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post #301 of 3260
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Originally Posted by multimedes View Post

Does anyone know if the PAL version, which is not due out for 3 months, will be a firmware upgrade? I have a player from Japan which is region 2 for the standard DVD but only supports NTSC at the moment.

I would think it's safe to assume that the player will have the latest-and-greatest firmware available.
post #302 of 3260
I installed the 1.2 upgrade last night. The HDA1 version went from 1.0 to 1.2 after upgrade. I tried 2 disks that previously were freezing up. The HD-DVD disk that was freezing the night before is now working without any problems. The other disk which was a DVD-R of something I burned is still freezing up at the exact same points. The disk works fine in a regular dvd player.
post #303 of 3260
TomHT, I have played many disks that I have burned in this player with no problem. I would suggest that when you burn a disk set the Book Type to DVD-ROM. I would also be sure that you have the latest firmware on your burner and that you use very good quality disks and burn at a slow speed. I am burning on the latest Benq and Nec burners. If you get the Benq there is a free program called Q Scan which checks the blank DVD"s to see if they are good.

I recommend Tayo Yuden blank DVD's that are made in Japan. I have tried many brands and they seem to be the best I have used. Very few coasters.
post #304 of 3260
rwestley, that's excellent advice. Also, excellent choices when it comes to burners.
post #305 of 3260
I finally loaded up Firware 1.2, and too my disappointment, it's still hiccups once in a while on films. I popped in U-571 and it stuttered near the beginning.

If I keep stumbling into this problem, I'm definately going to bail on this format...

Two defective players is my limit...

fitprod
post #306 of 3260
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Originally Posted by rwestley View Post

This has been posted before. 1.3 is for the Toshiba players with the RCA Logo. I believe that everything is set to factory defaults with this firmware. 1.2 is for the rest of us. It does not reset everything to factory defaults. HDMI was one of the issues that has been worked on with these new firmwares. The firmware update fixed the HDMI issue for me and for others. Those who are still having a problem should check if their set might be the cause of the handshake issue. They should also contact Toshiba and let them know what set they are have the problem with.

Yes I contacted Toshiba last week and they are supposed to be sending me a "mailing label" to send the unit in... the label however is still not here. I am concerned that they are having so many start up issues that when my player goes in it will sit there in a large pile for months while they work their way through the issues.

(Just spoke to Toshiba again about my mailing labels.... "oh, for some reason they were sent to someone else in Texas [well the U in Utah is the next letter after T]... so we will send some more out they should be there in 7 to 10 BUSINESS DAYS!")

I understand the studio's concern that they do not want their property stolen... I think we all feel that way about our "stuff." However, if the industry is going to foist upon us this wonderful "single wire" connection of the future... then all I ask is that the d*** thing work! So far HDMI seems like each company locked themselves in a dark sealed room to come up with their own version of HDMI which quite often will not communicate with the next guys version of HDMI.

As bad as this is for us Consumers... if I was a Dealer/Installer right now I think I would be taking a shotgun with me to Cedia.
post #307 of 3260
He!! He!! I love the shotgun part. Remind me not to attend CEDIA.
post #308 of 3260
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Originally Posted by fitprod View Post

I finally loaded up Firware 1.2, and too my disappointment, it's still hiccups once in a while on films. I popped in U-571 and it stuttered near the beginning.

If I keep stumbling into this problem, I'm definately going to bail on this format...

Two defective players is my limit...

fitprod

Could it be a defective disc?
post #309 of 3260
I was trying to upgrade firmware today, got the VUP ERROR 136, and says its
uptodate. So that means 1.2/1.09/2.0p is the latest firmware?

Thanks
post #310 of 3260
Latest you can get via player's own ethernet connection, yes. No need to worry.
post #311 of 3260
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Originally Posted by bkobus View Post

I was trying to upgrade firmware today, got the VUP ERROR 136, and says its up to date. So that means 1.2/1.09/2.0p is the latest firmware?

Thanks

V 1.2 is the latest (V1.3 was a RCA logo fix), however in the past day in the BD Player section "TiVo Dealer" stated V 1.4 was coming out next week, he was real close on this current version release so we all may get a newer one soon. Unsure why he did not post that news here? Not sure what the VUP ERROR message is but it's been outlined in this thread, you might try a search.
post #312 of 3260
Hey all. First I would like to say that you guys on this forum are great. I've had my HD-A1 for about a week and when I first got it I was very troubled at all the glitches. I read many posts on this forum and it put me at ease. I got my firmware disc from Toshiba today and it is ver 1.3 Well I updated and not much has changed. I don't see any hiccups in the video, but they weren't frequent before. I do have a problem though. On Standard DVDs I have OSD when I hit play and pause and such. On HDDVDs I have no OSD. The commands work but nothing shows on the screen. I thought this was strange and Toshiba told me it would be fixed with firmware update. Apparently they were wrong. Anyone else have this issue?

I have an Samsung HL-R6167W and use HDMI through my Yamaha RX-V1600 with upconversion turned off. The sound and picture quality from The Perfect Storm HDDVD were spectacular. I listen on a set of Atlantic Technology 6200 series speakers. Man I was drooling. BTW, if you guys haven't already done so, turn your sharpness setting all the way down. It made a huge difference on my set with the HDDVD picture.
post #313 of 3260
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Originally Posted by NotJustLucky View Post

HOn Standard DVDs I have OSD when I hit play and pause and such. On HDDVDs I have no OSD. The commands work but nothing shows on the screen. I thought this was strange and Toshiba told me it would be fixed with firmware update. Apparently they were wrong. Anyone else have this issue?

I still have the original firmware. There was never an OSD during HD DVD playback... only with regular DVD's.

I always found that odd, though it doesn't bother me.
post #314 of 3260
Thanks for the reply. You know it doesnt really bother me but I find it odd also. I bought a $600 RCA DVD player way back in the day when they only had 7 titles on DVD and even it had a OSD. Well early adopters pay some sort of price to enjoy the latest and greatest.
post #315 of 3260
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Originally Posted by NotJustLucky View Post

Hey all. First I would like to say that you guys on this forum are great. I've had my HD-A1 for about a week and when I first got it I was very troubled at all the glitches. I read many posts on this forum and it put me at ease. I got my firmware disc from Toshiba today and it is ver 1.3 Well I updated and not much has changed. I don't see any hiccups in the video, but they weren't frequent before. I do have a problem though. On Standard DVDs I have OSD when I hit play and pause and such. On HDDVDs I have no OSD. The commands work but nothing shows on the screen. I thought this was strange and Toshiba told me it would be fixed with firmware update. Apparently they were wrong. Anyone else have this issue?

I have an Samsung HL-R6167W and use HDMI through my Yamaha RX-V1600 with upconversion turned off. The sound and picture quality from The Perfect Storm HDDVD were spectacular. I listen on a set of Atlantic Technology 6200 series speakers. Man I was drooling. BTW, if you guys haven't already done so, turn your sharpness setting all the way down. It made a huge difference on my set with the HDDVD picture.

So you think I should turn the sharpness to zero on my HLR5668w?
post #316 of 3260
I definately think turning it down all the way or to 5 or 10 would improve the picture. Because sharpness boosts higher frequencies it boost the noise in the HDDVD image. Which is why it can look very grainy with the Sharpness at default settings. Try turning it down and see if you like the picture better. I definately did.
post #317 of 3260
I know the official firmware update is available though I did not get my official update disc in the mail yet so I gotta throw out many thanks to Yorkie & others for posting it on this forum.
post #318 of 3260
Welcome Neo 1965. What version of the firmware are you now using? The error seems to be fixed for most on Version 1.2 of the firmware. There is a rumor that V.1.4 will be released soon. We will have to wait and see.
post #319 of 3260
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Originally Posted by Neo1965 View Post

Is there really a V1.4 firmware upgrade? I can take the 2 minutes it takes to power on, insert disc wait to see the video, but I have to figure out a way to get rid of the intermittent HDMI Error 1. What is causing this? It seems to happen occassionally when I change discs, and only repeated power cycle and/or eject works. [Note the disc continues playing if I select V.output and use the component video, just HDMI is flaky].

Try pressing the play button on the remote three times, some say that fixes the hdmi error.
post #320 of 3260
yeah when I flashed mine via ethernet it never played again..just gave me the welcome screen and kept my DVD inside.. I had to return it to walmart and they opened the case up to pull out the dvd.. It looks like a computer in there with a squirrel fan on the processor and a laptop memory card.. My second unit works fine and I am not flashing it with the latest firmware.
post #321 of 3260
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Originally Posted by Cytocycle View Post

yeah when I flashed mine via ethernet it never played again..just gave me the welcome screen and kept my DVD inside.. I had to return it to walmart and they opened the case up to pull out the dvd.. It looks like a computer in there with a squirrel fan on the processor and a laptop memory card.. My second unit works fine and I am not flashing it with the latest firmware.

Just so you know for future reference you can retrieve a disc by manually pulling down the drive door and then locating the small square opening on the lower right side of the disc tray use a paper clip to push the little button and the tray will open.
post #322 of 3260
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Originally Posted by Robert D View Post

Try pressing the play button on the remote three times, some say that fixes the hdmi error.

Is that press [play] 3 times on the unit or the remote? Never mind, neither worked for me except power cycle now.
post #323 of 3260
Just recieved the update disc and the version is 1.2 (part number HDVD 1205)...I am on the fence deciding should I install or not (wait for 1.3 or 1.4?)....I have had very few hicups with the unit so far....Once in a while I will get HDMI1 error....
post #324 of 3260
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Originally Posted by DigitalOBX View Post

Just recieved the update disc and the version is 1.2 (part number HDVD 1205)...I am on the fence deciding should I install or not (wait for 1.3 or 1.4?)....I have had very few hicups with the unit so far....Once in a while I will get HDMI1 error....

I would just wait for 1.4 which is rumored to be coming soon.
post #325 of 3260
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Originally Posted by Neo1965 View Post

Is that press [play] 3 times on the unit or the remote? Never mind, neither worked for me except power cycle now.

Press play 3 times on the remote and then press the OK button.
post #326 of 3260
............and stand on one leg, rub your belly, stick out your tongue and pat the top of your head That should do it!!!
post #327 of 3260
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Originally Posted by Neo1965 View Post

Is there really a V1.4 firmware upgrade? I can take the 2 minutes it takes to power on, insert disc wait to see the video, but I have to figure out a way to get rid of the intermittent HDMI Error 1. What is causing this? It seems to happen occassionally when I change discs, and only repeated power cycle and/or eject works. [Note the disc continues playing if I select V.output and use the component video, just HDMI is flaky].

unplug/replug the hdmi cable in back of player....works for me and is quicker than power on/off
post #328 of 3260
Very important reviews on the Blu-Ray threads.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=691670
post #329 of 3260
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Originally Posted by dtsguy View Post

unplug/replug the hdmi cable in back of player....works for me and is quicker than power on/off

Unfortunately for me, I went for the hidden cable idea. My plasma is stuck on the wall, and all the cable runs through the drywall down the basement and up behind a built in entertainment unit to the player 20ft away from the display. All the equipment have their cables hidden behind a the built in. Easiest way to have access to the cable is to pull the player out of the built in shelves.

Still, I agree it is faster than the bootup time. I could rig something up and have the ability to toggle the hdmi cable... Perhaps it's time I get one of those multi hdmi switching receivers... Do they work?

Actually, I am seeing a pattern here. If switching between 1920x1080i movies, and I have not seen an error, but put in a HDV HDDVD (DVD/R) (which is1440x1080i) or SD DVD, then I get some likelihood of generating a HDMI error.
post #330 of 3260
Just got my HD-XA1 tonight and connected it up (HDMI through Denon 3806 to Sony SXRD). Only disc I got was Apollo 13. It locked up @ 44:05. Hard crash, had to pull plug. Played again and again locked up @ 44:05 (powered button worked this time to power it off). Third time and I could skip to chaper 5 and continue from there.

Downloaded 1.2 firmware (had 1.0) and played through this trouble spot in chaper 4 and it played nearly flawlessly - only a momentary glitch one time. I thought I had a bad disk, even though new, and would have to take it back.
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