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Old 04-27-2008, 10:28 AM   #1  
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Default New firmware update version 3.0 for the 1G HD DVD players here

http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/resource.asp?resourceid=52

Not sure what it does, but thought some might want it. I would suggest that anyone with one of these players at least copy this firmware to their computers even if they are not going to do this update because their player currently works with all releases.

At least they are staying true to their word to continue with updates.
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Old 04-28-2008, 06:48 AM   #2  
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I have not had any issues with my HD-A1 running the last firmware update but I am going to download this one for future use if needed. Good job by Toshiba to continue to address any issues with firmware udpates even if I wasn't even aware of the issues.

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At least they are staying true to their word to continue with updates.
To the bitter end, at that.
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http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/resource.asp?resourceid=52

Not sure what it does, but thought some might want it. I would suggest that anyone with one of these players at least copy this firmware to their computers even if they are not going to do this update because their player currently works with all releases.

At least they are staying true to their word to continue with updates.
Nice find! I hope someone figures out what this update does since my A1 has been perfect since FW 2.3. I guess this is why many of us really loved HD-DVD so much. They underpromised, overdelivered, and continue to stay true to their word even after losing the fight.
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Nice find! I hope someone figures out what this update does since my A1 has been perfect since FW 2.3. I guess this is why many of us really loved HD-DVD so much. They underpromised, overdelivered, and continue to stay true to their word even after losing the fight.
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They underpromised, overdelivered, and continue to stay true to their word even after losing the fight.
The product had one hardware manufacturer, not much software support and basically no market anywhere in the world. The product was launched against the wishes of an entire industry except for a couple of companies. What was staying true to their word?

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The product had one hardware manufacturer, not much software support and basically no market anywhere in the world. The product was launched against the wishes of an entire industry except for a couple of companies. What was staying true to their word?

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You need to give it a rest Chris. BD already won, and you have stated this opinion probably more than 100 times over the last 2 years, so does it really need to continue to be repeated? It doesn't change the fact that Toshiba IS providing fantastic support for HD DVD players now does it?
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You need to give it a rest Chris. BD already won, and you have stated this opinion probably more than 100 times over the last 2 years, so does it really need to continue to be repeated? It doesn't change the fact that Toshiba IS providing fantastic support for HD DVD players now does it?
One can only imagine how long he'd go on if BD lost...
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The product had one hardware manufacturer, not much software support and basically no market anywhere in the world. The product was launched against the wishes of an entire industry except for a couple of companies. What was staying true to their word?

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Well, they are still supporting us HD-DVD owners with new firmward upgrades. They could have easily just abandoned us, as the fight is over. That of course is your opinion, which isn't going to change my opinion, which isn't going to change your opinion as we've debated over the same talking points for a while now.

You cannot deny that HD-DVD was an incredible value, especially hardware wise. I will never get rid of my HD-A1 for that reason, although I guess I really need to start looking for backup players.

One thing I cannot deny, is that HD-DVD losing has saved me a lot of money, which i'm using to focus on my gas guzzler hobby.........
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Because of what i've experienced with Toshiba with this format war, they have definately changed my perception of their products for the better. Next time I am looking for TV's and other a/v stuff, I will actually give their products a try and include them into my portfolio of possibilities to evaluate before making a final decision. I am interested in a company that will take care of you after the sale.
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Because of what i've experienced with Toshiba with this format war, they have definately changed my perception of their products for the better. Next time I am looking for TV's and other a/v stuff, I will actually give their products a try and include them into my portfolio of possibilities to evaluate before making a final decision. I am interested in a company that will take care of you after the sale.
I agree that my view of Toshiba for the excellent support they have shown with HD DVD support has given me a better perception of their support. I think they brought the quality of their support to a new level they were never at before.
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You need to give it a rest Chris. BD already won, and you have stated this opinion probably more than 100 times over the last 2 years, so does it really need to continue to be repeated? It doesn't change the fact that Toshiba IS providing fantastic support for HD DVD players now does it?
I only respond to posts like that and I believe my take is the truth. If he can explain what true to their word meant, I would have no problem. If true to their word means Toshiba set out to crap on the market for HD media and was able to do so for 2 years and accomplish nothing in terms of market except confuse the market, great, that would be the truth. The claims that HD DVD is so great or Blu-ray so awful will always be contradicted as long as I have the opportunity. As I have stated, I had nothing against HD DVD as a format, it was second best and had too little support to have done anything except be proposed and withdrawn after the industry rejected it. Moving forward with the format was wrong and there should no congratulatory parade for Toshiba.

My take began earlier than two years ago. Once the industry allegiances and format specifications were announced, I thought Toshiba would abort before launch and was unfortunately way off.

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Is there no ISO download for this?
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There is no doubt customer service with Toshiba has always been superior, at least in my experience.
That may not be the most important attribute when it comes to selecting a product, but when there is a problem, nothing becomes more important.
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