Steve, you've made your point again and again, you don't even own a BDP-1, so please. Enough is enough.
WE already know that James Tanner of Bryston doesn't know everything, and that for some things he defers to others
who work for him. But he's a great manager and Bryston is a terrific company. Sure, it would be neat if the BDp-2 had HDMI in and out
along with firmware that would decode multi-channel hi res audio. But that's a different product and a different market. Its not fair to
repeatedly criticize a company which comes out with an outstanding product like the BDP-1 about a product somewhat different that we wish they would come out with. Mebbe someday someone will?
There is a new firmware for the BDP-1 available as of last week!!@@@@
I have it of course!
The BDP-1 now supports gapless play over network. Previously, you had to connect
a USB external hard drive.
I have it on the cue that Bryston's software engineer has on his list a firmware revision
to play native DSD files (you still would need a DAC to do native DSD). However, this
is not a priority as Bryston is constantly working of improving its firmware and other items
(I didn't discuss them) have priority.
My BDP-1 was on the fritz for 2 days - it got "stuck" and wouldn't even work from the front panel.
It wouldn't even connect to my network. But I called Chris at Bryston, He took control of my
laptop and through programming genius was able to connect via my network to the BDP-1 and
fix it firmware wise, including the latest firmware!!@@@
During the interim 2 days my BDP-1 was down, I played a few DVD-Audio discs on my Theta
Compli Blu (modded Oppo 83) over HDMI into my CB3 HD. Once upon a time I thought they
sounded fantastic played in this manner. Now, after living with the BDP-1 since last December,
the DVD-Audio discs sounded only so so, not necessarily as good and certainly not better
than plain 'ol redbook via the BDP-1!!@@
I am a happy camper!