Yes makd511, I think we are fighting a losing battle with these players.
Part of the problem I think is the attraction of player modding, I have to admit I'm hooked on modding myself.
All I can suggest if you want to mod DON'T buy this type of player, 'cause your gonna BRICK it if you mess with firmware, there are just too many variants, most of them very poorly made.
Best players to buy are the new RK27xx series (new Rockchip), they are just as cheap too.
I'm gonna order one myself to play around with, but at least you can back up your firmware safely, BEFORE you start playing with firmware.
Oh. btw makd511, noticed all the good work you've been doing with the new Rockchip, its gonna make life with these players a lot easier