Originally Posted by jayray
The version with the quick measure, he seems to want, are only in the latest beta versions. Official version is still 2.4. This should be updated early next week.
Good to see that Anthem is continuing to improve ARC. I have had ARC for my D2 since shortly after its release. The first version (v1.0) was a huge step up in sonic enjoyment, especially for those of us who didn't have dedicated, treated HT rooms.
Each new ARC version continues to add improvements. Some subtle, some more dramatic. Although I plan to wait for the official v3.0 release, but I'm looking forward to trying out the 'quick measure' feature. Great idea!!
Too bad Anthem doesn't seem to be that interested in offering its D2 owners updated firmware.
It has had v1.47x firmware available on its protected site for months now, but has failed to bring out an official new version for D2 owners.
I asked Anthem in July when the new 'official' D2 firmware was due to be released and was told that it should be out by the end of August or early Sept. I assumed that they meant August or September 2010.
When I e-mailed Anthem this Thursday I was told that no release date was known, and to check the Anthem D2 download page periodically to see if its been released.
It appears that D2 firmware has been put on the back burner while Anthem rolls out its new line of receivers. Too bad.
I tried the beta v1.47f firmare, and felt that there was an improvement in audio and in handshaking, but I kept losing the on-screen setup menu. I have an older D2 that at one point had the green video board (replaced with a newer red board by Anthem when it went bad) and the doughnut shaped power supply, and the beta didn't seem to work with my unit. Maybe I'm the only D2 owner waiting for the new 'official' firmware to be made public, but I doubt it.
If there are other D2 owners out there who would like the new firmware they have been promising us for a while to be released, I would urge you to contact Anthem and let them know. It may not make a difference, but the "squeeky wheel gets the oil''. Perhaps if there a few more of us squeeking, Anthem might revise their priorities and take care of their D2 owners before catering to the potential new receiver owners.