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post #4801 of 4808 Old 11-25-2016, 05:14 PM
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Good to hear - and interesting! Is the new San disk drive the same model as the old one?

OLD SanDisk Cruzer Blade .. NEW SanDisk Cruzer Glide. I know these models aren't the fastest, but they record 1080 just fine with no playback glitches. Have also successfully utilized SanDisk Ultra 3.0 64GB.
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JH: Upgraded my firmware (S/N 1511xxx, SW Version: 201522V5.00; HW Version 7802123783650) to fix the "Add Event" bug ..but unit misses timed recordings. The error messages state: "Enter Recording, Waiting" and "Unknown Error, Leaving". Tried a different San Disk thumb drive and thought recording problems solved. Will see if this is a "permanent" solution, if not, I will try f/w1604 and report back.

JH .. Unfortunately, the Recording Error messages returned using SW Version 20160815V5.0 Just installed f/w 1604 with hopes it will remedy missed recordings. SW Version now reports: 20160923V5.0. Hopefully I can report better news in the future. Thanks again.

P.S. I noticed the iView download page now has a WinRAR "Trial" version (misspelled "Trail" on d/L page http://www.iviewus.com/firmware3500STBII/ If f/w 1604 doesn't resolve recording issue, might this be another alternative ?

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I think that's just a trial copy of WinRAR (Windows software to open .RAR files), not firmware.
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JH: Upgraded my firmware (S/N 1511xxx, SW Version: 201522V5.00; HW Version 7802123783650) to fix the "Add Event" bug ..but unit misses timed recordings. The error messages state: "Enter Recording, Waiting" and "Unknown Error, Leaving". Tried a different San Disk thumb drive and thought recording problems solved. Will see if this is a "permanent" solution, if not, I will try f/w1604 and report back.

JH .. Unfortunately, the Recording Error messages returned using SW Version 20160815V5.0 Just installed f/w 1604 with hopes it will remedy missed recordings. SW Version now reports: 20160923V5.0. Hopefully I can report better news in the future. Thanks again.
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iView newbie coming from TiVo and DirecTv.

I have a STB3500II, just purchased from Amazon.

Model: iVIEW-3500STBII
SW Version: 20160815V5.0
HW Version: 78021237836650
Serial: 1609-3500STBII-DZ3676

Remote works very well.
Tuner is very good (using Chicago OTA only).
Channel surfing is quick.
Boot is around 15 seconds.

Seems real good so far.

Will I gain anything upgrading the firmware on this box?

Thanks!

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The info you posted seems to match the "1511-EPGFix" firmware version posted on iView's web site. My experience with it was very good; in fact, I left that version on my iView 3200!

But @LH92037 had some problems with failed recordings to SanDisk thumb drives with that version. LH92037 is now trying the "1604" firmware version which is similar, although I found a few minor bugs in it. It hasn't been long enough yet to know if the 1604 version fixed the recording failures, but I'm sure we'll get a report soon.

My advice is to leave your box's firmware alone for now, but keep following this thread in case you too experience occasional recording failures.
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But @LH92037 had some problems with failed recordings to SanDisk thumb drives with that version. LH92037 is now trying the "1604" firmware version which is similar, although I found a few minor bugs in it. It hasn't been long enough yet to know if the 1604 version fixed the recording failures, but I'm sure we'll get a report soon.

JH .. The 1604 f/w update solved both my "Add Event" bug and failed recording problems (without having to purchase a new thumb drive). As you noted, 1604 has a few minor bugs, but no deal killers. BTW, I noticed iView has added another f/w download .. 1309 dated 11/29/2016. Have you experimented with 1309 yet ? http://www.iviewus.com/firmware3500STBII/
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Glad to hear that 1604 fixed your recording failures!

Both 1511-EPGFix and 1604 are very new and we haven't had much experience with either. The big knock I had against 1604 was that if you pressed CC while playing a recording, even accidentally, the box would lock up. The other bugs I found were all pretty minor. But if 1511-EPGFix won't record reliably, that's more serious than the CC thing. (It would be nice if iView had a firmware version without either problem.)

I did download 1309 and extract it from the .rar. It turned out to be simply V1 for the 3500s with the channel 3/4 switch. I compared both usb_upgrade_all_flash.bin files and they were identical. I'm not even sure why 1309 is there, since the very same firmware (minus the .rar envelope) is available further down the page (along with V2a and V3 for the same boxes).
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