Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau
The Setup menu is an internally generated S-video source. If you have any other S-video sources (perhaps an S-video from some source you are using with better cabling now) you can check to see if S-video from an external source is lost at the same time. If so, then your video board has a marginal component in the circuit that detects and digitizes S-video so that it can be processed by the video processor. The acceptable limits for these analog video components probably changed between V1.33 and V1.47f for some other reason.
If you are JUST losing the Setup menu (other S-video OK) then that suggests a firmware problem. Perhaps you have a bad copy of V1.47f. Download a fresh one.
Are you letting the Setup menu stay on screen so long that it times out on its own? If it is not coming back after it times out, but comes back immediately if you power cycle, then that too would suggest a firmware problem.
First of all its good to see you back. Hope you were away because you wanted to be, not that you needed to.
I did reload v1.47f last night and, so far, its working well.
I used a different laptop that uses windows 7. I can't remember if I had upgraded my other laptop from Vista to 7 when I did the prior download/upload. I think I was still using Vista. I don't know if that would make a difference or not, but Vista wasn't the best OS.
I do remember that I did download a fresh v1.47f from the Anthem website the second time I loaded it in my D2, but still lost the on screen setup menu.
And yes, I did wait long enough for a 'handshake' delay type loss of screen that seems inherent with the newer firmwares. The front panel of the D2 would show the menu, but not via hdmi to my display. A power cycle didn't help, either.
It was either bad firmware, or my D2 is not compatible with the newer firmware- my D2 originally had the green video board and 'doughnut' shaped power supplies. The video board was replaced with the red one, but the power supply is still the 'doughnuts'.
Time will tell if it was a software or hardware incompatibility issue.
If possible, I would prefer to use v1.47f.
I'm not sure if I understand the s-video stuff.Are you saying that I can connect the D2 to my display with s-video cable and it might be a work-around?
I sure have enough s-video cables in my closet that I could use, and I don't need to see my D2 menu in hi-def. It's much easier to navigate the menu on screen vs the display.