Originally Posted by David Susilo
most BD player requires service code for a new drive to work on the given motherboard.
I personally would just move over to Pioneer BDP-53FD. I had the chance to play with my client's Anthem and as much as I like the cosmetics and trying to match my Anthem receiver, the Pioneer BDP-53FD kills the Anthem BD player.
MAYBE, at the time of release the Anthem was a killer player, but not anymore.
It's too bad Anthem bombed on the BD player. Usually they offer excellent products with great customer service to back them up.
I still greatly enjoy my AVM20 (v2.xx) processor today. Even recently I've emailed Anthem with questions about my processor and they continue to provide excellent service.
If looking for a replacement for the Anthem BD player, I'm not sure I would recommend Pioneer at this point. Reading through the owners thread it seems the latest generation of players suffers from many issues with updates very slow to come. For those will to spend as much as the Anthem, I would prefer the Oppo; you get an excellent player with support to match.
BTW, I own a Pioneer 320; one of the last "true" Pioneer BD players.