Toshiba DVD Players
DVD PLAYER FIRMWARE
Some Toshiba players intermittently suffer from hiccups such as chapter skips, audio
sync problems, and the like.
To find out if firmware on your player is up to date, do the following:
- With no disc in the player, press on the remote buttons 6, 0, 6, then zoom.
Firmware readings on my SD2109 are ROM1: 1.800, ROM2: 1.800
VR2. The latest firmware for this player is greater than 2.0. A new owner
verified his system's firmware to be ROM 1 Version V2.400-R1, ROM 2 Version V2.400.
If you have severe problems with your player, you can of course get a replacement from
your dealer if it was a recent buy or pursue it with Toshiba under its warranty
coverage. Some folks have been able to get their firmware upgraded to the most
current version which apparently corrects such problems.
PROBLEMS PLAYING AVIA
Tip by Guy Kuo: On some SD2109 units, some of the
menu selections are not highlighted. Some hot buttons also never appear. If
you have this problem, do this:
- Hit the SUBTITLE button twice, then
- Hit the MENU button once.
That should flip subtitles on and off and remind the player to show the highlights.
ACCESS THE AVIA ADVANCED TEMPLATES
If you can access the menu but cannot select any of the templates, then do the
- Turn subtitles on and off from the remote control and the problem disappears.
GET RID OF "ZOOM" DISPLAY
If you zoom-in a scene, the Zoom text is displayed on the screen but never
disappears. To get rid of the display, do this:
That should remove the display.
"PROBLEM" WITH SD5109?
Tip by Kenny Solo: Some SD5109 owners
complained of some DVDs not projecting a picture on their sets via the TV component
inputs, only sound. They've had to connect via the composite inputs instead to get
video. Kenny suggests the following:
"I am not too familiar with this model but I remember the 9100 has a feature that
when set to ON it will only pass dvds that are 16:9 anamorphic. When set to OFF all dvds
that are 4:3 (or non-anamorphic) will not show. The 5109 likely has this feature too.
One thing to check is: put in a dvd that does not display with progressive input. then
hit the dvd player's menu button NOT the dvd disc's menu. if you see a display then I am
will to bet that is your problem. navigate the menu to get to a feature that says
something like 4:3 screen n/off. (I can't remember the exact feature name)."