Originally Posted by wilsonj
Al, yes this was the first update! I wasn't aware that later ones verified the update before applying it. Hmmmm.
I am pretty confident of the Next G network. I get excellent reception with no drop outs ever. Only time was when the tower was being updated and transmission was turn off. This didn't happen during the update of the AVP btw.
I might contact the Denon distributors to get their opinion also.
I'd certainly rather updates via USB key. It might not be as streamlined, but its more reliable in my mind.
I thought it might have been. yep since that initial update it now downloads updates, checks it over and only then applies it. If there is an error in the download you can just abort the update, switch off and switch back on and it just picks up where left off.
applying updates can be a pretty risky thing, we're lucky denon even alows us to do that. companies like yamaha, nad, marantz and onkyo for instance require you to bring your avr or processor into their service centre to get updates done.
to be honest have found the update process pretty fuss free myself and happy we have the option to keep units upto date.
Originally Posted by danielo
I really doubt we will ever see USB updates come back to denon devices, There are several reasons why they want to use online updates one of them is selling features other is the many different versions they now have as a result.
I agree, doubt we'll see usb updates. one of the main reasons being they dont want the unscrupulous getting hold of the update and trying to crack it and all sorts of beta versions popping up all over the place as happened with the tosh hd-dvd players for instance.
Originally Posted by progprog
I do get those reasons, but don't you think it's pretty unrealistic/unfair to expect that every single owner has their AVP online? (Even most BD player makers don't assume that.) It just seems kind of bizarre to leave some owners completely out of luck with no way to update....
I actually know a couple of avp owners who have never ever done an update since purchase a year and a half ago !
whenever I ask them if they have updated theirs they ask why
I guess thats the beauty of the AVP. been rock solid since day one and just works and a real polished design with any updates being more about a bit of finesse around the edges