Originally Posted by robert9674
Is there another update coming for this wonderful app? If so what will it contain?
1. Power/Zone activity indicators on all the views (like on the front of the AVR)
2. Support for pre-2009 AVRs like the 905 and 906
3. Support for serial port only AVRs using a serial-ethernet converter. Theoretically, the app can support all Onkyo Integra AVRs with serial and Ethernet ports.
4. Better networking support, with some context-sensitive help when it has trouble connecting
5. Can change IP's on the fly without quitting app
6. can change AVR model on the fly, and all related controls for that AVR update.
7. Can manually select your AVR instead of relying only on upnp detection
8. Can detect multiple AVRs and prompts user to select which one to use
9. GUI tweaks to fix issues seen by Integra and 300X and 500X users in the iPhone version
10. Better slider operations for tone controls
11. Multiple connections. If you have several iDevices, *and* the serial converter mentioned above, you can have up to 4 (or more depending on the converter) iPads/iPods/iPhones connected to the same AVR. With synced info on all the screens and each device can control the AVR. Note that this does not require purchasing multiple copies of the app, since the Apple "authorized devices" allows install on up to five different devices.
12. Backward compatibility to iOS 3.2 instead of the current "4.2 only" compatibility.
13. Hopefully this will make it in: persistent states for the buttons with On/Off states: like the input sources select "BD/DVD" and that button will change color.
The update will be out when it's ready
There's no more features being added for this release, I'm just shaking out bugs and tweaking some GUI items. I'm also awating responses from some beta testers. It's nearly ready for release, but since the last version I have tons more users, and I am nervous about releasing something with some disasterous bug. So I am trying to be as thorough as possible testing this one. I've in the past taken the few users who had issues and added them to the beta list to sort out problems, but I cannot do that on a mass basis.
What's in store for the future:
1. Playto capability to enable DLNA playback with menus on pre-2010 AVRs. This was done with a proof-of-concept and I am working out how to get around the hobbled uPnP implentation on these AVRs. Either that, or I'm clueless. They do not document their uPnP support in any way that I know of.
2. More integration options. I've had requests for supporting GlobalCache devices, and I may work on a way to connect with those. From what I've read, this version probably works.
3. Look at what surprises the 2011 models will bring
4. Japanese model TX-NAXXX support
5. Multi-lingual support
I'm now getting an in-depth picture on how Onkyo is developing these systems just by my reverse-engineering efforts. There's subtle and not-so-subtle differences in upnp support and network support between 2009 and 2010 models. There's also features they claim are supported, but aren't. One good example is the four colored buttons on BD remotes that work over HDMI CEC via IR, but are not supported via network. I've pestered Onkyo about these issues with bug reports, but I have not seen any fixes yet. The last firmware update in November was too early to tell if they are fixing anything, but I am curious as to what the next firmware revision will bring.
There's a definite pattern that I see where each model year has a slightly "fuller" implementation of a partially-completed spec. It's disappointing to see older models simply not updated. Not to increase the number of features, but just to fix the damn protocol. Even the 2010 models have incomplete uPnP implementations.