It may not be clear to everyone that firmware v6 is available from videobruce. When installed on the System-Information menu it reports
SW Version: 20130829 V6
HW Version: ATSC7816XD-01
So the v6 firmware (FW v6) is apparently designed for use with the forthcoming larger remote control, but it also works with the small silver-faced remote control.
I have a dedicated small USB stick drive that Windows Explorer reports the following
Name - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Date modified
flash.bin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8/17/2013 7:50 PM
v3usb_upgrade_all_flash.bin - - - 8/17/2013 7:50 PM
v6usb_upgrade_all_flash.bin - - - 9/13/2013 4.54 PM
v7usb_upgrade_all_flash.bin - - - 6/18/2013 6:20 AM
(The reply editor won't present info in columns without some serious tweaking!)
Your dates and times will vary, depending on when you add them to the stick drive. The iVIEW box apparently does not care about the addition of the version # reference to the beginning of the file name. That way you can keep all firmware versions in the same place that you have access to. When using System-Software Update you will be able to select the version that you want. The upgrade process works.I am asking for feedback from any CATV/QAM users that have tried using FW v6, on my description that follows.
I have been having problems manually scanning
in CATV channels using FW v3 - upon selecting a physical channel an appropriate frequency would be identified with the signal quality indicator showing a fairly strong signal, but in Channel Search no channels would be listed under DTV:000, so had gone back to v7. I have the same problem with v6
So I went back to FW v7 which used to successfully add virtual channels, but no more!
Unfortunately in the process of manually resetting Picture, Channel Scan, Time and Option, I was not able to get the proper channel-frequency correspondence for my CATV - e.g., for a physical channel 27 the frequency needs to be 243.0 MHz, not a much higher frequency that probably corresponds to AIR (OTA).
Going back to FW v6 again and manually resetting Picture, Channel Search, Time, Option, and selecting a physical channel for Manual Search, I get the appropriate frequency and a fairly strong signal quality level, but no resulting channel addition.
Somewhere in this back and forth process I lost all 7 virtual channels below physical channel 27, and I am certain that In the process of trying to add any 21.x virtual channels, I did not try to rescan physical channels 23 and 25 (for me there are no channel 22 virtuals, and channel 24 contains 51 Music Choice virtual channels, which I avoid). I really don't want to rescan any other channels because the SD channels typically contain 9 to 15 virtual channels that are unencrypted, and I don't want to mess with the HD channels. They have all been labeled using the Rename process, and at this point I can't be assured of getting them back if they become "unscanned".Now I've just all 13 virtual channels of channel 29!
- and that happened while using FW v6. So I have now lost 20 virtual channels.For those of you that are using FW v7 (or v3 or v7 for CATV/QAM, what is my problem? Or is it a stability problem of FW v6?Edited by Innovadon - 9/14/13 at 3:41pm