Originally posted by scooterboy
Whoa! What do you mean by "the updated version"? That it won't upconvert to 1080i through component? If so, I'm cancelling my order.
My guess is anything shipped before Labor Day will be the "non-updated firmware" equipment, based on all the posts found in this thread.
I ordered mine 10 days ago, with a one week arrival date (tomorrow). When I tried to order another one today (for testing), I didn't see these kinds of 30 day shipping dates, rather, they were set for 2 weeks (late August). THE SHIPPING METHOD GOVERNS THE SHIPPING DATE AND DELIVERY DATE. If you use the "free" shipping, it can take upwards of 2-3 weeks. If you use "standard" or the other shipping mthods, such as 2-day, the delivery date drops down to a much earlier date.
There is also some question as to whether or not the existing "hack" for region-free can also work with the new firmware upgrade - the jury is out. This means that no one really knows (as of today) that the component upconvert will have to remain disabled under the new firmware anyway.