Originally Posted by sadmaker
update: just picked up the wired unit:
-DTS is supported, checked several DTS dvd's with no issues
-optical digital and digital coaxial inputs on the unit
-netflix up and running with no problems. pq on par with xbox 360's netflix applicationONE MAJOR GRIPE-the IR sensor on this thing is embarrassingly bad. I have to point my remote directly at the player within 6-7 feet away to get it to respond at all. this isnt an issue with the remote control, it is an issue with the IR sensor as my harmony 550 has trouble with it. Harmony's are widely known as some of the most responsive universal remotes on the market. Additionally, I owned the NS-2BRDVD(the previous model) and the IR sensor worked flawlessly.
does anyone else have this unit? how's the IR sensor? Im going to exchange the player for another and hope it responds, because it is otherwise a very good player thus far
UPDATE: exchanged the player for the exact same player. No IR issues at all. Got it home, netflix update worked w/o a hitch, and was maneuvering around the menu with ease afterwards. The included remote is just as bad as the last one(I suspect they're all bad), but the response with my Harmony 550 is GREATLY IMPROVED from the unit I exchanged. If your player is having IR problems, don't hesitate to exchange it.
I normally don't do the extended warranty thing, but for $20 over 4 years using an off-brand I just might. Then again, I suspect that 2-4 years from ow, these things wont retail for much more than $40-50.