A) Is everyone still reading this list? There hasn't been a post for months, but is that because there's nothing to say, or because you've all gone to another better list that I should be reading too? I hope someone will reply to clue me in on this.
B) I have the impression that there is new firmware available. I wanted to come prepared with urls and everything, but I've been busy and I'm disorganized too. But I'll tell you what I know. At the Philips website under support, for the Philips DVDR3574H and Philips DVDR3576H, iirc, there was new firmware written around August of 2008. That's after most of us bought our machines. But even though I was in the USA part of the website, I'm not sure these machines have been sold in the USA. IIRC, I googled and found a couple ads on ebay in the UK for them. But I haven't downloaded and read the manuals, and I don't know how much like the Philips DVDR3575H/37 they are.
But since the numbers are so similar, one less and one more, I'll bet they are basically the same and could accept each other's firmware. They might have ended in /37 too. I don't remember.
Does anyone know anything about all this?
Do you want me to provide more info, like urls?
Is anyone out there reading this list.
I downloaded both files which are zip files and they were the same length for both models Inside were two other files, one for CD update and one for USB update. (IIRC, there are advantages to each method). Both of these zip files were the same length from one model to another I haven't looked inside these, and I haven't made byte-by-byte comparisons of the contents, but I could if someone thought it worth my effort.)
There are several things I wish the unit would do. Now I have a set-top box too and it allows me to make 30.1 a preset but not 30.2, 30.3, 30.4 and 30.5. This would make surfing a lot easier if the new firmware works like the set top box. Maybe it's doesn't, but whatever changes were made are probably improvements. I didn't see any place where it listed the changes, like most software does. (Of course this is the first firmware I've paid attention to, and I don't remember about BIOSes)
BTW, I was surprised when I got this DVDR that it was not listed in the support part of the Philips site. It's still not but these other two are. Why do you think that is?