Originally Posted by rex
The 550 as a video processor will use a newer updated version of the sigma chipset, called Sigma SMP8634 RevC, no post processor. It will be profile 2.0, and both decode and bitstream all audio formats. Here is a list of some players and chipsets: http://www.idoblu.co.uk/page2%20Blu-ray%20Players.html
Thanks, It is interesting that Pioneer uses Sony's chip and they jack up the price by a factor of 2 or 3. Also I heard that the BDP-S550 will load very fast!