Originally Posted by Ruined
Wow if you dont have it yet that means they cheaped out and used media mail instead of first class! No wonder its taking forever for some people!
Mine was sent out last Wed came today in good old US Mail. Had player since August 4th had a few problems with standard DVD freezing or studdering, all blu played fine. Played straight thru. New Rolling Stones, and Starship troupers heavy BD-J. Loaded firmware today reviewed the SD's I had problems with, now work fine. Pic seems sharper and better than any Blu player I have tried. Just the load times seem a bit slow. Had Sony 350 for about a week had much faster load times, that is the only thing I liked better about it.
As far as there being different hardware for so called demo units, and new retail units, I believe that is not true. Seems like a lot of trouble, expense, and very bad publicity for both Pioneer and Best Buy.
I do not think it is so wrong that a few of these units were out early, in fact kind of fun. I like my 51 so much I might trade up to the 05. Unfortunately a lot of negative speculation is comming from people who do not have the unit yet. Even those that have it and have had a few issues, realize what a great unit it is. Actually where is the risk if you did get it at BB with the return policy.