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post #61 of 107
Has anyone used the nevo to control x-10 devices yet?
post #62 of 107
my dealer just gave me a Nevo SL and Nevo Link to check out :)

looking forward to checking this thing out
post #63 of 107
I've used the Nevo along with X-10. I don't have a NevoLink but I have able to control everything with the Nevo that I did with the Pronto with no noticeable differences.
post #64 of 107
Thanks CKELLEY, as long as the Nevo can control my x-10 lightswitches its still in the running
post #65 of 107
Everyone, the Nevo update is available! Do the update through Nevo Studio and be sure to go to the website also to download instructions. I'm hoping to play with the update today/tomorrow.
post #66 of 107
please let us know what this update is all about, is this the update that will allow the nevo to work with an escient server?
post #67 of 107
when you update NevoStudio, does the firmware update occur automatically?
post #68 of 107
im download it not and its slow!

heres the link for all the new features and fixes
http://www.mynevo.com/news.php?page_id=153
post #69 of 107
The battery life with and without WiFi are documented on the first page or two of this thread. Anybody care to post the new & improved battery life over the next day or so?

Also, alexsquared warned to be sure and read the instructions. Since I'm not a dealer, I cannot log into Nevo's website. Anyone care to post the instructions?
post #70 of 107
Has anyone else been unable to register and apply updates to their nevo using the Studio Software?

I have never been able to connect to the nevo site this way.
Direct browser access to mynevo.com works fine.
I even disabled my firewall and that didn't help.

Have i missed something with my setup? Or is this a common problem for non-USA customers? (I'm Australia Based.. but there's no nevo site in OZ at the moment)

Each time i try to register, i get the following :-
....Connecting to mynevo.com
which is and then almost instantly followed by the message window of :-
...Remote Connection Failed with Operation Timed Out.

The delay is so short i have to wonder if it even tries to connect at all.

When specifically checking for software updates i get the following after about 3 seconds :-
It is Not possible to contact mynevo.com at this time please try again later

Any help would be appreciated, seeing as the several emails i have sent to nevo about this seem to have fallen on deaf ears.

thanks

Matt.G
post #71 of 107
all you need to install this is update is just watch this video. go threw the menus when the download finishes and watch the video. took me 2 hours to download and 10 mins to get back to watching tv :o
http://www.mynevo.com/images/uploade...torial_1_1.wmv
post #72 of 107
NevoSL 1.1 Update Now Available
November 08, 2005
Universal Electronics Inc. today announced availability of a firmware and software update to its award winning NevoSL custom home control solution. The NevoSL 1.1 update is available through the built-in update feature in the current release of NevoStudio.


Improved Wi-Fi performance
A new Wi-Fi driver allows NevoSL to more reliably remain connected to the access point.


Extended battery life in Home Control mode
A new Power Save mode enables more power efficient use of Wi-Fi for multi-room AV control.


Support for direct Hex Code entry
The "Add New IR" feature enables discrete codes to be added directly onto a key without learning.


Expanded compatibility with third party UPnP servers and players
Collaboration with prominent media server/player manufacturers increases NevoSL’s media control compatibility, for a richer digital media experience.
post #73 of 107
I'd love to see an MCE-like EPG on the screen of the Nevo.
post #74 of 107
Alright, this is a longshot...but I just installed the NevoServer & NevoMedia software. I went through NevoStudio and paired a source and a playback target. Everything went well including running the emulator. I synched the Nevo and it picked up my newly formed Media Zone but no matter what I did (refresh, reset) it wouldn't change from its gray starting point and thus, I could never choose it.

The WiFi indicator at the top of the screen would connect on the Home Control screen, but it would never connect to the sever (unlike the emulator which looked sooo cool!). If it helps I am using a Belkin Wireless Pre-N Router (model#F5D8230-4) and I'm guessing this is some sort of security issue with the router (although I could be wrong) but all the WEP keys are correct and it seems to connect otherwise.

I'm hoping someone here can help. I was just about to decide to be happy with this remote and pick up a NevoLink, until this...

Does anybody have experience with this router and getting it to run on the Nevo? Does anybody know the ports that Nevo uses? If not, do you have a suggestion for a no-hassel router? I'd much prefer to keep this one though.
post #75 of 107
I'm glad you mentioned the router type ckelly33. From what I remember at the training, there is a known problem with any Pre-N router. There is something you have to disable in it, but to be completely honest I can't remember what it is. Contact UEI and let them know what type of router you have and they should be able to help you get the problem resolved.
post #76 of 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgoldsmith
Has anyone else been unable to register and apply updates to their nevo using the Studio Software?

I have never been able to connect to the nevo site this way.
Direct browser access to mynevo.com works fine.
I even disabled my firewall and that didn't help.

Have i missed something with my setup? Or is this a common problem for non-USA customers? (I'm Australia Based.. but there's no nevo site in OZ at the moment)

Each time i try to register, i get the following :-
....Connecting to mynevo.com
which is and then almost instantly followed by the message window of :-
...Remote Connection Failed with Operation Timed Out.

The delay is so short i have to wonder if it even tries to connect at all.

When specifically checking for software updates i get the following after about 3 seconds :-
It is Not possible to contact mynevo.com at this time please try again later

Any help would be appreciated, seeing as the several emails i have sent to nevo about this seem to have fallen on deaf ears.

thanks

Matt.G
Matt, I saw another user in Australia that had the same problem. My thought was that he needed to register first, but your software isn't even letting you do that...not sure what would cause that as my update went through without a hitch. I'll see what I can find out, though.
Thanks.
post #77 of 107
Nevo support reported that they've had good success with the D-Link DI-524 and DI-624 routers. I bought a 624 last night, but haven't installed it, yet. I was getting flakey performance with a Netgear (sometimes it would connect, other times it just didn't feel like it).

I had the JRMC UPnP server running and the Nevo could see it, but the update broke that. My main gripe with the NMM Server is that it has to be installed on every computer that holds media you want to serve. I want to move to a Linux-based server, where I won't be able to install the NMM server, bc it won't run on Linux. So, I'm looking at Twonkyvision and Windows Media Connect, now.


The updated NevoMedia Manager Player is constantly popping up on me, even without the NMM server running. Can't explain it, but I'm trying to replace it. Intervideo WinDVD Platinum offers a UPnP software client. Nevo Studio won't see it, though, so, I can't use it to create a Media Zone. There's a WMP plugin that is supposed to act as UPnP client software. I'm going to try that next. Will report back if it works.

This could be a great product if they'd embrace the WiFi capabilities. The screen is big enough to display an MCE-style EPG, local weather, even a MyMovies-style interface for DVDs ripped to disc or stored in a changer. I just hope that UEI continues to develop their UPnP software...
post #78 of 107
3-Way,

Any way you know of to get this to talk to Girder? Right now I've got one of the emitters from a Nevo Link pointed at a USB-UIRT, which works but it's kind of clunky.

Dennis
post #79 of 107
Thanks for the information Alex. I was afraid it might be my router...which is new of course. Hopefully the ability to obtain the virtual server information (such as the port settings accessed by NevoMedia) will help my situation.

I've emailed them in hopes of getting a response, but not being a dealer myself and considering their lack of direct support for end-users, I'm afraid they might defer me to the dealer. I bought mine, however, from an unhappy user, so I don't have a dealer.

We'll see...

-Chris
post #80 of 107
I can changed over to a D-Link router and got it to go just fine. I'm not sure that was my problem though. When configuring my router, it automatically set me up with WPA-security, which was fine. I had previously set my network up on WEP but...I'm flexible. Once I had the new router up and running, the remote worked great, picking up media zones and everything. I began to change over the rest of my home networked devices to WPA when I discovered that 50% of my hardware is only compatible with WEP. Not a problem I thought...I'm flexible. I went back and changed the Nevo and router to WEP. Guess what, now I'm having the same old problem with the new router.

Is there a problem with the Nevo and WEP security? I'd hate to change out 50% of my hardware just to achieve WAP and make my Nevo happy...I'm not THAT flexible. This thing is making me bald! Pronto's w/RF are looking better with each successive trip I make to Best Buy
post #81 of 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgoldsmith
Has anyone else been unable to register and apply updates to their nevo using the Studio Software?

I have never been able to connect to the nevo site this way.

Have i missed something with my setup? Or is this a common problem for non-USA customers? (I'm Australia Based.. but there's no nevo site in OZ at the moment)

Any help would be appreciated, seeing as the several emails i have sent to nevo about this seem to have fallen on deaf ears.

thanks

Matt.G
Matt, make sure you are running a released version. There are some pre-release BETA versions around which don't have all features enabled. you can find the version in the About page in NevoStudio:

NevoStudio 1.0.0.364
or
NevoStudio 1.1.0.437

If you have anything else such as 1.0.0.344, you need to get the released CD.
post #82 of 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by alexsquared
Matt, I saw another user in Australia that had the same problem. My thought was that he needed to register first, but your software isn't even letting you do that...not sure what would cause that as my update went through without a hitch. I'll see what I can find out, though.
Thanks.

It should be a pre-release BETA version such as 1.0.0.344. You need upgrade to 1.0.0.364 or 1.1.0.437 using a CD.
post #83 of 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by ckelly33
Alright, this is a longshot...but I just installed the NevoServer & NevoMedia software. I went through NevoStudio and paired a source and a playback target. Everything went well including running the emulator. I synched the Nevo and it picked up my newly formed Media Zone but no matter what I did (refresh, reset) it wouldn't change from its gray starting point and thus, I could never choose it.

The WiFi indicator at the top of the screen would connect on the Home Control screen, but it would never connect to the sever (unlike the emulator which looked sooo cool!). If it helps I am using a Belkin Wireless Pre-N Router (model#F5D8230-4) and I'm guessing this is some sort of security issue with the router (although I could be wrong) but all the WEP keys are correct and it seems to connect otherwise.

I'm hoping someone here can help. I was just about to decide to be happy with this remote and pick up a NevoLink, until this...

Does anybody have experience with this router and getting it to run on the Nevo? Does anybody know the ports that Nevo uses? If not, do you have a suggestion for a no-hassel router? I'd much prefer to keep this one though.
You will need to set the WAP to work in Mixed mode and turn off QoS. All the optimized parameters are covered in a whitepaper about NevoSL networking on mynevo website. It also has the screen shots in the last pages... :cool:
post #84 of 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3-way
Nevo support reported that they've had good success with the D-Link DI-524 and DI-624 routers. I bought a 624 last night, but haven't installed it, yet. I was getting flakey performance with a Netgear (sometimes it would connect, other times it just didn't feel like it).

I had the JRMC UPnP server running and the Nevo could see it, but the update broke that. My main gripe with the NMM Server is that it has to be installed on every computer that holds media you want to serve. I want to move to a Linux-based server, where I won't be able to install the NMM server, bc it won't run on Linux. So, I'm looking at Twonkyvision and Windows Media Connect, now.


The updated NevoMedia Manager Player is constantly popping up on me, even without the NMM server running. Can't explain it, but I'm trying to replace it. Intervideo WinDVD Platinum offers a UPnP software client. Nevo Studio won't see it, though, so, I can't use it to create a Media Zone. There's a WMP plugin that is supposed to act as UPnP client software. I'm going to try that next. Will report back if it works.

This could be a great product if they'd embrace the WiFi capabilities. The screen is big enough to display an MCE-style EPG, local weather, even a MyMovies-style interface for DVDs ripped to disc or stored in a changer. I just hope that UEI continues to develop their UPnP software...

Seems they are working on it, take a look at the latest document on mynevo about supported UPnP server and players... Also check out the the networking whitepaper there...
post #85 of 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by ckelly33
I can changed over to a D-Link router and got it to go just fine. I'm not sure that was my problem though. When configuring my router, it automatically set me up with WPA-security, which was fine. I had previously set my network up on WEP but...I'm flexible. Once I had the new router up and running, the remote worked great, picking up media zones and everything. I began to change over the rest of my home networked devices to WPA when I discovered that 50% of my hardware is only compatible with WEP. Not a problem I thought...I'm flexible. I went back and changed the Nevo and router to WEP. Guess what, now I'm having the same old problem with the new router.

Is there a problem with the Nevo and WEP security? I'd hate to change out 50% of my hardware just to achieve WAP and make my Nevo happy...I'm not THAT flexible. This thing is making me bald! Pronto's w/RF are looking better with each successive trip I make to Best Buy

NevoSL whitepaper on mynevo website actually talks more about WEP and they have tested it. The might be a problem in entering the hex codes. The whitepaper will cover all possible problem areas, but here are a couple of things to check out:

1. The Authentication mode on both sides should be the same(i.e. both shared or open)
2. The HEX key should be entered properly. Remember, the HEX key is NOT the passphrase.
3. The key index entered(and the HEX value at that index) should exactly match the same key index on the WAP. Also make sure you set the same key index as the default key on WAP.

Again, I suggest checking out the whitepaper on mynevo website.
post #86 of 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by JustPassing
It should be a pre-release BETA version such as 1.0.0.344. You need upgrade to 1.0.0.364 or 1.1.0.437 using a CD.
Seems to have been the software that came with my original remote (i'm onto my 3rd nevo remote now, after receiving two complete duds... 1 with a stuffed battery, and the other just stuffed in general :(

The latest remote (and hopefully the last) came bundled with V1.1 CD and after installing it i was able to register the online site.

thanks

Matt.G
post #87 of 107
Hi All,

I need for my nevo remote to learn a remote command, BUT i need for it to be able to transmit this command for approx 2-3 seconds without interruption/pausing, no matter how brief these pauses may be.

I have tried this as a macro with the remote command listed 5 times, but the device is clearly sending the same command 5 time seperately as there are 4 pauses in between.

Due to this command being sent to a motorised device, i do not want the motor stopping and starting continually over these few seconds causing unnecessary strain.

Is there a way for the nevo to handle this?

thanks

Matt.G
post #88 of 107
What is the street price for the Nevo SL?
post #89 of 107
Well I got my Nevo up and runnig on the network with my Belkin Pre-N router. After reading the whitepaper on Nevo networking, there is indeed an issue with the Pre-N routers. QoS must be turned off and Ack must be set to intermediate. After that, the thing runs like a charm, but the new settings do take their toll on streaming multimedia. Hopefully, with just a little more fine tuning, everything'll be back to normal.
post #90 of 107
CKelly33,

Now that you have it working what are you doing with the nevo? Any screen shots? Are you streaming with the Nevo Media server using the Nevo Media Player?

Specifically how did you configure the Media Zones area of Nevo Sudio? When I try to add a zone no servers are picked up when trying to set a "Digital Media Content Pair".

Help would be greatly appreciated.

Scott
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