Remote Controls Quote:
Originally Posted by astan
I just purchased an Iview 3500stb on ebay for $45. It came with CL630133 130618 V7 firmware installed and the remote now has the "-" key and they have moved the labels for SCHEDULE, INFO, and REPEAT. No more HOLD label. The RECALL button is now labeled RETURN. I will check out the recording and report back.
Did they make changes to the Users Manual to go along with the new button assignments?
If not they will look pretty bad "Right Out Of The Box".
I just checked on the Iview website and the original manual is still there. They do not have V7 on the 'Down Load" page. V7 has proven to be superuir to the previously released and shipped V3, So, it looks like they are now calling V7 an "Official Firmware Release" since they are now shipping new 3500's with that version. I guess we can all say, Thank Me Very Much" for doing the Beta Testing for them. Who do we send our bills to? Did anyone get the address?
I hope they have plans to to completely re-design the remote to where it would be even better that the HmWrx remote. Would not be all that hard to do.
The HmWrx remote is still far better than the iView remote. Sorry iView But the remote for most people is the single one thing that a consumer becomes very intimate with and when the remote does not have the look. the feel and the functionality that it should, it only serves to reflect poorly on the rest of the equipment. Silver colored consumer electronics were all you saw several years back. I hated that then and I think most folks did as well. With having the face of the iVew remote silver tone it makes it look like something from the past. Not a contemporary looking image. Again... the HmWrx remote is far better looking. If you go back to some of the first posts in this thread the remote was something that everybody made negative comments about. Over the years I have decided against buying a product because I did not like the remote. These day I don't rely on the original remote fro nothing but a means to program my universal remote. Most consumers still have one remote for each product and will have to learn to live with this one or or live without this product all together. In my opinion... I think iView has under-estimated how consumers feel regarding the remote control that is comes with the device.
Does anyone still have the silkscreen ready image for the remote face that was once posted on the iView website before they pulled V2?
If so. I'd like to have a copy.
It was once mentioned that iView might issue a self-adhesive face to put over the original face. There could be some potential problems in having the consumers attempt to affix the new face onto the original remotes, If the face is not aligned precisely the buttons could rub against the face and become problematic. Unless the die-cut holes were all over-sized. Which would tend to look pretty tacky.
.Edited by nickle2 - 7/24/13 at 7:44pm