Gone but not forgotten: New Firmware Update for range of Toshiba HD-DVD players

Sep 26, 2008
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I know what you’re thinking, why bother with Format pronounced death eight long months ago? After all, only millions of obsolete HD-DVD players left after Toshiba pulled the plug on the Format War. Not so, those with HD DVD players can still use these to play legacy DVDs and upconvert them to HD resolutions. I still have the A35 remains on the component shelf and continue to upscale a gorgeous image. My only concerns are playback stability since day one and 1080/24p jagging issues on AVC material and I never thought Toshiba would address the issues with continues firmware updates after losing the Format War.

Here are list of Toshiba HD-DVD players with firmware 4.0 available for upgrade. I’m happy to report my A35 with FW4.0 has resolved quirky basic operation like FF and FW halts, and no more jaggies on 1080/24 material.

HD-A1, HD-XA1, HD-D1, HD-A35, HD-A2, HD-A2W, HD-A2C, HD-D2, HD-A20, HD-XA2, HD-A3, HD-D3, HD-A30.

[via Toshiba]


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