Originally Posted by bhrvatin
I have been searching the forum but I am unable to find (not that it isn't there) anything like release notes etc. for the firmware releases beyond 1.11. My D2 is on 1.11 and I am curious to see if there is any reason to upgrade to newer firmware. Can someone please point me in the right direction? (I am already aware that 1.11 is the latest *official* release.) Thanks in advance!
This is from 1.12s. Hope this helps.
For operational changes, see operating manual v1.2x.
1. Setup menu 24 characters wide instead of 28 due to old character generator becoming obsolete.
2. Analog input level meter now has overload indication (pink = signal is within last 6 dB of scale, red = overload).
3. Dual video output configuration added, assignable by input.
4. Setup menus rearranged including split between source setup and mode presets.
5. MODE key shortcuts rearranged to include video-out selection.
6. Contrast adjustment bars added to SMPTE color bar test pattern.
7. Added ability to select HDMI audio-in with alternate video-in.
8. Deleted Bass Peak Level Manager - too many "bass sounds thin" calls arising from misuse, and because decent subs normally don't need external limiting.
9. Major HDMI/EDID driver changes to address capabilities of latest HD disc players and other newer sources without corruption of earlier sources, and to improve 'auto' video-out setting with DVI displays (auto relies on info from the display - if it doesn't appear that the correct output is in effect, use forced settings).
10. Added Dialog Normalization to info when Status is pressed (not displayed when 0 dB).
11. More installer changes to address a variation of XP.
12. Added gamma curve generating tools to Live Video Settings Editor to make curve creation and simple gain/offset adjustments quicker and easier.
13. Upgraded D1s now display "D2" instead of "D1-HD".
14. DVD2 and DVD3 now disabled by default (still set as pillarbox and 16:9 input crop respectively).
15. Improved lock for analog video input.
16. Improved frame lock.
17. Increased serial command buffering at power-on.
18. Improved handling of 1080p24 in to 1080p24 out without using frame lock.
1. In some instances there was a problem installing v1.10 - we apologize for any inconvenience. v1.11 has modified buffering that works with all computers that we could test with. If this does not work, please contact tech support, listing as many details as you can about your computer's hardware and operating system.
As of this version, video source adjustments cannot be made if the selected source has no video input.
1. Added gamma correction (through Live Video Settings Editor).
2. Added custom output resolution and timing (through Live Video Settings Editor).
3. Added frame lock.
4. Added multiple input memory.
5. Reduced number of color space conversions. Note that because of this, if input is RGB and output is RGB, Color and Tint adjustments can no longer be made - simply set your source to YCbCr output instead of RGB if adjustment is necessary.
6. Added colon (
to character set for renaming sources.
7. Increased HDMI compatibility yet again. Known problems are very few at this time. If you are experiencing problems, ensure that all connected equipment has latest drivers installed before contacting tech support (you might need to contact your cable/sat company).
If you need to contact Anthem tech support regarding connectivity from a computer's video output, please provide details including operating system, build of operating system, microprocessor, video card model, software, version of software, and settings. If your computer provides EDID status, that would greatly help as well.
1. Increased HDMI compatibility with a certain DVD player.
2. Removed from menu 8 output resolutions which can't always be supported by HDMI connection due to bandwidth restriction. **YOU MAY NEED TO RESET OUTPUT RESOLUTION IN MENU 8 depending on which you had set. If you cannot see an image on your display after the update, use the front panel display to navigate through the menu. Even if you are getting a picture immediately after this update, check menu 8 to make sure that the output resolution and refresh rate are set correctly since the setting may have changed to another that works, but with lower performance.
If you are saving your settings in menu 12, be sure to back them up after making this change.
If you were using Settings Editor, the wrong value will may stored there. After the software update, save the setup again using Setup Editor v1.06 (now called Setup Editor to prevent confusion with the Live Video Settings Editor).
1. Increased compatibility with HDMI-connected equipment that doesn't follow all of the HDMI spec.
2. Added adjustments for analog video inputs - see pdf file.
Tip: If you are using S-Video inputs and prefer the appearance of the hi-def OSD characters vs the default S-Video ones, you can enable the HD characters with S-Video inputs, although they will appear only when a video signal is present - change first item in menu 11 to HD Only.
v1.00 D2 / v1.01 AVM 50:
1. Initial releases.