Originally Posted by Klaatu58
Just flashed iView firmware V3 onto HW V1 firmware box and iView remote works fine. Guess the demodulators matched. Now when turned on, the box shows "iView" rather than HomeWorx. Man, that was too easy. Didn't even have to reset to factory defaults after the flash or rescan channels. Only had to re-enter time zone and language settings; all others transferred including timer data.
Am using HDMI so can't comment on HW's outputs (especially the analog audio outputs) operating, though.
Also nice about the iView remote is that it uses AA rather than HW remote's AAA batteries.
This sounds like what I need to do, but there are so many versions of iView and HomeWorx that I could still use some further advice, please.
I have iView 3500STBII with CH 3/4 switch (serial no. 1504...) that successfully decodes FioS Local TV channels IF AND ONLY IF it is loaded with what is now called "V3" firmware on the iView support site.
Would like more boxes like this, but when I order now I get new box without CH 3/4 switch, and although iView support is happy to send various firmware, nothing they send works for me for this new box.
So I guess if someone knows where to get an older iView box (I'm told serial number must be less than 1510...) that would be one solution, so please feel free to suggest where to get these...
Another idea is, as per above quote, maybe we can we load the iView "V3" firmware onto some HomeWorx box. But which one?? If I look on Amazon, I see:
-HW-150PVR which looks like no CH 3/4 switch
-HW 180STB (OLD version) which looks like CH 3/4 switch
-HW 180STB (NEW version) which also looks like CH 3/4 switch
-HW 220STB which looks like CH 3/4 switch and ALSO rest of rear panel looks identical to my iView box that works
Any idea as to which (if any) of the above Homeworx box would work if loaded with the iView "V3" firmware?
Also on this thread people speak of getting Homeworx firmware but I don't see that on their site, so if one wanted to recover the Homeworx box original firmware where would one get it?