updated 04:00 pm EST, Wed February 13, 2008
Toshiba HD DVD firmware
Toshiba has released a new firmware update for several of its HD DVD players. These include the A3, D3, A30 and A35 (not pictured), which have migrated from v1.3 to 2.0. The A30 and A35 should now be capable of 1080p/24 video; other changes are mostly fixes, such as improvements to network connectivity and HDMI/DVI handshakes. The update also addresses a unique playback error which affected a portion of discs.
Users can install the new firmware in one of two ways: downloading it via a direct Internet connection to their player, where available, or else burning it to disc, and then installing the update manually. Toshiba is providing specific instructions for the process online.