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Toshiba Rd-XS32 with ShowView not VideoPlus

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by pmartin, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. pmartin

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    Sep 30, 2004
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    I've just taken delivery of one of these that came in from Singapore.
    Everything works well and I'm very impressed with the machine.

    Only one slight problem - it has ShowView instead of VideoPlus. The code
    appears to bring up the correct day and (terrestrial) channel, but on and
    off times are wrong.

    Both ShowView and VideoPlus come from the same GemStar stable with the
    later being specifically for the UK.

    According to Toshiba UK tech support there is nothing that can be done to
    make the machine use VideoPlus instead, but I'm not convinced. Many
    video recorders are advertised as having ShowView/Videoplus and it would
    make UK specific machines more expensive to produce if the decoding chip
    had to be different.

    So is it in the firmware that the decoding takes place and if so can the
    firmware be re-blasted to take VideoPlus?

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    It's only a little niggle on what is otherwise an excellent piece of kit.


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