Firmware Updates... (Updated January 29)
Latest Firmware Versions/Updates...
Click here for instructions on how to check the version of the firmware installed on the HD DVD players from Toshiba, Onkyo and Venturer.
Please note that the new web-enabled HD DVD titles such as Blood Diamond, FREEDOM Series, 300, Heroes Season One, Motörhead's "Stage Fright" and Transformers (2007) would require the latest firmware updates (latest versions listed below) on the HD DVD players, for the web-enabled features to function without major hiccups.
HD DVD Players Released in the U.S./Canada
- Toshiba HD-A1/D1 & HD-XA1 (Version 2.4)
- Toshiba HD-A2/D2/A2W & HD-XA2/A20 (Version 2.8) New!
- Toshiba HD-A3/D3 & HD-A30/A35 (Version 1.3)
- Venturer SHD7000 (Product manuals and FAQs can be found here)
HD DVD Players/Recorders Released in Japan
- HD-XA1 (Version 2.4)
- HD-XF2 & HD-XA2 (Version 2.8) New!
- VARDIA RD-A1 (Ver08) New!
- VARDIA RD-A600/A300 (Ver13)
- VARDIA RD-A301 (Ver02)
HD DVD Players Released in Europe
HD DVD Players Released in Asia (Hong Kong, India & Southeast Asia)
- HD-E1KTE (Version 2.5)
Microsoft Xbox 360 HD DVD Add-on Player
- Version 2.0.4645 (After applying December 2007 Update)
Error Code Status explanation / Problems with playback even after the firmware is updated...
For owners of Xbox 360 HD DVD Add-on player having problems with HD DVD playback, you may want to refer to this article for some troubleshooting tips.
Specifically for Universal Studios' web-enabled HD DVDs... If you're having troubles with disc playback or the web-enabled features, you may want to check the support section of Universal Studios' Hi Def website.
For Paramount's HD DVDs, you may want to refer to this website for support.
For Warner Home Video's web-enabled HD DVDs, you may want to refer to this page for support information.