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Old 04-03-2021, 03:57 PM
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Recommended HD300 Firmware in Extender Mode?

Until today, I was believing that 20110124-2 firmware was the recommended/best version for the HD300. But I did some experimentation today, and I may be changing my mind.

Some of us have been having troubles with ethernet connectivity after a complete power-down of the extender (unplugging from AC, power failure, etc.) There is a workaround, but it's a little bit of a pain; particularly for the less-technical people in the house. I had assumed it was some sort of hardware issue, but some recent posts had me questioning that. So I experimented with the current stable/release version (20101007-0), and what do you know, no ethernet issue. So then I experimented with many of the beta firmware issued afterwards, and here is what I found: the ethernet connectivity issue began with firmware 20110114-0, and affected all three of the firmware versions afterwards.

So based on this, I am now thinking that the recommended firmware version should be 20101209-0, which is the last version prior to the ethernet connectivity issue. But before I decide on this, is anyone aware of any problems that would have been fixed in 20110114-0, 20110124-2, 20110217-2, or 20110506-0? Maybe another way to say it: is there anything compelling in any of those last four firmware versions that I would be missing out on?

Oh, and I am fully aware of the firmware change log at https://forums.sagetv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50840. I guess what I am looking for is real-world examples: a change log entry like "Fix issue with specific subtitles" doesn't really tell me much.
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Old 04-04-2021, 01:11 AM
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Until today, I was believing that 20110124-2 firmware was the recommended/best version for the HD300. But I did some experimentation today, and I may be changing my mind.

Some of us have been having troubles with ethernet connectivity after a complete power-down of the extender (unplugging from AC, power failure, etc.) There is a workaround, but it's a little bit of a pain; particularly for the less-technical people in the house. I had assumed it was some sort of hardware issue, but some recent posts had me questioning that. So I experimented with the current stable/release version (20101007-0), and what do you know, no ethernet issue. So then I experimented with many of the beta firmware issued afterwards, and here is what I found: the ethernet connectivity issue began with firmware 20110114-0, and affected all three of the firmware versions afterwards.

So based on this, I am now thinking that the recommended firmware version should be 20101209-0, which is the last version prior to the ethernet connectivity issue. But before I decide on this, is anyone aware of any problems that would have been fixed in 20110114-0, 20110124-2, 20110217-2, or 20110506-0? Maybe another way to say it: is there anything compelling in any of those last four firmware versions that I would be missing out on?

Oh, and I am fully aware of the firmware change log at https://forums.sagetv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50840. I guess what I am looking for is real-world examples: a change log entry like "Fix issue with specific subtitles" doesn't really tell me much.
Thanks for the testing. Iíll convert one of mine and how she goes...
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I believe the last non-beta worked best for me. This thread had some of the issues I encountered https://forums.sagetv.com/forums/sho...orney+Firmware
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