There are two versions of the HDTV player. There is the normal method by running your own disc or backing up the ELF but as many people have mentioned it has trouble running backups. People without modchips are able to run it with swap magic. Depending on your modchip people have various results.
There is also the patched version. Unfortunately, there is no patch file available (as far as I know). You'll need to find the files. It runs backups.
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