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Old 03-02-2007, 01:50 PM
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Default First Gen Toshiba players getting update !

Next week first Generation Toshiba HD DVD players (XA-1, A-1) will finally recieve a long awaited firmware update to 2.1.

Details are few and far between but disk skips ect are suppose to be addressed. Hopefully they took there time on this one and fixed a few things because people will be irked if it took this long to come out with one than doesnt. Many people still report DVI colorspace issues ect. Time will tell.

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Where did you get this information? I am curious.
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:26 PM
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If this is true, I'm very excited to see if load up times will be decreased.
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Old 03-02-2007, 05:11 PM
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yes,,, that's great... finally my HD-A1 can be updated.

i'm sure they took a long time to fix whatever problems they've found on it.
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Where did you get this information? I am curious.
This is from Robert of Value Electronics via his Toshiba contacts. He has proven himself to be a good source of information in the past.

Although from time to time he has jumped the gun on how ready the are to release a firmware. He was a bit early on the A-2 release but it ended up comming just as he had said.
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If this is true, I'm very excited to see if load up times will be decreased.
I doubt that load times will be affected. This will likely be a bug fix update dealing with DVI issues and playback skipping ect. If it does offer more responsivness I wouldn't image a big increase in speed. The load times ect are more than anything a result of the drive itself than software.
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This is from Robert of Value Electronics via his Toshiba contacts. He has proven himself to be a good source of information in the past.

Although from time to time he has jumped the gun on how ready the are to release a firmware. He was a bit early on the A-2 release but it ended up comming just as he had said.
Coolness,
Maybe now I will stop bad mouthing Toshiba for the lack of support of the first players. After all, we did put them on the map
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Old 03-04-2007, 07:27 AM
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I'm sure (if memory serves) that Toshiba did originally say they'd support the G1 players into 2007, and here we are.

To be fair, they have to protect their bottom line, and if they've sold as many A-2s as has been reported, I can understand why the A-2 firmware update would get priority.
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Any word on this update yet?
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Excellent information, I'll be watching for the update. They were pretty quick at first, but it's been a while since 2.0...
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