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Old 09-29-2008, 01:08 AM   #121
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I agree L2W.

It is not like they will be coming out with new movies that might require the updates, but if it solves some issues (HDMI conflict, etc.) or like the A20, XA2, A30 which had jaggies introduced on AVC encoded movies with version 3.0, then it makes sense.
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:49 AM   #122
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The best rule of thumb is IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT. If your player is working fine, leave it alone. Sometimes firmware updates can cause problems and if your unit is working fine, why chance adding problems.

No, the firmware updates are cumulative but read the preceding reply.
I'll stick with 2.8 for now then.
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The best rule of thumb is IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT. If your player is working fine, leave it alone. Sometimes firmware updates can cause problems and if your unit is working fine, why chance adding problems.

No, the firmware updates are cumulative but read the preceding reply.
Thanks, but I do get the occasional freeze or disc reading error.
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Thanks, but I do get the occasional freeze or disc reading error.
Then by all means update to 4.0 as it is supposed to fix those kind of problems and eliminate problems with previous firmware releases. 4.0 has worked great for me on the players I have it installed.
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Thanks, but I do get the occasional freeze or disc reading error.
Really? I have never had a disc freeze up during HD DVD playback. My only issue was from newer combo discs released last December and January. For some odd reason the HD DVD side would not work without the latest firmware, but after updating everything has worked fine.
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Really? I have never had a disc freeze up during HD DVD playback. My only issue was from newer combo discs released last December and January. For some odd reason the HD DVD side would not work without the latest firmware, but after updating everything has worked fine.
Check some AVC encoded movies with your 2.8 firmware, as i heard there are some jaggies with those movies, but since you have a CRT @ 1080i you likely had no issue.

I would at least save it in case you get a new display.
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:04 PM   #127
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I have loaded 4.0 on an HD-A30 and an HD-XA2 and played several discs, both formats on both players. My impression is things are working great and the jaggies have been fixed. I have intended to go to AVSForums and read about both players and see if there reports of issues, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

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I have loaded 4.0 on an HD-A30 and an HD-XA2 and played several discs, both formats on both players. My impression is things are working great and the jaggies have been fixed. I have intended to go to AVSForums and read about both players and see if there reports of issues, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

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Thanks for the feedback Chris. Are you going to be my guinea pig on the A20 also? I would like to make sure it improves things or at least doesn't cause issues before I try updating given the hassles I went through to finally get new players.
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Now if only Toshiba would release firmware to support PAL playback.
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Thank you for the info. It'll help out a lot.
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When was the last time the firmware was updated?
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When was the last time the firmware was updated?
Toshiba offered version 4.0 sometime during the last half of 2008. I believe it is still available on their site.

I had a terminal freeze-up issue with one -- a dual disc of American Gangster -- before I loaded 4.0.
Someday I'll get around to playing that disc again to see if the update helped. I have had no issues with other discs.
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