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post #511 of 559
$75 NIB? The question is, is it worth it to YOU? The movies, while still available are dwindling fast. Good prices though. Alot cheaper than the blu-ray alternative. To me, that is a great deal and I would buy IF I was in the market for another player or even my first.
post #512 of 559
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$75 NIB? The question is, is it worth it to YOU? The movies, while still available are dwindling fast. Good prices though. Alot cheaper than the blu-ray alternative. To me, that is a great deal and I would buy IF I was in the market for another player or even my first.

Thanks

Splicer...just wondering if this will stand the test of time as a stand alone SD DVD player. I have scoured the market for titles and realize that pickins are getting slim. Can you suggest and sites to check out for HD DVD's?

Thanks

Nick
post #513 of 559
PM me as it is against forum rules to advertise sites other than CL and EBY.
post #514 of 559
Thanks
post #515 of 559
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Originally Posted by ndrj69 View Post

Thanks

Splicer...just wondering if this will stand the test of time as a stand alone SD DVD player. I have scoured the market for titles and realize that pickins are getting slim. Can you suggest and sites to check out for HD DVD's?

Thanks

Nick

how about the biggest store in the world? The same as the largest river in South America!
post #516 of 559
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how about the biggest store in the world? The same as the largest river in South America!

Exactly. Also check fleebay
post #517 of 559
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Originally Posted by Splicer010 View Post

$75 NIB? The question is, is it worth it to YOU? The movies, while still available are dwindling fast. Good prices though. Alot cheaper than the blu-ray alternative. To me, that is a great deal and I would buy IF I was in the market for another player or even my first.

I got mine for $10. at Goodwill and downloaded firmware for free. It upgrades my DVD's great and is probably the best buy (no pun intended) that I have made in the last year. When I buy a BR it will be for streaming. I still need to find some HD titles and will look on EBAY
post #518 of 559
there are still plenty of HD-DVD titles that haven't made it to BD yet. go for it! i still lve firing up my XA2 every now and then.

the winter of 2006 seems like an eternity ago doesn't it
post #519 of 559
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there are still plenty of HD-DVD titles that haven't made it to BD yet. go for it! i still lve firing up my XA2 every now and then.

the winter of 2006 seems like an eternity ago doesn't it

Yeah, Cream Live at Royal Albert Hall isn't on BD yet and some of the Eagles live stuff as well.
post #520 of 559
The Eagles "Farewell Tour I - Live in Melbourne" is a superb HD-DVD title.
Excellent video, DTS HD Master audio, and not available on blu-ray.
post #521 of 559
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Originally Posted by emf View Post

Upgrading XA-2
It's suprising Toshiba supports HD-DVD players a couple of years after they declared they quit. As soon as I can, I want to upgrade firmware to 4.0.

Toshiba markets a blu-ray player. I don't know why it doesn't include HD-DVD compatibility, but it doesn't. LG did it - why not Toshiba? Any chance FW5.0 will include blu-ray compatibility?

Not really since they would have to pay patent royalties on the now defunct format unless there was some sort of bundling of IP, which I doubt cross formats. Thats pure profit out of their pocket by including a format many will never use. (I wish they did still include HD-DVD myself in their BD players)
post #522 of 559
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Not really since they would have to pay patent royalties on the now defunct format unless there was some sort of bundling of IP, which I doubt cross formats. Thats pure profit out of their pocket by including a format many will never use. (I wish they did still include HD-DVD myself in their BD players)

And if you look at how much trouble Samsung and LG have had with firmware in their combo players, it is probably far more trouble than it is worth.
However, Toshiba has done a great job on their 4.0 firmware, and if they ever offered a combo Blu-ray/HD-DVD player at a reasonable price . . . I'm in!!

Until then - I will stick with my Sony blu-ray players and Tosh HD-A35.
post #523 of 559
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And if you look at how much trouble Samsung and LG have had with firmware in their combo players, it is probably far more trouble than it is worth.
However, Toshiba has done a great job on their 4.0 firmware, and if they ever offered a combo Blu-ray/HD-DVD player at a reasonable price . . . I'm in!!

Until then - I will stick with my Sony blu-ray players and Tosh HD-A35.

Oppo BD
post #524 of 559
My A20 with the 4.0 update now has an additional resolution setting -- 1080p/24Hz. Will using that instead of 1080p make any difference on my Samsung DLP HLT6187S?

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My A20 with the 4.0 update now has an additional resolution setting -- 1080p/24Hz. Will using that instead of 1080p make any difference on my Samsung DLP HLT6187S?


Unless your DLP can handle 1080p/24hz, no it will not help anything.
I have a Sammy 56" DLP from 2004 that will not handle the 1080p/24hz.

That update was only for those displays that will do the 1080p/24hz processing.
post #526 of 559
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Unless your DLP can handle 1080p/24hz, no it will not help anything.
I have a Sammy 56" DLP from 2004 that will not handle the 1080p/24hz.

That update was only for those displays that will do the 1080p/24hz processing.

Not only that, but my Samsung DLP from 2008 will accept 1080p/24hz but converts it to 60hz, unlike my Sony Bravia which will do a 5:5 pulldown to keep the source at a multiple of 24 frames. So even if a TV can accept a 24hz source it still might not matter.
post #527 of 559
Does anyone have the 4.0 firmware and 2.7 for the XA2.
post #528 of 559
Here is the 4.0 update for the XA2.

http://support.toshiba.ca/support/ce...?docid=D000003

Haven't found 2.7 yet but I bet there is a link in this thread. Just have to look for it.
post #529 of 559
Thank you very much. Now all I need is the 2.7 firmware.
post #530 of 559
I have looked and all the links in this thread don't work anymore and Toshiba is not posting that far back. I tried that too.
I tried googling for it and all the links don't work either.
The only way to find it is if someone kept the initial file and then they can post it, email it to you or do a file transfer as it isn't that big.
Good luck!
post #531 of 559
I need someone with both firmwares to send it to me. Maybe someone will help me out. I just bought the XA2 and it's has firmware 1.5. Thanks for trying.
post #532 of 559
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I need someone with both firmwares to send it to me. Maybe someone will help me out. I just bought the XA2 and it's has firmware 1.5. Thanks for trying.



I have the folliowing:

HD-XA2-4000N
HD-XA2-2700N
HD-XA2-2501N

HD-A2-4000N

HD-A35-4000N

Send me a PM with your snail mail addy and I'll burn to CD or a linky to a site where I can upload if your hosting.

Gianmarco
post #533 of 559
GmanAVS,

PM sent and thanks for your help.
post #534 of 559
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GmanAVS,

PM sent and thanks for your help.

CD is ready for ya
post #535 of 559
I too have a A35 and have no luck in locating the latest firmware update. I still use my player and would like to get the most out of it if anyone can be kind enough to help....?

~ Marcus
post #536 of 559
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Originally Posted by TXSTYLE View Post

I too have a A35 and have no luck in locating the latest firmware update. I still use my player and would like to get the most out of it if anyone can be kind enough to help....?

~ Marcus

Here ya go.

http://support.toshiba.ca/support/ce...oads/index.asp

Looks like 4.0 is the latest for the A35. It near the bottom of the list about 10 or so up from bottom.
post #537 of 559
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Originally Posted by TXSTYLE View Post

I too have a A35 and have no luck in locating the latest firmware update. I still use my player and would like to get the most out of it if anyone can be kind enough to help....?

~ Marcus

.. or here:
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/t...Family=2805945
post #538 of 559
Dug one of my XA2s out of the closet and it has 1.0 firmware on it. LMAO. Took like a minute to boot up.

Now it's at 4.0. Phew.
post #539 of 559
Thx guys. I checked and already had 4.0
Man this player boots sooooo slow. Is there an even higher firmware?
post #540 of 559
Nope that is it. (4.0)
They all boot pretty slow. But it is picture quality that makes them good. Just go and turn it on while you are finding the HD movie to play.
it will be ready for you when you come back. :-)
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