Firmware 2.0 was also better than the out of the box firmware.
You do need to try it with HD DVDs and DVDs and CDs in the tray. The bootup time did not change much, if at all to power on, but the time to identify the discs and start playback was dramatically improved, at least on my HD XA1 and HD XA2.
I think back in the day, I was told by Toshiba that one change they made was that the process that the disc types were identified, ie, is this a HD DVD? Is this a CD? Is this a DVD? was changed so instead of trying the time consuming process of checking if it was a HD DVD first in the que, the firmware was changed to default to DVD first after HD DVD died as a format, as it was assumed the players would have more use as upconverting DVD players and that change would make DVD playback faster.
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