"Works great for me...no hiccups"4.0 starson by miami1lt
Pros: Bitstreams all audio sources, plays all BD and DVD, easy to use control
Cons: Can be slow loading (not often), control inputs take time
Summary: I have read many questionable reviews about this product, and to date, have had no problems. The only BD I have tried so far that didn't work without firmware was Live Free or Die Hard...after the easy firmware update (about 15-20 min via ethernet), it played without a hitch. I have played about 50 BD and 25 DVD (thanks to Netflix), and haven't had a single problem. Even disks with some scratches (older DVDs) have played fine.
Also, since I have an Onkyo 605, I am able to bitstream DTS-HD and Dobly TrueHD to the receiver...sounds is AMAZING.
Only things I can knock it for are the sometimes slow to load (1-2 min) for about 25% of the BDs (rest are about 30 sec-1 min), and the controller inputs, which when a button is hit, can take up to 6 secs. Sometimes I hit the button again thinking it didn't register, and the menu will open and close quickly.
Overall, for the money, I haven't had a problem and really like the picture/sound functionality!