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Hi, I have a toshiba RD-XS52 that requires a firmware update before HDMI will work with newer model TV. Have tried to download and run update link provided by tosiba with 10 pouched discs. Any thoughts?

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    I have the same Toshiba RD-XS52. I recently bought a new Samsung 650 LCD TV. When I plug the HDMI into from the DVR to the TV, the DVR locks up. I found a FW update on the Toshiba Canada website, but I don't know if Canada FW will work in the US.



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I tried the firmware found on Toshiba Canada website, it doesn't work. I believe the US version of RD-XS52 firmware is not upgradeable. The site said the firmware is for RD-XS52SC. You guys got it to work?

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