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Old 04-16-2008, 12:33 AM
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Question Toshiba A30 - what Firmware are you running?

I`m on version 2.0 and noticing some zaggies (zig zag lines) during Dawn of the dead and Aeon flux

what version are you on, and would i be able to go back to 1.3, just by burning the iso and popping it into my player, or will i have to hack?
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Old 04-16-2008, 02:07 AM
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From various readings on AVS forum, the most recent 2.0 version screws up the 1080p/24fps output with discs using the MPEG-4 encode. You need the hack to revert back to 1.3
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:19 AM
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I down loaded the hack that goes back to version 1.3

but my player has never been on 1.3

my firmware version reads: 2.0/1.1

with this cause any problems??
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:05 AM
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I down loaded the hack that goes back to version 1.3

but my player has never been on 1.3

my firmware version reads: 2.0/1.1

with this cause any problems??

i have a similar concern. my A35 originally came with 1.1 then i updated to 2.0, but would like to roll back to 1.3 ... any concerns?

should i roll back to 1.1 then 'ver up' to 1.3 instead?
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:06 AM
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how do you roll back??
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how do you roll back??
I haven't tried this myself as I've left my A35 at vers. 1.3, but from the AVSForum thread for FW 2.0, here's a "hacked" version of 1.3 for the A30 that apparently has the "version check" removed so it will load on machines with FW2.0 and re-load 1.3:

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Yes the hacked version works just fine. It is the original Toshiba 1.3 update but with the version check removed. Normally, an update checks the version already in the player and if the update is a lower version than that in the player it won't run - it just says something like 'you already have a more up to date FW version'. The hack removes this region check so the 1.3 firmware will load even on a machine that has 2.0 in it currently. The hack doesn't touch the firmware code at all - just the version check.

http://myfreefilehosting.com/f/8d9b5c5e55_38.63MB

HTH, Keith

PS. Dozens of people have run this update version with no problems at all. There is a dedicated thread on here somewhere. Look for the posts by user 'Unbiased'.
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:15 PM
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Default Rolled back to 1.3 Succesful

I went and dloaded the 1.3 hack and ran in on my A30 with the 2.0 firmware

It a 4 step process, and took about 10min to do

successfully downgraded, ran Aeon flux again and it seams better

So go a head with confidence
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I have the most recent firmware and have yet to experience any problems.
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:02 AM
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Default firmware from Toshiba

I just received a HD-A30 version 2.0 firmware disc from Toshiba unsolicited - probably because I had them send me a 1.3 firmware disc when I had problems burning it. I'm hoping this means they are still providing some support for our players, and will release a 2.1 firmware to correct the 24fps issues introduced in firmware 2.0.
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Well they did say they would continue to support them for something like two years.
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