Finally getting up to speed... Doh! Maybe not...
Back in Sept. 2009 I purchased the AVP (due to my sincere desire to hear and see what composers, directors and other artists had intended). Planning to build my first home theater, but then shifting priorities to focus on my two children and work, those plans were placed on hold. Having utilized the hardware in a very limited way the past few years, I started looking online and realized there were available firmware updates to install. Hmmm…. interesting... updates. Cool!
So, I connected to the network and started to install the available update (from 2009 presumably). Big mistake!! I now see, I’m not the only one who has ever run into the “DSP1 Firm updating - 24 min.” issue the unit can’t seem to get past. I managed to perform the task three years after the unit was out of warranty... -NICE!
I doubt I’ll be able to use the option others have (3 years ago!) by requesting the upgrade (XT-32), and having the service center address the firmware issue during the process.
I’ve contacted two service centers (via email since they are closed now), but don’t expect they’ll be willing to do much, without me forking over another $1k (likely without the upgrade). We’ll see.
Any suggestions from any of you? Anyone willing to share how to address the firmware issue (further than resetting the micro-processor, disconnecting all other cables and having a direct network connection)? There has to be a way to install a prior firmware version and try again. (?)