This is why I'll always buy Toshiba products. My 4.0FW update disc, not scheduled to arrive until the middle of next week, arrived today. Toshiba's customer service is hands down, the best I have ever dealt with. 2 years after the fact that HD DVD went away, Toshiba still
supports the players, and their customers.
Anyway, I updated the XA2 and I can't seem to be able to wipe the smile from my face!
I took this apart and cleaned all the dust and some cobwebs out of it and set it up in place of my A35 and BAM! I have my 1080i output, and I have my DTS-HD MSTR bit streaming to my Denon AVR-789 so it can do the work of decoding. The XA2 also fits in my rack with what I consider to be better aesthetics. I haven't timed it but initial impressions are that it boots up faster than the A35 does. I went from FW 1.0/T17T to 4.0/T23T.
Well, now my A35 can be boxed up and put away as a backup. I have my dream player.