Comparing closed firmware with general purpose OS is bogus
Posted Jan 19, 2007 13:49 UTC (Fri) by hummassa
In reply to: Comparing closed firmware with general purpose OS is bogus
Parent article: LCA: Andrew Tanenbaum on creating reliable systems
Only for your information, there are plenty of DVD players out there that
are firmware-upgradable. I happen to have one of those (Philips model 5100
IIRC -- I am at the office right now), and its firmware has its bugs (*),
but you can write a firmware image unto a CD-R, boot it, and it will
reflash the player.
(*) mostly, rendering problems (pixelations on some type of DivX movies)
and caption positioning problems...
Those that read Spanish, can take a look at http://dvp5100.blogspot.com/
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