Originally Posted by Jon S
Talked to my dealer... He talked to Pioneer USA... He said they told him they will no longer support the BDP05/51/09 players... Assume it also means the earlier models as well. I know that Pioneer has had major cuts in staff, maybe this is the result of said cuts.
Did your dealer also make a kind and benevolent offer to sell you a replacement?
I would suggest, a company that stops firmware support for their machines would only put a nail in their coffin in regards to future sales. Why would one invest in a companies blu-ray product if the company demonstrated abandonment of firmware upgrades for legacy product given blu-ray's dependency of this ritual?
Now, not having repair parts for "end of life machines" defined as some reasonable time past the warranty period is understandable.