Just saw this on another board, and since there are several 49TX owners here I thought I'd pass it on. A web reviewer dude (docdvd) just posted he found out there will be an upgrade offered on the 49TX. The upgrade includes firewire capability. He didn't have all the details, other than saying the upgrade doesn't quite get the 49TX up to *all* the 49TXi features. For what it's worth... Rich H.