I'm sorry halfelite but you attitude isn't any better. The people who are complaining here are the people who spent their hard earned money to buy an unfinished, full of bugs, severely underperforming product. You are mentioning Apple but there is a huge difference between Syabas and Apple: Apple's products might be seriously overpriced but they deliver 99% of the time. Apple would never release such a poor experience, a product that is supposed to play movies over a network but it can't connect at a decent speed and is incapable of playing plenty of modern formats fluently.
I don't see why me, the paying customer, should put up with this. I am buying neither a written promise, nor a box of components and I am certainly not investing in Syabas' welfare. I am simply buying today a network media player and I expect it to tick today all the boxes mentioned on the product page. Any undelivered feature is a lie and therefore should be treated as such. Syabas, Dune, Med8er and all the others should only release fully working products, with properly tested hardware and stable firmwares. TV's, cameras, computers, phones - they all follow this rule. There are occasional problems, yes, but they are the exceptions to the rule. In the world of media players however it seems to be the other way around.
I also find pathetic the excuse that "the others have the same problems". A company should strive to deliver, not to find precedents.
Now to speak about A400, there are no guarantees that the network performance will improve - you say there is new hardware and a new Linux driver - can you guarantee that the issues will be sorted, cross your heart and hope to die? No. Can you guarantee that the high definition audio stuttering will get sorted? No. Can you guarantee that the VXP processing will eventually be more than a feature on the box? No. Can you guarantee that the 3D ISO will work flawlessly in a reasonable amount of time? No. You assume that things will get sorted but to what extent, you don't know. You are telling us that it's not only up to Syabas, it also depends on Sigma's SDK. What if tomorrow we will find out that certain hardware issues prevent this player from delivering any of the above features? History proves that there has always been an excuse for this sort of failures and to this day A300 has not delivered what was promised. What makes you believe that A400 will be any different?
Last but not least if the Sigma SDK is immature, if we're still in alpha testing stage, if we don't even have a clue about the new chipset's real life capabilities and limits (and I emphasise not a clue), why release it? WHy not keep it in a lab and test it thoroughly before releasing it? Why the rush? Is it because of the Christmas shopping season? Would that excuse everything? You wanted it, Santa delivered it ho ho ho?! We're actually not quite there yet, we're still working on it, we have no idea at this point what will work and what won't, remember, it's a new realm, never explored before and of course we didn't do much experimenting before selling it to you because we were busy with plenty of other things, like shipping the damn thing and advertising features which we have no idea whether they'll ever come to fruition,but you tell us what problems you encounter and then we might be able to help. Just buy it because it's new, nobody else has it, it might work, it might not but it's the first of its kind, it's an exclusive product, you won't find it anywhere else and we need your money.
And then you have the guts to bully the early adopters, here and on your own forum. Unbelievable!