vinnie97 wrote: RJW wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:You can't expect Blu-Ray movies to carry all the latest firmwares for all the existing models. For HD DVD this might still be possible because of the non-existing CE support from multiple brands... but even then it'd be hard since Toshiba has released several slightly different models and now 3 generations.
It all adds up!
Bullshit a dual layer blu ray disc has space enough to fit any last firmware for a drive. Firmwares updates are quite small. With 50GB and the right codec (not that old MPEG2 codec !) there should be enough space left !
Single layer might be a different story but I think compannies should understand that in the long run a working sollution means more profit as a non working cheaper sollution !
Amen! You can probably count the # of Blu-Ray standalones on your hand.
The real issue, as I see it, is not space on any disc.
That is, what about my Aunt Minnie?
She has a standalone Blu-Ray player connected to her HDTV and now she brings home, in time for Halloween, a Blu-Ray movie of Friday the 13th, Part 34
and it won't
She has no PC, what does she do, call Cousin Beatrice who does have a PC?
But all Cousin Beatrice does is the threee E's: E-mail, EBay and Eat S.....
So, it seems to me that Aunt Minnie is SOL until sheee calls Hox and the Geeek Squad.
Who just bought this
at Best Buy but it has Vista preloaded and his ice cream is melting so he called the Geeek Squad to come out and give him a firmware upgrade.