Ok, well I've tried looking for a topic on this and I wasn't able to find one, so I apoligize if there's already one, so if you see it, please just point me in that direction without too much hassle
but most of the firmware threads seem to be talking about the toshiba.
Alright, so I purchased the RCA from Circuit City because they had a good deal on financing, and so far I love the thing, and haven't had any major problems, other than the sluggishness that is to be expected with a first-gen product. My question is whether or not anyone has been able to obtain the firmware update for the RCA HD-DVD player yet? or is there even a firmware update available for this player? It has the ethernet port, but i have dsl and as such can't get access to the internet to the player, at least not in any unobtrusive way, or a complex way that I don't really know (i'm not exactly tech savvy, but then again I'm not totally ignorant). So I plan on just downloading the updates from RCA over the internet or getting the updates in the mail, but i'd much rather get them online from RCA, because that way I can stay more up to date since they'll hopefully be posted more quickly online that if I wait for them to come in the mail.
I've ready where some who own the RCA are installing the Toshiba firmware update on their player and it is my understanding that the RCA is pretty much the same thing as the Toshiba (is exactly the same with a different exterior), but I'm just not sure if I want to do such a thing. I know it sounds lame, but I actually enjoy looking at the RCA HD-DVD logo whenever I boot up my player, but really I guess it's because i'm finally getting to put our HDTV to use for something other than my 360. So if anyone has heard about the updates from RCA I'd greatly appreciate it if you would point me in the right direction!!
Also, does the firmware update speed up the player a bit...as in the bootup time, and remote response time, or is it mainly a fix for possible hardware issues and unlocking extra enchanced software features?? Again I really don't know that much about things such as what the firmware update would do, so I was hoping you all might be able to let me know a little of what it does. i've noticed that when I use the HDMI output there is a blink in the picture, which I think is the tv trying to pickup the video signal from the player, that gets a bit annoying as the tv says there is "no sync. signal", but after a few seconds of a delay it shows the picture, and then there aren't any major problems that I can tell, especially with video playback. So basically I'm asking if anyone has found out if there is an official firmware update from RCA for their player, and if so does it help speed up the player a bit as far as boot up is concerned along with recognizing discs and playing them, as well as remote responses? I know that some of these issues are due to it being a first-gen player, and I'm willing to accept that it won't be really really fast, but then again, I was just wanting to know if it is even possible that the player can eventually, through various firmware updates, get up to a decent speed or will it always be fairly slow??? If it doesn't have the ability to speed up, I can deal with it, but like anyone I'm a bit impatient when I am really looking forward to something, like enjoying an HD movie.
(sorry for this lengthy post, but I think it's better to be thorough than have people wonder what I'm talking about)
Thanks in advance for any help!!!