Would you believe there is now a owners manual???
And it's a V1.01 version to boot. (I guess I missed the V1.00 version.)
http://www.epvision.com/HDTVSTB/Documents/PHD-VRX/PHD-VRX_Manual_v1.01.pdfAnd there are not one, but two firmware updates now posted on their web site?
(I've had asked for previous firmware version months ago to be posted);
The firmware installation procedure seems to of been changed or at least clarified. You completely power down (as opposed to placing ti in standby) the unit, insert USB stick, power up, wait until the process completes when the "no ch" appears in the display, then remove the stick. Before, it wasn't clear if the unit should be powered down, or even pulling the AC plug as was originally mentioned in a earlier e-mail (as opposed to be placing it in standby) and exactly when the stick should be removed. Also, some text is included as what was changed (which is long overdue). Providing updates is one thing, but to to let one know what to expect is another. Sorry, I don't like guessing or a discovery adventure when it comes to either.
They are claiming the 242.18.10 was the initial release, when in reality the 54.15.07 was what was shipped with these.
Releases are/were in this order;
8VX.54.15.07 (original shipped firmware in a smaller package and file structure)
VRX.242.16.31 (1st update sent to me while testing)
VRX.242.18.10 (1st posted update on their site)
VRX.242.19.24 (2nd update by a link sent to another member that was not posted publicly)
VRX.242.20.14 (2nd posted update on their site with a file structure change)
This latest firmware has a different file structure. Originally, the first release had ten
separate files. The first update change that to six
files and increased overall size considerably.
Now, there are only three
files, with only the vmlinuz, usbfwu.ini, drm.bin files remaining.So far,
1. There is absolutely no
mention of the apparent fact if you want to use their format utility, the HDD has to be formatted already
. One would think by now that would of been included. As one member put it, they must think the customer is "clairvoyant". They seem to go under the assumption all of these are a combo drive & enclosure in one that is already formatted for Joe Sixpack,
2. The USB Wireless adapter option has not enabled. (nice if I knew that four months ago),
3. There is no mention of the limitations (ineffectiveness) of the Audio controls per HDTV1080p's testing except when using the HDMI out,
4. There is no mention of You Tube (or VuDu, even though it isn't enabled) other than those two buttons are for "future option". You Tube does work (with many limitations) but nothing anywhere on how to use it,
5. Of the two noted upgrades, the "Weekly" option was already added to the last update and the "Improve Color Settings and etc." makes no noticeable
Still looking for the "etc.".Posts #1, 2, 10 & 579 (laundry list) have been updated.