Originally Posted by shawnmos
What difference does that make? I'm pretty sure the player is out of warranty now so it's not like you have to worry about voiding it. Plus the update was written by LG. It's not like they have released the source code so only someone who works for LG could update the firmware.
I am guessing you have never had to deal with hyper-controlling hardware vendors before. Apple is one of the worst offenders in this area, and will essentially take revenge upon you if you try to use their devices in any way they have not explicitly approved. I would hope LG is not this bad, but I really don't know.
If LG is a hyper-controlling hardware vendor, in a worst case scenario they could decide to brick this out-of-warranty unit when installing the next officially released firmware if it happens to detect unauthorized firmware currently installed on the unit.
I would hope LG would not be evil as in the scenario above. Their customer support is still pleasant with me as well, which I would also expect to go away if I tell them I installed unauthorized firmware on the unit.
Therefore, I'll wait for official firmware to be released on the official LG support website area for the BH100. This is the safest course of action. I am hopeful that an official release will occur soon.