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Toshiba SD-220E (v1.5) and RCE

Lux

Standard Member
Hi there.
I did a search but couldn't come up with a definate answer:
I bought a new Toshiba SD220E multiregion from richersounds to replace my old Tosh100.
It has firmware 1.5.
Now I know that a lot of people bought the sam player and I just wanted to know if it plays RCE discs.
The bloke from richers. said it will, but I just wanna be sure
I also checked a few older threads on the tosh with firmware 1.2 and 1.3 about incompatibility with The Matrix and that problem's solved now.
so: Tosh220(v1.5) and RCE=??
cheers
 

Lux

Standard Member
cheers
although this isn't the answer i was hoping for, not your fault though:)
I wanted to buy MIIB but as it is likely to be one of the new RCE titles I'll leave it until there is confirmation.
Damn it:mad: :mad:
Oh well I will not pay 17.99 for it(not good enough), if the R1 (14.99) is RCE then they won't sell one DVD to me.
I'm really happy that it's only columbia who do RCE as they support R2 and give us equal releases (except for date and price) I will pick up MIIB in a sale then.
thanks again

EDIT: does any1 have first hand experience with the new RCE discs?
Maybe the 1.5 firmware gets round the problem as it's relatively new
If not can I always get a firmware upgrade later on??
 

castle

Standard Member
My 220e (1.5) from RS plays R1 Spiderman, which is RCE.

Not sure what new RCE is though?
 

Lux

Standard Member
castle that is weird as the spiderman R1 should be a new RCE
Any1 else have that experience, or anything Tosh220 and RCE releated?
cheers
 

New Bloke

Novice Member
I also have a 220E 1.5 and it plays Spiderman R1 with no problems. Thought it would but it doesn't even break a sweat.
 
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Paulxflier

Guest
Could someone pls give me some guidance I have a tosh
widescreen 36ZP18Q and the tosh 220 DVD (1.5 firmware).
Connected via component video and coaxle

Query - If I put film disc in the DVD tht opening picture with menu fills screen but
when I press play to watch the film it goes to letter box leaving 2-3 inches
top and bottom, however if I play a normal 4.3 film it plays OK obviously only with
the 4.3 picture width showing as expected.

I have adjusted DVD to widescreen 16.9 as per handbook and TV is adjusted
to automatic format.

So far I have only watched 2 films lord of the rings and Harry potter, this has
happened with both of them. I adjusted my TV to fill screen to compensate but feel
that the picture is being distorted.

Is this normal or is something wrong:clown:
 

New Bloke

Novice Member
Short Answer - This Is Normal

Long Answer - Your widescreen TV is 16:9 ratio, some films are made in 2.35:1, 1.85:1 or 16:9. Some widescreen films will still leave black bands top and bottom even when everything is selected correctly.

Someone could possibly tell you more about anamorphic DVD's dont know too much into the technical side but this is an advantage with having 16:9 TV's
 

castle

Standard Member
Your Widescreen TV is 16x9 or 1:1.78.

Widescreen films come in two flavours:

1:1.85, which is effectively the same as 1:1.78 and will fill your TV screen.

1:2.35, which even with a 16:9 tv, will leave black bars at the top and bottom.

Not sure about Harry Potter, but LOTR is definetly 2:35.
 
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leexxzz

Guest
Tosh220e 1.4 firmware,
New RCE, watch SPIDER-MAN weeks ago? now sat here watching MEN IN BLACK 2, Work's for me? ;)
 
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leexxzz

Guest
Originally posted by skcollob
there are 3 different spiderman R1 discs , a collectors edition , a widescreen and a fullscreen , please be more specific when refering to spiderman
R1, (SPIDER-MAN & MEN IN BLACK 2 ) Both DVDS are widescreen special editions;)
 
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leexxzz

Guest
SPIDER-MAN ( widescreen edition 2 discs ) (2002) (RCE),
The cheap one, to tight to spend £28.99.;)
 
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Paulxflier

Guest
Just wanted to thank New Bloke and Castle for help.
All the best
 

RED_Martin

Active Member
Sorry about reviving this old thread but I have one of these Tosh sd220e multi-region players from Rich. Sounds and I'm hoping it'll play RCE.

So, how do I find out the firmware version?
 
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Paulxflier

Guest
Hi Mate,

Like yourself I got mine from Rich sounds, there was nothing clear to state firmware but I remember a sticker or somesort of note on the box it just says 1.5. If you get stuck let me know and i'll look on my box tonight, I would have thought you'd have 1.5 by now as I got mine last year.

All the best
 

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