Originally Posted by Laserfan
So you took a chance anyway, huh. Well thanks for doing that. Can you confirm: there wasn't any specific disc issue that you were experiencing was there? That the update fixed?
This was less of a chance than it sounds, as I had gotten confirmation from Sony via their Tech Support forum that they will not include cinavia in a firmware update without listing it - and I had already applied a new update to my S550 - AND the S1000ES player I initially updated is one that lives in a closet in the box . . I did not update my primary home theater S1000ES until I had finished updating and testing the other one.
I do not recall ever having a single problem playing a title on any of the Sony players I own (S350, S550, S1000ES).
This update did not fix anything I was having trouble with, because this player has always worked just fine.
I expect these players will last many years, based on past experience with Sony optical media players.