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Is firmware upgrade for DVD player worth $45?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Corey Weiner, May 17, 2002.

  1. Corey Weiner

    Corey Weiner Auditioning

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    I currently have a Toshiba 3109 DVD player and plan to buy a progressive scan player in the near future. I would like to keep the Tosh as a second player, but it seems to have the subtitle problem that has been reported with a few of newer discs out there. I understand that you can get a firmware upgrade to the latest version for about $45. Is it worth the effort? Will it significantly improve playback quality and fix the subtitle error? Or, is it time to trash the unit? It has served me well for over 3 years.

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  2. Greg Haynes

    Greg Haynes Supporting Actor

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    It depends. Since the player is probably only worth now $100 or less it would be hard to spend almost 50% what it worth to help fix a couple of small issues. I have the 5109 and it too has serve me well for 2.5 years and if it starts acting up on me, I'll probably just sell it. I've only had one movie that it did the subtitle problem, and that was with Spy Game. It still is a great player and I would hate to get rid of it. I just don't think I would pay for the firmware since I couldn't get my money's worth back from it if I would ever sell it.
     

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