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Old 12-12-2007, 10:11 PM
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Default HD-A30 STILL having issues

I upgraded my firmware thinking this would finally solve its freezing issue(Seems to occur everytime around the 1hr and 30min mark) and still it happened again. Today I was watching The Frighteners, whch I received as 1 of my 5 free movies, and it froze up just as Michael J Fox is firing the machine guns at the ghost of death. I had to stop the film and re-start it from the chapter menu. It continued to freeze up off and on throughout the rest of the movie. What gives here?
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:09 AM
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I am having the same issue with my unit skips and freezes up at the one hour and 15 to 30 minute mark. I have the latest firmware installed but this continues to be a problem no matter what HD-DVD disc that is in the player be it new or older one. Resetting the player works at times and if I jump to the chapter that was skipping it will play through so I know it is not the disc. My best guess is that the player is getting hot or just giving up when it hits the 90 minute mark. Is anyone who does not have a A30 experiencing this 90 freeze issue?
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:53 PM
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revisiting hd dvd after giving up on the 360 almost a yr ago. i have only 3 movies and got a a30. played full metal jacket with no issues and king kong last night with no issues. the night before i watched superman returns and it froze 3 times and couldnt even ff through it. eject and replayed chapter and still froze. dont know what happened because when i watched king kong last night i also tried superman again and started at the chapter where it froze the first time and it played fine. its the combo disc and i have the latest firmware. so i dont know what the problem is but im weary of buying more hd dvd right now. i also heard that combo discs are having issues too.
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Old 12-16-2007, 01:44 PM
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Looks like I'll have to ship my player to Toshiba to get repaired, called them up and that's basically what they said I'll have to do now.
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:52 AM
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Did you try to initialize the player after the fw upgrade?

Be warned when you initialize it resets all settings back to factory
default.

Sometimes this helps.
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Old 12-17-2007, 01:18 PM
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'Scuse my stupidity, but how do you re-initialize after upgrading? I'm having huge sound and stuttering problems after upgrading my A2 a few days ago.

Never mind. Found the answer.
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Old 12-17-2007, 01:24 PM
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ive never worked on an hd dvd polayer but i have worked on cd player/cd changers and that issues sounds like a mechanical issue.basically the pickup is on a long screw if there is something wrong with the screw on a certain spot it will freeze.and when the tension builds up on it and "pops loose" it will skip and or freeze to re-aquire its last pit.
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Old 12-17-2007, 05:39 PM
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I'm really debating on getting this player?? everybody keeps having problems..
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:21 PM
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Player is on its way to Toshiba now. Will let you all know when its back and how its playing.
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Maybe I'm lucky but I haven't had a single problem with my 30...
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