Originally Posted by JerryDelColliano
The gear should work right out of the box.
HDMI is a cluster****. The players for both formats can't keep up with the specs of the formats. The specs of the formats are unclear. The players freeze ALL THE TIME and often DIE on a firmware update.
The idea that consumers will update firmware 2x per month is absurd on the part of the electronics companies. Just absurd.
Finally, someone that agrees with me. I mean, really, when you bought gear in the past, you cracked the seal, connected it, and expected sound. That is it, no updates, computer programming, that was it. As Jerry says and I agree, it should work right out of the box. The fact that we have even better technology today, means that should really be the norm today.