I just cannot understand why manufactures have not made this a standard feature. There have been a few... I read about one nuon enhanced player that allowed the buyer to download and install updated firmware. Naturally, nuon was a flop and I suppose the player was also. I would guess that the majority of "disc problems" could be "fixed" with updated firmware. I have updated motherboards and other upgradable hardware with no problem. Face it... this isn't exactly rocket science. So where are the user upgradable players? This would be a major selling point for me. Can anyone comment? Thanks.