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Firmware 2.0 to enable TrueHD5.1


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#1 of 64 Ron-P

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Posted August 09 2006 - 04:20 AM

http://www.hdbeat.co....es-truehd-5-1/

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Man do we love our tipsters, who help bring some of the best content to HDBeat. Today one of them got their hands on the latest HD DVD firmware version 1.9 beta, which will be released as version 2.0. The new version has some cool features, no it won't enable Blu-ray disc playback, but it will enable the player to decode TrueHD 5.1, which can come in handy for those with discrete inputs on their AV receiver. Of course the good news is that the player is always getting better, but the bad news is that the updates come out more often than Windows updates.

Here are the updates in the past 4 months.
1.2 fixed player glitching and Blacker than Black and Whiter than White via HDMI
1.3 fixed RCA players that had the Toshiba boot up screen
1.4 fixed certain HDMI/DVI problems (Toshiba never specified)

This is great news. I was planning to buy a 2nd gen player to get TrueHD5.1, looks like now I won't have to.
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#2 of 64 Jerome Grate

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Posted August 09 2006 - 04:45 AM

One more hurdle BD has to remember and clear between now and October. That's it, saving now for my player and receiver that will accept TrueHD DD.
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#3 of 64 Steve Tannehill

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Posted August 09 2006 - 05:33 AM

Yipee! Toshiba ROCKS!

Jerome, does your receiver not have discrete 5.1 analog inputs? That's all it takes...

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#4 of 64 Larry Sutliff

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Posted August 09 2006 - 05:48 AM

Sweet news!

#5 of 64 Tim Glover

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Posted August 09 2006 - 07:37 AM

That is fairly sweet news indeed. Looks like Toshiba did/does have a clear big picture in mind with HD-DVD. Posted Image

#6 of 64 Jaxon's Dad

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Posted August 09 2006 - 08:58 AM

Just curious, this firmware upgrade is for which Tosh player? Or is it for both?
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#7 of 64 Ron-P

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Posted August 09 2006 - 09:13 AM

For both.
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#8 of 64 Harminder

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Posted August 09 2006 - 09:26 AM

OMG... Constantine and End of Days in TrueHD... sensory overload! Posted Image

#9 of 64 Jordan_E

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Posted August 09 2006 - 10:35 AM

Excellent news!
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#10 of 64 Jerome Grate

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Posted August 09 2006 - 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Steve Tannehill
Yipee! Toshiba ROCKS!

Jerome, does your receiver not have discrete 5.1 analog inputs? That's all it takes...

- Steve
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#11 of 64 Paul Arnette

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Posted August 09 2006 - 01:39 PM

Is it unreasonable to hope that they will correct the low LFE issue some people are experiencing with this firmware update? Serious question. I guess I'm not sure if this could be fixed with software or not.
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Posted August 09 2006 - 01:55 PM

Absolutely fantastic if its true!!! Toshiba has really gone the extra mile so far!!!

#13 of 64 Larry Sutliff

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Posted August 09 2006 - 11:59 PM

I hooked my player to my Denon receiver via the analog cables for the first time yesterday(in anticipation of the eventual upgrade), and even the DD+ tracks outshine the already excellent audio heard through digital coax. I watched ENTER THE DRAGON, and I can't believe how open and alive that 33 year old soundtrack sounds in DD+. I can't wait for TrueHD!

#14 of 64 BrettisMckinney

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Posted August 10 2006 - 09:27 PM

Thats awesome! I just ordered a Yammy RXV2600 coz i couldnt wait for a receiver that decodes DDTrueHD etc. But now im not regretting it..this will do it itself!..just not over HDMI 1.3 of course Posted Image

#15 of 64 Jerome Grate

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Posted August 11 2006 - 12:45 AM

Do I need some kind of bass managment in regards to this. I have the HK AVR 500, it has 5.1 channel inputs which is great but it pre dates bass managment.
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#16 of 64 Paul.S

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Posted August 11 2006 - 04:52 AM

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Is it unreasonable to hope that they will correct the low LFE issue some people are experiencing with this firmware update?
Paul are you referring to those couple of first Warner HD DVDs ([iLast Samurai[/i] and I think POtO)? If so, I understand dialogue normalization corrects that problem.

#17 of 64 Paul Arnette

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Posted August 11 2006 - 05:11 AM

Paul.S,

No, I wasn't referring to that. I was referring to the low sub output generated by the player over analog inputs. This would be more a problem for people how have receiver's that do not perfom bass management over analog audio inputs.

The jury still appears to be out on whether or not my Pioneer Elite VSX-49TXi actually does this or not.

Test tones on the player itself show an -18db(!) difference between the speaker tones and the sub. THX Optimizer tones were much more in-line. I'm using my receiver's Multi Ch. Adjust setting, which is supposed to allow me to use my speaker's settings and levels, etc. However, there is a huge difference in the results when comparing the Tosh's test tones to THX Optimizer.
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Posted August 15 2006 - 04:50 PM

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#19 of 64 Dave Moritz

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Posted September 22 2006 - 01:32 PM

Has anyone here had problems with Dolby True HD audio droping out while watching a movie? I have had it happen a number of times and I have not had that problem if I have selected any other audio format.

I own the HD-A1 that has been updated to firmware 2.0
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#20 of 64 dkny75

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Posted September 25 2006 - 07:12 AM

I've watched all 5 movies that currently have TrueHD and I've never had a dropout.





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