Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Toshiba (Japan) Releases Version 2.3 Firmware Update for HD-XA1

Toshiba Japan has released another firmware update for the HD-XA1 that was sold in Japan. This release will update the firmware on the above-mentioned HD DVD players to version 2.3.

This firmware update improves network connectivity for supporting the download of web-enabled network content associated with certain HD DVD discs, and also addresses certain disc playback issues identified by Toshiba.

There are currently two known ways to get the official firmware update for the above-mentioned HD DVD players in Japan:

  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 owner’s manual for your HD DVD Player. BEFORE BEGINNING THE FIRMWARE UPDATE PROCESS, BE SURE TO REMOVE ANY DISCS FROM YOUR HD DVD PLAYER.

  2. If you do not have an Ethernet-based broadband connection for your player or prefer not to use one, you may request the update on a CD-ROM via the Internet website (in Japanese) or sending/faxing back the completed request form. You can update the firmware using this update disc by following the instructions provided with the disc. DO NOT UNPLUG, TURN OFF, OR USE ANY OTHER FEATURE OF YOUR PLAYER DURING THE FIRMWARE UPDATE PROCESS.

Official details from Toshiba (Japan) on how to get the latest firmware update for your HD-XA1 (Japan): here (in Japanese)

The owners of HD DVD players HD-A1, HD-XA1 and HD-D1, that was originally sold in the U.S./Canada, can expect v2.3 firmware update pretty soon...



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