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Toshiba is offering another firmware update for HD DVD players


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#21 OFFLINE   Cmnore

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 11:23 AM

I concur! I bought a bare Toshiba HD-DVD drive for my HTPC and I love it. Talk about HD on the CHEAP!
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#22 OFFLINE   ccr1958

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 03:31 PM

i happened upon this update by accident as i was upconverting
a regular DVD using the A20 & went to the menu out of curiosity
& was very surprised there was an update....

#23 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 04:20 PM

I got my update disk in the mail Monday this past week....
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#24 OFFLINE   ibglowin

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 05:39 PM

I just picked up a couple this week from Amazon. Got Serenity and the Mummy for only $8.99 each shipped! The Mummy is around $20 bucks on BD and Serenity has still not been released on BD. Alas thats just about it for my HD-DVD collection. I am hoping that these become a collector item of sorts down the road!

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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#25 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 03:32 PM

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.

That's pretty much the same approach I've taken.

...and a good reason to keep the firmware current on both machines.

On the new titles, obviously, I go Blue.

Now I have a nice library of both, and lots and lots of great HD movies to watch (and yes, I watch them more than once, unlike my spouse).
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#26 OFFLINE   rotohead

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 05:44 PM

Blasphemy. :lol:

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... :)


I second this post...The HD-DVD player I have does a better job of upconvert then my BR plus I like the interface better. It's my standard DVD player now and wish the 'war' was still going on. I feel competion is better than the existing monopoly.

#27 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 03:47 PM

I second this post...The HD-DVD player I have does a better job of upconvert then my BR plus I like the interface better. It's my standard DVD player now and wish the 'war' was still going on. I feel competion is better than the existing monopoly.

I'm with you on all that....I've conceded the war but now enjoy a total of about 60 High Def movies on both HD DVD and Blu Ray combined....watching either is a joy.
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#28 OFFLINE   waynebtx

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 03:51 PM

I second this post...The HD-DVD player I have does a better job of upconvert then my BR plus I like the interface better. It's my standard DVD player now and wish the 'war' was still going on. I feel competion is better than the existing monopoly.


Same here my HD-A30 does a lot better up converting then my PS3.

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