Lets see,I had my BCD-1 for 5yrs without a problem and it's INSERT A DISC AND HIT PLAY.
That's too easy,now with a BDP-1 or 2 you have all kinds of BS just to maybe get the thing to play or call Chris so he can configure it so you can actually play a song.
Definate not for the plug and play crowd.
Then instead of having it plugged into the wall you should buy a power bar of sorts so you don't get the 09 code and have to ship it back to bryston which friggin costs which they don't tell you(power bar)
There's a lot going for a CDP,I have had my OPPO 95 ( for a few yrs and not one problem.
The BDP-2 you need all kinds of assistance to get it up and running and then a few external components just to make it work.
A friend of mine has the BDP-1 same friggin 09 problem,if CDP weren't goin bye bye I would stick with a CDP.
Perhaps bryston is in unknown territory where they are trying to catch up digitally(at least with the BDP's) and there are a lot of BUGS.
I mean really if OPPO can make a basically flawless CD/DVD player,and I have had the 83 SE and 95 and they both play flawless after all these yrs without a glitch,WTF is with the BDP.
Really with all these flaws it's not ready for consumers as all the bugs are not worked out and it is definitely not user friendly unless you like stress,disappointment ect and you are tech savy.
I really do like the sound and convenience of the BDP's,but all the FN errors and $2000 for a grief stricken player i BELIEVE FOR ERROR FREE AND RELIABILITY,my OPPO is superior.
Perhaps to many rods in the fire,gets frustrating when you want to really listen to you music with the BDP and it F's up.
Have had it for almost a yr and Life is to short to be disappointed over and over again,especially when it involves tech assistance all the friggin time.Its not the sound she produces its every time I run into a problem I have to Fn call some one.
CDP,no techs JUST PLUG N PLAY...SIMPLE
,to easy I guess.
At least I can use my OPPO to still play discs,where my bdp is sent back for repair,which will cost me a few hundred and then hopefully she'll run for 6 months .
I really wonder why if the digital cant be built more or less like some other companies,why bother until,
ALL THE BUGS ARE WORKED OUT.
Frustrating as hell,
Records and even CD's seem soooo simple,BUT THEY WORK,sometimes simple is better and even MORE RELIABLE.
that's my rant for the evening and I'm sure some won't like it,
We''ll as Travis Tritt sang,Here's a quarter,call someone who cares,
Time to spin some LP's