03-31-2006, 12:42 AM
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Join Date: Jan 08, 2003
S50 Firmware Update 1.3.15 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
*UPDATE* @ 11:45 PM 3/30/06[/b]
V1.3.15 is the latest application code and intended to be released tonight in conjunction with the new car dock and device firmware V0.5.54.
Apparently the link for the v1.3.15 was not pulled, their server experienced a server update error and some of the links were not updated, so it is currently not available, but will be back up in the morning. (It is being reported by subscribers that the update is now available again as of 11 AM this morning 3/31/06)
It was also suggested that those of you that are having issues with the car docks need to attempt to download all the files again tomorrow when the link is back up. There may have been some file mismatch or corruption due to the server update error.
Here are the top 3 things that were addressed in this update. By the way SIRIUS will have an information page on their web site soon.
Persistent mode - unit will stay in preset, browse by genre or channel mode after power cycle.
Schedule recording - we corrected the problem with the 5 min. gap for back to back schedule recording.
Firmware update - this is for the baseband chipset update (step 3) and it was actually the biggest task they did from January to now.
Then general stability of the unit, reduce lockups, PSRAM errors, etc., which some of us have already confirmed.
The bottom line here is that this team has been working hard to support and provide stability to the S50. Hopefully as we move forward we will see some functionality changes.
The one thing that I want to stress is that I did not get the feeling that SIRIUS was planning to drop support for the S50, so lets put that ugly rumor to bed. I did get the feeling they have worked their butts off to provide this update.
This update is more about addressing stability issues. I know this will disappoint some of you, but lets give this firmware update a chance and move forward from here.
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