Originally Posted by joe citizen
If you flash a HV335T with the HV335T VR R1.1 firmware from the Argosy website you will get DTV, Video In and Timer Record options on the main menu. These options have never showed up before on the HV335T which is why I was asking if you were sure you had the VR.
PS: Before anyone is curious and tries to flash a HV335T with R1.1 firmware please note you will have to let the box sit for a minute of so after the upgrade before navigating because the unit will be unresponsive for about a minute. Not that I recommend anyone upgrading because flashing VR firmware serves no purpose other than to see what the differences may be between a HV335T and HV335T VR.
So, are you saying that the R1.1 firmware that could be downloaded from the Argosy website is different from the R1.1 firmware that came installed with my HV335T VR? If I installed this firmware, would I get the TV and recorder functions you mentioned? The barcode sticker on the bottom of my unit shows a "VR" after the code.
On another issue, about not being able to play AVI video uploaded from DV or Digital8 recordings, here is the message I received today from Argosy:
HV335T's decoder chipset doesn't support DV video codec from Digital tape recording. You can check the AVI file to see if it encoded with DV video codec or not. If it encoded with DV codec then you are not able to play on HV335T. You can try to recode your AVI files with Divx, Xvid, or M-PEG codec so that it can play on HV335T. HV335T only supports AVI video with Divx, Xvid, or M-PEG codec.
We will add your wishlist to the request list.
Regards, Argosy Support
I had added my Top Ten wishlist for features I'd like to see either with firmware uprades or with added hardware in a new model. I notice that there are five blank port openings on the back of the box, with push-out plastic covering them. One is where you'd expect to see an RF antenna input jack.
I can't imagine that they would not include DV and Digital8 AVI in their list of supported video formats, considering how widespread they are. I've been having to re-publish them in MP4 to make them work on the HV335T, which is a long and tedious job. I only have about 50 hours to go, one slow rendering and uploading process at a time.
I also just noticed that a big folder with Flash videos, with an .flv extension, is unplayable on the HV335T, getting an "Invalid Video File" pop-up when I try to open them. I'll put my feature wishlist on a later message.