Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Expensive, Slow and Crappy

I've been ranting since last year that the new HD DVD and Blu Ray players were a scam to be avoided. Now the first players are out, including the Toshiba, pictured above, featuring the finest in Soviet styling. It is, essentially, a Linux computer with no hard drive. It takes over a minute to boot up every time you want to watch a movie, and apparently crashes all the time.

Now there is a firmware upgrade that they say
should fix some of the problems.

Sit back, relax, enjoy being a beta tester.

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