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Originally Posted by dvddud View Post

Last year i signed up to receive updates thru the mail. i just received the 4.0 version. i'd suggest signing up, easy then online

Registered the day I bought my player (Black Friday '07). Point is, the download is always available long before I actually get the discs from Toshiba, which in my case is usually 3 to 4 weeks later. (That timeframe has been consistent for me.) So if it's available online, no sense in my waiting for the discs. Moreover, if it's gonna be made available online, then it stands to reason that it should be a clean, working link and file, hence my calls to Toshiba to get it fixed (which, thankfully, they did a day or so later).
post #4322 of 4877
I get my discs with-in 3-4 days after a working download is available...Been quite consistent with me also...
post #4323 of 4877
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I get my discs with-in 3-4 days after a working download is available...Been quite consistent with me also...

You've been both consistent and fortunate, then.
post #4324 of 4877
Hey, all.

It would seem the A35 is THE one to get for "lossless" bitstream audio. Who are the "usual suspects" to seek out in purchasing one (or more) of these beauties? Any direction would be appreciated!

- Dave
post #4325 of 4877
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Originally Posted by metaldave View Post

Hey, all.

It would seem the A35 is THE one to get for "lossless" bitstream audio. Who are the "usual suspects" to seek out in purchasing one (or more) of these beauties? Any direction would be appreciated!

- Dave

Well, I guess some might argue that the XA2 is THE one also. Both are discontinued, obviously, so start with eBay or even the Tosh site for factory-authorized refurbs (if available).
post #4326 of 4877
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Originally Posted by BasicBlak View Post

Well, I guess some might argue that the XA2 is THE one also. Both are discontinued, obviously, so start with eBay or even the Tosh site for factory-authorized refurbs (if available).

Indeed. I have both and the XA2 is the shizzle.
post #4327 of 4877
Both the A35 and XA2 would seem to be a challenge to find. Any other recommendations aside from eBay?
post #4328 of 4877
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Originally Posted by metaldave View Post

Both the A35 and XA2 would seem to be a challenge to find. Any other recommendations aside from eBay?

Did you even look at eBay? There are several of both up for auction over there as I type this. Videogon is also a good place (http://www.videogon.com); I got a mint-condition legacy Parasound amp a while back from Audiogon, their sister site. Amazon has two XA2s and seven A35s available right now (as of 10:27pm PDT tonight). There's plenty out there still, believe me.
post #4329 of 4877
I did a search, but apologize if this has already been covered. Is it possible to send video over component while doing the audio over HDMI? I just redid my system with a new HDMI capable receiver (Onkyo 606) and switched the audio from multichannel to HDMI (this freed up the multichannel for a DVD-A/SACD player) so I could get 7.1 and bitstream the advanced stuff. As soon as I turn on the receiver, the component video stops. On my BD player (PS3) I can set the audio for HDMI and the video for component and I was hoping to do the same for the A-35. Any help appreciated.
post #4330 of 4877
Try turning the TV on first then the AVR...It sounds like a handshake issue...
post #4331 of 4877
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Originally Posted by Splicer010 View Post

Try turning the TV on first then the AVR...It sounds like a handshake issue...

I don't see how...The TV is not connected to the receiver at all and is only connected to the A-35 via component. How could it handshake?
post #4332 of 4877
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Originally Posted by BSTNFAN View Post

I did a search, but apologize if this has already been covered. Is it possible to send video over component while doing the audio over HDMI? I just redid my system with a new HDMI capable receiver (Onkyo 606) and switched the audio from multichannel to HDMI (this freed up the multichannel for a DVD-A/SACD player) so I could get 7.1 and bitstream the advanced stuff. As soon as I turn on the receiver, the component video stops. On my BD player (PS3) I can set the audio for HDMI and the video for component and I was hoping to do the same for the A-35. Any help appreciated.

I seem to remember reading an online review or two stating that, though the A35 will allow simultaneous output of HDMI and component video, it will only do so if the S/PDIF or analog audio connectors are involved for sound. With high resolution audio (achieved only via HDMI), it seems to either severely restrict video resolution on component or disable it altogether. If I can recall the exact review, I'll refer back and link to it.
post #4333 of 4877
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Originally Posted by BSTNFAN View Post

I don't see how...The TV is not connected to the receiver at all and is only connected to the A-35 via component. How could it handshake?

Well if the AVR is not connected to the TV then there are other issues...I can't imagine why unless the A35 senses the AVR and then 'disconnects' the component output since I do not think both can be used at the same time...The audio on the other hand can be used simultaneously...In other words the Video if going out on HDMI to say your TV...the TV will have video and audio thru the HDMI connection...Now say you want the surround sound to come from your AVR you can connect the 5.1 multi channel outs or the TosLINK to your AVR and get surround sound that way...

Doing it the way you describe I don't believe will work as this is HD the player probably uses all its resources to apply to the video for the best possible picture...

Have you considered purchasing a HDMI splitter???Running one output to the AVR for audio and the other to the TV for video??? Or just using the HDMI out of the AVR to the TV??? The latter would probably be best and least expensive...
post #4334 of 4877
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Originally Posted by Splicer010 View Post

Well if the AVR is not connected to the TV then there are other issues...I can't imagine why unless the A35 senses the AVR and then 'disconnects' the component output since I do not think both can be used at the same time...The audio on the other hand can be used simultaneously...In other words the Video if going out on HDMI to say your TV...the TV will have video and audio thru the HDMI connection...Now say you want the surround sound to come from your AVR you can connect the 5.1 multi channel outs or the TosLINK to your AVR and get surround sound that way...

Doing it the way you describe I don't believe will work as this is HD the player probably uses all its resources to apply to the video for the best possible picture...

Have you considered purchasing a HDMI splitter???Running one output to the AVR for audio and the other to the TV for video??? Or just using the HDMI out of the AVR to the TV??? The latter would probably be best and least expensive...

The TV is component only. It has been professionally cal'd and has an outstanding picture so I'm in no hurry to replace it. It's starting to sound like I'll have to go back to using the analog outs so I'll lose my DVD-A capability (can use the PS3 for SACD) and no 7.1 .
post #4335 of 4877
There are other methods...Get a HDMI to DVI cable and one of these:

http://www.digitalconnection.com/Pro...deo/dcp261.ASP
post #4336 of 4877
I have this player and the A2 and the remotes seem the same. I just got a new Vizio Plasma for the bedroom and hooked the A2 up to it. Does anyone know the IR code for the toshiba remote to control the Vizio?
post #4337 of 4877
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Originally Posted by Phil Tomaskovic View Post

I'm also getting "cannot find out server" or if I try to access the web features on the Transformers disc, it immediately says no internet connection. Not sure when this stopped working? The A35 is connected to a Dlink switch which is then connected to an Airlink wireless bridge. I just got a Tivo HD and it is connected to the Dlink switch also and has no problems connecting to Youtube or downloading the guide data. I tried with DHCP and also hardcoding all the network params. Only thing I noticed is that the "cannot find server" msg takes longer when using the manual settings; it is almost immediate when I have DHCP on. If DHCP is on, all addresses are 0; should I get a non-zero IP address?

Next step I will try connecting directly to the router and see if I can connect. But need to pull the A35 out of the stand. If anyone has ideas, please let me know. Someone mentioned there is a 4.0 update on the web site, has anyone been able to get it thru the player's update menu?

thanks

I replaced the Airlink101 with a Zoom Game Point! that I bought from Micro Center and everything is working fine now. The Tivo, A35 and Sony 550 BluRay are all connected to the internet.
post #4338 of 4877
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Originally Posted by Splicer010 View Post

Well if the AVR is not connected to the TV then there are other issues...I can't imagine why unless the A35 senses the AVR and then 'disconnects' the component output since I do not think both can be used at the same time...The audio on the other hand can be used simultaneously...In other words the Video if going out on HDMI to say your TV...the TV will have video and audio thru the HDMI connection...Now say you want the surround sound to come from your AVR you can connect the 5.1 multi channel outs or the TosLINK to your AVR and get surround sound that way...

Doing it the way you describe I don't believe will work as this is HD the player probably uses all its resources to apply to the video for the best possible picture...

Have you considered purchasing a HDMI splitter???Running one output to the AVR for audio and the other to the TV for video??? Or just using the HDMI out of the AVR to the TV??? The latter would probably be best and least expensive...

No, the player does support simultaneous output of HDMI/component video. (See page 15 of the manual.) In this case, it's the audio that's at issue. S/PDIF and multi-channel analog can work simultaneously if only using component. But when trying to use HDMI for only audio, while using component for video, the player seems to shut down the component output. My guess is that, in some backwards way, this might have something to do with DRM more than anything else. But as others have suggested, there are alternatives.

First, BSTNFAN, make sure you have HDMI Video OUT on your 606 set to OFF. If it's not, then that would confirm that there's a "handshake" problem in that the A35's connection is looking for an accompanying display to tap into, which in turn would confirm the DRM protocol. If HDMI Video Out is set to OFF, then the receiver won't look for an HDMI-compatible display to talk to, allowing your component video to come through.
post #4339 of 4877
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Originally Posted by metaldave View Post

Hey, all.

It would seem the A35 is THE one to get for "lossless" bitstream audio. Who are the "usual suspects" to seek out in purchasing one (or more) of these beauties? Any direction would be appreciated!

- Dave

What's your price range? PM me and we might be able to work something out.
post #4340 of 4877
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Originally Posted by BasicBlak View Post

No, the player does support simultaneous output of HDMI/component video. (See page 15 of the manual.) In this case, it's the audio that's at issue. S/PDIF and multi-channel analog can work simultaneously if only using component. But when trying to use HDMI for only audio, while using component for video, the player seems to shut down the component output. My guess is that, in some backwards way, this might have something to do with DRM more than anything else. But as others have suggested, there are alternatives.

First, BSTNFAN, make sure you have HDMI Video OUT on your 606 set to OFF. If it's not, then that would confirm that there's a "handshake" problem in that the A35's connection is looking for an accompanying display to tap into, which in turn would confirm the DRM protocol. If HDMI Video Out is set to OFF, then the receiver won't look for an HDMI-compatible display to talk to, allowing your component video to come through.

Thanks for the response! I thought I checked this, but I may have been confused with whether the audio was set to through or not (are they different?). I will check again tonight.
post #4341 of 4877
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Originally Posted by BSTNFAN View Post

Thanks for the response! I thought I checked this, but I may have been confused with whether the audio was set to through or not (are they different?). I will check again tonight.

Just keep in mind that in your case, you don't want HDMI pass-thru, as the receiver will be looking for an attached HDMI display device. So HDMI OUT should be set to OFF. The object is to have the receiver decode the audio so that component (up to 1080i for HD DVD, 480p for SD DVD) can take care of the video chores. I'm thinking this should do the trick for you. Good luck... and let us know how it turns out.
post #4342 of 4877
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Originally Posted by BasicBlak View Post

Just keep in mind that in your case, you don't want HDMI pass-thru, as the receiver will be looking for an attached HDMI display device. So HDMI OUT should be set to OFF. The object is to have the receiver decode the audio so that component (up to 1080i for HD DVD, 480p for SD DVD) can take care of the video chores. I'm thinking this should do the trick for you. Good luck... and let us know how it turns out.

Thanks...I have the audio pass through turned off. My concern is that a quick perusal of the 606 manual doesn't show an HDMI selection for off. I see Through, Auto, and a variety of resolutions, but no "Off." I'll try them all tonight to see if anything works.
post #4343 of 4877
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Originally Posted by BSTNFAN View Post

Thanks...I have the audio pass through turned off. My concern is that a quick perusal of the 606 manual doesn't show an HDMI selection for off. I see Through, Auto, and a variety of resolutions, but no "Off." I'll try them all tonight to see if anything works.

If that doesn't work, get yourself another set of component cables: Run one set from the A35 to the 606, run the other from the 606 to the TV; next, run and HDMI cable from the A35 to the 606. In the setup menu, assign the A35's video input to COMPONENT, then assign the corresponding digital audio input to HDMI 1 thru 4 IN (depending on which input you're using). You'll now be in COMPONENT pass-thru mode, allowing HDMI audio to be processed separately. The 606 may just prefer everything be handled via the receiver in order to give you the flexibility you're looking for.
post #4344 of 4877
I figured it out! I want to thank BasicBlac and the others who helped me get to the bottom of it. For others who may run into this problem and find this post in a search, I will recap:

Situation: I updated my system with an HDMI capable receiver, but am using a component only HDTV and wanted component video and HDMI audio.

Problem: When I turned on the receiver for audio, my video disappeared.

Discovery: The A-35 will output on HDMI and component simultaneously, but they must do so at the same video resolution. The A-35 will default to the resolution the HDMI tells it to and this may result in a resolution that component can't handle or isn't allowed to display. For an HD-DVD, this refers to 1080p. For a standard DVD, this refers to upconversion of copy protected discs. In either of these situations the component video will be shut down.

Fix: For HD-DVD, make sure the A-35 is set for "Up to 1080i." The A-35 will then limit the video to 1080i even with HDMI attached. As most TVs cannot accept 1080p over component anyhow, there is nothing lost.

For standard DVD, it's a little more complicated. I have other alternatives to the A-35 that are just as good in my situation, so I'm all set. However, if the A-35 is your only option, I came up with 2 alternatives (neither are perfect).

1. Go into setup and tell the A-35 that the max resolution is 480p. This requires changing a setting every time you go back and forth between DVD and HD-DVD.

2. Run a digital audio cable to your receiver in parallel with HDMI. Depending on how your receiver operates, this will require you to tell the receiver to ignore HDMI and use the digital audio input (this will only work if that results in the receiver shutting down the HDMI port so that the A-35 doesn't see it) or a temporary disconnection of the HDMI cable will be required. As DVD does not use the advanced codecs, you will still receive the best possible audio.

Thanks again for the help and I now return to my regularly scheduled viewings!
post #4345 of 4877
^^Good show, BSTNFAN! Now get back to enjoying some movies.
post #4346 of 4877
After not using my a35 for a few months I decided to pop a movie in but the power was not working. I have now disconnected it from my home setup and have tried plugging it into different outlets and I'm not getting any power. Am I missing something here? Is there a trick to turning this thing on? I think there's even a disc still stuck in there....arghh...note, the red light never illuminates nor does screen.
post #4347 of 4877
^That's definitely a problem. Looks like service might be in order. Should still be under warranty, though, since the A35 as a model is just about at its anniversary.
post #4348 of 4877
Anyone seriously interested in a gently used, smoke free (as in the room) A35, still running 1.3 with the FW discs, then PM me.

My new TV will take 1080p from the HTPC and I have a BD burner and PowerDVD that'll play HD DVDs.

It'll be EvilBayed tomorrow......

Seggers

Edit: Going, Going, gone! It went today (Nov 9th) for a fairly respectable amount. Not what I would have liked, but not too shabby.

So long folks, it's been fun.
post #4349 of 4877
I have a spare XA2 if anyone is interested in like new condition.....
post #4350 of 4877
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

I have a spare XA2 if anyone is interested in like new condition.....

Dang you!! Remember, I wanted to buy that off of you about 8 or 9 months ago. I settled for the A-35, which has worked well. PM me your price.
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