Do they routinely issue firmware updates? I came close to getting a DVD player similar to this but decided against it assuming that something that cheap would be out of date and scrapped in a year or so. I opted for the WD TV because regardless how cheap that one is, at least I can be relatively sure there will be firmware/codec updates. Never updated firmware since I got it. Only thing I did was input some code to allow it to be region free (available online if you google).