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Firmware 4.0 is now available via a ISO file download and then making a CD-R firmware update disc.

Direct ethernet update also does now have firmware 4.0 available -- at least for the XA2. Starting to become available also for the other models.

Reports are that it does fix the 1080p24 "jaggies" problem with the titles using the AVC (H.264) video codec (which f/w 2.8 & 3.0 still had broken).

http://tacp.toshiba.com/tacpassets-images/firmware/HD-XA2-4000N.zip

I had success with downloading the ISO zip file, burning a CD-R with Nero Express, and loading my XA2 flash. Afterwards the UPDATE box shows it now has 4.0/T23T firmware.

Just as a check I re-watched all of Troy HD DVD with the IME on. Smooth operation. I do only use 1080i via component.
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Links for a download of a f/w 4.0 CD-R ISO image:
http://tacp.toshiba.com/tacpassets-images/firmware/HD-A35-4000N.zip
http://tacp.toshiba.com/tacpassets-images/firmware/HD-A30-4000N.zip
http://tacp.toshiba.com/tacpassets-images/firmware/HD-A3-4000N.zip
http://tacp.toshiba.com/tacpassets-images/firmware/HD-XA2-4000N.zip
http://tacp.toshiba.com/tacpassets-images/firmware/HD-A20-4000N.zip
http://tacp.toshiba.com/tacpassets-images/firmware/HD-A2-4000N.zip
http://tacp.toshiba.com/tacpassets-images/firmware/HD-XA1-4000N.zip
http://tacp.toshiba.com/tacpassets-images/firmware/HD-A1-4000N.zip

http://tacp.toshiba.com/customersupport/notice_popup.asp?list=category&value=9&id=71
Resource for : Firmware Update Information for Owners of Toshiba HD DVD Players: Models HD-A1, HD-XA1, HD-D1, HD-A35, HD-A2, HD-A2W, HD-A2C, HD-D2, HD-A20, HD-XA2, HD-A3, HD-D3 and HD-A30

Firmware Update Version: 4.0

Applicable Models: 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.

Overview: As part of our commitment to provide world-class service to our customers, Toshiba is supplying this firmware update for use by purchasers of Toshiba HD DVD Player models listed above. This firmware update improves support for Addresses certain disc playback related issues identified by Toshiba , Play state specification is changed (Advanced playback function) When "pause state" continues 3 hours.

How to obtain and install the firmware update:

1. If you have broadband internet service, you may obtain the firmware update over the internet using the Ethernet port on the back of your HD DVD Player. Instructions for configuring the Ethernet port and downloading the firmware update can be found in the owners manual and Update Procedure sheet for your HD DVD Player. Here is an overview of the process:

BEFORE BEGINNING THE FIRMWARE UPDATE PROCESS, BE SURE TO REMOVE ANY DISCS FROM YOUR HD DVD PLAYER.
Please configure the Ethernet port. You may need to turn on DHCP and DNS.
After you have configured the Ethernet port, follow the directions in the owner’s manual to check for a firmware update.
If a firmware update is available for your player, it will take about 20 minutes to download and install. Once the firmware update download process has finished, the players power will automatically switch off. You must wait until this process has finished.
" DO NOT UNPLUG, TURN OFF, OR USE ANY OTHER FEATURE OF YOUR PLAYER DURING THE FIRMWARE UPDATE PROCESS. Doing so will cause the writing of the firmware update to the player to be halted and the player may no longer operate properly. If the player stops working, please contact Toshiba Customer Solutions at 1-800-319-6684 or HD-DVD Concierge at 1-888-MYHDDVD(1-888-694-3383).
If no firmware update is available, the player will quickly exit the firmware update process.
Please refer to the owners manual for additional details.
2. If you have a PC with a CD-RW drive that is connected to the internet, you may be able to download an ISO image file of the firmware update to your PC and copy it to a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc. For more information, and to download an ISO image file of the firmware update click here.

3. If you are unable, or prefer not, to obtain the firmware update by one of the methods described above, you may contact Toshiba Customer Solutions at 1-800-319-6684 or HD-DVD Concierge at 1-888-MYHDDVD(1-888-694-3383). and request that a firmware update disc be sent to you by mail. You can update the firmware using the firmware update disc by following the instructions provided with the disc.

Please note that if you sent Toshiba the Firmware Update Request card included with your player, you will receive an update disc by mail from Toshiba as soon as it becomes available.
 

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Re: Firmware update 2.0 for 2nd gen HD-A2/-D2/-XA2

Some reports (from Europe on the HD-E1) that the HD Chroma Upsampling Error (CUE) bug has been fixed.

 

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Re: Firmware update 2.0 for 2nd gen HD-A2/-D2/-XA2

I suppose this is not available for download via ISO image yet.
 

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Re: Firmware update 2.0 for 2nd gen HD-A2/-D2/-XA2

So far I haven't seen a need to do an update on my A2. I registered it with Toshiba and based on my brother's experience with his A1 and doing firmware updates, I personally will wait for the disc to be sent from Toshiba. Like I said, right now I don't see a need to download and burn a disc so I can wait :)
 

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Re: Firmware update 2.0 for 2nd gen HD-A2/-D2/-XA2

A new firmware disc (2.3) is about to come out anyway. It will add to the internet functionality that is just starting to come out. Version 2.3 has already been given to some advance people such as reviewers etc..
The new 2.3 firmware is for the first gen models like tha HD-A1 and HD-XA1.
 

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I downloaded the ISO image, burnt it to CD and updated my XA2 last night. Everything updated fine... no issues.
 

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BTW here is the link to download firmware updates from tosh if you are looking to download the ISO directly to a PC and then burn it to a CD. This is for all player versions, after you select the user agreement you will then be asked to select which player you have.

Download Firmware Updates
 

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Re: Firmware update 2.0 for 2nd gen HD-A2/-D2/-XA2

Firmware version 2.3 is now released for the HD-XA1, HD-A1, and HD-D1 players

- Improves network connectivity
- improves certain video and audio processing capabilities
- addresses certain disc playback and HDMI/DVI issues
BTW here is the link to download firmware updates from tosh if you are looking to download the ISO directly to a PC and then burn it to a CD. This is for all player versions, after you select the user agreement you will then be asked to select which player you have.

Download Firmware Updates
Yup... we actually have a thread dedicated to those facts... :whistling:
 

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Re: Firmware update 2.0 (& now 2.1) for 2nd gen HD-A2/-D2/-XA2

The Toshiba Canada website: http://209.167.114.38/support/ceg/downloads/
now has version 2.1 firmware for the 2nd gen models.

I downloaded and burnt. Reprogrammed my XA2 with 2.1 f/w and played "Being John Malkovich" without any issues. Not sure yet what the 2.1 update did. I do use only component video for connection though.
 

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Re: Firmware update 2.0 (& now 2.1) for 2nd gen HD-A2/-D2/-XA2

Can someone help out a computer challenged guy? I've downloaded the update and when I try to do anything I get the file format is invalid or unsupported error message. I've redownloaded and tried everything I know/ Can anyone help me out?
 

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Re: Firmware update 2.0 (& now 2.1) for 2nd gen HD-A2/-D2/-XA2

Can someone help out a computer challenged guy? I've downloaded the update and when I try to do anything I get the file format is invalid or unsupported error message. I've redownloaded and tried everything I know/ Can anyone help me out?
Are you using a CD-R and burner software set to burn a ISO image? With Nero software using "disk-at-once" helps. This is a binary CD ISO image and no files will be readable by a PC on it.

The update is now available to directly update the player using the ethernet connection. That may be a lot easier for you. Don't need to burn a CD that way.
 

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Thanks Bob. I went into Nero and looked around a little more and found where to do iso files. It looks like it worked OK. I'm going to go try it in the XA2 now.
 

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Firmware update now at 2.2 for 2nd gen HD-A2/-D2/-XA2

It appears that firmware 2.2 for the 2nd gen Toshiba HD DVD players is out. My XA2 is updating over the ethernet port right now. Hope this thunderstorm doesn't kill power during the last 5 programming steps -- living dangerously! :dumbcrazy:
 

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Yep... downloading it now from the download site.

Any ideas what the updates might be?
 

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Re: Firmware update now upto 2.2 for 2nd gen HD-A2/-D2/-XA2

I just installed the 2.2 update on mine. Since I had just done the 2.1 last night and hadn't watched a movie can't say for sure what this update did. I will say that one of these improved the boot time and took care of the audio sync problem I had.
I'm loving this machine.
 

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Re: Firmware update now upto 2.2 for 2nd gen HD-A2/-D2/-XA2

SteveB, can you elaborate on the audio sync problem, are you using analog or HDMI for audio?? I have a sync problem with analog, running firmware 1.5 at the moment.

Hakka.

edit: just realised you were in the Xa2 sync thread, using analogs if I remember correctly. I will update tonight.
 

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Hakka,
I'm using analog and was using firmware 1.5 when I had the audio sync problem. Either 2.1 or 2.2 cleared up the sync. On mine the audio was running ahead of the video but it's all better now.
 
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