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Toshiba finally adds 1080p24 output support to to its second gen HD DVD Players

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Sep 2007 19:59 User comments (2)

Toshiba finally adds 1080p24 output support to  to its second gen HD DVD Players Toshiba has offered the latest firmware upgrade for it second gen HD-XA2 and HD-A20 HD DVD players, an upgrade that enables 1080p24 output. However, initial results have been buggy.
The firmware, version 2.5, promises "several enhancements, including improved network connectivity for downloading web-enabled content on certain HD DVD discs and a fix for certain disc playback and HDMI/DVI related issues identified by Toshiba."

The output of RAW 1080p24 video over HDMI has been seen on several rival Blu-ray players but this marks the first time it is available on an HD DVD player.

According to HighdefDigest though, the fix for playback issues worked great while the 1080p24 output was buggy. An employee testing the firmware upgrade had this to say, "the setting also had a negative side effect of throwing audio sync off on most of the discs played. He goes on to say that the problem was so distracting that he found himself forced to return the player to 1080i output."

No word yet on what Toshiba will do to correct the sync issues, but we will post here with any updates.

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2 user comments

121.9.2007 10:46

We've been discussing this here:

The 2.5 firmware does include 24fps to the previously available 1080p/60fps but the sync issues seem be unique to the XA2. I've seen this on my Sony Pearl projector and with a friend's A3000 series SXRD. The A20 doesn't seem to be affected. dblbogey7 seems to have no problems on his JVC RS-1 PJ and XA2. Hopefully the 2.6 update will fix this.

228.9.2007 5:39

Just another firmware upgrade.

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