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Offline RGauld

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Firmware updates...
« on: January 17, 2017, 12:30:32 pm »
Wow!  It seems you guys haven't updated the firmware on these devices for some time...
I have a MED800X3D and a MED600X3D, and the last firmware was from April of 2016?

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Re: Firmware updates...
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 01:13:30 pm »
This has been covered as part of the opensubs debate. The player came out in 2012. In 2014 all the Chinese Subcontractors migrated to ARM based chips and migrated away from company specific designs from the likes of Sigma and Realtek. By April 2016 coding support came to an end. All other media player companies had already moved to ARM by then, leaving their 1186 players behind.  Mede8er didn't move on, they couldn't find one which did the basics better than the 1186. They stopping shipping 1186 players early last year when the last box of 1186 chips they had was used up.

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Re: Firmware updates...
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 12:22:52 am »
So the end result being there will be no further firmware updates?  At all?

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Re: Firmware updates...
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 08:56:52 am »
So the end result being there will be no further firmware updates?  At all?

All 1186 media players are in the same boat. The Chinese subcontractors who do everyone's code have moved on. It's only more evident with Mede8er because they refused to make a new player using a rubbish first generation ARM chip. If they had, we would have had the usual complaint. "Why is all the effort going in to the new player?" By now even that new player itself would be outdated.

What are you expecting from a new firmware? There are no new features and most remaining bugs are in the four year old SDK which realtek gave up fixing. 

The only way to fix issues now is via the html5 browser, hence VideosearchXL.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2017, 09:11:20 am by jer1956 »

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Re: Firmware updates...
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2017, 12:41:35 pm »
Ok, so you say the only way to fix issues now is via the html5 browser, hence VideosearchXL...
So what does that mean?  What do I have to do from here?

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Re: Firmware updates...
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2017, 12:49:12 pm »
I'm saying the code cannot be changed to fix things, like dailymotion not working via it's old portal. The only solution is use external html/php code via the browser. Equally new features can be added if they also use html/php. But the firmware itself is beyond change now...

What where you expecting from a firmware change?

Trailers where also fixed by shifting to external html/php code. That is why they can still be fixed as problems occur.

So i am open to suggestions. If users say they always wanted the player to do this or that, as a sandboxed feature, not integrated with the rest, we can see if there is a htlml/php server hosted script to do it.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2017, 01:05:03 pm by jer1956 »

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Re: Firmware updates...
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2017, 06:26:41 pm »
My MED1000X3D has been great for the 2.5 years that I've owned it.  My only issue is the lack of debounce on the remote.  If you use a Harmony, URC, or other learning remote and press any key (up, down, left, right, etc.) the player will almost always think the key was pressed two or three times.  This is unique to the Mede8er.  My TiVo, LG BluRay, Sony DVD, Panasonic TV, and Onkyo and Pioneer Receivers NEVER interpret a single key press as multiple key presses.

If that could be fixed in FW, that would be great.  It should be simple, once a key is recognized, simply lockout any further key acknowledgments for 200-300ms.  Simple debounce in the IR world.

Can this be done?  Thank you.

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Re: Firmware updates...
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2017, 06:52:57 pm »
"What are you expecting from a new firmware?"

Well, for starters, both units still have bugs...  The most annoying?

1 - When looking through a large list of movies, you press down on the d-pad
on the remote to go from the top of the list to the very bottom.  If you happen
to hit up on the d-pad to go back to the top, the unit reboots...

2 - The remote bounce issue...

3 - The media search feature when scanning TV Folders leaves much to be desired...

I could go on, but...

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Re: Firmware updates...
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2017, 08:53:08 am »
Unfortunately any bugs left now will remain. It has always been like that with every player. Some bugs are in the Realtek design, both hardware and software.

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Re: Firmware updates...
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2017, 09:31:58 am »
PLEASE stop asking for new Firmware, Jer1956 allready explained numerous times why there will be NO NEW FIRMWARE.

Here in this country, the remaining units are sold cheap at the moment, The people think they have a great deal (And in a way they do, because it still is a great product), BUT the shops are not telling them they are buying 3 year old technology.

The end result is..........They come here asking for FW upgrades, and are upset it can't be done.

Blame the shop where you bought the device, and not sanji !!!!!!

Face it and deal with it.... there is almost no manufacterer that makes FW for a 3 year old product.

(And NO, i don't work for sanji or Realtek)
« Last Edit: February 05, 2017, 09:57:19 am by TifKag »

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Re: Firmware updates...
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2017, 11:57:03 am »
WOW!  First of all, I get that they are no longer updating the firmware...
I am not ASKING for a firmware update, just commenting on how we as consumers
get screwed paying for these devices when someone else decides they are no longer
viable...  I am not BLAMING anyone!  How about u pull your head out of your...
I could care less who you work for...  At any rate, if these forums don't exist for us
users to occasionally vent our frustrations, then what are they here for...

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Re: Firmware updates...
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2017, 12:47:25 pm »
At any rate, if these forums don't exist for us
users to occasionally vent our frustrations, then what are they here for...
Surely not for asking a question you could have read the answer to allready many times. (and i am NOT stating it is just you)

And as you were saying yourself i am just ventilating my frustration in general about reading the same question over and over again.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2017, 01:01:27 pm by TifKag »

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Re: Firmware updates...
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2017, 12:55:38 pm »
and apparently you can't read either....  I'M NOT ASKING FOR A FIRMWARE UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Firmware updates...
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2017, 01:37:03 pm »
and apparently you can't read either....  I'M NOT ASKING FOR A FIRMWARE UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok.......Kudo's to you  :-X

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Re: Firmware updates...
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2017, 07:53:22 pm »
Hi Guys, not to open a closed issue or an irrelevant query, but is there any way that we can build a new firmware or features ourselves?
Any tools or links to start with would be greatly appreciated.