Originally Posted by IngoT
If Ayre / Oppo come up with a finished firmware, I will trustfully install it.
Unfortunately, there will never be a "finished" firmware. The problem is that the studios will always continue to release discs that are not compliant with the specifications or find areas where no specification exists.
At this point, you simply have to select the problems you are willing to live with. The "beta" firmware fixes several problems found in the earlier firmware:
1. A small number of Blu-ray discs with Dolby TrueHD audio exhibit a momentary audio drop-out issue if the player is connected to an A/V receiver via HDMI and bitstream is selected as the HDMI Audio format. This version fixes the issue.
2. Certain SACD discs with many short tracks or with a long track following several short tracks can cause the player to freeze during playback. This version fixes the issue.
3. The previous firmware version displays the time counter slightly too fast when playing SACD. This version fixes the issue.
4. Support for LPCM audio streaming over home network is restored. The previous firmware did not carry this feature over from older versions. Please note that home network streaming is an experimental feature. You will need a computer running UPnP or DLNA streaming server software that can support transcoding to LPCM in order to use this feature.
5. Fix for the issue of incorrect video size when playing some Blu-ray discs, such as Patton.
6. Other general disc and media file compatibility improvement based on recent and upcoming Blu-ray releases as well as user-submitted samples.
In exchange, there are very small "ticks" when the track changes on SACD. I believe that most people will be better served with the beta firmware than the earlier firmware. But the choice is up to you. It is also very easy to revert from one version to the other if you change your mind.