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post #2011 of 4877
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Originally Posted by jhp1 View Post

Gentlemen,

Please forgive me if this seems a bit off topic but it does involve my new HD-A35. I've read the info at the front of this session and saw that I'm at FW ver 1.1. (I just sent for the upgrade)I've got the A35 hooked up to my Sony STR-DG1000 using the HDMI connection. Settings are Digital Out HDMI = Auto, Digital Direct Audio Mode = On. I'm outputting audio to a 5+1 setup. Now the video and audio looks and sounds great but all I see on the Sony display is "Linear PCM [96 kHz]". If I change the Digital Out SPIDIF setting this changes to "Linear PCM [48Hz]" as I read in the beginning. Am I missing something here??? Shouldn't I see some displays on the DTS1000 that relate to some type of decoding going on i.e. Dolby Digital, DTS 96\\24 or something? Please enlighten me, any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
jhp1

Depends, what audio tracks are available on the disc, and which one did you select?
post #2012 of 4877
Is there a way to setup the HD-A35 to automatically set 1080p/60 when playing standard DVDs and 1080p/24 when playing HD-DVDs?

I dont' want 1080p/24 for standard DVD.

(I believe PS3 has this feature: it automatically sets the output to either 1080p/24 or 1080p/60 based on the disk being played.)
post #2013 of 4877
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Originally Posted by jsmiddleton4 View Post

That's what we all would like to see. Auto detect source and if HD-DVD for 1080p/24fps set it automatically. If non hd-dvd and menues won't work correctly set to 1080p or 1080i, etc., and turn off 24fps.

Ah, and I thought it was just my unit. hehe
post #2014 of 4877
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Originally Posted by chris0 View Post

My first receiver had 0 as no sound and the higher the number the louder it got. This seemes to have flipped a few years back. My last few receivers have been this way, including my new Sony, and I think most new receivers do that. The odd thing is that you can go louder than 0. Maybe 0 is supposed to represent some reference level or something.

If you get sound at 52 and 54, but not 53, then that's weird.

No chrisO volume just gradually gets lower from 0 being loudest gradually decreasing to 53 and then nothing. I don't understand why have 0 to 99 that big a gap if you don't get any sound after 53. Why not just have 0 to 55. Or is it my particular receiver that's not acting right. I don't believe that mine will get louder after I hit 0.
post #2015 of 4877
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Originally Posted by mapatton View Post

Depends, what audio tracks are available on the disc, and which one did you select?

Serenity - Dolby Digtal Plus
Bourne Ultimatum - Dolby True HD and Dolby Digital Plus
I played all of the above.
post #2016 of 4877
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Originally Posted by wvasko View Post

No chrisO volume just gradually gets lower from 0 being loudest gradually decreasing to 53 and then nothing. I don't understand why have 0 to 99 that big a gap if you don't get any sound after 53. Why not just have 0 to 55. Or is it my particular receiver that's not acting right. I don't believe that mine will get louder after I hit 0.

I think it's like Jgatie said, 0 is a reference level. There may be sound below 53 from different sources. Who knows? Your receiver sounds to me to be working properly.

I'm assuming my receiver has sound above 0, I had it on mute when I tried to see how high it went. If I hadn't muted I'm pretty sure my ears would've bled.
post #2017 of 4877
Hello. I have recently purchased a toshiba hd-a35 and have it hooked up to an onkyo 875 reciever through hdmi. For some reason I am having problems outputting 5.1 audio. I have settings changed on the player to Digital HDMI Out to auto and Direct digital audio to On. My reciever and the auto test tone on the hd-a35 both show only 2 speakers being played. I do have the speaker setup to 5.1 also on the hd-dvd player. Also firmware is the latest...1.3. Any ideas? Thanks.
post #2018 of 4877
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Originally Posted by rbf2000 View Post

I have my A35 hooked up to my Onkyo 805 and it works great. My only complaint is that certain movies default to DD+ as opposed to TrueHD, I have to manually switch the audio track.

Is there a way to make it so the player defaults to the better audio format?

Unfortunately, no. It's like the old days of DVD where you had to make sure to select Dolby Digital, otherwise the player would default to Dolby Surround.

It is quite easy, now. You can be anywhere in the movie and either punch the audio button or go through the menu whilst the movie is playing.

Regards...Will
post #2019 of 4877
and I went to BB to exchange the DVD and the new disc played all the way through. No problems (knock on wood) so far. I picked up five new HD movies also will play over long week-end. Hopefully A35 will work with all.
post #2020 of 4877
Hi All

I have a strange issue with A35 not going above 1080i when connected to Yamaha 2600. I have connected both PS3 and A35 to my yamaha HDMI in and a single HDMI to my 1080p LCD PJ. I am able to get 1080p24 for PS3 but only 1080i for A35. I have plugged A35 directly to the PJ and it does output 1080p24 and I have also switch the shorter HDMI cables and HDMI inputs on the Yamaha side but the issue still persist. As much as I hope,I like to use the Yamaha to be a HDMI hub and as well as to receive HDMI PCM audios so I try not to use an external hdmi switcher hub.

Does anyone else have this hdmi handshake issue?
Appreciate any recommended solutions.

Thanks
Dexter
post #2021 of 4877
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Originally Posted by chris0 View Post

I think it's like Jgatie said, 0 is a reference level. There may be sound below 53 from different sources. Who knows? Your receiver sounds to me to be working properly.

I'm assuming my receiver has sound above 0, I had it on mute when I tried to see how high it went. If I hadn't muted I'm pretty sure my ears would've bled.

chrisO
Mind-Boggling, I never thought about possible other sources below 53. I also tried above 0 and it did get louder. I just had not tried that before. Stupid me, I assumed 0 meant top of the volume ride. I keep saying understand the caliber of the man your dealing with. I sure do like this forum though. It just keeps giving and giving.
Thank you chrisO

HDs, 2 Freebies, 15 store bought and 5 more freebies coming
post #2022 of 4877
I'm playing my A35 through an NR905 to a Sammy...all hdmi connections. I currently have my A35 audio set to 2 channel but have the 905 in surround mode and l hear sound from all 5.1 speakers. Should I change this to 5.1 in the A35 as well and what's the difference between these 2 settings? TIA
post #2023 of 4877
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Originally Posted by newbiegram View Post

I'm playing my A35 through an NR905 to a Sammy...all hdmi connections. I currently have my A35 audio set to 2 channel but have the 905 in surround mode and l hear sound from all 5.1 speakers. Should I change this to 5.1 in the A35 as well and what's the difference between these 2 settings? TIA


If you have 5.1 speakers then you want to default the A35 to 5.1 in the audio set-up. The way you have it set-up your AVR is just guessing what needs to go to the rear speakers. You will have a much better surround field by letting the disc properly decode the way the sound engineers designed it.
post #2024 of 4877
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Originally Posted by jay07059 View Post

Well I purchased an A35 from Robert @ VE (Side note: VE and Rob rocks, kudos to them for the great service they have provided to me over the years). I bought the A35 to replace the XA1 I purchased at launch. The XA1 was locking up on just about every HD-DVD I put in it (It was always up to date firmware wise, so I think it was just going).

Well, I installed the A35 today and playing Bourne Ultimatum, it kept freezing (Brand new disc, just got it for Christmas). I updated to 1.3 and it played to the end so I was very happy. Then, with 10 minutes left, it froze again. Not sure what I am doing wrong, but the Tosh's seem to be very sensitive to disc issues. I love the format, I just hope Tosh comes up with something to help with these issues.

I have been having the same issue. Most of the movies I own or rent will start hanging up in the last 2-10 minutes of the film. I spoke to Toshiba Customer Support and they actually asked me to send the unit back for repair. I still think it's a firmware issue personally. If you eject the disc and put it back in and cue up the scene will it play perfectly to the end?
post #2025 of 4877
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Originally Posted by Dr.Lobrow View Post

If you have 5.1 speakers then you want to default the A35 to 5.1 in the audio set-up. The way you have it set-up your AVR is just guessing what needs to go to the rear speakers. You will have a much better surround field by letting the disc properly decode the way the sound engineers designed it.

Thanks DrLowbrow!
post #2026 of 4877
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post #2027 of 4877
We purchased the A35 despite some posts describing playback problems with less than perfect discs. We received Transformers from a rental place and the disc was badly scratched and had a few smudges from I'm assuming fingers. I purposely loaded the disc without cleaning and it played flawlessly. I did download, burned, and installed the latest firmware from Toshiba. By the way I tried to do the firmware update via the maintenance menu and it was unsuccessful. I just kept getting the disclaimer notices in a loop even after checking yes and OK.
post #2028 of 4877
I am only getting 5.1 surround sound using my HD-30 with a 6.1 setup. I have a high end Sony ES receiver but it is only HDMI 1.2 capable.

If I upgrade to the HD-35, will I get 6.1 over HDMI?

I get 6.1 with DVD, but not HD DVD.
post #2029 of 4877
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Originally Posted by Guru View Post

I have been having the same issue. Most of the movies I own or rent will start hanging up in the last 2-10 minutes of the film. I spoke to Toshiba Customer Support and they actually asked me to send the unit back for repair. I still think it's a firmware issue personally. If you eject the disc and put it back in and cue up the scene will it play perfectly to the end?

Yes it does. That is really the strange thing. Even on the XA1 I had, if I rebooted the XA1 and recued the scene, it would not lock. That's why I don't think it's a disc only issue. The only HD-DVD I was able to play through flawlessly on the XA1 was Transformers. All other HD's lock up at some point and never the same point again.

I was able to play through Bourne Ultimatum on the new A35, so we will see how it goes. My extended family was up and I was showing off Bourne Ultimatum on the XA1. Everyone was ooh and ahh'ing until it locked up about a half hour into the movie. Oh well.
post #2030 of 4877
Hi ALL,

I'm considering getting the A35, and I would like to download the user manual before I buy it. I can't seem to find it on the Toshiba web site. Does anyone know if it can be downloaded and if so from where?

Thanks,
Gerry
post #2031 of 4877
Well I am considering buying this unit but I am very concerned about the problems with playing rental disks and the 1880p60 thing bugs me so I sent Toshiba an email asking if they were working on these issues.

This is there response.

Thanks for writing!
I apologize but all the known issues have been updated on our website at http://www.tacp.com I understand they may be some reviews on AVS forum and CNET but these are a very low percent of units that have these issues. If you do experience this issues and a firmware does not fix the problem your unit can be serviced and sent in for a repair.

For further assistance, please write back or call our Customer Solutions Department at 1-800-631-3811. They are available Mon-Fri, 8AM to 7PM Central time.

Bradley


Toshiba Customer Service


I just noticed the audio dropout issue with 1.3 AVR's on the FAQ. I didn't even ask about that. I am too stressed. What to do?
post #2032 of 4877
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I'm considering getting the A35, and I would like to download the user manual before I buy it. I can't seem to find it on the Toshiba web site. Does anyone know if it can be downloaded and if so from where?

http://support.toshiba.ca/support/ceg/manuals/

http://support.toshiba.ca/support/ce...s&model=HD-A35
post #2033 of 4877
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Originally Posted by DexS View Post

Hi All

I have a strange issue with A35 not going above 1080i when connected to Yamaha 2600. I have connected both PS3 and A35 to my yamaha HDMI in and a single HDMI to my 1080p LCD PJ. I am able to get 1080p24 for PS3 but only 1080i for A35. I have plugged A35 directly to the PJ and it does output 1080p24 and I have also switch the shorter HDMI cables and HDMI inputs on the Yamaha side but the issue still persist. As much as I hope,I like to use the Yamaha to be a HDMI hub and as well as to receive HDMI PCM audios so I try not to use an external hdmi switcher hub.

Does anyone else have this hdmi handshake issue?
Appreciate any recommended solutions.

Thanks
Dexter

Can you verify the A35 video setup in the A35 menu?
post #2034 of 4877
post #2035 of 4877
my brother got his a35 friday and it bombed! locked up durring 300 and wouldn't even play bourne. he did the firmware update and can't get it past the welcome screen.. back it goes to crutchfield.
post #2036 of 4877
Hi guys,

I just got my HD-A35 installed along with my Sony STR-DA4300ES. I am using HDMI to the reciever and HDMI from the reciever to my Samsung DLP.

When I a play a an HD-DVD that has a TrueHD soundtrack, it is not showing up on the reciever. For the life of me I can't seem to figure it out. I have gone through both manuals and thought I have it set up correctly...but I'm sure I am missing something.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Paul
post #2037 of 4877
I'm having a little problem with my HD-A35. Randomly the movie (brand new Bourne Ultimatium, not Netflix) skips a little and when it resumes the audio is out of sync by a lot, like 2 sec or so. However; when I resume the movie to the same location second time around, the movie plays fine at this spot. It is happening randomly.

I've read some people experiencing similar problem.

Anyone know whether there is a fix for this? any work around? Anyone heard any response from Toshiba?

What bothers me is that this is brand spanking movie with not even a smudge on it.
post #2038 of 4877
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Originally Posted by Archangel 70 View Post

Hi guys,

I just got my HD-A35 installed along with my Sony STR-DA4300ES. I am using HDMI to the reciever and HDMI from the reciever to my Samsung DLP.

When I a play a an HD-DVD that has a TrueHD soundtrack, it is not showing up on the reciever. For the life of me I can't seem to figure it out. I have gone through both manuals and thought I have it set up correctly...but I'm sure I am missing something.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Paul

DO you have it set correctly in the setup menu to allow bitstreaming of the advanced codecs? It won't send it unless you set it correctly and it won't be set unless you go into the setup menu and change it yourself.
post #2039 of 4877
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Originally Posted by Archangel 70 View Post

Hi guys,

I just got my HD-A35 installed along with my Sony STR-DA4300ES. I am using HDMI to the reciever and HDMI from the reciever to my Samsung DLP.

When I a play a an HD-DVD that has a TrueHD soundtrack, it is not showing up on the reciever. For the life of me I can't seem to figure it out. I have gone through both manuals and thought I have it set up correctly...but I'm sure I am missing something.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Paul

> did you select true hd from the dvd main menu?

>did you enable digital direct audio mode?
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