-year or longer. We in the forums are finding these issues out quite quickly - I've only had this thing for a few hours and I have run into these issues. Has nobody at Micca actually tried different 3D files for testing purposes? If they tried playing 3D files from various sources they would have likely run into the same issues I have been finding, as well as the other problems I have listed.
I want to keep this - I really do. I'd rather not return it. I want to like it. Please let me know what the plan is to address these issues. Thank you.