So... looks like the D1 will pretty much do everything (and slightly more) than the Dune 3.0 Base, and cost $100 less?
Sounds perfect to me.
I've got terabytes upon terabytes hanging off a RAID card on my desktop, so I could care less about local storage on the streamer, and the PS3 plays discs fine so I could care less about an optical drive... I just want something that lets me stream any format, including BR ISO with full menus, with full HD audio support, and without paying $300+ for it... sounds like this is finally it.
Honestly I wish they made one without an internal drive bay
and all the USB/Esata ports since I won't use any of that junk, and sell it for $199... but this is still a lot better than anything else I see forthcoming.
Only question, regarding the eventual chip upgrade thing...It's nice they'll offer an upgrade path but I doubt it'll be a cheap option... Other than maybe slightly faster menus, will the 8646 Sigma chip give me anything I care about? I know it'll give gig-e, but since I'm not using storage inside the streamer that's totally useless.