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  Reply # 178428 17-Nov-2008 19:11
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Hi all

Loaded new firmware tonight - but before I did so checked the green flashing on TV3.
Could not see any evidence of it - but installed new firmware anyway to see if I could notice any change to other problems

New firmware

No green flashes on TV3 (but seem to have vanished prior to firmware upgrade)

TV1 pixelisation - noticed it twice over the past hour - so its not as regular as before - but could be result of power reboot with firmware upgrade

Optical audio dropout - have been only watching the news on TV1 so far - but still regular audio drop outs on optical output. No audio drop outs on RCA outputs

Will test other channels and report back if anything of significance.

Looking forward to PVR functionality

Ian

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  Reply # 178430 17-Nov-2008 19:15
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if you're getting pizelating and audio dropouts, its interfernece or bad sig...
Our un its on test here work fine on all ch.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 178453 17-Nov-2008 20:34
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Hi Pete,

Thanks for your reply

I am a little confused as to why I dont get audio drop outs on the RCA outputs. Why only the optical output?. Have not tried COAX output but could do.

I would have expected either lack of signal or interference would have had the same effect on either outputs as both are derived from the same signal.

Any simple explanation that I may understand?

Thanks

Ian

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  Reply # 178457 17-Nov-2008 20:41
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possible some sort of mismatch somewhere....with each unit...

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  Reply # 178473 17-Nov-2008 21:46
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Hi Pete,

Could you explain what this mismatch is that you are referring to?
Any why it has no effect on RCA audio output??

Observations so far tonight is that only getting optical audio drop out on TV1. All other channels seem to fine (even other channels on same mux)

Thanks

Ian

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  Reply # 178475 17-Nov-2008 21:52
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no idea...why use optical?
just go HDMI...seems more sensible to me...and feed the audio out of Tv to stereo...simple

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  Reply # 178484 17-Nov-2008 22:26
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Hi Pete

I use HDMI to feed video to the TV. The speakers on the TV are not all that good.

I have AV receiver for audio that has optical inputs (as well as RCA)

The optical sound from ET is real good (when its there)
One of the RCA outputs from ET is quite distorted ( as has been previously reported). The other RCA output on ET is better but not as good as optical

So that is why I am trying to use the optical output

Thought that since its provided it should work

Ian

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  Reply # 178501 18-Nov-2008 01:12
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pete9321: no idea...why use optical?
just go HDMI...seems more sensible to me...and feed the audio out of Tv to stereo...simple

Does the HDMI output support the DD 5.1 audio?  I didn't think it did.  When I tried it I only got 2.0 output.


I think it's nonsensical to say it's a signal fault when it only affects the optical/coaxial output not the RCA/HDMI.  Then to say "why use optical"?  I'd say it's because it suits some people.  It's an output available on the unit, it should work.


You say your test unit works perfectly, I've asked before and I'll ask again, what exactly is your setup?  i.e. what kind of amp are you running, which audio output are you using (not optical or coaxial, at a guess?).  This is the biggest problem I've had wth this unit, I can't watch TV with the sound through my amp because RCA/HDMI won't give me 5.1 sound and coax/optical has occasional dropoffs.  It's annoying.


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  Reply # 178555 18-Nov-2008 12:50
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Hinko: For some reason my ET box seems to be having jerky images, I've noted it on C4 and TV3, seems associated with rapid screen movement.

Anyone else?  

Will this be fixed with the Fix Pete?  (Thank you in advance)

I bought an extra terrestrial last friday and hooked it up. Perfect. By Saturday eve, I too had jerking images on TV3 and 4, Maori and 6. Last night, (Monday) all stations were perfect except slight jerking on Maori.I am convinced its a transmission thing, not the receiver., as I've heard many films are compressed, and the older USA films are in a different format.
Now, the green flash. I experienced this Saturday and Sunday, after that,I havn't seen it since. Makes you wonder if it has been fixed at the TV3 end (quietly). Last night I downloaded the repair programme, and got the reading USB, but I didn't get any of the other 2 readings before it said 'boot'. Again, makes me wonder if the problem its supposed to solve has gone away? It worries me now that the unit did not read out as it should, but I did get the word 'test'several times and some numbers, as if it were testing stations.....any ideas ???

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  Reply # 178561 18-Nov-2008 13:08
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Sounds like you didn't do it right.  When it works, you definitely see the percentage complete indicator counting up to 100. 

Instructions I use are:

Turn off receiver with power switch on the rear panel.

Unzip attached file and place the folder complete, with the two files inside
onto a FAT32 formatted flash drive. Check carefully that you have a single
folder called AS_HK_DMB_UPDATE with two files inside, and they reside in the
root directory of the FAT32 flash drive - MUST BE formatted FAT32. I suggest
a smaller drive like around 1GB or less.

Next turn on the receiver with the power switch at the rear. When you see
BOOT appear on the screen, push the UP button on the front of the receiver,
until you see "USB*" appear  (the forth character maybe random). Now release
the up button and you should see numbers and letters counting appear on the
display. After about a minute, it should stop. Leave it about 2 minutes
longer and then turn off power. Remove the USB drive and power back on.
Check the firmware version from the Menu/ System Information screen. It
should be updated.


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  Reply # 178562 18-Nov-2008 13:10
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If your box is working ok now after trying the firmware update then you're ok, nothing is damaged.  You've either managed to successfully do the update, or you still have the original firmware.

Check the menu for the system info/version number and compare that with the update you were trying to upgrade to.  This will tell you if the upgrade worked ok or not.

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  Reply # 178563 18-Nov-2008 13:13
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Maybe try a different USB thumb stick - The first one I use I had no luck with.

Borrowed one off my boss - Worked straight away. 

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  Reply # 178564 18-Nov-2008 13:14
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Hinko: For some reason my ET box seems to be having jerky images, I've noted it on C4 and TV3, seems associated with rapid screen movement.

Anyone else?  

Will this be fixed with the Fix Pete?  (Thank you in advance)

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  Reply # 178565 18-Nov-2008 13:14
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Hinko: For some reason my ET box seems to be having jerky images, I've noted it on C4 and TV3, seems associated with rapid screen movement.

Anyone else?  

Will this be fixed with the Fix Pete?  (Thank you in advance)

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  Reply # 178574 18-Nov-2008 13:42
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Yeah I use a cheap Rundisc 2gb USB stick with heaps of other crap on it and it works no problems, so the box is not that picky IF it likes the drive.  As Bazzer says, you know it is doing it's thing when you see the percentage counting up.  This takes a while so you won't miss this part happening.  Check the system menu tho for versions as it may have possibly worked already.

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