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post #121 of 195
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Originally Posted by candyrocket786 View Post

I'm sorry, but this makes absolutely no sense.....unless he actually works for Toshiba or has a direct contact within the company


I'm sorry if that doesn't make sense to you but I'm not in any position to explain it further nor would I wish to, my statement is however fact whether or not you choose to believe it.
post #122 of 195
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Originally Posted by hdxa1user View Post

i dont do this for credit or to get a big ego im not like that .

I believe you believe that. I also believe you were honest when you stated that you weren't doing it for the money a while back.

So the recent decision to release the final-gen firmware for cash, with the proviso that everyone paying you for it agrees to admit that it's all your own work, not to be shared with the masses, is bound to cause a bit of a ruckus; surely you can see that?
post #123 of 195
Can anyone help with the product ID for the Onkyo player?

Tosh XA2 = HDXA2KTN
Tosh XE1 = HDXE1KTE/Y
Onkyo DV-HD805 = ???

Being so closely based on the XA2/XE1, I'm guessing it's firmware compatible?

I guess there are only so many combinations to try

Where should I start... I'm thinking DVHD805B - the model number printed on the box... ???
post #124 of 195
so, is there any way to make the XA1 region free player? yeah, for dvd. I still have a lot of asian (jap, hk, etc.) dvds that I'd like to watch in that player.
post #125 of 195
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Originally Posted by candyrocket786 View Post

Well, to be quite honest.... his posts do reveal:

1. He is not a native Aussie or at least his language is somewhat questionable.

2. His so called "region-hacked" firmware is the official release by Toshiba AU.

3. He most likely acquired the Aussie Firmware a few weeks before it's official release to the general public and then branded it as his own.

4. The "Region Hack" for the A3X series players is probably derived from an official Toshiba firmware that is not yet released or has limited availabilty to the general public (could be Swiss or Aussie).

Wrong on all four counts.

I have conversed with hddvduser, and have received firmware discs from him via Australia post. Hell, I even know his home address and real name.

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Originally Posted by candyrocket786 View Post

I'm sorry, but this makes absolutely no sense.....unless he actually works for Toshiba or has a direct contact within the company

Maybe you are closer to the mark than you think ?

Maybe his relationship to Toshiba needs to remain on the quiet ...

And before you go bashing me for being a low post count new user, I post as AndrewW on the Aussie DTVForums, have been a member for nearly 4 years and have nearly 12,000 posts.
post #126 of 195
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Originally Posted by subbedout View Post

Can anyone help with the product ID for the Onkyo player?

Tosh XA2 = HDXA2KTN
Tosh XE1 = HDXE1KTE/Y
Onkyo DV-HD805 = ???

Being so closely based on the XA2/XE1, I'm guessing it's firmware compatible?

I guess there are only so many combinations to try

Where should I start... I'm thinking DVHD805B - the model number printed on the box... ???

The last I knew it was a rebadged XA2. On your remote press (Display, 1, 9, 5, Display). That should tell you what you need to know. I bet your machine code will be HDXA2KTN.
post #127 of 195
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Originally Posted by candyrocket786 View Post

I'm sorry, but this makes absolutely no sense.....unless he actually works for Toshiba or has a direct contact within the company

Sometimes 1+1 does equal 2

Anyone that can make my US sourced XA-2 into an Aussie XE-1 as well as make it region free and RCP free, deserves a little respect. Unless said person is VERY close to the source I would expect these things WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE.

Enough said I would think.
post #128 of 195
As far as the 2nd gen players, someone would have figured it out by just trying the aussie firmware eventually.

Since there's no equivalent for the other players, then it might be more of an accomplishment.
post #129 of 195
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Originally Posted by BioSehnsucht View Post

As far as the 2nd gen players, someone would have figured it out by just trying the aussie firmware eventually.

Since there's no equivalent for the other players, then it might be more of an accomplishment.

so what are you saying that there is no region free for 3rd gen players.. i dont come on here to say i can do this i actually only put the video of the a35 region free to show the people in the uk , it can be done since im banned on there forum for life , so i used this forum just to show it can be made region free.
anyway im not here to bitch and cry .. if people dont want to pay for the firmware , there choice im sure they will find it hard to ever get the firmware to make there players region free .. good luck..
post #130 of 195
The thread where money was asked for the firmware was removed by the mods, and your posts in this thread are actually the same: you ask money for the region free firmware. That is as far as I know against forum policy, so it would not surprise me that you will also get banned from this forum. This forum is not the place to try to sell your firmware. The reason is simple: you do not own the copyright on the firmware. You may have found a way to 'hack' it, and you are able to sell this 'info' on how to do this, but there is no way you can ask money for the firmware as a whole. As far as I see it, your only possibility is to develop software that can change the standard firmware in a region free one ('patch' it). But that would involve decrypting and encrypting the whole firmware file, which is ofcourse no problem if you know the key and the algorithm used.
post #131 of 195
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Originally Posted by evdberg View Post

The thread where money was asked for the firmware was removed by the mods, and your posts in this thread are actually the same: you ask money for the region free firmware. That is as far as I know against forum policy, so it would not surprise me that you will also get banned from this forum. This forum is not the place to try to sell your firmware. The reason is simple: you do not own the copyright on the firmware. You may have found a way to 'hack' it, and you are able to sell this 'info' on how to do this, but there is no way you can ask money for the firmware as a whole. As far as I see it, your only possibility is to develop software that can change the standard firmware in a region free one ('patch' it). But that would involve decrypting and encrypting the whole firmware file, which is ofcourse no problem if you know the key and the algorithm used.

take it how you want mate im explaining a question put towards me , about what im doing so i answered it, i dont really care if people pay it or dont , i dont need the money , but its simple they want it they can pay for it , also you have no idea what job i do or have done , so dont keep tring to guess about the region free firmware. has anybody else worldwide made the players region free, for 1st 2nd and 3rd gen players, plus the rda301 players as well mate.. would you like me to post a video of mt hdxa1 region free as well .. i guess it is starting to get very petty now.... i dont need to explain to you anything else
thank you
ps if they ban me on this forum for answering questions , then good luck to the moderators , there choice..
post #132 of 195
I think what evdberg is trying to say is that, despite your personal issues with one of the AVForums UK moderators, financial offers for the firmware hacks are what is against Forum policy, and why posts keep getting deleted, not any ongoing vendetta or argument.

We understand that you have the necessary knowledge to create such custom firmware. A few people are skeptical that it is possible, but then a few people are skeptical about anything they haven't personally verified, and they aren't slighting you as an individual.

Assistance with making a custom firmware that anyone can use would be appreciated. Being told that you can't give such assistance for whatever reason (job related being merely the most obvious example) will hopefully be understood. Metaphorically waving the disc around and telling us that you've done it all, but we're not allowed to have it because some guy we've never met, but who lives in the same hemisphere, slighted your sense of pride is provoking an obvious reaction you seem strangely surprised about.
post #133 of 195
Oh, and in reply to this:

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Originally Posted by hdxa1user View Post

so what are you saying that there is no region free for 3rd gen players..

Again, I suspect you're attributing malicious intent where there is none. There was a perfectly sensible reason why "someone" would have a good reason to generate region-free firmware for the Australian-released players as part of their work. Since there is not work-related reason for anyone to do it for the A30 and similar players, and even us plebs know from a simple binary diff that the A30 and EP30 don't implement it in the usual firmware place, the suggestion that it's more of a challenge is hardly an unreasonable one.
post #134 of 195
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Originally Posted by hdxa1user View Post

so what are you saying that there is no region free for 3rd gen players.. i dont come on here to say i can do this i actually only put the video of the a35 region free to show the people in the uk , it can be done since im banned on there forum for life , so i used this forum just to show it can be made region free.
anyway im not here to bitch and cry .. if people dont want to pay for the firmware , there choice im sure they will find it hard to ever get the firmware to make there players region free .. good luck..

I'd pay a reasonable amount to make my A35 (UK machine) region-free. If you want to pm me and suggest how much you would like, we can take it from there.
Keith
post #135 of 195
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Originally Posted by iainl View Post

I think what evdberg is trying to say is that, despite your personal issues with one of the AVForums UK moderators, financial offers for the firmware hacks are what is against Forum policy, and why posts keep getting deleted, not any ongoing vendetta or argument.

.

Absolutely correct.
Same rules apply on AVForum,you can't ask for payment it's against forum rules also it's morally wrong,in my opion.
Give it out free and post's won't be deleted,moderating is never personal.
post #136 of 195
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Originally Posted by kingfats View Post

Absolutely correct.
Same rules apply on AVForum,you can't ask for payment it's against forum rules also it's morally wrong,in my opion.
Give it out free and post's won't be deleted,moderating is never personal.

even if you payed for the whole lot i wouldnt give it to you kingfats , its more about teaching people to appericate what they get given , and hopefully it will never happen like this again..
post #137 of 195
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Originally Posted by hdxa1user View Post

even if you payed for the whole lot i wouldnt give it to you kingfats , its more about teaching people to appericate what they get given , and hopefully it will never happen like this again..

WTF?

So now users need to meet certain criteria in order to pay you the $40 fee?
post #138 of 195
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Originally Posted by hdxa1user View Post

even if you payed for the whole lot i wouldnt give it to you kingfats , its more about teaching people to appericate what they get given , and hopefully it will never happen like this again..

Did you hack the firmware yourself or did you managed to steal it?

If the former it's rather naive to think that letting it loose across the internet it would be confined to a few individuals.
If the latter you shoudn't claim the moral high ground.

In any case, the cat is out of the bag and someone got scratched, but we are in fact thankfull.
post #139 of 195
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Originally Posted by Frank Derks View Post

Did you hack the firmware yourself or did you managed to steal it?

If the former it's rather naive to think that letting it loose across the internet it would be confined to a few individuals.
If the latter you shoudn't claim the moral high ground.

In any case, the cat is out of the bag and someone got scratched, but we are in fact thankfull.

Well... based on the recent comments from his defense team:

He is either the developer of the firmware (aka Toshiba AU Contractor or employee) or knows the Toshiba developer (which could explain the early release).

However, the previous comment that "Toshiba doesn't own their firmware" doesn't make any sense if the latter is true.

Also, if he knew it was already going to be released by Toshiba, why bother with the early release of XA2FW to the AV UK guys and risk all the attention?.
post #140 of 195
this thread is officially useless.
post #141 of 195
Reading all this is quite funny.

The firmware is allready out and working. i've seen proof of codefree EP30 and EP35 players here in Germany by myself. Not just an internet page, i've tested the player and can confirm it is codefree. The RCE workaround for the XE1/XA2 is working the same way.

You can order them from a German homecinema dealer allready switched codefree.

A guy from a German forum says he got his new EP35 codefree from this dealer today also.

Basis of the codefree firmware is 1.3. So you have to have a FW1.3 installed or downgrade from 2.0 to 1.3 before installing the codefree firmware.

As HDxa1user seems to be the source behind all this and thanks to him my XE1 is codefree, i would like to give him at least the credit he deserves to get. He is not telling ********, the firmware realy exists.
post #142 of 195
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Originally Posted by hdxa1user View Post

even if you payed for the whole lot i wouldnt give it to you kingfats , its more about teaching people to appericate what they get given , and hopefully it will never happen like this again..

I think its interesting people doing this you think Toshiba or any of the movies studios care about you at this point.Just like my Panasonic BD10 it has the same problem as the BD30 which has been reportedly fix with an update no where in site for us looks like they don't care any more about BD10
So I say more power to you hdxa1user.
post #143 of 195
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Originally Posted by hdxa1user View Post

so what are you saying that there is no region free for 3rd gen players..

No, I meant that had you done nothing, the Aussie firmware would have still come out, and eventually someone would have figured out the Aussie firmware trick just by experimentation. The 2nd gen hack isn't so special now that the Aussie firmware came out.

However, there's no Aussie firmware you can just download from Toshiba for the 3rd gens, so a region free hack for the 3rd gens *is* something special, and something to gloat about.
post #144 of 195
Off topic and bickering posts removed. Infractions issued.
post #145 of 195
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Originally Posted by kingfats View Post

Absolutely correct.
Same rules apply on AVForum,you can't ask for payment it's against forum rules also it's morally wrong,in my opion.
Give it out free and post's won't be deleted,moderating is never personal.

Against the rules...OK, I'll buy that....

but "morally wrong" ...

to ask for payment for services rendered...

Mmmm?
post #146 of 195
I've just got a hd-a2 recently and been reading up on this thread and needing a little imput. My firmware ver. is 1.3, so do need to update to the 2.0 and then go using the aus 2.5, or can I just go straight to updating with the 2.5. Thanks
post #147 of 195
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Originally Posted by ezmoney70 View Post

I've just got a hd-a2 recently and been reading up on this thread and needing a little imput. My firmware ver. is 1.3, so do need to update to the 2.0 and then go using the aus 2.5, or can I just go straight to updating with the 2.5. Thanks

Your firmware is before 1.6 so you should be able to update to 2.5 firmware from the Toshiba Australia website and have both PAL and NTSC. Just edit it from E1KTY to A2KTU and then burn it with IMAGEBURN at a slow speed.

My A20 came with 1.0 and I went straight to the 2.5 Aussie firmware. I swear that it took almost a half hour to update. It now plays all of my PAL and NTSC disc. It was very nice of Toshiba to let everyone have that firmware. It takes some of the sting out of them giving up on HD DVD.
post #148 of 195
Thanks for the info. Just wondering if you have updated to 2.5, could you still just hex edit and use the aus version, or do you have to be below 1.6. Again thanks for the reply
post #149 of 195
as long as you hex'd to a go back code i use 0B 55, good past 2.9 if ever is one, it will even if your at 2.5.
post #150 of 195
So whats the current state of the A35 being region free? Is there a firmware available for the EP35 that we can use?
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