Upgraded to 2.2 from 2.0. I may have screwed it up by pressing the setupup button twice looking for the init screen after the download, but anyway, the player stuck on setup and now the HDMI seems to be fried. All I get is a green screen and no connection. I hooked up component and it does work. Am getting a 2.0 disc from Toshiba to go back and try the download again.
So here I am playing The Eagles FW1 Tour on component and it is absolutely perfect! I have always had stutters and skips before with this disc, but not over component. It was just as solid as playing any SD disc. But what a treat to roll thru an HD disc and not have one single blip the whole time.
I know a lot of you are running HDMI thru your receivers and it is a good way to go(in theory), but anyone out there like me -with no HDMI receiver and tired of sitting on pins and needles during the whole movie waiting for the next glitch, try running the video thru component and see if it isn't problem free. So you may lose about 2-3 % picture quality. Big Deal. If it plays all the time every time, isn't that what this is all about? I now believe that all the glitches associated with these first and second gen. HD players are HDMI related. As an early adopter, I would try most anything to get a fault free experience.
Lastly, to lighten things up with a bit of humor, I would really like to know if any Toshiba engineers ever read this forum. They come out with a new bit of software as a firmware upgrade(and who knows what it does) , change a few bits of code, and suddenly the whole machine is transformed into "perfect". Better sound, PQ, reliability, startup times, playablity, color depth, and tracking. My, my, the wonders of digital. Now don't kill me on this, but I know one thing--after installing 2.2, my genitals are absolutely bigger and completely bullit-proof. And all from changing just a couple of ones and zeros.