then I suspect that these companies (iView, HomeWorx, etc,) are acting independently.
If you have read those posts on where these come from, it is obvious that these company names are just vendors of someones else's wares made for them. It should also be apparent, either the OEM is doing the firmware or has a 3rd party writing it for all the different versions. These all use the same system processor which makes all of these basically the same no matter how they are configured.
I am well aware of this fact. I first brought this to light a month ago in Post #507 Page 17
What was not known then was the information that blue_z had regarding the MStar processor. From the info I submitted we learned the name of the manufacture that supplies the complete units to the different venders (iView, HomeWorx, etcc) What is still not know is who is actually responsible for debugging the firmware. It it were MStar then I'd thin that the firmware upgrades would be available to all the companies that offer this product. If each company like HomeWork acts independently on changes then perhaps they have a SDK (Software Development Kit) provided by MStar.I wrote....
Just wondering. When was the last time you corresponded with Robert Chui ?
About two weeks back you made a comment about how you felt that another firmware update was "looming" . Which leads me to think that Robert had implied something was about to come forth.
He did imply there was another update. It may of been a non-starter just as V5 was.
So, If I understand you correctly you have not corresponded with them recently.
In asking this of you I think it reflects the desires of most of use here on this thread.
Since you have established a rapport with Mr. Chui and have had personal email and telephonic correspondence with him would you please make an inquiry as to the current status of this product and too any subsequent firmware releases?
We do not know if Mr. Chui or any one from iView, MStar or the SHENZHEN ZHAONENG ELECTRONIC CO. is monitoring this thread.
As far as we know, all that goes on here is strictly between ourselves and serves no purpose what-so-ever.
In all fairness we don't know who is actually working on any of the firmware up-dates. What I find interesting is that the HomeWorx box shipped with something like V3. The just released firmware, was version 10. We
are at version 7 with the 3500. With HomeWorx someone has gone from v3 to the now v10. From what we know, V10 has addressed some if the main issues we have sited.
In other words they (HomeWorx) had versions 4 through 9 that went through some testing, somewhere, by someone. If only one entity is doing the firmware changes then why haven't we seen any of the version from v7 thru v10 ? We seem to have been provided beta versions in the past. Either iView has shelved the further development of the STB3500 or they have not, (for what ever reasons), been provided any up-dates.
It would be nice to know where we are with this product.
We keep monitoring and posting to this thread but, to what ends?
Is there any light at the end of this tunnel?
We are all holding our breath here and now, starting to turn........ Blue