Originally Posted by hifi59
I have not seen it yet. I have played no less than 8-9 movies.
You obviously havn't played or own any SD (Standard Definition) movies that have that feature. The angle icon and other on-screen messages (Play, FF, Rew, Pause, Zoom, etc, icons) cannot be turned off on the 390. If you do own a SD movie with an alternate angle and the icon has not popped up during the movie (where the alternate angle comes into play) than you have a defective player. Please list the so called 8-9 SD movies that you say you own, and have played THAT HAVE an alternate angle. I am willing to bet that none of the SD movies that you have played had an alternate angle and that's why you havn't seen the icon pop up!
I have tested the 390 with the SD "Special Edition" of James Bond "Tomorrow Never Dies", and have CONFIRMED that the angle icon pops up throught the whole movie during the scenes when alterate angle #2 is available to display a storyboard concept option ontop of the original video.
Just about every SD/BD player these days offers a way to turn off either "On Screen Messages" or "Angle Icon" togeather or by themselfs. The 390 offers neither. Watching a SD movie with an alternate angle is a PITA with the 390, because the angle icon keeps popping up during the movie. This is very distracting. I also experianced "brief" combing artifacts on scenes that the 390's de-interlacer could not handle (like bad edits). Just play "The Making Of The Big Lobowski", from the older SD/DVD of The Big Lobowski. This is the older Special Edition DVD that came in a yellow box cover. You can see combing in the begining scene of this documentry when john goodman throws his hand up in a clip of him in the parking lot.
This player is no way close to being as good as you keep claiming it to be. The slide out draw is so cheap that it is barley hanging on. I ask that anyone (who does not believe me) go out to there local Best Buy store, plug in the demo and open the draw to see this for themselves. The up and down movement is not of solid build quality!
I will say this though for the 390, if the above problems are of no concern to you... It does have a great zoom, lots of picture tweaking options, and runs a noticably "hotter" picture (which can be very mis-leading) in that one will think there seeing a better picture when doing player comparisons. It also allows for you tube and other online features, and i found that the wireless firmware update worked well. Due to the above mentioned lack of a way to disable the "on screen messages" & "angle icon", i ended up returning mine.