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Several weeks ago Robert said FW 2.1 would be released in several days and now it has been several weeks and no update.

What gives?

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2.1 was released in Japan and was due here two weeks ago. I have asked my Toshiba software development contact to check into this so I will update this and the original thread when I get the answer.

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Not to disrespect anyone here , but a lot has been said from Robert , as the 1080 24 resolution for the AX2, and now is coming in the summer, if any, so i guess we have to wait, and be happy with what we get.

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Maybe this falls on deaf ears, But just so TOSHIBA knows, Their problematic HDA1 causes them disc sales to Blu-ray each week with format nuetral folks like myslef.

Movies I would have bought on HDDVD had the player worked like it's suppossed to:

Happy Feet
We were Soldiers
Babel
World Trade Center
MI:3
Nacho Libre
Matrix Collection
Flags of our fathers
ATL

^^ To name a few.

Whats the point of buying the HDDVD version when it skips, stutters, pauses etc?

If 2.1 doesn't fix this, I'm affraid I'm done with the Brick colored cases.

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2.1 was released in Japan and was due here two weeks ago. I have asked my Toshiba software development contact to check into this so I will update this and the original thread when I get the answer.

-Robert

Cheers Robert.
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2.1 was released in Japan and was due here two weeks ago. I have asked my Toshiba software development contact to check into this so I will update this and the original thread when I get the answer.

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Could we please have another thread on 2.1 firmware? I don't think we have enough.

It probably won't even fix a damn thing.
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There must be a good reason it is delayed. It is better to wait for a corrected, tested firmware than have it released too early and screw up a bunch of players. Like the carpet installers say, measure twice, cut once.
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Robert stated that it was due to be released but at the last minute Toshiba held it back to resolve an issue. I guess it has taken longer than he thought to get it done.
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Robert stated that it was due to be released but at the last minute Toshiba held it back to resolve an issue. I guess it has taken longer than he thought to get it done.

But that would make it 2.2, not 2.1.

They're probably waiting and beta testing Japanese consumers, but they might as well test it on all of us since they can't really screw anything up worse than it is now. I don't even know why I care anymore.

All I can say is that I'm very glad I picked up a Blu-Ray player. Hell hath no fury like an AV Enthusiast scorned.
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I don't even know why I care anymore.

For someone that doesn't you sure spend a damn lot of time posting about how *horrible* your experiences are. Why not go play with your game machine and let this play out?

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BTBuck, I have a HD-A1 and all those movies you mentioned I did not have a problem with one of them. Can't say anything about Matrix, Happy Feet or Flag of our Father's because they are not out yet. Other than having the FW 2.0 it is also good to make sure your player is in a properly ventilated area.
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Maybe this falls on deaf ears, But just so TOSHIBA knows, Their problematic HDA1 causes them disc sales to Blu-ray each week with format nuetral folks like myslef.

Movies I would have bought on HDDVD had the player worked like it's suppossed to:

Happy Feet
We were Soldiers
Babel
World Trade Center
MI:3
Nacho Libre
Matrix Collection
Flags of our fathers
ATL

^^ To name a few.

Whats the point of buying the HDDVD version when it skips, stutters, pauses etc?

If 2.1 doesn't fix this, I'm affraid I'm done with the Brick colored cases.

Absolutely. I don't buy anything on HD-DVD unless it's exclusive to the format. I'll wait for Blu-ray on the Matrix trilogy unless my HD-A1 gets new firmware.

Enjoying the goodness that is Blu-ray and HD-DVD
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Absolutely. I don't buy anything on HD-DVD unless it's exclusive to the format. I'll wait for Blu-ray on the Matrix trilogy unless my HD-A1 gets new firmware.


I stopped for the same reason.
I'd prefer to buy HD DVD for my Xa1 but as long as my skipping problem persists I'll be buying all non exclusive titles for my PS3. Hate being embarrassed in front of guests and I don't like the looks I get from my wife when we are watching a movie that freezes momentarily or drops out of sync with audio.
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For someone that doesn't you sure spend a damn lot of time posting about how *horrible* your experiences are. Why not go play with your game machine and let this play out?

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ot to disrespect anyone here , but a lot has been said from Robert

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have asked my Toshiba software development contact to check into this so I will update this and the original thread when I get the answer.

Thanks for keeping us posted.
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Two out of three of my last HD-DVDs skipped...overall half of my HD-DVDs have a couple of skips/freezes/audio drops. I had decided that if my last movie purchase had an issue that would be the end - it played fine so I'm waiting on one more firmware release to see if that gives me something better than 50-60% reliabilty.

No way do I watch an HD-DVD with guests unless I've already previewed it to be issue-free.

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No way do I watch an HD-DVD with guests unless I've already previewed it to be issue-free.


I've had movies play fine the first time, but skip when a guest is over. It's hard to know when the HD-A1 is going to be your friend.
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