After having a very lengthly telephone conversation with another member, consisting of numerous questions & discussion of the 'mechanics. of ePVision, it is now apparent just how this process operates.
Apparently the firmware is written (coded) in China. Since there is no ATSC or QAM modulation in China and the TV frequencies are different (though that wouldn't be that big of a problem), the firmware has to be sent here for testing. Allen and one other unknown individual "tests" it in California in only one market. How that can be done efficiently and effectively is beyond me.
Given they fact;
they didn't know bare drives do not come initialized let alone formatted,
what a drive sounds like when it spins up, then powers off in a repeating cycle due to a bad cable claiming user error,
they have no other market for OTA or CATV to test this on,
their other non related business interests,
and the refusal to accept help from numerous members when it was offered,
answers the questions why there were and still are so many issues and also why updates take so long.
Of course if I knew this a year ago, I could of addressed my concerns further and try to work closer with them, but due to the language and ethnic culture barrier, it was never disclosed. Even specifically asking to converse with their "engineers" it was denied. Admittedly, I know little about 'coding', but how on earth can firmware be written when it can't be tested directly. I'm sure they are trying, but this isn't the way to do it. These people abroad need to be here
, so they can see what they are doing first hand, without using apparent inexperienced others to test the changes.