1- The player locks up pretty much all the time.
2- When I can get it to boot, only one out of 15 attempts am I able to get into the setup page. I attempted to do an update, but so far it cannot find my internet connection.
3- If I put in an HD-DVD (I tried Serenity) the player just locks up and does nothing. Tried this about 7 times The front of the player would say HDDVD, but it would just sit there and not respond to any buttons either on the remote of the unit itself. I would wind up having to hold the power button down for 10 seconds to get the unit to shut down.
4- If I put in an SD-DVD then the player loads it and shows it in a tiny window but correct proportions if the player is set to 480p (I am using HDMI out). If the player is set to 720p I get a vertical strip of about 25% of the image centered slightly off-center to the right. If I set the player to 1080i I get a sliver about 15% of the width of the normal picture also off-set to the right.
5- With this SD-DVD I get audio over the HDMI connection if I have 480p selected, I get no audio at 720p or 1080i.
6- When I attempt to use the menus in setup, I select 480p or 720p I do not get any image at all with the setup menu I only get an image at 1080i.
I am currently attempting to update the firmware, but having issues getting the DVD player to connect to my modem through my router. I have selected DHCP ON and DNS ON and put the address of the router into the window without success even though my laptop can automatically pull an IP address from the same cable. I have also tried it with DHCP selected to off and assigned the player a static IP address within the range of the router also without success.
So far I hate to say it, but this thing is an absolute P.O.S. as it currently stands!
I know others have had good luck and I am terribly envious of them!
Well after the 47th attempt I finally go the unit to find the router and start an update cycle... my unit came with firmware 1.0. After it finishes I will do the power down, power up, re-initialize and see if that helps anything... I have "high" hopes, but then.... I think where there is manure there must be a Pony!