Originally Posted by JackReilly
To expand on Robert's post a little...
I just got off the phone with someone in the Pioneer organization,
who asked not to be named, that provided some firm information regarding the 51fd.
First the BM issue; the unit will come with the XO set at 100hz. The American and European branches are lobbing the
home office for a future FW to allow changing that set point,
but it won't happen in the near future. The other analog audio feature that we have asked about, speaker delay, is
going to be part of the flagship 09 model, but probably won't filiter down to the 05/51.
Pioneer has contracted with a private firm to upload FW version 1.0, the release software, into THOUSANDS of units
starting Monday. They will go onto trucks to retailers as soon as they are done and boxes sealed. The units were shipped
from Japan with the bottom of the box unsealed to allow for the final upgrade.
This was not a case of Pioneer screwing up their own operational software, but of studio's not making unreleased videos available for
testing in a brand new machine; remember, new build from the ground up.
As to the 30 plus owners of the demo machines, if they call the customer support center on Monday afternoon, they will be
mailed (2-3 day air) a disk to upgrade their players with, no online downloads.
BB really screwed the pooch by selling demo units, these players were not supposed to be sold. This wasn't a Pioneer caused problem,
but a BB problem of allowing local salesmen to offer units that were NOT supposed to sold.