I just confirmed that my unit reports Kickstart 1.1.8.
So I wonder what the issue here might be? I am going to try and make a video to demonstrate what is going on.
I had a couple of other oddities occur with my SSP. Occasionally the display on the front will go all green on power down and in some other instances as well it occurs. Also I had another issue with my HD-A35 HD DVD player as a source, the front display was green and I had no audio or video at all. I had to "reboot" the SSP by turning the rear power switch off and then back on.. only happened one time.
Should I try reloading the 3.0.1 firmware? Is it possible to get a copy of the Beta 3.0.2 code to try?