New "Test" Firmware Versions for Both Old & New Processors now on Password Protected Download Page!
As mentioned above, new "test" firmware versions have appeared this afternoon on Anthem's password protected download page.
For the D2v and AVM 50v, the new "test" version is V2.07f. It is dated July 22. (The previous "test" version, V2.07e, was dated July 20.) My guess would be it has been sitting waiting for Nick to get back into the office to post it.
It looks like the only change is in the HDMI code.BEWARE! THE *WARNING* STILL EXISTS ABOUT INSTALLING THIS VERSION! A FAILURE DURING THE INSTALL MAY REQUIRE RETURNING THE ANTHEM TO THE FACTORY FOR REPROGRAMMING!
The change notes since V2.06 read as follows:
WARNING: Do not attempt to load beta software unless the computer and connection is known to successfully update an AVM 50v or D2v. A programming failure may result in the necessity for factory reprogramming.
1. Faster HDMI lock when switching sources.
More changes to address video switching, audio dropouts, and audio glitches.
1. More changes to video code base.
1. Video processor code base updates.
2. Audio DSP code base update.
3. Fix for Sony as second monitor.
1. Fix for popping that began in v2.06 with Toshiba XA2 as source.
2. New VXP video processor code.
3. Fix for a DSP problem that affected the AVM 50v with 44.1 kHz input.
Meanwhile, the "test" version for the original D2 and AVM 50 is V1.47f. It is dated July 28. (The prior "test" version, V1.47c, was dated July 7.)
The change notes since V1.33 read as follows:
1. Fix for bug that prevented ARC from uploading.
1. New HDMI code base.
2. Fix for AVM 50 DACs not muting while HDMI input has video without audio.
Note that there is no mention of the restriction to newer versions of the D2 and AVM 50 hardware (spotting EITHER a Red video board, OR a power supply WITHOUT the large Toroidal transformer through the vent holes of your unit means you have the newer hardware.)
However, I note that the older V1.21 firmware is no longer included in the download, and folks have speculated that this older firmware was used to help folks recover if they mistakenly installed this D2 / AVM 50 firmware on the older version of the hardware for those units.
I'll see if I can get a clarification from Nick.