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post #61 of 3260
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Originally Posted by Ken Ross View Post

SSpears has already checked it out and it is indeed part of the update.

Fantastic!
post #62 of 3260
Toshiba has now officially posted information on their website regarding the new firmware upgrade: http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/hddvd/

Select "support" then "firmware upgrade v1.2"
post #63 of 3260
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Originally Posted by Ken Ross View Post

SSpears has already checked it out and it is indeed part of the update.


I updated my A1 & then popped in a dvd with a THX Optimiser to see if it now passes BTB-it still doesnt.
post #64 of 3260
i just downloaded the 1.2 firmware and now get blacker than black using DVE and whites are no longer crushed.
At first the picture looks different and I remember some saying it is softer.
Actually it is a bit dimmer i believe because of the expanded range at both ends.
Afte 1/2 hour of downloading with the player showing the progress as percentage i unplugged the unit plugged it back in to reboot it and went into the player menu and hit intialize. no problems.
I also have to add that the DTS sound over the toslink and coaxial are ALOT better! more separation and now sounds more as it should.
post #65 of 3260
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Originally Posted by yorkie2k View Post

Toshiba has now officially posted information on their website regarding the new firmware upgrade: http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/hddvd/

Select "support" then "firmware upgrade v1.2"

Cool, that it's official on the website. But doesn't anyone find it odd that you can't download just the firmware image from the website so you can burn it yourself onto a CD? I have broadband, but I don't have a router, so logistically I can't hook my HD-A1 up to the internet without having to buy one (my PC is way on the other side of the house and just lined directly into my cable modem).

OPPO lets you download the firmware file so you can burn it yourself. I was hoping Tosh would do the same. No biggie, I filled out that little pink card so they'll probably be sending me a firmware CD any day now. Also no biggie since all movies except Jarhead have played just fine, although I'd like to get the clipping taken care of. And no biggie, again, since I could easily just download the firmware from the link you guys have been good enough to provide! (If someone gets an "official" CD from Tosh, maybe they could post that image somewhere, too? If I get mine before anyone has a chance, I'll do it, if anyone would like, not that it should be different than the one already posted)

I'm sure it's much faster to download the firmware, burn the CD and update the firmware than it is over the net...maybe we should have a contest to find out.

Although I'm not set up to do it, and people have said it's somewhat slow (30-40 mins), I still think it's pretty damn spiffy, indeed, that with the ethernet ports on the machine, you can download firmware directly from Tosh over the internet.
post #66 of 3260
When I click on the Toshiba HD DVD link and click on Support, I see buttons for Registration, Manuals and Contacts, but no mention of the firmware update.

update: I normally use Netscape for browsing (using it now). Just for grins I brought up Explorer and went to that same link and there is the additional button: Firmware Update !!! WTF?
post #67 of 3260
If I have wireless internet setup and a laptop computer, is it possible to perform the upgrade through my laptop and then to my HD-A1. I'm a little challenged at the process, so all the help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Randy
post #68 of 3260
I just perform the update via internet and it was seamless and took 36 minutes.

Benoit
post #69 of 3260
I hate flash websites. Can't copy and paste ...

Anyway, in the FAQ - the second and last answer says you should clean the disc if there are playability issues. Ofcourse the firmware addresses some of them as well.
post #70 of 3260
Has anyone gotten a CD with the upgrade mailed to them yet?
J
post #71 of 3260
Thread Starter 
I'm on the list to receive the disc...but the cost of mailing so many discs when free web downloads are available makes me wonder if they'd ever ship the discs?
post #72 of 3260
That's kind of what I'm afraid of. My A1 isn't hooked to the internet, so I'll ask them for a hard copy.
J
post #73 of 3260
I haven't had a chance to check my player yet but does anyone know if this fixes BTB and WTW over DVI?
post #74 of 3260
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Originally Posted by CJArciola, III View Post

Just finished updating from Toshiba site. I have a cable modem, but it was much slower than I had expected. The update took about 40 minutes to complete! Anyway, the most noticable difference is that when the HD DVD flash screen comes on there are now little blue dots that fly out from it for a few seconds. I haven't watched much HD discs yet so I can't say I've noticed any improvement in PQ or any degradation. The load times seem to be the same to me.

i had the blue dots before and after the upgrade...i have an xa1 if that makes a difference.

when i got home last night after leaving the update at the 30pct mark after about 40min, the player was off...powered her up and the firmware had indeed been updated to the latest rev...wonder how long it actually took and i wish there were a way to backup/get back to the prior version in the future i the event of any issues...maybe a future option?
post #75 of 3260
I completed the firmware upgrade last night and it was a piece of cake

Plugged in the cable, followed the manual for the setup, went to the main menu and selected "Maintenance", choose the upgrade option, which brought up the disclaimer contract, selected OK and 25 minutes later it was completed.

Unfortunately I didn't have time to check out the results, so tonight I'll see how the picture looks prior to doing an initialization, and then watch a movie or two and see what happens.
post #76 of 3260
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Originally Posted by thebland View Post

I'm on the list to receive the disc...but the cost of mailing so many discs when free web downloads are available makes me wonder if they'd ever ship the discs?

All they need to do is sell one of the studios advertising on the sleeve and their costs are gone. If they really want a profit from it, they could include trailers (or a separate disc) with it. Right now, we're so hungry for content, I suspect we would be more than happy to sit through a Mentos commercial if it were in HD!
post #77 of 3260
Thread Starter 
HD for any commercials would be nice..not enough of them.
post #78 of 3260
I just spoke with several very polite people at Toshiba. I was told, that if you filled out the form that came with the player, you WILL get a disc in the mail. They have to enter all the info into their database, so that may be a minor hold up, but they will send them.
J
post #79 of 3260
downloading it now...cant wait to run player again...maybe this will address my lock up? maybe...
post #80 of 3260
Yeah, considering the pink postcard strongly urges the first firmware update be done via CD rather than Ethernet, I'm certain they will in fact send out the CDs.
post #81 of 3260
Stupid question:
Do you need to have the tv hooked up when doing the up-grade?
Read the manual, not much help
post #82 of 3260
Yes, you need a display so you can navigate through the menu system, if that is your question. Once you initiate the upgrade it is no longer necessary.
post #83 of 3260
But breaking the HDMI connection MIGHT halt the update, so I would make sure you set the HDTV to component output on the player before shutting off the tv.
post #84 of 3260
The upgrade can obviously be done via downloading and burning a cd. People have done it here on this board, with success.

Seems that the upgrades should be available via a disc from Toshiba - for those without internet access; by downloading and burning a file - as was done here; and through a wired or wireless web connection - as currently offered.

Many people don't have wireless networks or their A/V equipment anywhere near their broadband. It doesn't make a great deal of sense to set up a temporary A/V set up just to be able to connect the player to the net for upgrades - especially if these will be issued regularly.

Most people with a computer have some net access and disc burning capability, so the download and burn option seems to be a natural for this type of product.
post #85 of 3260
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Originally Posted by hawkeye3.1 View Post

Yes, you need a display so you can navigate through the menu system, if that is your question. Once you initiate the upgrade it is no longer necessary.

Yes, that was my question. Thanks
post #86 of 3260
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Originally Posted by aydu View Post

The upgrade can obviously be done via downloading and burning a cd. People have done it here on this board, with success.

Seems that the upgrades should be available via a disc from Toshiba - for those without internet access; by downloading and burning a file - as was done here; and through a wired or wireless web connection - as currently offered.

Many people don't have wireless networks or their A/V equipment anywhere near their broadband. It doesn't make a great deal of sense to set up a temporary A/V set up just to be able to connect the player to the net for upgrades - especially if these will be issued regularly.

Most people with a computer have some net access and disc burning capability, so the download and burn option seems to be a natural for this type of product.

I was thinking the same thing. I would have to get a VERY long ethernet cable to go from where my router (and pc) is to my A/V room (which is on another floor of the house). So I guess I should waite for Toshiba to send the CD.
post #87 of 3260
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Originally Posted by Nats View Post

I was thinking the same thing. I would have to get a VERY long ethernet cable to go from where my router (and pc) is to my A/V room (which is on another floor of the house). So I guess I should waite for Toshiba to send the CD.

Or get a laptop with Wi-Fi and then connect the player to your laptop via a short cable
post #88 of 3260
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Originally Posted by AtlPaul View Post

I used the update from this forum. This morning I attempted to update via the internet and the player indicated that it already had the latest revision.

yes, same thing here with me. I DL the image from the link on AVS and i guess its the same , I tested the BTB after the update with THX and can see all 7 boxes but still cant see the drop shadow( i think my DLP cant display BTB, 52HM95) i will test BTB with the oppo just to make sure, i know that passes the test.

PS: The pic quality is still great and the Player is still slow but i wouldnt trade it for anything!
post #89 of 3260
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Originally Posted by plazman View Post

Or get a laptop with Wi-Fi and then connect the player to your laptop via a short cable

This would cost more than the player!!

Great option if you have the equipment, but many don't.

It just makes sense for Toshiba to offer as many options as possible to owners of these players.
post #90 of 3260
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Originally Posted by tboo View Post

I updated my A1 & then popped in a dvd with a THX Optimiser to see if it now passes BTB-it still doesnt.

What is your display? If your display have a DVI input instead of HDMI you won't be able to get BTB et WTW
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