I actually have the RCA HD-DVD player but inside it's identical to the Toshiba HD-A1, and I have firmware 4.0 on it which makes it display "Toshiba" on the screen during startup. Anyways, I got this at Wal-Mart a couple years ago for 60 bucks as a backup player and have never played an entire movie on it, but the couple times I did hook it up it worked great once I figured out how to set it up (the controls on this thing are VERY awkward- there's a button on the remote to switch outputs between HDMI, component, and standard video and another to change resolution. Hitting any of these while a disc is playing will stop the disc, and getting it to use the output you have hooked up is hit-or-miss.)
I recently got it out again, and right now it has white dots dancing around the screen when using HDMI- they look similar to analog video interference. They aren't there when using the component or regular video outputs, so I assume there's something wrong with the HDMI jack. I looked inside the machine but didn't see any loose connections or anything. Is this easy to fix, or is this machine such a dinosaur that it's best I not bother with it?