Where did you hear that and what are the differences between the two? The only change I know of is that they have supposedly solved the shutdown problem and that wasn't a firmware problem I believe the protection circuit was too sensitive.
I haven't seen any upgrades from Pioneer. It does have an RS-232c which you can use for upgrades. In that post he said that the MCACC was adjustable later to find out that it wasn't, so it would be that same as it's always been. He did say that his 47TX had 9-band of eq instead of the 5 it's supposed to have but I would verify that with a few more people before saying anything has changed. But still there's no way to tell what version you have even if there are multiple version which I doubt.
"But still there's no way to tell what version you have even if there are multiple version which I doubt."
Part of my job is dealing with firmware. In the old days (not that long ago), I was the guy that "burnt" the newer version of firmware into EPROMs. Now, I use a laptop to "flash" firmware (EEPROMs, FDIMMs, etc).
There's always a way to tell the version, even if it's something as simple as a label on an EPROM. Other times, there's a service mode that you get into with a weird combination of buttons pushed...
I had a post but it got erased by accident but I know everything (almost) about my receiver (49TX) I'm an active member of the flagship forum and you'll find my fingerprints all over many Pioneer Elite threads here and HTF and have never heard anything mentioned about a secret service menu, I do play with the service menu on my Sony TV though. So then maybe i should say their no way to tell without voiding your warranty by looking at the EPROM. Read Pioneer Elite 45TX Manufacture Date? and it will tell you which manufacturing date and beyond have the shutdown problem fixed. I believe it's Sept or Oct 2002 and later.
Man I hate the internet. What are you talking about I wasn't even close to taking it personally I don't where that came from. I didn't know I was following you through forums either. I was just stating that I respond to a lot of Pioneer threads becuase I know a lot about them and that I'm quite active and I've never heard anything about a service menu.
Listen to yourself. Your reply over at Home Theater forum, "I guess you did a double post because I replied to your other post already.", for instance. Your opinion is not the final word. I posted over there because I'm looking for information. Your opinion is YOUR opinion...
I'm looking for information. That's all. Not confrontation. I'm tired of the subject. Let it go. Chill.
1) i-Link Digital Interface with front panel indicator
2) New Hi-Bit Sampling Mode
3) New Sound Delay Adjustments
4) Improved Speaker Distance from 10cm (.4 ft) to 5cm (.2 ft.) measurements
5) New MCACC Custom Memories
6) Improved THX Surround Back Speaker settings
7) RE-Equalization will be confined to THX Modes. The DSP processing space is required for the new additional features
8) Supplemental owners manual
This is the upgrade you can get to go from 49TX to 49TXi. The interesting ones to me are 3, 4, 5, and 6. Then I find out from bobdavisnpf that he now has 9-band on a 47TX. Going from 5 band to 9 band is a big step with MCACC if it is true even if you can't change them.
I think the only way you can get upgrades from Pioneer is if you buy a receiver that already has them or yours has major problems and you send it back to them and you get lucky and they update it while fixing it.
My question is why even have an RS232 and Flash memory if you are not going to use them. Pretty pointless.
Oh, now I know why you said that I thought you double posted on this forum since the both use the same vBulliten they look very similiar and I got confused and thought you had double posted on the same forum not 2 different forums. I wouldn't have said that if I know that it was 2 forums instead of the same one I just got confused that's all.
Actually hate to get picky but the change is from .5ft to .2ft atleast in America but it might be 10cm to 5cm in Europe since that's more even for them. When are we going to change to metric we've been saying we're going to for the last 40+yrs. I hopefully plan on upgrading my 49TX in the next couple months before the upgrade expires. I wonder how people have done the upgrade? I only know of one and that's Evilio; I don't think there's been a big response to the upgrade at least not here on the forums.
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