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2.1 firmware for A1/XA1 is available

Old 04-03-07, 12:31 PM
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2.1 firmware for A1/XA1 is available

UPDATE April 4: Avs forum members reporting MAJOR HDMI->DVI issues and even some HDMI-HDMI issues. As in NO PICTURE.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=829279


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My original post from yesterday.
Frequently Asked Questions:

Q1. What does this update do?

A1. 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.


Q2. The HDMI output does not work or works intermittently with the HDMI or DVI input on my HDTV or monitor. Does the new firmware address that problem?

A2. The firmware update addresses and improves HDMI and DVI connectivity. If you still experience problems, try disconnecting and reconnecting the HDMI cable. Make sure your display input is set to HDMI (or DVI). If your display has more than one HDMI/DVI input, make sure that all connected HDMI/DVI source devices are powered on (even if not in use). If none of these solve the problem, please turn off the TV and the HD DVD player. Check all connections. Disconnect and reconnect the HDMI cable. Turn on the TV first and then turn on the HD DVD player. Should you continue to experience problems, please contact Toshiba Customer Solutions at (800) 319-6684.


Q3. During HD DVD playback I sometimes experience pixelization, block noise or audio dropouts. Sometimes playback stops. Sometimes, playback is not smooth. Does the new firmware address these issues?

A3. This firmware update, which includes material from prior updates, addresses various playability issues. You should also check to be sure that the disc is clean and, if the disc will not operate at all, that you are inserting the disc with the right side up. Should you continue to experience problems, please contact Toshiba Customer Solutions at (800) 319-6684.
HDMI/DVI - YES! I need this one.
playback issues - keeping fingers crossed that this will allow me to play rental discs.

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Old 04-03-07, 12:51 PM
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Finally! Everything I've read on AVS regarding 2.1 was disc playback is supposed to be greatly improved. Those shitty glitches should cease after 2.1.....*fingers crossed*.
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Is this available now?
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Old 04-03-07, 12:57 PM
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Damn it! I won't be able to update until Thurs night (I won't be home...)
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Is this available now?
Yes it is!
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someone PLEASE post a link to an image file if/when you get the CD.

Yay, 2.1!
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Old 04-03-07, 01:20 PM
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Hopefully, this will fix any problems people may have with the first generation players.
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Old 04-03-07, 01:23 PM
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It's available right now if you have your A1/XA1 connected to the internet.

No need for a CD (which is supposed to be 3 weeks).
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Old 04-03-07, 01:23 PM
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Well, I'm trying to download it now. It's been sitting at 0% for a while. Servers are probably hammered.
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Old 04-03-07, 01:26 PM
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Sounds good... Will do when I get home.
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Old 04-03-07, 01:33 PM
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One AVS member says his update took 20 minutes. He had playback issues with Hollywoodland on his A1. That's now corrected. He also says the boot time is a bit faster.

The A1 is slow and a bit glitchy, but it's still a damn fine player. I don't think I'll ever get rid of it. It's a well built machine.
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Old 04-03-07, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
The A1 is slow and a bit glitchy, but it's still a damn fine player. I don't think I'll ever get rid of it. It's a well built machine.

Agree 100%. I've had only one major issue with my A1, and it turned out to be a defective copy of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.. so I can't blame that on the player.

It's been very good to me.
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Now I'm at 65% and the download time seems to be increasing.
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Originally Posted by Lord Rick
It's available right now if you have your A1/XA1 connected to the internet.

No need for a CD (which is supposed to be 3 weeks).
I don't have mine connected to the net, so I called for a disc this afternoon. They told me 3 weeks as well, plus another week for shipping.
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Old 04-03-07, 03:35 PM
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Ahh!! I have no blank cd-rs laying around! I've never been able to get my A1 connected correctly via the ethernet hookup either!
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Originally Posted by DthRdrX
Ahh!! I have no blank cd-rs laying around! I've never been able to get my A1 connected correctly via the ethernet hookup either!

Ironically, that's something that's fixed with 2.1 . . .

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Does anyone know if Enemy at the Gates (Stalingrad) will work with fw 2.1?
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Old 04-03-07, 11:24 PM
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Q2. The HDMI output does not work or works intermittently with the HDMI or DVI input on my HDTV or monitor. Does the new firmware address that problem?

A2. The firmware update addresses and improves HDMI and DVI connectivity. If you still experience problems, try disconnecting and reconnecting the HDMI cable. Make sure your display input is set to HDMI (or DVI). If your display has more than one HDMI/DVI input, make sure that all connected HDMI/DVI source devices are powered on (even if not in use). If none of these solve the problem, please turn off the TV and the HD DVD player. Check all connections. Disconnect and reconnect the HDMI cable. Turn on the TV first and then turn on the HD DVD player. Should you continue to experience problems, please contact Toshiba Customer Solutions at (800) 319-6684.


I have never had any HDMI problems until this update.

DVD - HDMI erro 0
HD DVD - No HDMI link

I tried everything in the FAQ. Guess I will be calling Toshiba tomorrow.
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Hey Super can you post the link for where you dowload the disc image? I dont feel like going throw the mess of hooking up my player as myinternet connection in my living room isnt working for some reason. Would appreciate it.

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Old 04-04-07, 12:12 AM
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UPDATE: I having the HDMI -> DVI issue so I switch component and HDMI/DVI cable between HD DirecTiVo and A1. Atleast I have video from everything again.

On the brightside, Happy Feet had just a brief hiccup at 28:49 instead of complete lockup.

Here's to Toshiba fixing this issue quickly.
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Originally Posted by PornoStar
Hey Super can you post the link for where you dowload the disc image? I dont feel like going throw the mess of hooking up my player as myinternet connection in my living room isnt working for some reason. Would appreciate it.

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Um, I downloaded mine through the player by hooking it up to the internet. Sorry.
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Old 04-04-07, 07:08 AM
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UPDATE April 4: Avs forum members reporting MAJOR HDMI->DVI issues and even some HDMI-HDMI issues. As in NO PICTURE.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=829279
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Old 04-04-07, 07:31 AM
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I guess I won't be rushing to update then.
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Old 04-04-07, 07:42 AM
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Mine turned out fine.
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Old 04-04-07, 07:48 AM
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Mine turned out fine.
Mine was ok too. Of course I only tried one HD-DVD after updating it. I'll test a few more when I get home later.
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