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Toshiba is offering another firmware update for HD DVD players

Discussion in 'The Movies' started by Steve615, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Steve615

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    Firmware version 4.0 should be available at the following link from Toshiba.

    http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/customersupport/notice_popup.asp?list=category&value=9&id=71

    Apparently the update is available for all model numbers of Toshiba's HD DVD players.
    I have not attempted to download this update yet,so I can't confirm whether the link works or not.
     
  2. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

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    Thanks for the heads-up! I have my Toshiba connected, but haven't used it in a long time, so I'm glad there's someone out there to tell me updates are available! :p
     
  3. Steve615

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    You're welcome Drew. :)
     
  4. P Smith

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    My TosHDDVR HD-D2 don't want reflash to the v4, keep telling my 3.0/T23 is a current. :(
     
  5. Steve615

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    Sorry to hear that P Smith.I still haven't gotten around to trying to update our HD-A3 yet.I will get around to that sometime over the weekend.
    But,within the link provided in my OP,at the bottom right corner of that page are links to other pages for firmware updates.
    I don't know if any of the other pages contain updates to 4.0,but it may be worth a try to check the other pages out on Toshiba's site.
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I should recheck the box - I see at Toshiba web site the 3.0 is a current for HD-D1, perhaps my HD-D2 box begin thinking it is -D1.
    Or I should get v.4 ISO for burning - strange I can't find a spot of 'click here' for DL the ISO. :(

    Actually, is someone GET it ?
     
  7. Steve615

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    I went ahead and tried to update firmware to 4.0 on our HD-A3 with no success.
    Perhaps Toshiba has suspended the update currently for some reason? :confused:
     
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Now I feel that missed links to ISO shows prematurity of the Tosh announce.
     
  9. Cholly

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    I tried the update on my HD-A3, and got the "already updated" massage, stating that the update process will end, and there it sits. The display on the player indicates "Verupd". Makes me afraid to shut it down. :( :confused:
     
  10. Steve615

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    I ended up with the same result on our HD-A3 yesterday evening.I went ahead and shut it down.
    I just powered it up again after seeing your reply on here,to make sure it was working,and it is.
    You should be okay to shut it down Cholly.
     
  11. machavez00

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    There is no option to download on the Toshiba site, as with the older firmware revisions.
     
  12. Steve615

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    The Toshiba site was offering a link to update to 4.0 on Friday.Perhaps they "jumped the gun" in regards to this update.
    In regards to us,we have always hardwired the HD-A3 to our DSL modem and let it do its thing for any firmware updates.That has worked well for us,up to this point.
    But,it appears to me that 4.0 was "not ready for prime time" and Toshiba pulled the plug on it for the time being.
     
  13. waynebtx

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    Tryed my A30 and got the message that it has laties 3.0 would not update to 4.0
     
  14. Steve615

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    That was the same message I got when I tried to update to 4.0 on Friday.
    It seems like Toshiba is now holding this back for some reason. :confused:
     
  15. Steve615

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    Toshiba is now pushing the update to their players.
    I am currently downloading it on our HD-A3.
     
  16. Stuart Sweet

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    Yeah, I'm thinking I'm going to sell my HD-DVD player and I don't want to risk fouling it up at this point.
     
  17. Steve615

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    The download/update went by without a hitch here Stuart.It was a good sized update.
    It took approx. 20 minutes for the entire process to complete.
    I'm checking "Smokey And The Bandit" out on it now.It is playing the disc just fine as of now. :)
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    Blasphemy. :lol:

    I am keeping my HD DVD unit until it croaks some year as a cousin to the Blu Ray unit also in my Home Theater equipment rack..

    Besides...the HD DVR player does a better job of upconverting my standard DVDs. :D

    As long as they keep feeding updates, I'll keep getting them... :)
     
  19. HIPAR

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    If it ain't broke, fix it till it is. Then can Toshiba :nono2: fix it?

    --- CHAS
     
  20. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Yeah, my HD-DVD player isn't going anywhere. It works and is actually saving me money. I laugh when HD-DVD titles are released on blu-ray. Many of my HD-DVD titles were purchased at "fire sales" for $10 or less. The blu-ray versions are going for $20 or more.
     

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