Originally Posted by muad'dib
I understand you point of view...
I myself am very happy with this product.. It is overall working excellent like my 4100, actually better, for now some TS files play better and I get no studdering over network..
I look forward to the firmwares to come. and to see WHAT this box can do when full potential is there..
When I look back to the 4100, it had MANY problems before it is what it is today after firmwares...
I agree about the hardware issue, they should have re-designed the box for heating issues.. At least a dummy drive in the tvix will solve this..
Look forward to future with Dvico... Even when they have to work around Sigma for crappy SDK's..
I guess my point is you cant have it both ways. You cant be the top price and deliver a alpha product. I was ready to pull the trigger on a 6500 because i thought all the problems with the 4100 were due to looking ahead to the 6500. I agree that the 6500 is going to go through bumps on everything it is suppose to do. Though i also believe you release it when it can play iso's without a problem. avi/mpeg/xvid and so on are so dependant on how you encode them you will always have a problem. Right now to me this is not a $400 plus player. Its more in the $300 range.
Now you have to wonder what the timeline is for the next player. I would say by year end they will have another one out. We are still looking at 3-4 months of work on the currnet so its a june/july time for full functionality (maybe)
This is just me but i think you have to deliver on what is the norm. Players that dont overheat, play music, have no usb or network connection issues, play isos and ts files and most of avi/mpegs. This has to be solid. Everything else is cutting edge that will have to be worked on. No maybe its not all that bad and those who have the player feel it does the above without a problem. Maybe we just dont hear form them.