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Calling all Toshiba HD-DVD owners! (2014)
Hey fellow AVSers,
I see many of the other threads here are quite old and I've checked the links to their firmware updates which seem to be inactive. Well I may have a solution.
Like myself, I'm sure many of you guys still have a Toshiba HD-DVD players that are in use somewhere in your home. I have the Toshiba HD-A2 and the HD-A30, one of which had firmware version 1.0 and the other had version 1.7. During my recent research I found that Toshiba had issued a version 4.0 in 2008/2009, as seen in other threads here, but now it seems like these links don't work.
I did see someone selling discs on ebay recently with version 4.0 but they were located in the UK and between the disc and shipping, I figured I could find it myself locally here in the U.S. and save some money. Well I did actually find an active link for version 4.0 on Toshiba's website, who'd a thought? The only problem I was having was that version 4.0 was Windows XP based and after several failed attempts on two different MACs and three different PC's, I came to the conclusion that the only way to burn the ISO disc image correctly and have it work on my players was to use an old XP based computer. That was the harder part until I came across one still in use here at work, so I gave it a shot and it worked perfectly. I updated my firmware on both players and they work better and have much faster load times.
So post a reply here and let me know what you think and what model you have so I can start the research. I think this could make many Toshiba HD-DVD owners very happy, what do you think?
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Last edited by teachsac; 12-05-2014 at 12:39 PM.