[mythtv-users] update ceton firmware?

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 13:46:05 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 10:13 PM, Tom Bongiorno <two.bits.11 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> I second Ron.  This was a perfectly legitimate Ceton+MythTV question.  Steve
> and I would love to hear what Ron finds.
> -Tom

Ron, thanks for taking the time!

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