Samsungmaster may be correct in that some CSRs may be confusing fw updates for issues, with BD-Live. Or, LG just may be reeling right now with the 400 million dollar fine. Also, I don't think they are doing very well with the BD300 compared to Sony, Panny and Sammy.
Who knows, LG may just bow out of the BR player market and possibly just OEM BR parts??? We may see the BD300 discontinued in a couple of months to make the list of orphaned BR products total three instead of two.
So for me, even if I get the $75 rebate check and LG does in fact release a fw update for the 200, I will look to other mfgrs for future electronic purchases. Their track record indicates that although they preach integrity and value for the customer in their corporate banter, they don't seem to actually come through unless they are forced.
I've got 3 200s. I will keep one of them and try to sell one on EBAY or Craig's. I actually bought the third player for my daughter and I've been "burning it in" before I give it to her. So far, it's been fine with some of the newer movies like Iron Man and Hulk. Haven't gotten Hellboy yet but I'll try that and also hope that my daughter and her husband are not James Bond fans.