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post #151 of 5558
Boy, I'm glad I insisted on having a physical com port on my laptop when I bought it! It made my firmware upgrade so much easier.
I got it new in 2005 and it was one of two Toshiba models that still had a com port. It's funny how forward progress is sometimes a backwards step. If I wanted a new laptop today I would have to do without my beloved (and used daily) com port AND do without a PC-Card slot... it's all express card nowadays. But I still would get a 56K modem... which I NEVER use!

Michael.

BTW - Thanks Joerod for the updates, both worked fine on my DTR-8.8.
post #152 of 5558
HEY, what about this DB9 adapter for fw update through my PC...
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
Wayyy better price than that one on Amazon...
Would this work?
post #153 of 5558
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Originally Posted by Smarty-pants View Post

So if I don't have the RS232 port on my PC, then I have to spend $30 on one of those adapters?!? I am NOT happy to hear that.
So then I would have to make a choice to either, send my 805 to a service center, or spend $30 on an adapter.

Yeah......that's kinda' it! I'm only the messenger here. If you don't have a 9pin serial port on your computer then your choice is a $30 adapter and required length cable or a physical trip to a service center (if you're lucky enough to have one nearby) or BIG BUCK$ (probably more than $30 + the risk of damage) to ship it to a regional service center for the update.

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Originally Posted by Smarty-pants View Post

HEY, what about this DB9 adapter for fw update through my PC...
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
Wayyy better price than that one on Amazon...
Would this work?

I think a few tried that one several months back for the 1.05 f/w update but didn't have nearly as much success as the Keyspan. Sorry.
post #154 of 5558
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smarty-pants View Post

HEY, what about this DB9 adapter for fw update through my PC...
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
Wayyy better price than that one on Amazon...
Would this work?

No telling if it would work or not. My choice would be to see if anybody you know has an older laptop that has a serial/com port that might let you borrow it.
post #155 of 5558
Thread Starter 
I really endorse just using a keyspan converter. It gets the job done without hiccups...
post #156 of 5558
Joerod,

Your quote from Mr. Magorium was my favorite from that movie! What great words to live by.

Best,
post #157 of 5558
Thread Starter 
Mine to.

We love putting that one in for our visitors. This weekend with nieces and a nephew it will be perfect.
post #158 of 5558
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Originally Posted by quack724 View Post

boe, I still have FW 1.04. This is the original FW that came with my unit and I have not updated it. Only DSP change. I'll update my original post for clarity.

Thanks - I didn't know there were so many parts to the Onkyo update. So even if I do the 1.08 update when it is available, I should request these other updates? Are there any other ones as well?

I appreciate the info.
post #159 of 5558
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Originally Posted by Hollywood1 View Post

Yes to the above. Never see anything after DSP1:SR8051/xxxxxx when pressing the return button. Am I missing something?

Hopefully, you are not replicating my afternoon of futility on Saturday. Make sure you are pressing "return" not "enter." They aren't the same. And use the button on the receiver, not the remote.
post #160 of 5558
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

I really endorse just using a keyspan converter. It gets the job done without hiccups...

Can I do any serious harm to my unit by trying it with a usb/serial adaptor. If it just might not work. then I will try it. If it will brick my unit then ill order the keyspan.
post #161 of 5558
I have an Integra DTR 7.8. Do I need to update the firmware to avoid a problem?

Thanks,

Mitch
post #162 of 5558
http://www.dynexproducts.com/p-197-d...ter-cable.aspx
Dynex :: Products For Your Digital Life - Dynex 16" USB PDA/Serial Adapter Cable
This is the exact cable I found laying around. Should I give it a shot? I cant find the receipt for my 875. the last thing I want to do is break something.
post #163 of 5558
Thread Starter 
Try it and let us know if it works...
post #164 of 5558
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Originally Posted by Hot Grits View Post

http://www.dynexproducts.com/p-197-d...ter-cable.aspx
Dynex :: Products For Your Digital Life - Dynex 16" USB PDA/Serial Adapter Cable
This is the exact cable I found laying around. Should I give it a shot? I cant find the receipt for my 875. the last thing I want to do is break something.

I hope you never need service.
post #165 of 5558
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

Try it and let us know if it works...

Right after my girl is done watching rock of love. Im a little confused by the instructions saying dont do this if the following doesnt appear:
ver 1.01/07615L. I assume mine is going to say ver 1.04
post #166 of 5558
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Originally Posted by sjv View Post

I hope you never need service.

You and me both
post #167 of 5558
I used the exact same dynex product when I updated from 1.02 to 1.04. Should work.
post #168 of 5558
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Originally Posted by Hot Grits View Post

Right after my girl is done watching rock of love. Im a little confused by the instructions saying dont do this if the following doesnt appear:
ver 1.01/07615L. I assume mine is going to say ver 1.04

This is not the firmware, but the loader version ID.
This ensures, that the do-it-yourself update(s) will run without problems.
post #169 of 5558
It has been a while since I checked the AVS forum for anything related to my Onkyo 875. I had not realized there was so much going on. I bought my 875 in October of last year. My main firmware version is 1.02. I have read almost every thread relating to the 875 and am still a little confused. Is there currently any update that I can get from Joerod to bring my 875 up to at least main firmware version 1.04 and have the Reon features enabled? I interpret Joerods initial post to mean that there is NO official release form Onkyo that he can send to me that will get me to 1.04. And it is up in the air weather or not this new 1.08 main firmware (when it is released) will allow me to go from 1.02 to 1.08? Am I correct? Any input or help would be greatly appreciated.
post #170 of 5558
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Originally Posted by uwkid View Post

It has been a while since I checked the AVS forum for anything related to my Onkyo 875. I had not realized there was so much going on. I bought my 875 in October of last year. My main firmware version is 1.02. I have read almost every thread relating to the 875 and am still a little confused. Is there currently any update that I can get from Joerod to bring my 875 up to at least main firmware version 1.04 and have the Reon features enabled? I interpret Joerods initial post to mean that there is NO official release form Onkyo that he can send to me that will get me to 1.04. And it is up in the air weather or not this new 1.08 main firmware (when it is released) will allow me to go from 1.02 to 1.08? Am I correct? Any input or help would be greatly appreciated.

Check here

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...3#post13494013
post #171 of 5558
Quote:
Originally Posted by boe View Post

Thanks - I didn't know there were so many parts to the Onkyo update. So even if I do the 1.08 update when it is available, I should request these other updates? Are there any other ones as well?

I appreciate the info.

boe, I am actually unsure if 1.08 FW update will also update the DSPs as well or if there are other updates other than 1.xx FW and DSP updates. Re: the latter, the FW 1.xx and DSP are the only updates I am aware of. Can someone else chime in?
post #172 of 5558
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Originally Posted by quack724 View Post

boe, I am actually unsure if 1.08 FW update will also update the DSPs as well or if there are other updates other than 1.xx FW and DSP updates. Re: the latter, the FW 1.xx and DSP are the only updates I am aware of. Can someone else chime in?


The 1.07/1.08 "Main" firmware update (model dependent) is accompanied by the corresponding "DSP" Update.

Beware ! The "DSP" Update will clear all Your settings though.

Check here
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...3#post13494013
post #173 of 5558
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

Try it and let us know if it works...

Wasnt expecting this.
Everything went perfect.
Upgraded 875 from 1.04 to 1.07 with a dynex usb/serial adapter. I had to unscrew the 2 nuts on the top and bottom of the rs232 port on back of the receiver for the cable to fit. I dont know if you have to do this with any of the other cables recommended here. I haven't hooked everything back up yet but i did confirm it worked by doing the display/standby thing. The screen said clear after it was finished writing so i am guessing that all my settings have been reset.
Thank you joerod and gurkey. You guys are the best.


settings did not reset after the update
post #174 of 5558
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Originally Posted by gurkey View Post

Check here

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...3#post13494013

I saw your post on the 905 Thread before I wrote my initial post on this thread. Your post is not to conclusive regarding weather or not people have successfully updated their 875 using those files. Like you said on your post

"I do not suggest or advice anyone, to install or use it.
I am not connected with Onkyo in any way.
Don't hold me (or ONKYO or anyone else) responsible for anything You are doing.
You are on Your own, as always"

I just do not want to brick my unit. I know Joerod is highly regarded around here and I did not know if what he was originally sending out was official from Onkyo and proven to work to update from 1.02 to 1.04 on the 875. I was just kind of looking for a "state of the union" on the 875 updating. I am not brave enough to try the links from your post without some serious reassurance. I am very capable of doing the update via my computer and have complete confidence that I can follow instructions but I am not to sure about the files themselves. Not to take away from anything you did on your post on the other thread. It is a very well put together very helpful post. I am just a little "gun shy".

Although I just read Hot Grits post above and it looks like he may have been successful updating firmware 1.04 to 1.07. But I believe his unit was originally at 1.04 from the beginning. Mine is at 1.02.
post #175 of 5558
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hot Grits View Post

http://www.dynexproducts.com/p-197-d...ter-cable.aspx
Dynex :: Products For Your Digital Life - Dynex 16" USB PDA/Serial Adapter Cable
This is the exact cable I found laying around. Should I give it a shot? I cant find the receipt for my 875. the last thing I want to do is break something.

I have something similar that:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

If you notice that next to the serial connector there are screw connectors. Those connectors will interfere with you connecting it to your equipment since it, also, has screw connectors on it. What I did is just rip them out of the adapter with pliers and everything else worked out fine. I just updated my 885 to v1.07. I don't think the audio locks on instantly as reported in the 905 forum. It seems like there's still a delay. Before my update I had 1.05 and there was a click when it locked on. Now, with 1.07 there's no click. There still seems to be a delay but I'm not totally sure. When I turn my pionner plasma (PDP-6070) onto an HD channel (I use the built in tuner) I see people talking but don't hear anything until a few seconds later. Although, I put in a dvd and cd using my bd30 and everytihing seems instant. Hopefully more users can give us their opinion as to whether the delay is gone or not.
post #176 of 5558
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Originally Posted by Audiophile1178 View Post

I have something similar that:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

If you notice that next to the serial connector there are screw connectors. Those connectors will interfere with you connecting it to your equipment since it, also, has screw connectors on it. What I did is just rip them out of the adapter with pliers and everything else worked out fine. I just updated my 885 to v1.07. I don't think the audio locks on instantly as reported in the 905 forum. It seems like there's still a delay. Before my update I had 1.05 and there was a click when it locked on. Now, with 1.07 there's no click. There still seems to be a delay but I'm not totally sure. When I turn my pionner plasma (PDP-6070) onto an HD channel (I use the built in tuner) I see people talking but don't hear anything until a few seconds later. Although, I put in a dvd and cd using my bd30 and everytihing seems instant. Hopefully more users can give us their opinion as to whether the delay is gone or not.

I unscrewed the nuts on back of the avr. Probably not a wise idea being I dont have the receipt for my unit.
post #177 of 5558
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Originally Posted by jimjr View Post

Hopefully, you are not replicating my afternoon of futility on Saturday. Make sure you are pressing "return" not "enter." They aren't the same. And use the button on the receiver, not the remote.

Finally got it! I was pressing the tone button instead of the tone > button. Instructions threw me a curve by saying tone + button. Duh!
post #178 of 5558
I guess what I am really asking is this

Has anyone successfully updated their 875 from factory version 1.02 to 1.04 using Joerods or someone elses files out there (maybe from this recent post by Gurkey http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...3#post13494013 ) Then updated from 1.04 to 1.07 from the post I just mentioned by Gurkey. I really want to update my 875 at home from 1.02 all the way up to 1.07 but I am a little weary. Can it be done. My main concern is the 1.04 to 1.07 update because I have an earlier model. I am afraid there is some sort of hardware change in the newer units that come factory installed with 1.04 that my original unit does not have.

I posted on the 875 forum as well.
post #179 of 5558
So I just finished hooking everything back up after upgrading to fw 1.07. I definitely notice an improvement with the audio lock. When changing channels with different listening modes the audio seems pretty instantaneous. I've only played with it for a couple minutes since upgrading but there is a definite improvement. Also skipping from scene to scene on a dvd, the audio also locks on almost instantaneous. I dont remember if this was a problem before. My settings did not reset even though the unit displayed clear after updating. I found this a little weird.

One quick question. Was anything involving audessey adressed in this update? Just wondering if I should run it again.
post #180 of 5558
Thanks Joe,

I got my 9.8 DSP updated. I must have had unit number 1 because DSP 1, 2, and 3 all had the same number and all three had to be rewritten.

It was a challenge. It would NOT take using my CD player, so I put the disc in my BD30, hooked the optical, and it worked. Did not go to standby at te end so I waited the 10 minutes. When I turned it back on, all the DSPs were current.

S~
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