Updating the firmware on your new HD DVD player is a lot easier than you may think.
If you're a little wary of doing something like this yourself, ask a techie friend who is familiar with this sort of thing to give you a hand. If the burn seems to have completed successfully and you feel like checking the disc after burning the ISO image and are concerned that the PC is unable to read the disc, don't be alarmed.
DHCP) and do the following: 1) Turn DHCP to ON 2) Turn DNS to ON 3) Move cursor to highlight the Confirm button in Yellow and press OK Exit out of the setup menu and remove any disc that may be in the HD DVD player. You should then be able to update to the latest firmware via the Setup menu (General -- ISO Burning Software: Use a CD only to burn the ISO image and not a DVD. This is perfectly normal, just follow the instructions below to update the firmware.
It will first indicate STEP 1/5 then STEP 2/5, STEP 3/5, STEP 4/5 and finally STEP 5/5.
10) The player will stay on STEP 5/5 for an extended period of time.
Think of it as a driver update for computer hardware, or a new updated version of your favorite software program for Windows.
With HD DVD players the latest updates often include playback fixes, improved functionality and new features for some of the latest HD DVD titles that include improved web-enabled extras, such as those found on Transformers, Blood Diamond or Evan Almighty, for example.The Diamond Data Rewriteable drives have their programs stored in on-board flash memory. Upgrades are released from time to time to improve the performance of the DVD Rewriters or resolve specific issues.Caution: Mitsubishi Electric Australia recommends that you do not upgrade the firmware in your DVDRW drive unless you are specifically experiencing the problems described.The firmware upgrades will not in any way bypass or reset the RPC-II control mechanism (regional playback control).Only use firmware upgrades available from this web page with Diamond Data DVDRW drives.You should contact Toshiba Customer Solutions at 1-800-319-6684 to obtain the correct firmware version.