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post #21 of 34 Old 11-19-07, 11:43 PM
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Re: Firmware 2.4 for 1st gen Toshiba A1, D1, XA1 HD DVD players

I'm getting more freeze ups with this last update. I have to power off and back on... then it works fine until powered off for while. That use to happen all along, but it seems to be happening more often now.
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Re: Firmware 2.4 for 1st gen Toshiba A1, D1, XA1 HD DVD players

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I'm getting more freeze ups with this last update. I have to power off and back on... then it works fine until powered off for while. That use to happen all along, but it seems to be happening more often now.
Maybe a part is starting to fail? I would get a RMA # from Toshiba and send it in for repair. "Freezing" should not be happening. My XA1 has been practically flawless (can't remember the last hiccup). Had it since early May 06.

Another possibility is dirt or something on the Optical Pickup Unit (laser).
Can you hear the laser pickup head moving back and forth like a failed seek? Possible a DVD lens cleaner kit may help.
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Re: Firmware 2.4 for 1st gen Toshiba A1, D1, XA1 HD DVD players

Actually I'm in the wrong thread... mine is the XA2.

The sound continues, but the image freezes... and while skipping chapters it makes some weird images before it finally changes.
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Re: Firmware 2.4 for 1st gen Toshiba A1, D1, XA1 HD DVD players

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Actually I'm in the wrong thread... mine is the XA2.

The sound continues, but the image freezes... and while skipping chapters it makes some weird images before it finally changes.
Have you tried an Initialize in the player Setup menu? (right next to the Update).

Using a HDMI connection? Is it good and snug and not losing any handshakes? With HDMI disconnected and using Component Video does the problem still happen?
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Re: Firmware 2.4 for 1st gen Toshiba A1, D1, XA1 HD DVD players

I did check all of my HDMI connections, but have not tried component.

What does Initialize do?
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What does Initialize do?
It resets the player back to factory default settings but the settings exactly match just what the new firmware needs. This may make a difference or may not seem to do anything to help. Just something to try.

Since this is the A1 firmware thread what follows is for a A1 or XA1. Other gen Toshiba HD DVD players are similar.
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1) Go to "Set Up" using the "Set Up" button on your remote.
2) Next highlight "Maintenance" and hit enter.
3) Next Highlight "Persistent Memory" and hit enter. You will then get a window that says Persistent Memory has been fixed.
4) Next go back to the "Maintenance" window again. Highlight "Initialize" and hit enter, you will then get a window that says " yes or no", highlight "yes", the player will initialize back to original factory default settings. This helps clear all previous updates except the one you just did, 2.4. Warning, before you initialize write all of your settings down as you will lose them when you initialize, you will have to go back and re-enter them after you initialize.
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Re: Firmware 2.4 for 1st gen Toshiba A1, D1, XA1 HD DVD players

New firmware 3.0 is out for the first gen Toshiba players. See first post in this thread. I don't know yet what they changed/fixed.

Edit: I updated via the internet (ethernet) tonight with my HD-XA1 and did a quick test. The player still plays a trial HD DVD fine (Pat Metheny Group -- The Way Up).

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Updated the first post in thread's ISO download links for making a firmware 3.0 update CD-R.
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re: Firmware 4.0 for 1st gen Toshiba A1, D1, XA1 HD DVD players

I can't believe Toshiba is still pumping out firmware updates. Especially on the first gen players. I think all the first gens must be out of warranty by now. Most other companies would have nixed that right after bowing out.
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re: Firmware 4.0 for 1st gen Toshiba A1, D1, XA1 HD DVD players

Well,they do have good customer support in my experience, but I would not expect too many more updates. There should not be a need for many (if any) more at this point.

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