I finally loaded the 5020 update, and to my surprise I found that marginal signals (before update) were locking great with no pixelation!
I was also surprised to find 100 sats added to my list again! Thank's to Maz 3 for not corrupting my list and for removing the unwanted entries!
CRAP! On second viewing, the 100 sats have returned! Time to edit with the remote!
Was wondering if anyone who has a realtibely new version of the firmware knows if they have fixed the two big bugs i found with the device.
1) you cant get stereo sound out of it unless you use an external ac-3 decoder.
2) on certain feeds such as ABC on G4 all the blacks are dark grey
I last did an update several months ago and since they improved the software on the AZbox officail forum I have been unable to attain access. Also need to visit a friend who has a USB connection on his computer to get the new software so it is not something I really want to do if I do not have any good reason to do so.
I'm using 0.9.4931 , and the stereo issue is still there, and I'm pretty sure that the gray blacks issue is too, as it was there the last time I checked about a month or two ago.
The gray black thing seems to be due to the chip set, because my PopCornHour does the same thing (I think it is only on MPEG4 HD channels), and I think the Azbox uses the same chip set for video. I'm guessing that the audio thing must be hardware related as well, or they would have fixed it long ago. Audio is fine through the HDMI output, however.
BTW, is your computer connected to the Azbox via network? If so, you can load the firmware on the thumbdrive by plugging the thumbdrive into the Azbox, and transferring the file via FTP.
I have not been able to figure out how to get the AZbox to get hooked up to the internet or anything else. Such as the using it to record programmes- have an external Betamax deck for that. I have no computer network at home. It did not come with an instruction manual and one someone sent me in an email is bigger than the free space on my hard drive. Plus i think it was in an unreadbale format.