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my new HD-A1 but I have a few questions....

I just recently bought a Toshiba HD-A1 hd dvd player with remote for $5 with 20% off (total of $4.22 with taxes) at a resale shop. Before buying it I powered it on and tested it with both a cd and a regular dvd (didnt have any hd dvds there or with me to test). The player did recognize both discs. I'm trying to find out what firmware it has but it seems it doesn't have a menu to go to. If I start the player up with no disc in it, it just shows "no disc" on the screen. The remote doesn't have any buttons on it to go to a menu of the player either. Does anyone know how to find the firmware on a HD-A1 player? I'm also trying to find an iso of the 4.0 firmware for this player. Every download I have seen is either down or is corrupted when downloaded. Any help would be grateful. Thanks in advance.
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There should be a setup button on the remote that takes you to the menu, unless it's not an original remote and some replacement.

The thing with the firmware updates is they appear corrupted so you have to burn them to a disc. Even the disc will be unreadable but if you do the update, it will recognize it.
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You should Download Toshiba HD-A1 SPEC as well as OPERATING MANUAL from fol. Toshiba Support Website:

On pg 57, you will find Instructions for using HD-A1's Ethernet connection to your Internet Router to Download Updates.

Or you can TRY the *.iso file found on the "Drivers and Updates" Tab. I had no problem downloading v.4.0 WinZip file, which was recognized by my WinZip app. But I don't have an HD-A1 to try it on.
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