Bought Pioneer BDP-51FD. Initially was having problem with the unit. Very slow on starting & loading followed with other problems. Message displayed “POWER ON”. The player was not responding, looked like hanging/stuck. Other function seems was not functioning. Have to wait for long duration approx 5-6 mins before the funtion activated. Was nearly regretted buying the unit.
Surf internet @ Pioneer sites .
Downloaded the updated firmware to resolve the problem. [I]Note: You need to download firmware for your region/country.
I wished the Pioneer sales promoter to inform me on the firmware update upon my purchase of the unit.
Installed the firmware v1.17 to my Pioneer BDP-51FD. Easy installation instruction to follow. Approx 30 mins to complete the update.
Solved the slow loading problem from approx 3 to 5 mins to about 1 to 2 mins. Thanks to Pioneer’s engineer. Keep up the good work.
Hope for a better performance improvement & features in future firmware update.
Has anybody done comparison, Pioneer BDP-51FD speed/performance (after firmware update) Vs Panasonic DMP-BD35.
FYI, WhatHiFi AWARDS 2008 CATEGORY - DVD & BLU-RAY PLAYERS has awarded BEST BLU-RAY PLAYER Â£200 - Â£300 to Panasonic DMP-BD35.
Please let me know of any thread comparing Pioneer BDP-51FD (after firmware update) Vs Panasonic DMP-BD35.
Thanks & Regards: ar4346