[mythtv-users] update ceton firmware?

Tom Bongiorno two.bits.11 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 02:13:46 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 2:52 PM, Ronald Frazier <ron at ronfrazier.net> wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 11:57 AM, Gavin Hurlbut <gjhurlbu at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Magic 8 ball says "maybe not".
> >
> > Seriously, though, this list isn't about Ceton support, but rather MythTV
> > support.  While someone here might know, you'd be better off asking
> Ceton.
> My god, what is all the fuss about? It's very possible that a firmware
> update could break the mythtv ceton code. It's happened before where I
> had to do a few small tweaks to make it work, so it's always possible
> it could happen again. Since the mythtv support isn't provided
> officially by ceton, chances are their changlog or forums wouldn't
> tell you much about how it works in mythtv. So the appropraite way to
> find out would be either to try it yourself or to ask in this forum. I
> can't blame someone for wanting to ask before trying, especially since
> on some hardware once you've upgraded it can be difficult or
> impossible to downgrade (luckily, on the ceton downgrading is
> trivial).
> Meanwhile all the traffic from your fussing about asking a legitimate
> question here had generated 10 times the amount of traffic as it would
> if you had just left the thread alone or maybe let 1 or 2 people
> answer "yes/no it did/didn't work for me".
> As to the "5 users" claim, my person email logs from people who saw me
> on list and then contacted me off list indicates a LOT more than 5
> users here. Maybe there are only 5 of us that post about it often.
> As to why upgrade it nothing is broken, there can be plenty of
> reasons. Even the best hardware occasionally has glitches, and the
> newer firmware could be better in that respect. Or maybe it has faster
> tuning times or something...things which would not necessarily be
> broken, but could provide a better experience with the newer firmware.
> "If not's not broken, don't fix it" isn't always the best answer. It's
> certainly the safest answer, but not necessarily best.
> As for the original question, I wasn't aware that newer version was
> available. I'll test it out sometime and report back if nobody else
> beats me to it.
> --
> Ron Frazier
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I second Ron.  This was a perfectly legitimate Ceton+MythTV question.
 Steve and I would love to hear what Ron finds.

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