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Firmware 2.0 Disc Backordered... Could someone help?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Gregory Suarez, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. Gregory Suarez

    Gregory Suarez Active Member

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    I got a message from Toshiba in the mail that the firmware v2.0 disc is on backorder. I called their customer service number and the rep said they do not know when more will be available.

    Because of this (and because I would need an impossible length of CAT 5 cable to update via the Internet) I was wondering if someone out there could help me out.

    If you have the v2.0 Toshiba disc I would ask that you mail it to me (I live in the Dayton, OH area) so that I can update my player (I checked and out-of-the-box it's v1.4) and then I will send it back to you and enclose repayment of the money spent sending it to me. I am desperate to check out Dolby TrueHD 5.1 discs and I simply cannot now.

    If you're willing to do this, please respond to this thread and we'll coordinate details.

    Thanks
     
  2. Ron-P

    Ron-P Well-Known Member

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    Let me know where to send it and I'll mail it out today.
     
  3. Gregory Suarez

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    Ron,

    Thanks so much; you're a life-saver. Check your PM for my details.

    Greg
     
  4. Chuck Mayer

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    Same request, since I asked after Greg [​IMG]

    I live in the Northern Virginia area (Alexandria, Arlington, Springfield, Lorton).

    Same deal. I'll pay for shipping there and back [​IMG]
     
  5. Gregory Suarez

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    Maybe if it's okay with Ron, I could send it to you when I'm done with it instead of ping-ponging it across the country and back.

    Ron, let us know.

    Thanks
     
  6. RobertDW

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    That's fine with me guys, just keep track of it as I don't want to loose it. Greg, send it to Chuck and then Chuck can send it back to me. Just keep me posted here in this thread if you don't mind.

    It'll be in the mail on it's way to Greg today.
     
  8. TripC

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    Did you just come across this site when looking or do you know anyone that has actually used this file?
     
  9. Larry Sutliff

    Larry Sutliff Well-Known Member

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    If it will make things easier, I can mail my firmware disc to Chuck directly so he doesn't have to wait as long.
     
  10. Chuck Mayer

    Chuck Mayer Well-Known Member

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    I'll take Larry up on that and save Greg and Ron the hassle. Larry, you'll get it back ASAP, and in mint condition. I appreciate the assist, as BB is taunting me from it's packaging [​IMG]

    Thanks,
    Chuck
     
  11. RobertDW

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    I used the update on both my HD-A1 and XA1 from the site without any problems.
     
  12. Stevepro1

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    If you download the file, burn it to a CD-R NOT a CD+R. The Toshiba cannot read a +R.

    Steve
     
  13. Jaxon's Dad

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    How do you download? I don't see any working links to download the upgrade. Do you have to register to the site? Help, please.
     
  14. RobertDW

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    Yes I believe you now must register to get the download. When I used the site registration was not required.
     
  15. Roger Mathus

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    I downloaded the file and took it with a blank CD-R to local computer store where they burned file to disc in about 5 minutes and charged $5. I have Apple computer and did not have the Nero software. This was easy and convenient.
     
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    Chuck, I remember how much you like BB from the pic's discussion thread. You're in for a real treat once you spin the HD DVD after upgrading to v 2.0.
     
  17. suckerforHD

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    Can someone send me a upgrade disc as well?

    With same provisions (ill pay for shipping).

    Thanks
     
  18. RobertDW

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    It's interesting to me that--even amongst this tech-savvy, probable iPod-toting crowd--many are apparently avoiding and/or having trouble with downloading the fw upgrade--either via direct Ethernet connection to the player or d'loading to their PC and burning their own disc.

    It seems to fly in the face of all the hooah we keep hearing about the imminence of downloading supplanting packaged media.

    So I'm curious about the reasons why all of the guys who've requested discs from other HTFers herein are doing so instead of downloading and burning?
     
  20. Chris Dugger

    Chris Dugger Well-Known Member

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    I agree....

    I had the upgrade 4 days after the release...

    downloaded and burned and updated....

    all was simple... all was good....

    Dugger
     

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