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Old 10-16-07, 03:17 PM   #13
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Sweet, they brought in support. However, we all know how this really works.
1: The sales staff sell Grandma and Grandpa the big HDTV,the BlueRay player, and installation.
2: Grandpa being a fantastic four fan buys the new movie.
3: The disc doesn't work so he brings it back to the store to get a exchange. He can't really verbalize what is wrong, so it takes quite a while to get the message to him that he needs to download and burn on to a cd/dvd and update his BD player.
4: Grandpa isn't really tech savvy, which is why he paid for installation.. now he's pissed that he needs to pay $80 to have geeksquad come in and update his player.
5: Grandpa and Grandma:
A) Go back to watching DVD's only.
B) Get the BD player updated, but complain to their friends about BD.
C) Throw the BD player out and get a HD-DVD player.
D) Ask their grandson/granddaughter to fix the problem, the grandson/granddaughter bad mouth BD because of this.

From a consumers point of view, can't you see how stupid this update idea is?
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Old 10-16-07, 06:32 PM   #14
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Sweet, they brought in support. However, we all know how this really works.
1: The sales staff sell Grandma and Grandpa the big HDTV,the BlueRay player, and installation.
2: Grandpa being a fantastic four fan buys the new movie.
3: The disc doesn't work so he brings it back to the store to get a exchange. He can't really verbalize what is wrong, so it takes quite a while to get the message to him that he needs to download and burn on to a cd/dvd and update his BD player.
4: Grandpa isn't really tech savvy, which is why he paid for installation.. now he's pissed that he needs to pay $80 to have geeksquad come in and update his player.
5: Grandpa and Grandma:
A) Go back to watching DVD's only.
B) Get the BD player updated, but complain to their friends about BD.
C) Throw the BD player out and get a HD-DVD player.
D) Ask their grandson/granddaughter to fix the problem, the grandson/granddaughter bad mouth BD because of this.

From a consumers point of view, can't you see how stupid this update idea is?
No, it the same things with DVD players and recorders. When I bought Liteon LVW-5026 DVD recorder bundled with 50 free Philips DVD+R discs years ago, the recorder cant recorded on new blank Philips DVD+R disc because of compatible problem with new media discs, it required new firmware update. I read the Liteon LVW-5026 manual with instruction how to download and update the new firmware, I went to Liteon website and downloaded the iso image, burned to a blank CDRW disc and then inserted the CDRW into DVD recorder and it updated itself. After that, it recorded on the new media fine.

Same things with Blu-ray players and recorders, it should have instructions how to update the new firmware in the manual, I am sure Granpa wont have trouble reading and understanding the manual.
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Old 10-17-07, 01:24 PM   #15
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Same things with Blu-ray players and recorders, it should have instructions how to update the new firmware in the manual, I am sure Granpa wont have trouble reading and understanding the manual.

Never underestimate the stupidness of people. At my mom's school where she teaches, people will complain that they can't turn the computer on. You ask them if everything is plugged in and all switches were turned on. They say yes. You ask them again to make sure that the power strip is plugged in and turned on they say yes again. You go down probably about 75%, either the power strip isn't turned on, plugged in, or the computer isn't plugged into the power strip. This isn't even actually working the computer, this is just plugging the damn thing in. People are way more stupid than you give them credit for.
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Old 10-17-07, 05:50 PM   #16
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Never underestimate the stupidness of people. At my mom's school where she teaches, people will complain that they can't turn the computer on. You ask them if everything is plugged in and all switches were turned on. They say yes. You ask them again to make sure that the power strip is plugged in and turned on they say yes again. You go down probably about 75%, either the power strip isn't turned on, plugged in, or the computer isn't plugged into the power strip. This isn't even actually working the computer, this is just plugging the damn thing in. People are way more stupid than you give them credit for.
Well...he is a BD supporter...
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