my x6 is preparing for the endless sleep, in a place where nobody shall bother it again. after I gave up asking for firmware improvements and decided to use it as fair as I can... it started about 2 months ago when I noticed the annoying blue light died (wow, it was a good thing!), then it started to crash on black screen now and then, asking for power cord removal; then again it started to stop the hdmi feed (no sound, no video on tv) for 1-2 sec, then running fine for 30-45 minutes, then again blackout.. these blackouts started to intensify last night at every 30 secs, which render it unusable. already did factory reset, no improvement. it seems to me some like a hardware failure - graphics or memory. conclusion. a 100€ player, supposed to have a very good software support and also supposed to have good hardware quality / parts, barely lasted one and a half year, without hammering it or using it 24/24, not even ever played a single game on it, only used as a media player. this while other various noname older cpu models of my friends, bought by me for them for 20-30 bucks are still running. back to 20$ market, learned my lesson, hope everybody will. *strange thing, after I've finished writing this I took a look to the new models forums - the same old complains, zidoo learned nothing from its experience? such a pity. **later edit - and the 20$ market it was, I ordered an amazon fire stick for 25. beat this.