So in Europe we are not allowed to get something before the U.S.
i think Europe has harder law then U.S. we can Return a device 2 years if it doesn't do what was advertised.
I think Europe market is bigger when it comes to mediaplayers, maybe it is because our TV Stations suck? or it is because we don't have services like netflix, vudu or hulu or whatever they are called? Maybe it is also a reason because without netflix inside all U.S. would start bitching about that, think back about the popbox release.
Popbox was first a U.S. only device and the v8 is now a europe first device, so i think it is just fair :P, let us be also one time the first ones, we don't get often something before the U.S..