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Posted Jun 23, 2014
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New firmware on STB VIP2250; Kansas city area
Edited by infinity1976 on Jun 23, 2014 at 5:28:59 PM

I have a VIP2250 and it appears to have been updated last night.

 

TV2 client version:  2.4.29140.22

Platform OS/Version:  WinCE/5.0.1400

 

Kansas City

 

Changes I see?

 

  • GFX are different in menus/guide (just a bit)
  • There is a white box around what is selected in the guide and all menus now.
  • HDMI settings changes; I use to have it set to normal.  But now I need it on "low".

This translates to using Y of 16-234 (after update) vs 0-255  (before update)

 

  • Dark shades no longer show redish tints like they previously did
  • Seems to not be clipping blacks as it did before (i'll know tonight when I watch in the dark) 


Is there a thread open on this update already?  Anyone else know much about it?

I have a VIP2250 and it appears to have been updated last night.

 

TV2 client version:  2.4.29140.22

Platform OS/Version:  WinCE/5.0.1400

 

Kansas City

 

Changes I see?

 

  • GFX are different in menus/guide (just a bit)
  • There is a white box around what is selected in the guide and all menus now.
  • HDMI settings changes; I use to have it set to normal.  But now I need it on "low".

This translates to using Y of 16-234 (after update) vs 0-255  (before update)

 

  • Dark shades no longer show redish tints like they previously did
  • Seems to not be clipping blacks as it did before (i'll know tonight when I watch in the dark) 


Is there a thread open on this update already?  Anyone else know much about it?

New firmware on STB VIP2250; Kansas city area

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* fonts are different; hi-res

* in "recordings" previously viewed recording show up in italics; unviewed normal font

 

 

* fonts are different; hi-res

* in "recordings" previously viewed recording show up in italics; unviewed normal font

 

 

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There exists this part of a thread started yesterday, but your post is more descriptive of the new features. I look forward to these changes, especially if the point size font for program descriptions is increased for legibility. Has the the on-demand interface changed, is it easier to read?

There exists this part of a thread started yesterday, but your post is more descriptive of the new features. I look forward to these changes, especially if the point size font for program descriptions is increased for legibility. Has the the on-demand interface changed, is it easier to read?

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* At end of recording or hitting "stop" and selecting "watch next episode" it will ask you if you want to delete the current one before playing the next.

 

 

* At end of recording or hitting "stop" and selecting "watch next episode" it will ask you if you want to delete the current one before playing the next.

 

 

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infinity1976 wrote:

* At end of recording or hitting "stop" and selecting "watch next episode" it will ask you if you want to delete the current one before playing the next.

 

 


My wife will be happy to have that.  Never used the "watch next episode" because this was missing.

 


infinity1976 wrote:

* At end of recording or hitting "stop" and selecting "watch next episode" it will ask you if you want to delete the current one before playing the next.

 

 


My wife will be happy to have that.  Never used the "watch next episode" because this was missing.

 

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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Ones wrote:

Has the the on-demand interface changed, is it easier to read?


It appears to me they refreshed everything with higher res fonts/gfx (not major changes just DPI).  I can easily read the descriptions on my TV (65").  On-demand still looks as it did, just with font/gfx refreshes.  I don't use it much so changes won't stand out to me.


Ones wrote:

Has the the on-demand interface changed, is it easier to read?


It appears to me they refreshed everything with higher res fonts/gfx (not major changes just DPI).  I can easily read the descriptions on my TV (65").  On-demand still looks as it did, just with font/gfx refreshes.  I don't use it much so changes won't stand out to me.

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Edited by Ones on Jun 28, 2014 at 2:40:08 AM

infinity1976 wrote:

It appears to me they refreshed everything with higher res fonts/gfx (not major changes just DPI).  I can easily read the descriptions on my TV (65"). On-demand still looks as it did, just with font/gfx refreshes.  I don't use it much so changes won't stand out to me.



Thank you for your reply, very good because the eight or nine point size font is very difficult to read. I like being able to watch episodes of a series consecutively, not having to answer a question after selecting Watch next episode is (soon to be was) a good feature.


infinity1976 wrote:

It appears to me they refreshed everything with higher res fonts/gfx (not major changes just DPI).  I can easily read the descriptions on my TV (65"). On-demand still looks as it did, just with font/gfx refreshes.  I don't use it much so changes won't stand out to me.



Thank you for your reply, very good because the eight or nine point size font is very difficult to read. I like being able to watch episodes of a series consecutively, not having to answer a question after selecting Watch next episode is (soon to be was) a good feature.

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Did the firmware correct the black levels? You mentioned you'll know more when you view in the dark, never saw the follow up.

Thank You.
Did the firmware correct the black levels? You mentioned you'll know more when you view in the dark, never saw the follow up.

Thank You.

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