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Can't get my new Toshiba A2 to work - Help!

Old 11-17-07, 01:11 AM
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Can't get my new Toshiba A2 to work - Help!

My Toshiba A2 arrived today...but I can't get it to work at all!

I've got everything plugged in where it's supposed to.

The first thing I did was try to set my remote to my Pioneer. I hit all the TV Codes, but nothing. No numbers appear when I do this and none of them work. Could this be because I have a Japanese Pioneer TV? (Model number is PCP-R06.

Next I tried turning on the power and opening the tray using the button at the front of the player (I tried the TV Codes with the power both on and off, incidentally). When I turn the power on, a signal becomes apparent on my TV but nothing else. Everything is black. The tray won't open. I tried turning the power off. The power stays on. Per the instructions I held the standby button down for ten seconds and that does turn the power off but again, nothing else seems to work.

Toshiba's closed, maybe for the entire weekend. Anybody have any ideas?

Help!
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Old 11-17-07, 01:16 AM
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I'm probably stating the obvious, so I apologize if you know already, but: are you waiting the thirty to forty seconds of "boot-up" time before trying to open the tray?
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Old 11-17-07, 02:10 AM
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Yes. In fact, the first time I tried the player had been on for at least five minutes already.
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Old 11-17-07, 07:45 AM
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Problem Solved!....well, sort of

I took the player to a Toshiba dealer here in Kyoto. After examining it, he wasn't sure what the problem was exactly, but said that it was probably busted though possibly repairable if I wanted to spend the money to do that.

I bit the bullet, and opted to avoid further hassle and simply buy a new player here. I ended up getting what turned out to be a clone of the A2 (though it has a different model number here in Japan). Fortunately, it cost less than I expected: 20,000 yen, or about $175. Blu-Ray seems to have about 80% of the HD market in Japan now, so I guess they're trying to unload them.

I had a little trouble figuring out how to plug in via the HDMi cable; turns out I was running my HD cable signal through that port, but all is well now. My HD DVDs from America, BATTLE OF THE BULGE and GRAND PRIX, both play just fine and look incredible.

So what happened? Probably some dumb schlub at the USPS or at the airport mistook the package for a basketball. At least I can still use the receipt, et. al. to get those five free HD DVDs.

A colossal pain in the ass, but all turned out okay in the end, if a hit to the pocketbook.
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