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Topic # 9668 3-Oct-2006 21:02
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Any word on when SKY will upgrade the decoders? (component output, etc)





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  Reply # 47492 4-Oct-2006 10:49
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The first decoder upgrade that enables component went out last night (software 0340 on the Pace 5512 or DSR2000). The other decoders that can support component (Pace DS230, Motorola 5512, 5516 and 5512UMM) are scheduled to be updated through October and maybe into early November.

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  Reply # 47498 4-Oct-2006 11:30
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manaia: The first decoder upgrade that enables component went out last night (software 0340 on the Pace 5512 or DSR2000). The other decoders that can support component (Pace DS230, Motorola 5512, 5516 and 5512UMM) are scheduled to be updated through October and maybe into early November.

I have a 5512, what do I have to do to get the upgrade?
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  Reply # 47501 4-Oct-2006 11:47
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is there a special cable or will any scart to component do the job?




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  Reply # 47502 4-Oct-2006 11:54
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Any standard SCART to component adaptor cable will do, there is/has been a long established wiring standard of Y=G, Pr=R, Pb=B, and the composite circuit is available as well on the standard composite out circuit. The Y channel also carries sync as per all Component connections.

You can obtain a SCART cable from Jaycar (WQ7255) that has a 1.5meter lead with both the YPrPb RCA's and the L&R audio RCAs for $47.95, there is also a cheaper version sans the audio (WQ7245) for $35.95.

Or you can just use the simple SCART to component adaptor and supply your own leads, Jaycar PA3667 or DickSmith P6676 each about $15. Unfortunately these dont give audio aswell, pity.


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  Reply # 47527 4-Oct-2006 14:53
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70mm: I have a 5512, what do I have to do to get the upgrade?

Sit tight and it will come to you. All SKY customers with DSR2000s should get the download today. The download was a bit damn slow at first but this should have been fixed by now. Once your decoder receives the download signal it will show a progress bar as it downloads over the course of 20 minutes. After finishing the download the decoder will reboot. You should see the software version 0340 [edited to correct from 0320] in the 'diagnostics' screen.



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  Reply # 47528 4-Oct-2006 15:02
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You should see the software version 0320 in the 'diagnostics' screen.


0320?, you said 0340 earlier :)

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  Reply # 47529 4-Oct-2006 15:02
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manaia:
70mm: I have a 5512, what do I have to do to get the upgrade?

Sit tight and it will come to you. All SKY customers with DSR2000s should get the download today. The download was a bit damn slow at first but this should have been fixed by now. Once your decoder receives the download signal it will show a progress bar as it downloads over the course of 20 minutes. After finishing the download the decoder will reboot. You should see the software version 0320 in the 'diagnostics' screen.


I went out and bought the scart to component, do you mean its not up and running yet on the 5512 decoder yet? Does it all happen automatically? Or do I have to do something?

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  Reply # 47531 4-Oct-2006 15:06
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Yes it happens all on its own, the STB will report that it is downloading new firmware and not function as normal until it is complete (around 20min it would seem). At the end of that it will reboot on its own accord. If you see the option in the SCART setup menu then you have the new code. The diagnostics page should show the code version as 0340 (old code was 0320).

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  Reply # 47532 4-Oct-2006 15:07
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cyril7:
You should see the software version 0320 in the 'diagnostics' screen.




0320?, you said 0340 earlier :)



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My software version says 0340, is this the new scart to component version or not?

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Reply # 47535 4-Oct-2006 15:09
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cyril7: Yes it happens all on its own, the STB will report that it is downloading new firmware and not function as normal until it is complete (around 20min it would seem). At the end of that it will reboot on its own accord. If you see the option in the SCART setup menu then you have the new code. The diagnostics page should show the code version as 0340 (old code was 0320).



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OK great it looks like Im ready to hook up finally after waiting years for this simple thing to happen! OMG Sky your just toooo slow for new technology!

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  Reply # 47542 4-Oct-2006 15:43
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70mm:
cyril7:
You should see the software version 0320 in the 'diagnostics' screen.

0320?, you said 0340 earlier :)
Cyril
My software version says 0340, is this the new scart to component version or not?


Sorry - my mistake. 0340 is the new version replacing 0320 which includes the component support update. Whether you get SCART to component depends on your decoder.



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  Reply # 47552 4-Oct-2006 17:46
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cyril7: Any standard SCART to component adaptor cable will do, there is/has been a long established wiring standard of Y=G, Pr=R, Pb=B, and the composite circuit is available as well on the standard composite out circuit. The Y channel also carries sync as per all Component connections.

You can obtain a SCART cable from Jaycar (WQ7255) that has a 1.5meter lead with both the YPrPb RCA's and the L&R audio RCAs for $47.95, there is also a cheaper version sans the audio (WQ7245) for $35.95.

Or you can just use the simple SCART to component adaptor and supply your own leads, Jaycar PA3667 or DickSmith P6676 each about $15. Unfortunately these dont give audio aswell, pity.


Cyril


Ok, I got myself the component rca 3 cable at Harvey Norman (Monster cable) and an adapter at DSE, but no audio RCA's. What happens now? no audio?





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  Reply # 47587 4-Oct-2006 21:31
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WOW learnt more in this thread than the info I can find on the internet.

Confused - how many sky decoders makes and models in NZ?

Are they all scart

Is there some one who maintaines a web site etc.

Im new to Sky and I have been through 2 decoders in a week and now have the Motorola DTH335-4 which sounds like not upgradable to component out. :-(

My issues where getting all the gear running into my Sony Wega with only 2 scart plug inputs and only one had full colour.  I set the decoder to RGB and have finally a excellant picture - scart to scart




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  Reply # 47590 4-Oct-2006 21:42
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Quote "how many sky decoders makes and models in NZ?"

Are there any without the patented "Wading through molasses  menu navigation" or is that only a feature of early Pace?

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Reply # 47593 4-Oct-2006 21:56

I have a Motorola DTH325-4 Sky decoder. Looks old and sometimes does strange things (changin channels unexpectedly, change volume to the highest, etc)...
 
Can I call Sky and ask for a newer one?




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