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Toshiba Firmware CD I got in the mail?

Old 04-17-08, 06:34 AM
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Toshiba Firmware CD I got in the mail?

I've got an A30 that I've been very happy with, and generally hasn't had a blip of any sort since I've had it. Happy with the picture, happy with the audio etc.. Warm up could be a tad faster but no real worries there. I've read on here about people solving problems with firmware "updates" but since I haven't had any issues I haven't done any since I've owned the player (8 months to a year).

So I get this disc in the mail yesterday from Toshiba and its a firmware disc (version 2.. something). I'm still of the mind "ain't broke don't fix it" but I'm starting to wonder since they are taking the trouble to send out these discs, is there any good reason to apply the updates? Any particular risk if I do/don't?
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Old 04-17-08, 07:08 AM
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If it's version 2.8 and your display does 1080/24p, I would recommend you do not upgrade.

Do a search on AVS for firmware 2.8 and you will read all about people having trouble with AVC-encoded discs shown on a 24fps capable display when running fw version 2.8.
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I put the 2.8FW on my A3 (does not do 1080/24p) and it has been flawless.
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Old 04-17-08, 08:58 AM
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2.8 is second gen firmware. i believe the A30 (third gen) is only up to 2.0. personally, i've kept my A35 at the original firmware because i've never had a problem and no feature has been added to compel me to update.
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Old 04-17-08, 09:04 AM
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I'm also of the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mindset. Though I have updated my PS3 firmware religiously, as each new update seems to bring the unit a huge step forward in functionality.
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Originally Posted by glennh2os
I'm still of the mind "ain't broke don't fix it" but I'm starting to wonder since they are taking the trouble to send out these discs, is there any good reason to apply the updates? Any particular risk if I do/don't?
Stay of this mind. Unless you have a problem, don't upgrade.
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Old 04-17-08, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by steebo777
I put the 2.8FW on my A3 (does not do 1080/24p) and it has been flawless.
Same on my A2.
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Many thanks for the responses to all..
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Old 04-17-08, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by kefrank
2.8 is second gen firmware. i believe the A30 (third gen) is only up to 2.0. personally, i've kept my A35 at the original firmware because i've never had a problem and no feature has been added to compel me to update.
Right you are! I have an A2 also, so it throws me off sometimes.
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