Originally Posted by mrjktcvs
People have been complaining about the speed since this unit was being sold with beta firmware, when there weren't a lot of BD units out there to compare it to. "Well, my DVD player (or PS3) loads X times faster." Two years later, nothing's changed.
I also own the original Funai, and it is not appreciably faster.
This thread will eventually die and there will be no more talk about the speed of the player or anything else. The subject occasionally comes up because there is the occasional new owner (believe it or not) who has only heard how slow these players are, but has not experienced it. This opens up the door for some present owners to chime in on the subject again. Also, Pioneer promoted the speed of this player. Due to the exclusive chip set design and build quality Pioneer is now utilizing, significant strides in speed performance have been made with the new players to now rival the rapid playback rate consumers have come to experience when using their DVD players.
I think present owners should be over the speed issue, but some are not and I don't have a problem with that.
Also, there were other players introduced during the same time that were faster. The speed was not a part of my buying decision, but Pioneer promised DVD player performance.
Also, I don't know what your DVD player or PS3 have to do with the discussion, since they have no speed deficiencies. These Pioneer players are woefully slow just compared to its peer players.