Originally Posted by jprc
I see you've edited your post so I won't be too hard on you, but I've personally explained the versions on the iview website many times and have spent much time downloading, installing, and detailing them for everyone. I've also encouraged people to not download from there and to download from this thread instead. All you had to do was read a little to know what to expect.
None of us know anything about version 9, unless Bruce has it and hasn't mentioned it yet. Version 6 is the latest version released to us. It is from 8/29. We were told to expect a version 10 but have had no further information about it.
If version 9 is dated 9/26 then it is more recent than the latest version released for updating. So anyone who got a new 3500STBII and has version 9, please let us know how it functions for OTA, Cable, recording, etc. If you have used other versions of software, please compare.
I was actually in a different forum room, and we were discussing the iview 3500stbii, and one person told us he had just recieved that day a new 3500ii version that had version 9 on it, and he told us to go to iview's site to download the newest firmware that was 10/14/2013 version, since we had 9/26/2013 version. He failed to mention to us, that, he checked the firmware on his device to confirm it was newer. So some of us, when we received our units yesterday, went to site to download "new" firmware, which actually is older.
I had looked at this thread, and I didn't see when I read the first 4 posts which has current info that gets updated that said DO NOT use firmware from iview site. Also , I didn't see anywhere if it gives date of firmware on ivew's site, such has firmware dated 10/14/2013 that it is actually firmware that is very old. That is why this site needs a wiki "second post" that is updated by users in this thread, with current info.
I did have version 9 for an hour or two, before someone suggested to update using iview's site. So, I'm trying to get version 9 back again.
Many times on AVS, it is hard to read many pages of posts when "updated unit" comes out, because fear that we will be given "old" info that doesn't apply anymore. Therefore , for many months on avs I have been suggesting, that every forum room has "wiki" second post, that can be edited by users to reflect "newest" info on any device or software, reading 70 pages of stuff , is too much for many of us, so, 2nd wiki post would solve this. The 2nd wiki can have latest info, firmware, software, tips , for all versions of product.
I wish AVS implimented this. It would help us all out.
p.s. Maybe Bruce in the first post (he made first 4 posts in this thread) , can update it again and have in bold type "edited on 11/7/2013" so something like that , with bold print towards top of first post of , a warning on not to download from iview's site, and in first post can have the different versions of firmware that works or different info on different versions. And Move the first post's info to be in his second post, since he had first 4 posts and he has been updating it pretty regularily. . Therefore, when person comes into this thread, first post will contain, latest info. Bruce seems to be on top of stuff. Just a suggestion.Edited by rgtaa - 11/9/13 at 1:39pm