Well after who knows how many updates, some movies that would not play and others that would, and some that would after you ejected and put the disc back in I think this unit has bit the dust.
It has started producing what I can only describe as digital noice into random parts of movies, sort of random squares of noise that last anywhere from 15-45 seconds or more and occures through the whole movie, seems to be about every third movie we've tried to watch on the thing. I call it a done deal! Took it out back last night and gave it last rights
I went out and got the sony BDP-S550, and boy can I say it loads so much faster, that and the bitstream out for the HD audio is real nice. Makes me realize how underpowered this guy was, even though I have to say the player served me well, but I am glad I upgraded as I never realized how much of my life I was wasting trying to get this thing to play the movie I wanted to watch or finally giving up and saying to my wife, how about we just get the SD DVD from netflix in this title as it just doesn't like the Blu-ray.
Cheers to those of you who are still working with this dinosaur