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Toshiba HD-E1 HD DVD High Definition DVD Player with free HDMI Cable - £49.00 @ Littlewoods Clearance
Toshiba HD-E1 HD DVD High Definition DVD Player with free HDMI Cable - £49.00 @ Littlewoods Clearance

Toshiba HD-E1 HD DVD High Definition DVD Player with free HDMI Cable - £49.00 @ Littlewoods Clearance

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I know it's a dead format but if you need HD-DVD player (like me) to play your collection on or simply a DVD player with excellent upscaling then you can't go wrong.

Reviews here: amazon.co.uk/pro…s=1

The Littlewoods Clearance store in Flint (North Wales) had about a dozen left. They were all unopened and brand new. As an added bonus they were doing 10% off electricals today which means I got this excellent DVD player £44.10. Bargain

I spent this afternoon watching Hot Fuzz on HD-DVD and will spend tomorrow watching The Bourne Trilogy.

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is it online or just store?

great player, as many HD DVD's can be picked up for pennies

[COLOR="Red"]Also this player can be hacked (firmware) to play mulitregion DVDs, HD DVDs are region free by default!!![/COLOR]
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The firmware can also be upgraded to that of the X1 enabling a few extra features.[/COLOR] (D'oh its the EP30-EP35 i'm thinking of here - sorry)
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I've updated the firmware on both my players [/COLOR]

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maffster;6978976

is it online or just store?



I can't find anything online, sorry. I bought mine in-store.

bargaincrazy.com/epa…der

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Simondu2009;6979072

great player, as many HD DVD's can be picked up for penniesAlso this … great player, as many HD DVD's can be picked up for penniesAlso this player can be hacked (firmware) to play mulitregion DVDs, HD DVDs are region free by default!!!The firmware can also be upgraded to that of the X1 enabling a few extra features.I've updated the firmware on both my players



Is upgrading the Firmware (to make it multiregion) as simple as burning it onto a DVD and playing it back?

Simondu2009;6979072

great player, as many HD DVD's can be picked up for penniesAlso this … great player, as many HD DVD's can be picked up for penniesAlso this player can be hacked (firmware) to play mulitregion DVDs, HD DVDs are region free by default!!!The firmware can also be upgraded to that of the X1 enabling a few extra features.I've updated the firmware on both my players



is it easy to do this ? say for a silver surfer lol

Liverpool_Bear;6979134

Is upgrading the Firmware (to make it multiregion) as simple as burning … Is upgrading the Firmware (to make it multiregion) as simple as burning it onto a DVD and playing it back?


done my toshiba ep30 by downloading the file and burning to 2 disc and playing them
got all the info from avforums also put ep35 firmware on it too
so these will probally be the same
hope it helps

wish it was just a little bit cheaper then i'd go for it, i'd only really use it as an upscaler

A bit expensive - worth £35 imo.

Sure it's a great upscaler, but still.

Voted hot anyway - seems like a good deal.

@ Scoot

Oops my bad

Its the EP30 i have as well - check out the AV forums that's where i got my info from, maybe something can be done to the E1.

@ Carlos

DL the software, burn a handful of CDs and follow the instructions carefully
You may be able to google the files

EP30-dirty1.iso
EP30-dirty2.iso
EP30 V4 Firmware.iso

Replace EP30 for EP35 if you want to upgrade a EP35 or crossflash an EP30 (to do this you will need all 6 files, in case you need to restore the device for any reason)

PM me for the instructions if you cant find them - don't try without them!!!

PS I claim no credit for the instructions or the files, just passing on the info

Hopefully i can redeem my earlier Gaff by helping the E1 owners with a link

avforums.com/for…tml

Full credit to Viking61 the AV forums member without whom none of this would be possible

The RCE hack is for sony/20th century R1 disks that wont play normally

The hack is temporary - i.e. has to be re-inputted each time you play that disk but only affects a small numbe rof discs (iRobot for example)

Simondu2009;6982578

Hopefully i can redeem my earlier Gaff by helping the E1 owners with a … Hopefully i can redeem my earlier Gaff by helping the E1 owners with a linkhttp://www.avforums.com/forums/6027824-post1.htmlFull credit to Viking61 the AV forums member without whom none of this would be possibleThe RCE hack is for sony/20th century R1 disks that wont play normallyThe hack is temporary - i.e. has to be re-inputted each time you play that disk but only affects a small numbe rof discs (iRobot for example)



thats the guy viking61
i did think the E1 was hacked before ours
and yes they are the files
EP30-dirty1.iso
EP30-dirty2.iso
EP30 V4 Firmware.iso
although i used the ep35 ones
the version 4 firmware stopped all the juddering when the camera scrolled across the set
think i paid £79 from play with 7 films for the ep-30 although i had to doctor the date on the reciept
as i was a couple of weeks too late
on the whole i have the ep-30, a xbox360 hddvd player and ps3 with blu-ray
and on a 1080p tv i cant tell the difference between them

so i can make my ep35 region free then...nice.
anyone got a link or anything for the files?

If its anything like the EP30, I wouldn't bother. I paid full price for mine when it came out, 189.99. When HD-DVD died, I considered keeping it, but found it didn't even play photo cd's. Even cheapo DVD players do this. And of course there was no DIVX playback. You can get both of those options, as well as upscaling for the same price or cheaper.
But obviously this is a good deal if you do want it for HD-DVD's

N_W2003;6983110

so i can make my ep35 region free then...nice.anyone got a link or … so i can make my ep35 region free then...nice.anyone got a link or anything for the files?



avforums.com/for…tml

Just click on the Model No. to download the zipfile.I had trouble burning the disc for the ep10 with the
installed software but used DeepBurner Free and it worked a treat.
deepburner.com/?pr…cts

Was wondering how the HD-E1 compared with the HD-EP30 and found some info at AV Forums:

1. The EP30 is 1080p the E1 is 1080i
2. The EP30 Has HDMI 1.3 the E1 has HDMI 1.2a
3. The EP30 will do 1080/24p straight out of the box, the E1 at present cannot. (Jan08)

Other slight differences is that the EP30 is slightly faster and smoother in operation (not much in it though) and is a slimmer design, plus the SD upscaling is slightly better (again not much in it though).

Here's a link to Toshiba's firmware page (need to scroll to bottom of page to accept T&Cs):
toshibahddvd.eu/fir…tml

Jerry Hatrick;6984478

1. The EP30 is 1080p the E1 is 1080i


1080i and 1080p are identical in the case of movies, so this is a none thing.

Both HDDVD and BluRay store the movie on the disc as 1080p24 - if your player can only output 1080i, then it uses 3:2 pulldown to convert the 1080p24 to 1080i60 (or PAL-speedup and frame-doubling to convert to 1080i50) - this is a lossless conversion for transmission to the display, and providing your 1080p telly has a decent deinterlacer, it can completely reconstruct the original 1080p.

The end result is that it doesn't matter whether your movie player is outputting 1080i or 1080p - a decent 1080p telly will display the same result with either.

Nom;6985608

1080i and 1080p are identical in the case of movies, so this is a none … 1080i and 1080p are identical in the case of movies, so this is a none thing.Both HDDVD and BluRay store the movie on the disc as 1080p24 - if your player can only output 1080i, then it uses 3:2 pulldown to convert the 1080p24 to 1080i60 (or PAL-speedup and frame-doubling to convert to 1080i50) - this is a lossless conversion for transmission to the display, and providing your 1080p telly has a decent deinterlacer, it can completely reconstruct the original 1080p.The end result is that it doesn't matter whether your movie player is outputting 1080i or 1080p - a decent 1080p telly will display the same result with either.



Thanks for the info.

Long may the wealth of knowledge on this site continue!

Jerry Hatrick;6986773

Thanks for the info.Long may the wealth of knowledge on this site … Thanks for the info.Long may the wealth of knowledge on this site continue!



i will second that and many thanks for the information

many thaks for that

With Blueray players costing £100 now, this seems like a bad value even at half the price. Sometimes you are just better off spending that little bit more.

Dellboy2;6984163

http://www.avforums.com/forums/hd-dvd-players/838740-toshiba-ep35-region-free-firmware.htmlJust click on the Model No. to download the zipfile.I had trouble burning the disc for the ep10 with theinstalled software but used DeepBurner Free and it worked a treat.http://www.deepburner.com/?pr=deepburner&r=products



thanks mate,will have a read in a little while.
have a bit of rep:thumbsup:

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belovedmonster;6991549

With Blueray players costing £100 now, this seems like a bad value even … With Blueray players costing £100 now, this seems like a bad value even at half the price. Sometimes you are just better off spending that little bit more.



A Blu-Ray player won't play HD-DVD's.

On the 28th Feb these are down to £29.99 according to my local Littewoods store manager.....

Dusty;7784945

On the 28th Feb these are down to £29.99 according to my local Littewoods … On the 28th Feb these are down to £29.99 according to my local Littewoods store manager.....



Anyway to find out the stock levels?
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