Does someone have the offical 4.43 that they could post - - - I agree the 2.50 version that is currently posted as the official firmware is NOT VERY GOOD!See if you can find some of the higher numbered factory firmware files. I believe I am running 4.43 which I downloaded from the sonicview website. They later removed it from their site but you can probably still find it floating about on the net. I've used the file currently on their website and it stinks.
While other folks on this forum are forced to enter hd channel id's manually with their stbs the sonicview has scanned them right in for me.
Well since Sonicview has new models as SV360, you can problaly expect a new 360HD one too.. that can prob have DVB-S2 and or 4:2:2 .I guess Sonicview has two possible ways it can go now. It can fold up shop as the criminal and civil prosecutions proceed, or it can put out some modules and/or firmware that will allow it to get S-2 and 4.2.2 - maybe even blindscan those.
as it turns out the ku dish for the 8000 had moved on the pole really the pole moved.glad to hear your getting good use of it. might give this firmware a shot on mine see if can put some life back in it. thanks for sharing it.
They will most likely fold up shop after the court ruling is released, similar to what happened with Coolsat. Hate to admit it but Sonicview's business model is strictly based on satellite piracy and they don't care about legitimate FTA use. This is too bad as the box is a good piece of hardware with lots of potential. I hope that once Sonicview goes bust, they release the source code for all their boxes as Coolsat did for their 4000, 5000 and 6000 models. At least then usability bugs can finally be fixed and support for S2 and 4:2:2 be enabled.It's a solid performer, unfortunately limited in a few ways.
I've had mine for a couple of years. Although the factory firmware seems to work well now, before the latest version came out, I did have to load non-working "hack" software to get it to display right.
I can't imagine a better performer for peaking dishes.
I guess Sonicview has two possible ways it can go now. It can fold up shop as the criminal and civil prosecutions proceed, or it can put out some modules and/or firmware that will allow it to get S-2 and 4.2.2 - maybe even blindscan those.
I think it will be closing up, though. I can't imagine an investement when attorneys cost so much. Enjoy it while you can.
This was Viewsat and not Coolsat.pwrsurge
I tend to agree with you, except I think its too early in the game to predict the court ruling. There's a big difference with Coolsat case. Coolsat owner was caught paying hackers to buy a microscope to analyze DN CI card chip, which handles N3 decryption, as was explained.
Sonicview receivers are designed strictly for Satellite TV piracy. The 3rd party and factory firmwares for all their receivers are actually using the exact same software but the piracy features are commented out in the code when the factory firmwares are compiled. If you don't believe me then open any so called "factory firmware" with a hex editor and you will see some very interesting information.In Sonicview case, the allegations are, the devices they supply are primarily intended for TV piracy. Its a much softer claim after all.
The only thing the iHub can do and will do in the near future is connect to Sonicview's public Internet Key Sharing (IKS) server in order to gain access to their shared Dish Network subscription. The advertised capabilities for the iHub are the playback of MP3 files and pictures over the network along with the ability to automatically install firmware upgrades. However, even after being available for sale since June now, none of these features are currently enabled in any receiver's firmware.Work may hopefully be underway to make iHub network device, mentioned in the allegations, do things like AZBox does.
The SV 8psk boards only work on DVB-S Turbo 8PSK channels which are only used by Dish Network and Bell TV. The only clear channels available would be ones that Dish Network forgot to encrypt.I red that a lot of people use SV 8psk Boards to watch clear 8psk channels, which is legal.
This would be true if their receivers did not have so many outstanding bugs, especially the SV8000. However, Sonicview staff have their hands full making their IKS server working properly and banning people who complain on their forums so no bugs will be fixed anytime soon!Certainly, a lot more people use SV receivers to watch a variety of clear channels with a motorized or stationary dish setup than watch piracy stuff.
Page 11 of attached complaint copy reads...If the legit and pirate software versions closer look the same, as you say, they were possibly developed by the same team, but may have been ordered by different people - who knows...Why it wasn't mentioned in the posted DN complaint copy?
It doesn't matter what features will be implemented in the future. What matters is that for about 7 months so far, iHubs sold are only capable of doing one thing, to pirate Dish Network programming.How would you know, what advertised iHub features will be implemented by SV in the near future?