The official DVICO TViX M6500A Discussion - Page 116 - AVS Forum

AVS Forum > Gaming & Content Streaming > Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming > The official DVICO TViX M6500A Discussion

Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming

coyote2's Avatar coyote2
01:01 PM Liked: 10
post #3451 of 3459
11-15-2014 | Posts: 142
Joined: Oct 2008
The power button on my TViX M-6500A is broken (on the unit, not the remote). It just goes down (er, perhaps "falls in" is more descriptive) with zero pressure, and is loose, as though the thing it pressed busted now.

Is this fixable?

My remotes* still work to turn the unit on/off, however I like to use Safe Upgrade to update firmware and that requires the unit's power button.

*I say remotes plural because I needed to buy a new one recently on eBay (it works but getting used to new button positions is taking some effort). I fixed buttons-not-working issues on the original remote thanks to this thread, however it's Play button has almost detached from the rubber sheet inside so I've retired it as a backup.
TPeterson's Avatar TPeterson
12:16 AM Liked: 18
post #3452 of 3459
11-21-2014 | Posts: 11,960
Joined: May 2002
Quote:
Originally Posted by coyote2 View Post
Is this fixable?
I doubt it, but I haven't disassembled one myself.
Quote:
....I like to use Safe Upgrade to update firmware and that requires the unit's power button....
Fortunately(?) updating the firmware is not likely to be often required in the future.``
coyote2's Avatar coyote2
01:31 PM Liked: 10
post #3453 of 3459
11-26-2014 | Posts: 142
Joined: Oct 2008
Thank you very much TPeterson!
coyote2's Avatar coyote2
01:34 PM Liked: 10
post #3454 of 3459
11-26-2014 | Posts: 142
Joined: Oct 2008
When playing many or most newly available downloaded MKV files (whether sourced from broadcast or BluRay), I get too much pixilation and freezing to be watchable.

First, I wonder why? Is the processor, or the latest firmware, on the TViX M-6500A incompatible with the latest codecs?

Three years ago I tried all the f/w and settled on 1.4.25 UJ as I reported upthread at The official DVICO TViX M6500A Discussion

I see I passed on the 1.5.xx f/w for GUI weakeness, perhaps I should try 1.5.xx f/w again. (Even though I'm unable to Safe Upgrade anymore as mentioned recently.) Heck, maybe I just need to reflash 1.4.25 UJ to resolve this. Otherwise...

I wonder if it's time to replace this unit despite my poverty. (I wish DviCo/TViX weren't dead, I love the M6500A!)

Any suggestions on how to find a replacement? I want a networked media player I can stick a hard drive into, and which will playback video media especially MKV files.
TPeterson's Avatar TPeterson
02:10 PM Liked: 18
post #3455 of 3459
11-26-2014 | Posts: 11,960
Joined: May 2002
You can still get the M6620N+, which is a considerable upgrade from the M6500A.
coyote2's Avatar coyote2
04:59 PM Liked: 10
post #3456 of 3459
11-28-2014 | Posts: 142
Joined: Oct 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post
You can still get the M6620N+, which is a considerable upgrade from the M6500A.
Thank you very much once again, TPeterson! I guess it's time for me to get a M6620N+, because I tried flashing 1.5.19 and it didn't help my playback issues.

I forgot that it also would wipe out my settings, and I couldn't find my notes. So after re-flashing 1.4.25 and spending much of the rest of the day playing with settings (particularly Network settings because I stupidly forgot to type in the NAME of the folder I was sharing on each drive), I got it all back working again. Then I typed 'em up so I'd have a reference next time. I'll post them next.
coyote2's Avatar coyote2
05:00 PM Liked: 10
post #3457 of 3459
11-28-2014 | Posts: 142
Joined: Oct 2008
TViX M6500-A Settings

f/w Ver
1.4.25 UJ

A/V
Audio: Analog(PCM)
TV Standard: NTSC
Auto Switch: Off
Native Resolution: Off
>I've been happy enuf w/this in the past anyway<
TV Type: 16:9
Video Port: HDMI
HDMI Audio: On
Video Out Mode: 1080p

MISC
Subtitle/Outline: Green/Black
Screen Saver: Disable
Default Subtitle Encoding: W.EUROPE

NETWORK
Default Network: Wired
Wired IP Setting: DHCP (Static also worked but manual says to use DHCP if it works)
Network Disk 1-4 Slow(SAMBA)
1 share-I 192.168.1.xx
2 share-J 192.168.1.xx
3 share-I 192.168.1.xx
4 share-J 192.168.1.xx

ID: <lan pc username>
Password: <lan pc password>

FTP Service: ON
>Though I have no intention of FTPing to the unit<
SAMBA Service: ON
Lan Speed: 1000 Mbps
>Though IIRC my Ethernet isn't CAT6<
Time Server: USA
>Though it doesn't seem to timeset.<
Time Zone: Sydney
>The only choice the f/w gives me.<
Daylight Savings: On
coyote2's Avatar coyote2
07:21 AM Liked: 10
post #3458 of 3459
01-18-2015 | Posts: 142
Joined: Oct 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by coyote2 View Post
When playing many or most newly available downloaded MKV files (whether sourced from broadcast or BluRay), I get too much pixilation and freezing to be watchable.

First, I wonder why? Is the processor, or the latest firmware, on the TViX M-6500A incompatible with the latest codecs?

Three years ago I tried all the f/w and settled on 1.4.25 UJ as I reported upthread at The official DVICO TViX M6500A Discussion

I see I passed on the 1.5.xx f/w for GUI weakeness, perhaps I should try 1.5.xx f/w again. (Even though I'm unable to Safe Upgrade anymore as mentioned recently.) Heck, maybe I just need to reflash 1.4.25 UJ to resolve this. Otherwise...

I wonder if it's time to replace this unit despite my poverty. (I wish DviCo/TViX weren't dead, I love the M6500A!)

Any suggestions on how to find a replacement? I want a networked media player I can stick a hard drive into, and which will playback video media especially MKV files.
Oops, it turns out my M6500A has no problem with newer rips.

The issue was that the HDD that I was decoding downloads onto got filesystem corruption. The issue didn't seem to affect smaller files as much, so it took a while to detect.
TPeterson's Avatar TPeterson
11:06 PM Liked: 18
post #3459 of 3459
01-18-2015 | Posts: 11,960
Joined: May 2002
Glad to hear that the M6500A lives on well.

Reply Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming

Subscribe to this Thread

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3