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post #31 of 700
Any improvement to 1080p/60 playback?
post #32 of 700
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My european EP35 (firmware here : http://toshibahddvd.eu/firmware/down..._firmware.html) can now play my Veronica Mars zone 1 DVD so I thought the update made it region free but il doesn't work with other titles I've tried... (My name is earl, smoke signals and the dvd side of my combos)

So is it partially region free ?
post #33 of 700
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Originally Posted by Jeff Flowerday View Post

Any improvement to 1080p/60 playback?

+1
post #34 of 700
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Originally Posted by jdrouette View Post

Just installed 2.0. It adds a menu in Video called "Frame Rate", from which you can select "Auto" or "24 FPS". Great!

Unfortunately, it still does not work with my Samsung T6187s. Even after re-initializing the player, setting to 24 FPS, my TV only displays 1920x1080 60hz when it displays 24hz from my PS3. Weird.

It also hasn't fixed the problem I had playing my French "Pan's Labyrinth" which plays fine on my A2.

What a tease this firmware was.

jd

Thats all that a Samsung DLP is capable of playing (60Hz). Even though your PS3 says it is 24Hz, your TV is still performing the 3:2 to get to 60 frames.
post #35 of 700
K-Dawg - it aint the PS reporting the 24Hz, it is the TV ("info button" on the remote).
With proper FW, HLT DLPs from Sam do support 24Hz
post #36 of 700
As Michael indicated in post #16, here's the cut'n'paste from Toshiba's site:

Firmware Update Version 2.0

Applicable Models: HD-A30, HD-A3, HD-D3, and HD-A35.

Overview: As part of our commitment to provide world-class service to our customers, Toshiba is supplying this firmware update for use by purchasers of the Toshiba HD DVD Player models listed above. This firmware update improves support for 1080p/24Hz and auto mode(for HD-A30 and HD-A35), improves network connectivity for supporting the download of web-enabled network content associated with certain HD DVD discs, and also addresses certain disc playback and HDMI/DVI related issues identified by Toshiba.

Important Note: Certain HD DVD discs may contain or have the capability of downloading studio-provided, web-enabled network content. To minimize any potential compatibility and/or connectivity issues it is recommended that you perform the firmware update process to ensure that your HD DVD player is using the latest firmware version.

There's a FAQ further down that same page.

I'll try my CD image later tonight.
post #37 of 700
+1. I won't update the FW unless I see a need to.
post #38 of 700
I just ran the update it is now 2.0, the door opens in 10 seconds YEA!

There are two places in set up that refer to 24hz if both are set to 24hz and the DVD plays does that mean the set is accepting 24hz?

post #39 of 700
Performing the update as we speak on my A3 and then I will update my A30. So far so good. I love the firmware support of Toshiba. Let's see what it does.

Cheers
post #40 of 700
I just updated my A30 over the net without problems.
I'm trying my HD-DVD of the Shining that had a gltch before, so far so good.

Update: Played through without a problem, so maybe it's more tolerant of problem
discs.
post #41 of 700
Think I'll wait a few a few days and reread this thread before upgrading. After hearing the horror stories of the 2.8 FW for the XA2, it may be smart to wait and see if there are any problems with this FW.
post #42 of 700
It took a little over 1/2 an hour to update my Tosh A35 via its ethernet LAN connection.
Started out displaying step 1 of 39 and started counting upwards. After that completes, it then begins its install steps 1 to 4. I got worried at the end when it reached step 4/4 and it just sat there for the longest time. But ultimately if completes and the Toshiba A35 unit turns itself off. That is when you're done.
I don't use 1080p/24 nor HDMI connection yet for my video (I don't have a display that supports it yet). I use its component video outputs up to 1080i to my Sony 34XBR2 CRT screen. Thus I will have no idea of any improvements in that area. But I hope that they improved disc playability...
post #43 of 700
It sounds like the update is similar to the XA2 update. Does it cause the same problems as the XA2 update? Problems with AVC encoded discs with 1080P24 output.
post #44 of 700
What is auto mode (I have an HD-A35)? I have a Sony VPL-VW60 projector, and when I put it in Auto mode I get 1080/60p even when resolution is set to up to 1080/24p. 1080/24p still works, but I have to set both frame rate and resolution to get it to work.

My impression on auto mode is that it would give you 1080/24p with film sourced dvds and with hd-dvds but give 1080/60p with interlaced video content as some of the HDScape discs are.
post #45 of 700
Loaded 2.0 over the net on my D3 this afternoon. Door now opens within 6 seconds of hitting eject button. Disc load time is still slow with a little over 30 seconds, starting with disc tray open, to on screen video.
post #46 of 700
Only installed 2.0 to see if it would allow play of "the disc that would not play", a.k.a Enemy At the Gates on Gen 3 players. Updated just fine, still no play on my A35.
post #47 of 700
Okay, so I went through the update, however, when starting the Player up it seems to have bricked the player...

The "Welcome" text is displayed but no video and no "Loading" text pops up? Is my player essentially bricked?

I have no idea what the problem might be, I never removed power from the unit during the update...

Either way is there anyway to reset the player?
post #48 of 700
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Originally Posted by Hankus View Post

Loaded 2.0 over the net on my D3 this afternoon. Door now opens within 6 seconds of hitting eject button. Disc load time is still slow with a little over 30 seconds, starting with disc tray open, to on screen video.

6secs with the player on or off?
post #49 of 700
watsonte - have you tried powering off and on since the update? mine would not load a disc right after so I did a regular power down/up and it worked fine after that.

if you are really hosed try holding the power button for >10 secs to reset and power up again...

(and maybe don't do all that right away...wait for some more responses!)

good luck!
post #50 of 700
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Originally Posted by roboconnell View Post

watsonte - have you tried powering off and on since the update? mine would not load a disc right after so I did a regular power down/up and it worked fine after that.

if you are really hosed try holding the power button for >10 secs to reset and power up again...

(and maybe don't do all that right away...wait for some more responses!)

good luck!

Alright, thanks, I have tried powering off and on a couple of times now...

I did try leaving the unit unplugged for about a minute... I will try holding the power button and see if I can get any response from the unit.

Its really odd that Toshiba Support is Closed but I dont know, I guess everyone has to go home at some point in the day. I just dont recall the last time I called a Customer Service number prior to 9pm EST only to find that they are closed.
post #51 of 700
If all else fails, unplug it for a few seconds and then plug it back in. I had to do that with the 1.3 update a couple of months ago.
post #52 of 700
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Originally Posted by TxStetson View Post

If all else fails, unplug it for a few seconds and then plug it back in. I had to do that with the 1.3 update a couple of months ago.

Tried the view seconds, I am going to 30 min, looks like I might be sending this to Toshiba...
post #53 of 700
hmm i think i will wait to see what happens with watsonte's player before downloading
post #54 of 700
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Originally Posted by jdrouette View Post

I know some TVs require "forced" 24 fps playback, as mine does. If I force 24 fps from the PS3 I get 24hz, if I set to "auto", I get 60hz. However, even setting the A35 to "forced" 24 fps gets me 60hz. Clearly, the TV does 24hz with at least one player, so I can only assume it's dependent on the player.

For the record, the HD DVDs I've tested are Superman Returns and Eyes Wide Shut. I also tried one DVD; Tess. All show up as 60hz.

I can echo this experience. When I had the Samsung 1400, I was able to get my Optoma HD-80 projector to properly display 1080p/24. However, with the A35 and firmware v2.0 in addition to the resolution setting of 1080p/24 and the new additional "forced" 24fps setting, I still get nothing but 1080p/30 on HD DVD titles. I've heard there have been problems with respect to this and the Optoma HD-80 but I thought this time around it would finally work! Oh well...I guess not.
post #55 of 700
Hmm...so far we have some different menu settings with unconfirmed benefits...slightly faster tray eject and one bricked player. I think I'll pass on this one until I run into an issue I think it might help.
post #56 of 700
I updated my A35 using the LAN. Worked fine. I'm not sure what benefit it has for me - I don't have a 1080p/24fps display. Haven't notice any quicker load time or tray opening, but I'm not timing this stuff. I hit open and go get a beer. When I put the disc in, I hit start on the MV and wait for the popcorn to finish. Then I know the movie is loaded and I'm ready to go. Anyway, 2.0/1.0 on my FW.
post #57 of 700
I hope that this will address some HDMI - DVI handshake issues for the A3. My parents lost an upconverting player due to Toshiba's problems.
post #58 of 700
I have a panasonic 58 750U plasma that is not supost to accept 1080p24. When i set the A-35 2.0 to up to 1080p 24 and forced 24 I get a picture. My set shows the signal as 1080p and the menue options show 3-2 pulldown as off. Am I getting 1080p 24?
post #59 of 700
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Originally Posted by rashid11 View Post

K-Dawg - it aint the PS reporting the 24Hz, it is the TV ("info button" on the remote).
With proper FW, HLT DLPs from Sam do support 24Hz

http://ars.samsung.com/customer/usa/...ARS_ID=6166229

How Many Frames Per Second (FPS) Do Samsung DLP TVs Display?


Current Samsung DLP TVs display at a rate of thirty (30) frames per second.

Samsung's 1080p DLP TVs are 1080p30. That is, 1080p at 30 fps (frames per second).

So what kind of FW are you talking about?
post #60 of 700
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Originally Posted by HB GAMER View Post

I have a panasonic 58 750U plasma that is not supost to accept 1080p24. When i set the A-35 2.0 to up to 1080p 24 and forced 24 I get a picture. My set shows the signal as 1080p and the menue options show 3-2 pulldown as off. Am I getting 1080p 24?

I have the same issue. I have a samsung LNT4665, no 24hz. But when I set it to 1080p24 I get a picture and when I hit info on my display it says 1080p at 24hz.....does my display actually do it afterall? Odd.
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