Telus TV users complain of poor picture quality after firmware update

Optik TV, Telus’ Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service, has recently updated the firmware that powers its digital television receivers to Microsoft Mediaroom 2.02.

Digital Home readers have complemented Telus on some of the new features, such as the ability to record programs from secondary digital terminals, however many complain about a substantial decline in picture quality.

Newest Shaw Direct HD Receivers get a firmware update

Over the last week Shaw Direct has been rolling out new firmware – version 04.06 – for the company’s HDDSR 605 and HDPVR 630 direct-to-home satellite receivers.

Shaw says the new firmware leaves the user interface largely unchanged but includes numerous bug fixes which make for a smoother and problem free experience.

Samsung users complain Android 2.2 update is bricking phones

Samsung yesterday announced that a free upgrade to Android 2.2 (Froyo) is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant, and will soon be available for all Samsung Galaxy S smartphones.

Digital Home Readers report the update became available last Saturday and since then many Samsung owners on the Bell network have reported problems with the update including some who say the upgrade has bricked their devices.

Rogers Cable delivers firmware update for 8300 HD PVR

Without any fanfare, Rogers Cable in Ontario this week began rolling out new firmware for the company’s popular 8300 dual tuner HD PVR.

Firmware SARA 1.92.15.2 began rolling out on Tuesday and should be available to all 8300 HD owners in coming days.

Bell TV updates HD PVR firmware

Bell TV this week will begin rolling out new firmware for the company’s 9241 and 9242 dual tuner HD PVRs which the company says will enable support for 2TB external hard drives and resolves the previous issue where some customers could not access interactive television applications.

Shaw Direct’s promised firmware upgrade will never happen

In November 2008, Star Choice, now called Shaw Direct, announced that it would be updating the firmware of its DVR530, DSR505, DSR317, and DSR207 satellite receivers in the spring of 2009.

At the time, Canada’s number two Direct-to-home satellite television provider promised firmware updates with new features such as an enhanced electronic program guide, improved information screens for shows and movies, interactive search, new features for the digital video recorder and more.

Kobo ebook reader gets firmware update

Owners of the Kobo eBook reader will be happy to learn that a firmware update is now being released which addresses a number of significant issues.

Features of the new firmware include: improved font scaling; ability to hide pre-loaded books, a bug fix which improves battery life while the reader is in standby mode; and changes to charging light to better inform users when unit is done charging.

Playstation 3 firmware 3.4 now out

Sony this week released the latest firmware for the Sony Playstation 3 video game console.

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