Most seem to forget that this thread was (and is) not about gurkey's and joerod's well feeling and why they are the "big" heroes, but about the inability of Onkyo / Integra to provide updates for (older or still remaining) issues in their units in a decent way.
Just to burst some bubbles.
Those firmwares provided here and elsewhere where not the outcome of "secret" connections to the inner layers or hidden leaks of either company but were contributions of other users around the world, who had gotten hold of one or the other firmware or DSP version available there.
Our (mine and joerod's) contribution was, to collect those data into a single place and provide an information source built upon other users experiences.
We chose different ways of distributing this information to others.
To the best of my knowledge and what I have been able to garner elsewhere, no "alpha", "beta" or "gamma" firmware versions ever where leaked from Onkyo / Integra this way or have been "tested" here by anyone, officially or unofficially. We made just available, what already was there, may be not readily, but already on the market somewhere around the world.
Nothing to be "disclosed" as stated elsewhere. Ans as such no NDAs either.
The reason, why nothing new is coming out right now, simply is, that there is nothing available right now. And there is no proven indication, that anything is or has been developed currently for those outgoing models. Anything else stated is unsubstantiated. Judging by known practices in the consumer electronics world, this might be end of life of this model generation. Nothing been withhold from the public, hidden on the shelves of inside or outside laboratories or development departments.
Because of this, nothing has ever been provided, which Onkyo / Integra had not handed out "officially" somewhere around the world.
No "secrets" or anything else here.
And as such no reason to go after someone either for anything on display here.
The "jigs" talked about are been described in their official Service manuals (in addition to the original manufacturers descriptions).
The SMs are readily available around the net from official providers, which specialize on this.
I don't want to perpetuate anything any further if it's unsubstantiated.
PS.: The recent reply from Onkyo Japan, posted by scubawoman, affirms, that their is no intent to have any further firmware updates nor has there been any new firmware on development for any model in the meantime (since May), as stated elsewhere. Everything mentioned in this respect was baseless. As such this thread might end right here.