Originally Posted by TuteTibiImperes
Is there something wrong with the Sony DV implementation? I'm sure it's something that can be worked out in a future firmware update if so.
"Wrong with it", I suppose not. But, they elected to use an implementation that forces the player to do all the work. So, if the hardware isn't capable, then, no, it can't be fixed in a firmware update. Plus, they are the only ones, AFAIK
, who elected to implement that way. So, there's not exactly motivation for other player manufacturer's to implement it.
IMO, it was an epic fail by them, and as much as I like my Sony set (940E), I'm quite mad about the whole thing -- feels very deceptive to me that they said the unit would support it, then didn't actually make that happen 100%, unless you buy their player. Worse, it's not supported by the more expensive X800 player I already bought, but their cheaper X700 that came out later. To aggravate me further, they won't (or can't) update the X800 to support it, either.
Yeah, so...despite I was pretty sure it was going to be like this going into it and bought the set anyway, Sony has lost me as a customer for the time being over all this. While I'll accept blame for buying a unit I was pretty sure may never get DV, and recognizing that's the price I pay for being an early adopter, it doesn't absolve Sony of their "wrongdoing" (in advertising the set would be DV capable when it's not 100% capable on its own and I'd bet they knew it wouldn't be from release!).