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HD-A2KU Blank screen...not recognizing new HD-DVDs....error message sometimes comes up that says unrecognized DVD format. I have an HDMI cable hookup. The front panel is saying 1080p. Do I need a FIrmware update? if so which one? Again this is for a Toshiba HD-A2KU

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  • giannotti1 Dec 01, 2007

    Have the same issue with my HD-A2KU. Still seeking a solution.

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    HD DVD is not dvd format error

    firmware 2.7 did not fix problem

  • Dogwood Feb 02, 2008

    HD-A2KU brand new disc freezes about 20 mins before the end of the movie. This happened almost the same spot on 2 other discs. I've done the firmware update but it didn't help. I also cleaned the disc. Error message is: 408bc504

  • Dogwood Feb 02, 2008

    Error code 408bc504 Brand new disc freezes about 20 mins from the end. THis is the 3rd disc to do this. THe update did not help.

    Thank you for any help.

  • sherryp39 Mar 27, 2008

    I am trying to play a DVD that has played before but get message 'This disk is not DVD format'

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Same here. This player used to work fine. Now I'm ready to start saving up the 350 clams for a PS3. I'm tired of the Toshiba junk. I wish they would give me my money back, bastages.

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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Yes, the firmware up to v 2.5 will correct your problem

Posted on Dec 08, 2007

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