Re: Why do people dislike Firmware updates??
I see your point, and take my Sony BDP-S1 Blu-ray player for instance. Great machine, and yes the new firmware has added new features to it. That said, they are a PITA to do. For me, a MAC user, I need to download the file, copy it to a CD, go to the girls PC, open the file to extract it (only works on PC's) then burn a CD of the new file, back to the MAC where I have a DVD burner and copy that to a DVD. Then spent the fifteen or twenty minutes, which is hopefully NOT when the family wants to watch the new movie we just got, and go through the setup menus and restore my previous settings.
Now, I am used to hassles like this from playing with all kinds of new gear on a regular basis, that said, it's a PITA, if it bothers me, how many others just won't even be bothered??
Ken Taraszka, MD