Just read the above posts and thought it might be helpful to have an additional reference. I just measured the loading times for "Sunshine" and "Die Hard" on both my players. Since there are differences in the HDMI data path and the displays, there can be time differences due to handshake delays -- particularly player 'A' with a receiver in the middle and a DVI-D display interface. However, those delays, if they occur, only add a number of seconds. Player 'B' feeds an HDMI display with an HDMI switch in the middle.
The 'First' measurement starts from pressing door close on the remote, and ends with the appearance of the rotating white dots. The 'Second' measurement starts with the end of the first, and ends with the appearance of the first on screen warning message.
Player A: First -- 56sec, Second -- 51sec, Total = 1min 47sec
Player B: First -- 57sec, Second -- 49sec, Total = 1min 46sec
Player A: First -- 52sec (incl. delay), Second -- 62sec (incl. delay), Total = 1min 54 sec
Player B: First -- 47sec, Second -- 49sec, Total = 1min 36sec
These measurements were with revision 1.4:
DMN: 060929.1 REGION: 0A/01