Originally Posted by Sisko197
I think 2.1 is a myth. I long ago accepted that the A1's had its day and the updates are almost certainly done, Toshiba promise or no. The A2 and XA2 have enough problems Toshiba'll be working on them for a long, long time. Then there's the A20 that isn't even out yet...
And let's face it, Toshiba doesn't seem to have the staff to produce two different firmware updates at the same time. They can't even update the A2 and XA2 simultaneously.
What makes you think they'll be able to do the much-needed A2, XA2, A20, and A1/XA1 updates?
I say give up on the dream.
I guess it's no surprise that individuals here tend to post entirely from their individual perspective. Fact is, all we as individuals really care about is ourselves! We're really amazingly self-centered that way. Problem is, Toshiba has a plate containing far more issues than ours! We may feel the entire world starts and stops at our doorstep, but Toshiba is engaged in a battle to expand its customer base and make it's product successful, and the primary tools for that are the A2 and soon-to-be A20.
Much as we may find it objectionable, we're necessarily stuck waiting in line for attention to be paid to OUR issues. The only thing that boggles me is how you people are so oblivious to the facts of the situation. For Toshiba, the entire investment into HD-DVD is at stake, and correcting any particular problem with G1 isn't going to have a significant impact on that. We (as G1 owners) are simply going to have to await our turn. It doesn't mean that we are being ignored, only that there are limited resources and Toshiba has no choice but to prioritize.
No, it's not fun, but it's understandable, unavoidable, and clearly the right thing for Toshiba to be doing. Bottom line is, if you can't wait, the only resort is to sell your player and buy a more recent model (which will likely have issues as well