Toshiba released firmware v2.7 for the HD-XA2, HD-A20, HD-A2, HD-A2W, and HD-D2 HD DVD players, improving support for 1080p/24Hz output.
This firmware update improves support for 1080p/24Hz output, network connectivity supporting the download of web-enabled network content associated with certain HD DVD discs, and also addresses certain disc playback and HDMI/DVI related issues identified by Toshiba.
In addition, this firmware update provides High Bit Rate Audio functionality for the HD-XA2 player. When integrated through the HDMI connection to a 7.1 capable multi-channel A/V receiver, High Bit Rate Audio has the potential to offer the latest in high definition surround sound.
The new firmware can be downloaded over the internet using the Ethernet port on the back of the HD DVD Player. If internet connection is not available, the firmware can be downloaded seperately in a PC and burnt on a CD-R/RW disc (ISO image). Alternatively, consumers may contact Toshiba Customer Solutions at (800) 319-6684 and request that a firmware update disc be sent to you by mail.
For additional information visit http://www.tacp.com/tacpassets-images/notices/hddvd2firmware.asp