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Old 01-22-2008, 07:23 PM
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Thumbs up 2.8 Firmware Available (North America) for HD-A2/D2, A20 and XA2!

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Old 01-23-2008, 12:39 AM
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Updating now

Forgot to remove my disc out of the player and hit the updating button. Will it cause any problem?
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:16 AM
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Updating now

Forgot to remove my disc out of the player and hit the updating button. Will it cause any problem?
I don't think so. The old "do it again" step in 2.7 was absent. My system ejected the disk and simply came up. The install directions only had the one VERUP step this time, too.

So here's the net for me:

1) Fixed my annoying HDMI "do I get bitstream or PCM today?" random audio format

2) When using up to 24fps and auto frame rate, the player did not output 24 for any content, always 30 for HD DVD, or DVD movies or video, so I had to switch to forced 24, and do a manual switch to 10080p for rock concerts.

(I guess it's lucky I don't have many concert videos, as they are at 30fps. Aimee Mann's St. Anne'w Warehouse did not do at all well at 24fps)

So my last lingering gripe with the player is that it either does 24 or 30fps, but the auto isn't functional.
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Old 01-23-2008, 02:09 AM
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I just wonder if it does anything for the A-2.
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Old 01-23-2008, 02:17 AM
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I just wonder if it does anything for the A-2.


I was wondering that too.


<~ I have an A2 in my BR and LR.
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Old 01-23-2008, 02:25 AM
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I was wondering that too.


<~ I have an A2 in my BR and LR.
When I looked on Toshiba's site, its showed the A-2 listed in the devices the update supports.
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Old 01-23-2008, 02:29 AM
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When I looked on Toshiba's site, its showed the A-2 listed in the devices the update supports.
We know that. We're curious as to what it does to the A2 though.

<~ Downloading file now.
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Old 01-23-2008, 02:36 AM
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Im hoping for faster load times (not that the current load times is killing me, its just a plus to have imo)
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Old 01-23-2008, 02:50 AM
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Well, the bad news is that "Auto" does not work for output rate. When it's on Auto everything comes out 1080p for me. When it's "forced" to 1080p/24, everything comes out 24, as you'd expect.

I am kind of perplexed why they have this and then also have a mode for Film, Video, or Auto.

The "Auto" sticking at 1080p and never outputting 24 has been confirmed by a lot of people on AVS, as well.

Maybe they'll get this right on 2.9.
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:19 AM
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anyone figure out if this does anything for the a2?
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