Originally Posted by bacon12
You really are, most people would freak out when they get a message like that. The fact of the matter is consumers shouldn't have to update an appliance like this just to get a disk to play a movie. I could see all the extras not working, but jeebus the movie should play.
This is one of the reasons BR adoption isn't what we all thought it would be by now. Sony won the war yet seems determined to turn the victory into a loss.
while i agree with that, its really nothing new. updating "appliance" has been going around even before Blu-ray arrived. Cable and Satellite boxes have been updating themself for years and years.
My Satellite box does the update process every two weeks or so around 2-3am.
What I'm trying to get at is that this is the new norm.