Sorry for the delay'd response, James has been keeping me super busy these last couple of weeks. Yes the auto update checker feature for the bdp-1 is being worked on and will be available in our next update (due end of summer/early fall). If you still havn't recieved the firmware update please feel free to email email@example.com
Chris, could you please clarify this new update checker function. Will it allow BDP-1 users merely to see if there is a new firmware version, or will it also allow users to update to the new firmware version over the BDP-1?
When it was still supported, the Roku SoundBridge digital player allowed users to check and update right from the unit itself.
So, it has always seemed to me that this is the logical, and frankly, most user-friendly way for updates to be handled. While I love my BDP-1, which has become the heart of my whole audio system, the clunky way of updating by asking for someone at Bryston to send the update package via email has always seemed to me to be extremely retro. To use an analogy in terms of modern internet users, it is close to using email with the recipient having to reply via snail mail.
So, it seems to me the ideal - from the users point of view - is to be able to have the BDP-1 itself install updates rather than having to do it through a computer download.
The next best thing would be to be able the check for the availability of the update, and then go to the Bryston website and download from there.
The third, and IMO, the smallest and not much better step, would be to be able to check for the availability of new firmware via the BDP-1, but still have to email someone at Bryston asking for an email reply with the update package attached.
Can you identify, please, which of these three approaches will be used in the next upgrade?