I suggest whoever doubts the DP-558 waits for the final review from MPC as
you know it's based on weeks of hard work reviewing stuff and not just
some quick looks and tests.
We already have a list of items that speak for the player and against the
player so just like every other item, it's a matter of personal taste and
interpretation. (A real pro should not buy DP-558, buy a 2.000 Euro model
to get the real deal)
Whenever the TV-Tuner really is to luminous or has a brightness contrast
problem, it's possible to fix with FW updates by providing menu items to
change these. As for the record, i have been testing since last week friday
(already 7 days) and i noticed the contrast in dark shades should be better
and the TV Tuner quality can be improved, i never got blind during the tests
due to too much light...
All bugs send to Divxplayer are routed to us for confirmation and tested by
Paul also and will be communicated to KiSS by MPC staff. Also, we are
keeping an eye on further development and have daily contact with KiSS
managers about the progress. There is room for improvements on the
DP-558 but such a bad product that return is the only option would only
happen by the pro's... and as I stated, they should buy some 2.000 euro
The latter, I like the player and it's functions and am confident the things
we miss today, get priority at KiSS to become available. The changes made
in KiSS teams and their way of working in the future can only benefit the
customers (seperate dev teams). One should however still approach this
recorder as a first generation, second generation starts with EM8620L and
even more, this is another product that will have constant updates.
Sit back, relax, wait for the review, and then decide.
In the mean time lot of more info become available and many changes will
already have been made + KiSS will have had several weeks to prove what
they can do to improve the Dp-558.
As always, it's usually the bad things that are posted on the forums for
discussion so don't base yourself on forum posts only and, if you decide
to buy a DP-558 before our final review, there are showrooms, check the
player before you buy in the showrooms and base your decision on what
you see, instead of what you hear...
That's about the best advice i can offer right now...