Toshiba Offers Firmware Upgrade for HD DVD Players
Posted Wed Jun 7, 2006 at 02:08 PM PDT by
A month and a half after the official launch of its first two HD DVD players,
Toshiba has posted a firmware upgrade for its HD-A1 and HD-XA1 HD DVD models
via the company's official website.
The update is intended to improve the unit's startup and disc loading times,
the slowness of which has drew complaints from early adopters. The firmware
download also corrects problems the units have had with unwanted image pixelization
and connectivity issues with the HDMI/DVI outputs.
The firmware release follows an unofficial leak of the update, which surfaced
this past weekend on the popular AVS
. The sanctioned download is now available on Toshiba's
, along with complete installation instructions.
Users with broadband connections can download the update via the ethernet inputs
built into both the HD-A1 and HD-XA1; Toshiba estimates installation should
take around 30 minutes.
Consumers without a broadband connection can contact Toshiba via the website,
and the company will provide eligible users with a free firmware update disc
sent by mail.