I have downloaded firefox and eventually got it too work....
Just to qualify and relate my above posts back to the subject matter, I can confirm that using the Bryston Software is considerably better using Firefox over Explorer. The reason being that Explorer does not provide the user with the full functionality of the BDP. In particular the "Network Config" & "Change Theme" within the settings screen.
So to sum up, I am now using the BDP via Firefox with Minion & Gnome Music Player with great success than previously, therefore, dont waste your time with Explorer. I cannot comment on using a Apple device with the BDP as I am yet to own one.
Thanks to James for his assistance - I just need the Hex & Pronto codes now and I will be a V. Happy repeat customer!!!!
When is the SP3 going to be released ??