Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau
^ The current official firmware for all D2v units (with or without the 3D upgrade) is V3.09. The current ARC application software for Windows is ARC V3.0.2. Both are on the normal, public download pages on the Anthem site.
Coming from old firmware, there's a small chance the video board won't program properly. Since you are on V2.10, I think you are already past the point where you have to worry about that, but if you DO run into a problem, Anthem Tech Support can sort it out for you. The trick is to do the firmware install on a weekday, so that you can reach them easily if need be. (Tell them what version you were coming FROM.)
Video Board Programming is done in multiple small steps, so don't be alarmed if you see what looks like the video board programming starting over and over and over again. That's normal. Expect an install that requires video board programming to take about 45 minutes.
In terms of the Beta releases (from their password protected download page), V3.09j is safe. Versions after that should NOT be used as they are currently working an issues that causes the surround speakers to lose audio. Right now they've got V3.09l (that "L" as in Lucy) on there and it should NOT be used.
Thanks Bob. I will upgrade tomorrow or Tuesday, thank you. What would be the recommended procedure these days for upgrading? Disconnect all HDMI sources? HDMI outputs? On a secondary issue, I am all of a sudden noticing that my Component Out (used for years for Zone 2 output) does not seem to work with sources like my DirecTV Tivo THR-22. I cannot seem to get output in that zone all of a sudden, despite having Component video outs from the Tivo to the D2V, along with Composite, HDMI, etc. I get audio, but no video in Zone 2. I also tried my Oppo 95 bluray for Zone 2 output, and it only works with DVD sources, not with Bluray sources. I could swear this was working when I put it all together. I am using the Oppo straight from its HDMI 1 output to send video to the Main Zone 1 TV, and only HDMI audio to the D2V. But of course the Component out from the Oppo does indeed go to the D2V, so that I can watch things in the Component-based Zone 2. Again, I can get DVD sources from it to work, and the Home menu, etc., but I cannnot get a 1080p source to Zone2, even when I specify in the Video Output of the Oppo to send only 720p, or 1080i. Normally I send 1080p for Video Output, again for the benefit of Zone1, but even dumbing it down to 720p doesn't help my Component signal in Zone 2. I get no video at all. Thoughts?