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Toshiba Releases Firmware Updates For HD DVD Players

Postby Ian on Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:54 pm

Toshiba has released firmware updates for their first and second gen players.

Firmware 2.1 for HD-XA1, HD-A1, and HD-D1

http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/tacpassets- ... rmware.asp

This firmware update adds support for certain anticipated network delivered content in future HD DVD discs, improves certain video and audio processing capabilities, as well as addresses certain disc playback and HDMI/DVI related problems identified by Toshiba.


Firmware 1.3 for HD-XA2, HD-A2, HD-A2W, and HD-D2

http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/tacpassets- ... rmware.asp

As part of our commitment to provide world-class service to our customers, Toshiba is supplying this firmware update for use by purchasers of Toshiba HD DVD Player models HD-XA2, HD-A2, HD-A2W, and HD-D2. This firmware update addresses certain disc playback and HDMI/DVI related problems identified by Toshiba.


Take not that both address certain disc playback problems. I'm guessing this is due to issues with Universal's combo discs.
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Postby Wesociety on Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:25 pm

A quick response from Microsoft AND Toshiba? I'm amazed. It seems like it is difficult to get Toshiba to take action on anything quickly. Maybe they will reverse the trend...
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Apr 06, 2007 4:49 am

I wonder if this fixes all of the problems? From the info posted on the front page, it sounds like it would be difficult to fix 100% of the potential problems caused by the authoring issues existing in the format.
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Postby Wesociety on Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:09 pm

Yeah, IF it is an authoring format compliance problem, then some of the discs could still have issues playing back. IF it was a compatibility issue between players and possible authoring formats, then maybe all of the playback issues will be resolved...
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