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Thompson DVD DTH271E refuses to play HD DVDs but fine normal DVDS, cant seem to get any help via Thompson, & think may need "firmfare" update? New machine but in Spain & language difficulities! Have tried all set ups, hdmi cable to Sony Bravia TV. Help!

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  • mikephilo May 06, 2008

    DVD player only, no DVD record button, another way to see firmware version?

  • mikephilo May 06, 2008

    Thanks Robotek, but it specificaly states HDMI all over it, "the perfect companion for your HD screen " etc gives up to 1080p & i so surely must me capable of playing hd discs otherwise whats it for as its not a recorder?
    I'm somewhat confused as to what its supposed to do!

  • mikephilo May 06, 2008

    Any other techs with a possible solution,
    or link to thompson that I can use as suport from them seems a bit thin on the ground!!

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This unit does not play HDDVDs, only standard DVDs. It mentions HDTVs because it upscales standard DVDs to HDTV resolutions. This means you get a better picture from regular DVDs but cannot play HDDVDs.

Toshiba has announced that the HDDVD as a format is dead anyway, BluRay is the HD disc format to get these days.

Go here: http://www.blu-ray.com/players/ for a list of bluRay players.

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This is a "HDMI with up conversion 1080p/1080i/720p"
and does not play hd dvd's.

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    HD DVD discs can offer both the current DVD and HD DVD formats on one disc, which means that special HD DVD discs will play in older DVD players as well as new high definition players.

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Yaa mike,
you r right, it must be work as per its specification.

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That model is not a HDDVD player. It wont play that type of disk.

Sorry

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    Check page 2 of the brochure for that model... no HDDVD compatibility for this model.

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    Graeme Ross May 06, 2008

    this brochure


    hehehe link didnt stick



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Hello there.

Push "Play/Pause" and "DVD Rec" on the dvd recorder a few seconds to see the service menu. There you can find your firmware version.

Post back the version for us.

Hope this helps.

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