Originally Posted by cybersoga
I have had the DA3600ES for a couple of months now, sound quality is good but the firmware is looking very dated, it is slow and buggy. Two of the most annoying bugs:
* Sometimes when you browse the network it just refuses to connect to the network.
* Sometimes when I turn it on I just get no sound out of it, and I have to turn it off and on again to get it to work. It even does this on the tuner.
There is an option to update the software over the internet but I think this only updates the network software. Fortunately it does have a serial port so updating the firmware should be possible. If I hold down TONE MODE and MUSIC while turning it on it displays MAIN v1.02.
One final thing. It will not upscale 1080i from Sky HD via HDMI to 1080p. It does not perform video processing on any HDMI sources.
Speaking of software, were you able to update the software on your 3600ES? I've had mine for a few weeks and I'm happy with it so far, however, I have not updated the software due to the fact I am plainning on buying an ethernet adapter to do this. Two days ago, I recieved my new Panasonic 50GT30. I am still using my Sony S570 blu ray player. Blu rays and dvds look awesome, however, today i had a strange flicker when watching Iron Man 2. This occurs when Tony Stark is about to exit the door after speaking with the now captured Ivan Vanko, a.k.a., Whiplash (approximately 40 min, 10 seconds into movie). It flickers once, you lose picture for 1 second, the picture returns, but picture format is widened bit more, then you lose picture for 1 more second, then picture returns to normal. The receiver and tv should be HDMI 1.4 compliant, however, the S570 is still version 1.3. The S570 and Panasonic tv both have the latest firmware. Other than this, I can only blame the receiver and assume it needs a software upgrade. I'm also assuming that performing a software upgrade would be same as a firmware upgrade? Any suggestions?
Update: If i rewind over and over, it does the same thing at the exact same spot. However, this time I did something different, I decided to hit the display button on the S570's remote and rewinded the scene a little bit. This time, the scene played fine. Is my blu ray player screwed up?