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post #121 of 864
Updated my A30 with the ISO download and burned to cd. Worked fine. Can't say I notice any differences anywhere yet.
post #122 of 864
I too got my v3.0 disc in the mail today but not going to install it due to the recent complaints about it.
post #123 of 864
First time after updating my Ep-30 with the new firmware it started loading the disc and the said: "System Error". I unplugged it and turned it back on. Then I did load the disc but stopped before the movie started. After turning it off and on for 3 times it finally worked perfectly
post #124 of 864
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Originally Posted by uzun View Post

I also got my 3.0 disc in the mail today, but I do use 1080/24p and don't want it to give inferior output to 1.3 on the AVC encoded titles.

I guess there's no update, the 2.0 and 3.0 firmware versions for the A35 produce jaggies when you select 1080/24p output with AVC encoded titles, correct? whereas the 1.3 firmware does not.

Correct!
post #125 of 864
As I posted before, it is more than likely my A35 will stay at 1.3 forever...
post #126 of 864
How do you get firmwares mailed? I'm curious.

Has anyone tried this in the A3/D3 players?
post #127 of 864
so I have 2 A35s, one that I keep on 1.3 and another that I had set to 2.0 but hadn't used with my new projector that does 24p. today I updated that one to 3.0 and changed the output to 1080 24p and I finally see these jaggies that everyone is talking about. so 30 obviously hasn't fixed that but I have another question.

since I've been using my 1.3 player since I got my projector, I had it set to the "up to 24p" setting and I noticed that this apparently converts EVERYTHING to 1080 24p. so SD special features are playing at 24p and I'm pretty sure this is not right as they tend to look even worse than you would expect an SD signal to look. this comes from my projector reporting that it is in 1080 24p mode.

so in changing the settings on the 3.0 player, I noticed another menu option for frame rate which I set to auto for my tests to see the jaggies. the problem is that, with transformers in the drive, the projector reports that it is playing at 1080p 60? I thought the whole issue with jaggies was when playing 24p? if the movie isn't even playing 24p, what is causing the jaggies?
post #128 of 864
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Originally Posted by lateralis View Post

so in changing the settings on the 3.0 player, I noticed another menu option for frame rate which I set to auto for my tests to see the jaggies. the problem is that, with transformers in the drive, the projector reports that it is playing at 1080p 60? I thought the whole issue with jaggies was when playing 24p? if the movie isn't even playing 24p, what is causing the jaggies?

That "Auto" setting doesn't work. It was designed to be used with HD DVDs that are specifically flagged to indicate whether the video stream is natively 1080p60 or 1080p24. Problem is, there are no HD DVDs with the needed flag, and now there never will be.

Without the flag, the player defaults to 1080p60 regardless of what's on the disc. So, essentially, setting it to "Auto" turns off 1080p24, even if you have 1080p24 turned on elsewhere.
post #129 of 864
ah ha.

so basically to get the best possible picture, I should probably toggle between "up to 1080 24p" and "up to 1080p" depending on whether I'm watching the main film or the special features.
post #130 of 864
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

So, essentially, setting it to "Auto" turns off 1080p24, even if you have 1080p24 turned on elsewhere.

No.

I play HD DVD movies on my A35 with the AUTO 1080p24 setting, and my Sony Bravia indicates a 24p signal, so the A35 does seem to provide 1080p24 when set to AUTO.
post #131 of 864
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Originally Posted by DigiPete View Post

No.

I play HD DVD movies on my A35 with the AUTO 1080p24 setting, and my Sony Bravia indicates a 24p signal, so the A35 does seem to provide 1080p24 when set to AUTO.

with 3.0 firmware? Older firmware did exactly as josh described for me and a couple friends with 1080p24 capable projectors.
post #132 of 864
Where do we get 3.0?
post #133 of 864
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Originally Posted by MrHifi View Post

Where do we get 3.0?

http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/tacpasse...firmwarev3.asp
post #134 of 864
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Originally Posted by DigiPete View Post

No.

I play HD DVD movies on my A35 with the AUTO 1080p24 setting, and my Sony Bravia indicates a 24p signal, so the A35 does seem to provide 1080p24 when set to AUTO.

From the updated HD-XA2 Owner's Manual:

http://tacp.toshiba.com/tacpassets-i...UpdateNote.pdf

"A recent firmware update has enabled 24Hz output on your HD DVD player. Now this update further provides a selection of automatic 24Hz/60Hz detection mode and fixed 24Hz mode. Automatic 24Hz/60Hz detection mode is for future use. This option will detect frame rate of disc content. Because current HD DVD discs do not contain information to identify frame rate, this option is not effective at present. Use this option when discs become available in the market in the near future."

Whenever I've tested the Auto setting, I always get 1080p60 regardless of the content. (I'm still on 1.3, if that could be the difference.)
post #135 of 864
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Originally Posted by lateralis View Post

so basically to get the best possible picture, I should probably toggle between "up to 1080 24p" and "up to 1080p" depending on whether I'm watching the main film or the special features.

Yes, exactly.
post #136 of 864
Just checked again to make sure I'm not mistaken:

My A35 1.3/1.1 firmware in 1080p24 Auto, puts out 24p to my Sony Bravia, at least for movies. Have not tested video based material, but if someone knows some titles that are definitely 1080/60/30fps, I could give it a try.
post #137 of 864
I did the ISO update method to my A30 and all is well. No problems thus far, but no real tangible improvements either.

Im good with it though....
post #138 of 864
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

As I posted before, it is more than likely my A35 will stay at 1.3 forever...

+1 ditto....

Seggers
post #139 of 864
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

As I posted before, it is more than likely my A35 will stay at 1.3 forever...

Agreed. I checked out 3.0 on my A35, and the aliasing with AVC discs at 24fps is as bad as with 2.0, so I immediately rolled back to 1.3.
post #140 of 864
Does anyone know if 3.0 fixes the layer delay/drop out that occurs when watching SD DVD? I've seen where some have called Toshiba and they told them it was a common problem and they sent them a replacement player. It is a little annoying but is bearable but if I can get rid of it with a firmware update then great. I hate to go through the process of shipping mine back and waiting on a replacement.
post #141 of 864
I don't really need 24p, does 3.0 give any known benefits over 1.3?
post #142 of 864
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Originally Posted by h0mi View Post

How do you get firmwares mailed? I'm curious.

Has anyone tried this in the A3/D3 players?

I downloaded the ISO file for my D3 and upgraded it yesterday without any problems. Haven't fully tested it yet but so far it works just fine.
post #143 of 864
I got my 3.0 disc in the mail today, and updated my A35. No problems updating, and the picture continues to look just fine (I don't use 24fps).
post #144 of 864
Pretty much every HD-DVD movie on my A3 I've watched up until 3.0 software have some type of glitch (freeze, skip, etc). After applying 3.0 watched Matrix and finally had no glitches
post #145 of 864
Anyone notice an increase in PQ on upconverted SD DVD's? Mine reallycame to life


bob
post #146 of 864
Well, I don't use mine for SD, but since upgrading to 3.0 I have played 3 movies and all 3 froze about half way through the movie . I have never had that much trouble before with my A35.
post #147 of 864
3.0 fixed a major issue for me. I could not get the CONTRACT HD DVD to play. It would not load menus or let me pause or any other navigation the one time it did load.

With 3.0 it plays perfectly and menus are flawless. Nice work Toshiba!!

(I was on 1.3 before, and I have not tried 1080p24 yet, just 1080i60)
post #148 of 864
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Originally Posted by Jon Spackman View Post

3.0 fixed a major issue for me. I could not get the CONTRACT HD DVD to play. It would not load menus or let me pause or any other navigation the one time it did load.

With 3.0 it plays perfectly and menus are flawless. Nice work Toshiba!!

(I was on 1.3 before, and I have not tried 1080p24 yet, just 1080i60)

I also was unable to make "The Contract" play properly under firmware 1.3.
I downloaded and installed firmware 3003 in my HD-A30 and my hd-dvd of "The Contract" now plays perfectly. I run my system at 1080p/24fps and have experienced no problematic issues yet (Sharp 46" 1080p lcd). Thanks very much Toshiba for continuing to support our players!
post #149 of 864
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Originally Posted by spongebob View Post

Anyone notice an increase in PQ on upconverted SD DVD's? Mine reallycame to life


bob

Then you're the only one, and I ain't buying it.
post #150 of 864
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Originally Posted by mustvid View Post

Does anyone know if 3.0 fixes the layer delay/drop out that occurs when watching SD DVD? I've seen where some have called Toshiba and they told them it was a common problem and they sent them a replacement player. It is a little annoying but is bearable but if I can get rid of it with a firmware update then great. I hate to go through the process of shipping mine back and waiting on a replacement.

I would like to know this too. This is my major gripe with my A35. The layer change freeze and audio drop. If anyone did receive a replacement unit, did the new unit fix the issue? I am still at 1.3 but since I watch a lot of SD-DVD's now if 3.0 fixes this I would take the jaggies on a few titles over this freeze issue on every SD title.
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