The 3D logo on the BDP8000 lights up as soon as the player is turned on but goes off shortly thereafter. Later it will go on again as soon as soon as a disc is ejected and go off again when a new disc is inserted and played.

Since my system is 2D I am not sure if the logo light is associated with 3D playback. Sadly, the manual does not even mention the 3D logo LED.

At any rate, the small LED illumination is indeed quite useful for disc loading, especially when the player's disc slot is not at eye level, which is often the case. It is a pity that the LED will go off right after the player's start-up routine, making the first disc insertion harder to load.

I presume that keeping the LED on after the player is turned on and until the first disc is inserted is feasible via a firmware modification. Ideally, there should be a control in the player's setup so that users can choose not to turn the light on before a disc is inserted or otherwise.

I wish that Philips programmers may consider this as a suggestion for future firmware updates. Thanks!