Originally Posted by jmpage2
I think people would still find reasons to whine about it.
I can see complaints on load times of several minutes where there's simply nothing (seemingly) going on (which is how it was with the HD-DVD players).
It's loading iHD, etc... which can be just as slow as loading BD-J.
Now though you typically get some kind of title or loading screen within 60 seconds followed by the feature or main menu in another 60 seconds.
Frankly I'm surprised by anyone who does NOT consider the S350 slow. Maybe I'm just impatient, but it does seem rather lame to have to wait 2-3 minutes just to be able to play a BD-J movie. Just because an HD DVD player can also be slow doesn't make the S350 fast. They're both slow.
What makes it appear even slower is the fact that other players that cost much less are actually much faster. My Insignia Blu-ray player is significantly faster than my S350 for both BR loading and DVD navigation. "Significant" in that the difference is quite noticeable... yet even the Insignia is still slow. The S350 is just much slower.
If you find this an unbearable wait then one option is to simply wait it out until faster loading players come out, which will probably take some time.
Actually, that's exactly what I tell many HD n00bs. I tell them that:
A) BD-J movies take forever to load.
B) DVD navigation is much slower.
It does deter some people who plan on replacing their DVD player, but many others don't care because they just keep their old DVD player.