I just updated to 2.1. The installation was painless (other than taking 40 minutes), however I am still left with an HD-XA1 that I cannot get an HDMI signal out to my Samsung HLS-6188 61" DLP TV. With the 2.0 firmware I would usually get a 'Weak or no signal' message using the same cable and HDMI port that works fine with my PS3, Dish Network PVR, and AppleTV. Now I get a bright green screen that stays on throughout the HD-XA1 boot process, but as soon as the Welcome message disappears from the display on the player the TV displays the 'Weak or no signal' message. Power cycling, swapping cables, pressing pause/play several times doesn't have any effect.
Something obviously changed with the 2.1 update, but I am still left with a player that won't output through the HDMI port which is VERY frustrating. Has anybody else successfully connected to a Samsung HLS-6188 via HDMI? Does this sound more like a hardware problem with the HD-AX1 than a typical HDMI issue that could be resolved with the firmware update?
I now wish I had returned the player for service under the 90 day labor warranty rather than holding out hope that the firmware updates would do the trick. Ugh.