AlanL: That would mean sending the box back to the supplier wouldn't it? I am not getting replies to communications so that is not likely and it would mean losing the box two weeks or so (ie no tv for that period). Courier there, do install, courier back.
I know when an earlier firmware release came out, when I asked for it the supplier refused to send it and would only do a bench install.
In the meantime, I still need the samba plugin to back up the programmes, regardless of whether I get the upgrade.
Unless there is someone local to Auckland who can do it faster, but I don't know anyone.
Copy .ird file to a usb memory stick ( I prefer to freshly format the memory stick first)
when all is completed power off receiver at back and unplug stick
then power back on..
HTPC Intel Pentium G3258 cpu, Gigabyte H97n-wifi motherboard, , 8GB DDR3 ram, onboard graphics. Hauppuage HVR 5500 tuner, Silverstone LC16M case, Windows 10 pro 64 bit using Nextpvr and Kodi