Updating firmware for dvd players
The firmware upgrades will not in any way bypass or reset the RPC-II control mechanism (regional playback control).
Only use firmware upgrades available from this web page with Diamond Data DVDRW drives.
If you're a little wary of doing something like this yourself, ask a techie friend who is familiar with this sort of thing to give you a hand. If the burn seems to have completed successfully and you feel like checking the disc after burning the ISO image and are concerned that the PC is unable to read the disc, don't be alarmed.
DHCP) and do the following: 1) Turn DHCP to ON 2) Turn DNS to ON 3) Move cursor to highlight the Confirm button in Yellow and press OK Exit out of the setup menu and remove any disc that may be in the HD DVD player. You should then be able to update to the latest firmware via the Setup menu (General -- ISO Burning Software: Use a CD only to burn the ISO image and not a DVD. This is perfectly normal, just follow the instructions below to update the firmware.
The disc tray will automatically open upon completion of the firmware update. Re-initialize your player after the firmware update has completed (go back in the maintenance menu to do this).
The unit will shut off with the tray in the open position. 13) Turn the player on by pressing the On / Standby button on the front of the unit. Settings will then be reset back to default so you may need to change a few things back to where you had them before. Kudos to Midnight for taking the time to compile the best and most accurate instructions for how to update players for all the new HD DVD owners out there. Kudos to Cass for answering my request to make this a sticky to help all the new owners who come here.
9) After approx 2 minutes the players front display will indicate the progress of the firmware update in steps.Download the upgrade file for your DVDRW drive to the hard disk and run the file to unzip the contents.The unzipped files will be sent to C:\DVDRW firmware. Make sure that there is no CD or DVD in the DVD-ROM drive and close the tray. Open the C:\DVDRW firmware folder and run the 260program found within. In the window that appears, ensure that DVDRW 4x Max is listed in the Drive category, then click the OK button. 11) The complete firmware update process will take approximately 30 minutes.DO NOT UNPLUG or POWER DOWN the Player during the update process or it may result in damage to the HD DVD Player.