Thanks to the mandatory Ethernet port in all HD-DVD players, first generation HD DVD players from Toshiba can now be updated to support new features.
Firmware update version 2.1 can be downloaded over the Internet for owners of Toshiba HD DVD player models HD-XA1, HD-A1 and HD-D1.
The newly announced firmware update "adds support for certain anticipated network delivered content in future HD DVD discs, improves certain video and audio processing capabilities, as well as addresses certain disc playback and HDMI/DVI related problems identified by Toshiba". Also, it improves HDMI and DVI connectivity.
The Toshiba HD-DVD add-on for Xbox 360 also will get a firmware update soon to address incompatibility problems with new titles like "Children of Men" and "Nine Inch Nails: Beside You In Time".