Media player has been removed. This is one of those things where "do you want media player inside" survey said vote is split, which made the which half to accommodate decision easy.
There are so many HDMI-out media players on the market, plus whatever extra capabilities the Blu-ray player or TV have, and there are so many people using AppleTV that I never thought it made sense to build more of the same into an AVR. Pick the outboard box that you like at the price, of which the range is from tens to thousands, that meets *your* need and plug it in. Chances are it's more capable and more likely to have updates. A built-in one at our volumes would have cost more, added development time, and would have dated the MRX more quickly. Instead, we added HDMI inputs and optical/coax-in (2ch pcm) to Zone 2-out.