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post #40681 of 42717
Hi bob,

I used Flash Eraser...work fine...so when I want to install the new firmware I have this message...AVM 50v loader not responding at 115200 kbs...do you have a answer for me?

Yvan
post #40682 of 42717
Hi bob,

I used Flash Eraser...work fine...so when I want to install the new firmware I have this message...AVM 50v loader not responding at 115200 kbs...do you have a answer for me?

Yvan
post #40683 of 42717
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Originally Posted by yvan630 View Post

Hi bob,

I used Flash Eraser...work fine...so when I want to install the new firmware I have this message...AVM 50v loader not responding at 115200 kbs...do you have a answer for me?

Yvan

If my memory is correct that is the wrong baud rate. I believe it should be 19200 kbs,'
post #40684 of 42717
After some try it work until PROGRAMMING DSP FLASH CORE1 ...after said again,,,cannot connect to OKI bootloader...??? ...somebody know the problem?
post #40685 of 42717
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Originally Posted by yvan630 View Post

After some try it work until PROGRAMMING DSP FLASH CORE1 ...after said again,,,cannot connect to OKI bootloader...??? ...somebody know the problem?

Did you reset the baud rate ?

I would do that first. Then Erase the flash again and then retry.
post #40686 of 42717
Right. Something is screwy with that serial connection. Yyvan, are you using the latest driver for the Keyspan by Tripplite USA-19HS USB/Serial adapter for your particular version of windows?
--Bob
post #40687 of 42717
How reset the baud rate?
post #40688 of 42717
Hi Bob,

Yes, I use the last driver for the Tripplite USA-19HS USB/Serial ...
post #40689 of 42717
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Originally Posted by yvan630 View Post

Hi Bob,

Yes, I use the last driver for the Tripplite USA-19HS USB/Serial ...

You can find the manual here: http://www.tripplite.com/shared/techdoc/Owners-Manual/933022.pdf

You should have the Keys Span Assistant v3.7 downloaded and available in your list of Windows programs after you ran the exe file.

Stew
post #40690 of 42717
Thank for this info...so I re-install the driver and sorfware of Keys Span...Windows7 saw on com5... I execute Flash Eraser twice...all work...I start new firmware it work until PROGRAMMING DSP FLASH CORE1 ...after said again,,,cannot connect to OKI bootloader??? I don.t understand Why
post #40691 of 42717
YVAN630

Maybe try a fresh start and recheck all your settings.

Do you have ALL your HDMI cables disconnected.
Setting up hardware drivers in Windows can be tricky.
Start your computer/laptop and go into Device Manager.
My Computer, Right click then left click on Device Manager
Delete ALL the drivers for the Keyspan AND all the USB adapters you may have tried before.
There should be NO USB adapters listed in Windows device Manager
Go to the Windows Control Panel and delete the Keyspan USB Adapter from the program list
Make sure you have the correct Keyspan driver for your version of Windows OS.
Do a new reinstall of the Keyspan exe from their zip file.

Turn off the D2v and disconnect the AC power cord. Wait about 1 minute and reconnect the AC power.

Do the flash erase of the D2v.

Connect the Keyspan Usb adapter. Do not connect the adapter directly onto the D2v use a cable between them.
( Doing this from memory as I could not find the setup after searching through the forum)
Go to your Windows program list and start the Keyspan Serial Assistant.
Go to properties and make sure you have a Com port from 1 to 6 selected.
Echo should be OFF
Baud Rate is 19200
Load your new Anthem firmware probably 3.09f

Hopefully I did not miss anything. If someone finds an error please jump in.


Good luck

Stew
Edited by thestewman - 5/5/13 at 9:06am
post #40692 of 42717
Hi Stew,

I followed for instruction...all work fine.....so always the same error...I start the firmware update..and after 5 min when the PROGRAMMING DSP FLASH CORE1 began...I have this message ,,,cannot connect to OKI bootloader...???
post #40693 of 42717
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Originally Posted by yvan630 View Post

Hi Stew,

I followed for instruction...all work fine.....so always the same error...I start the firmware update..and after 5 min when the PROGRAMMING DSP FLASH CORE1 began...I have this message ,,,cannot connect to OKI bootloader...???
Yyvan,

Just to be clear, you are doing a new Flash Erase after each such error, correct? I.e., before you retry the firmware install?

If that's true then you need to get on the phone with Anthem Tech Support. Your Anthem may need service. There's a more elaborate type of hardware reset they can do, but that's typically for problems with programming the video board and that's not the problem you are having.

Did you by any chance just install the 3D upgrade for the AVM 50v and D2v? If so, one possibility is that those new daughter boards are not properly seated in their electrical sockets.

Another thing to try is to use a different computer, as I still think the basic problem here is a faulty serial connection from the Windows computer. If you don't have another Windows computer available, Anthem tech support can walk you through steps to help insure the serial connection will work on the one you have.
--Bob
post #40694 of 42717
Anthem has placed D2v and AVM 50v "Test" Firmware V3.09j on their Password Protected Download page

"Test" Firmware V3.09j for the D2v and AVM 50v is now posted to Anthem's Password Protected Download page. Change notes for changes since the last "Official" version (V3.09) now read as follows:

Quote:
CHANGE LIST

v3.09j beta

1. Fixed serial control issue where Zone 2 had no audio if powering on to tuner.

2. Fixed AVM 50v issue where noise was present when playing 176.4 kHz source.


v3.09h release candidate:

1. When Dolby TrueHD 2-channel source was playing, a surround upmix mode couldn't be selected - fixed.

2. False "No Input Signal" status info when receiving 2-channel input - fixed.

3. "Last Used" mode preset reverted to "None" under certain conditions - fixed.

4. Previous DTS changes now certified.


v3.09f beta:

1. Output channel count was displayed incorrectly when 6-ch analog input was selected - fixed.

2. Further DTS-required changes.

Known issue: When Dolby TrueHD 2-channel source is selected, a surround upmix mode can't be selected.


v3.09c beta:

1. Fixed bug where AVM 50v sometimes powered on with low volume.

2. DTS-required changes for pending certification. Previous release where surround remapping was disabled for all speaker configurations did not meet all requirements.


This version is labeled a Beta instead of a Release Candidate, which suggests there may be at least one more "Test" release before the newer stuff becomes "Official".

As always, keep in mind that "Test" firmware is not done yet, and may come with unpleasant surprises, possibly requiring you to roll back to earlier firmware. Do not install a "Test" firmware release unless you are OK with that and still want to try it out.
--Bob
post #40695 of 42717
^ I installed "Test" Firmware V3.09j on my D2v/3D, and re-Uploaded my existing ARC solution (my usual practice). No problems. No surprises. It passes all my quick sanity checks.
--Bob
post #40696 of 42717
What did I miss? There's new firmware?


Ahhhh never mind. I see it's Beta. Will keep an eye on the updates.
post #40697 of 42717
Bob, thanks as always for giving new releases a first-pass and letting us know your impressions.

On another note, for those who may be using Roomie, I've assembled a fairly extensive command set for the D2v and 50v series. The command set, minus the video and HDMI, is also backwards compatible to the 20, 30, 40, and 50. If you want to test it out, here it is. Feedback still does not work. I'm waiting on word from Roomie to make whatever changes they need to on their end so that we'll be able to get volume, power, mute, input status feedback from the Anthem. I've also posted this to the Roomie forum but figured there may be a few fellow-Anthem users who would be interested in this as well. RoomieCodes.plist.txt 9k .txt file
post #40698 of 42717
Gents - I have a new problem that just popped out of nowhere.

I have a D2 (v1.33) that has been working great for 5+ years.

Today the video from the D2 on my display went black.

I tried the display with different sources and it worked fine. I tried the D2 with a different display and different HDMI cables and it was black.

Anyone have any good ideas other than me contacting Anthem and sending the unit in?

Thanks in advance,

David
post #40699 of 42717
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Originally Posted by dschamis View Post

Gents - I have a new problem that just popped out of nowhere.

I have a D2 (v1.33) that has been working great for 5+ years.

Today the video from the D2 on my display went black.

I tried the display with different sources and it worked fine. I tried the D2 with a different display and different HDMI cables and it was black.

Anyone have any good ideas other than me contacting Anthem and sending the unit in?

Thanks in advance,

David

Did you check your display using THE SAME HDMI Input that you normally feed from the D2? Double check that you are using the input/output sockets you THINK you are using and that the HDMI plugs are fully inserted straight into the sockets with nothing (e.g., cable weight) tugging the plug in any direction.

Make sure you are powering up the Main path of the D2. At the top of the remote press the Main button to tell the remote you want to control the Main path, then try powering up the D2. Test for video using the stuff the D2 can generated itself (independent of any Source device), such as the on-screen characters that come up when you press Select, or the Video Source Adjust Menu that comes up when you press an hold the "7" button. If the D2's own video is working, but you still can't get Source device video to display, then the problem is on the Source side.

You can navigate the D2's Setup menu using the Front Panel Display -- the menu pictures in the Manual are helpful.

First, go into Save and Restore settings and Save User Settings. Then Reload Factory Defaults. Do you get any of the D2's own video? If not, go into Setup > Video Output Configuration and change to 480p/60 output (which is the "simplest" HDMI signal -- note that this is 480p, not 480i). If still no luck, the only other thing you can do on your own is to try a re-install of the firmware.

Otherwise the unit will need service.
--Bob
post #40700 of 42717
I have a audio issue. Bitstreaming from oppo 83 to my anthem avm50v, running firmware 3.09h. Every 10min there seams to come a very short audio drop out. It is very short, so i can't be shure how long time i t has being there. Have tryed to upload firmware 3.09j. But the issue is still there. Anybody also have this issue?
Nothing is changes . Same player. Same hdmi wire. Same everything
post #40701 of 42717
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Originally Posted by AVfile View Post

What movie? Total Recall (Sony)?

In all movies. The dropouts in total recall and brave , are much more pronounced. Thise one apears very shortly........less than a half of a second
post #40702 of 42717

What to do?

 

I seem to have a problem when watching movies where 5.1 DD+ sound tracks from movies are played out as 2.1 sound tracks from my D2v. I rented "Silver Linings Playbook" from VUDU and though I thought the sound was 'odd' it didn't hit me until the end of the movie during the credit rolls that I had a 2.1 output instead of the original 5.1. Yes, the movie was that captivating to me that I didn't want to stop it to fix the 'odd' sound problem.

 

Anyways, I have to perform multiple HDMI handshakes to output the original 5.1 format. I'm running FW version 3.09h and have my Oppo 105 output PCM though bit streaming doesn't seem to help the problem either.

 

Any help? I'm running 1080p/60 in_out of the D2v.

post #40703 of 42717
^ I just checked with OPPO 105 > native VUDU > "Finding Nemo", HDX Stream, and no problems here getting 5.1 through the D2v to the Center and Surrounds.

What do the Select button displays on the D2v report as audio input format? 5.1 LPCM or 2.0? Which speakers do they show as active for output?

Try Bitstream output from the 105 and see if that gets audio in the Center and Surrounds.

If the actual track being played was 5.1 but you were only getting output as 2.0 or 2.1 it would be immediately obvious because you'd lose all the dialog that's in the Center channel. So it sounds like somehow you were actually playing a 2.0 VUDU track instead of the 5.1 you thought you were playing.

Are you sure you are not using, say, a Music configuration in the D2v that excludes those speakers.
--Bob
post #40704 of 42717
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Originally Posted by p.las View Post

I have a audio issue. Bitstreaming from oppo 83 to my anthem avm50v, running firmware 3.09h. Every 10min there seams to come a very short audio drop out. It is very short, so i can't be shure how long time i t has being there. Have tryed to upload firmware 3.09j. But the issue is still there. Anybody also have this issue?
Nothing is changes . Same player. Same hdmi wire. Same everything

Every 10 minutes sounds like you are getting a brief failure in the periodic copy protection check that HDMI runs in the background during playback. Have you added anything to your HDMI signal path? An HDMI switch or a Darbee or some such?
--Bob
post #40705 of 42717
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ I just checked with OPPO 105 > native VUDU > "Finding Nemo", HDX Stream, and no problems here getting 5.1 through the D2v to the Center and Surrounds.

What do the Select button displays on the D2v report as audio input format? 5.1 LPCM or 2.0? Which speakers do they show as active for output?

Try Bitstream output from the 105 and see if that gets audio in the Center and Surrounds.

If the actual track being played was 5.1 but you were only getting output as 2.0 or 2.1 it would be immediately obvious because you'd lose all the dialog that's in the Center channel. So it sounds like somehow you were actually playing a 2.0 VUDU track instead of the 5.1 you thought you were playing.

Are you sure you are not using, say, a Music configuration in the D2v that excludes those speakers.
--Bob

 

Bob:

 

The select buttons say 5.1 PCM for the audio input and 2.1 for the audio output(L,R and Sub).  I have set my Bass Manager set to Auto-LFE.

 

Bitstream didn't fix the problem for this particular movie so far. I'll try again tonight...

 

I've had this problem many times, watching HDX movies and just tolerated having to force hdmi handshakes to 'correct' the problem.

 

The problem is also rather random as I can play an HDX 5.1 in/out track with no problems and then at other times, it outputs as a 2.1 track and then have to force it to 5.1 via handshaking.

post #40706 of 42717
^ Sounds like the problem may be Auto-LFE -- assuming your Music configuration is only 2.1.

Try setting Bass Management Movie and see if the problem goes away.

I'm not sure how Anthem has implemented Auto-LFE -- e.g., will it switch to Music even though an LFE channel is present if that LFE channel happens to be silent when checked? Your re-handshaking may simply be redoing the check at a later point when LFE content is actually present in the channel. Or it could simply be a bug in the Auto-LFE test.
--Bob
post #40707 of 42717
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Every 10 minutes sounds like you are getting a brief failure in the periodic copy protection check that HDMI runs in the background during playback. Have you added anything to your HDMI signal path? An HDMI switch or a Darbee or some such?
--Bob

No - nothing new addet. Just a straigt hdmi cable to my projektor

When using pcm , the issue is gone
post #40708 of 42717
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

CHANGE LIST

v3.09j beta
2. Fixed AVM 50v issue where noise was present when playing 176.4 kHz source.

Amen to that one!
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Quote:
v3.09h release candidate:
2. False "No Input Signal" status info when receiving 2-channel input - fixed.

Sadly this still happens with 2CH PCM. DTS-mono is fixed though.
Edited by AVfile - 5/14/13 at 12:36pm
post #40709 of 42717
^ Hmm, I thought we had a poster above who confirmed that 2nd one?
--Bob
post #40710 of 42717
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Originally Posted by p.las View Post

No - nothing new addet. Just a straigt hdmi cable to my projektor

When using pcm , the issue is gone

More Info

It seems to bee that it is only affeckting DTS HDMR 5.1 audio. No issue when playing Dolby hd and DTS HDMR 7.1
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