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New firmware for ht300e

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by jakeman, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. jakeman

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    I have received a copy of the new firmware 2.46.16 FE for upgrade. Could someone be kind enough to provide me with detailed instructions on how to update the projector using a laptop? :lease:
     
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    Send me an email and I will send you the firmware updating description file and the install wizard if it didn't come with the firmware.

    projectors@eurobell.co.uk

    Jeff
     
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    hi there, does anyone know what the new software updates include (fixes/improvements etc)
    regards ian
     
  4. jakeman

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    Here is the technical note on improvements from SIM:


    "A new SW version for the frontal Evolution series has been recently released .
    Among the improvements we’d like to highlight these :
    - Dimmable Osram ballast acceptance (see also TN_271)
    - Fast start - up procedure from Stand-by to ON
    - HDMI: right colour space management also with particular DVD player (as latest
    Denon).
    - Correct names on Gamma curves selection
    - Sim2 logo present during start – up procedure"

    Anyone know what is "dimmable osram acceptance"? I'm glad to see they are putting the right names on the gamma curves. Faster startup is good.
     
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    The latest update corrects the problem of incorrect colourspace selection when using Denon DVD players via HDMI. When you selected RGB output on the Denon you got a green image.

    Regards

    Alan Roser
    Managing Director
    SIM2 UK Ltd
     
  6. jakeman

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    Thanks Alan.

    The zipped file I received did not come with installation instructions. Do you have instructions or a wizard for upgrading using laptop. Also I do not have a denon player so are the other improvements merely cosmetic?

    regards

    John
     
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    John

    I tried to send you the wizard and firmware install instructions to both email addresses you gave me but they both bounced back :(

    Jeff
     
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    I thought that might happen at the office because our IT people have our firewall on high because of all the virus/spam floating around. Surprised the other address didn't work, probably delayed I suspect. Thankyou very much for trying. SIM came through yesterday with the install instructions.

    Regards

    JOHN
     
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    Hi,

    SIM2 HT300E, Firmware 2.46.16 FE
    First measuring with Colorfacts (dark room, screen 1.1 gain):

    1. Gamma-Setting has changed !

    i.e Gamma 9 in Version 2.39.13 = ST4 (Gamma 4 in Version 2.46.16).

    I dont know what the names of Gamma will say!!

    ST 1 - 5 = ??
    EN 1 - 5 = ??
    GR 1 - 2 = ??

    measuring:

    ST4 = 2,27
    ST5 = 2,43

    EN3 = 1,71
    EN4 = 2,48

    2. HDMI + RGB is working now without green touch!! Perhaps only a
    problem of Denon-DVD-Players.

    3. Image quality ist equal Version 2.39.13. Perhaps a little sharper. No improvement !

    But consider: Wer viel misst, misst viel Mist !!

    Good luck and better image

    PF
     
  10. jakeman

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    Thanks for the information Peter. Having adjusted my service menu with 2.39.13 based on the experience of other users I am hesitate to do this upgrade without knowing what the old gamma curves related to. For example having adjusted my RGB drivers and using 25 colour index with 6 gamma produces a spectacular balanced image on my high gain (2.75) screen spot on D65. Until I know what corresponds to the old gamma numbers I am hesitant to do the upgrade. Is it possible to get a comparison relating the old gamma curves to the "upgraded" ones in 2.46.16. Also is the colour index scale the same. I am wondering whether it is worth upgrading the firmware especially if there is no change to overall image quality. :rolleyes:

    John
     
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    I see v2.48 firmware has been released. Does anyone know what improvements come with this version. I am still running 2.39.
     

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