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Sheep Station

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Hi all Toppy fans,

The TF7700 HD PVR has a very old delivery firmware from what I can see of the ones here so far / V31.

Using the web update / LAN / Internet it will update to V43 (TF7700HDPVR-23231-2011Nov16-7.00.43.tfd).

However on the Topfield Website is V45 (TF7700HDPVR-23231-2012Aug01-7.00.45.tfd) and it seems to correct some of the errors in the transport (< = > and >>[wink] that appear.

If it is stable, time will tell, methinks. [smile]

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Sheep Station

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Well Toppy fans,

As previous the TF7700 HD PVR can be unstable if it likes.

Currently 7.00.29 (TF7700HDPVR-23231-2008Aug11-7.00.29.TFD) appears the best and this is the one I will probably work with.

The delivery firmware (TF7700HDPVR-23231-2008Jul31-7.00.24.tfd) seems stable enough, except for FTP's "ECONNABORT Connection refused by server" error.

Later versions (to 7.00.45) seem to come with problems, but I might test them again one day.

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KenInPerth

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Hi

I am trying to get firmware updates for two models 7160 and 7170.
Using the links at the Wikidot firmware list and trying to access the firmware via Google Drive asks me to Request Access, but in doing so it says it cannot send the message at this time.

Are you aware of any changes to where the firmware is for download, or is the only option the internet update that you seem to be using ??

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IanL-S

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I am seeing the same thing. I will check with Vortical to see if the issue can be resolved.

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KenInPerth

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Ian
Checking back in to see if you have had any success.
I note a more recent post suggesting you may try and recreate the archive.

How will you advise this??

Ken
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IanL-S

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The files are currently uploading to the cloud. I will upated the firmware page on the oztoppy wiki with the new link and make a post in the Hot News section of the Forum ... if there is one, cannot remember at the moment.

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Sheep Station

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Hi all Toppy fans,

Back to topic; Today the HDD is close to full and I want to export a few saved files before I format same.

I suspect a couple of non critical files may be corrupt as they reboot the TF7700 HD PVR part way through the network download.

This is a summary of the Firmware results so far.

TF7700HDPVR-23231-2012Aug01-7.00.45.tfd (FTP unstable, access causes the server to go offline with a loss of IP address and a reboot)
TF7700HDPVR-23231-2011Nov16-7.00.43.tfd (Very unstable, reboots on web / ftp access, do not use, current Internet version offered by Topfield)
TF7700HDPVR-23231-2009Apr07-7.00.34.tfd (FTP reasonable; May reboot if system is busy)*
TF7700HDPVR-23231-2008Aug11-7.00.29.TFD (Stable, FTP is reliable if no files are corrupted, Format disk if file problems exist)***
TF7700HDPVR-23231-2008Jul31-7.00.24.tfd (Stable, FTP does not connect "ECONNABORT Connection refused by server")

* Current firmware being trialled.

I have a small gigabit switch behind the home theatre, this has to be off for the TF7700 HD PVR not to reboot, especially during SBS evening news, probably due to some scheduled activities on our LAN / Server mix, methinks.

*** Update, have reverted to TF7700HDPVR-23231-2008Aug11-7.00.29.TFD and FTP access seems stable again and the files which couldn't be accessed are now remotely stored prior to a disk format.

Using TF7700HDPVR-23231-2009Apr07-7.00.34.tfd, web access would not work among other instabilities.

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davidmorr

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There is a TAP from Firebird(?) that is an FTP server. Could use that if the built-in FTP server is problematical. Only drawback is that it takes over the machine and playback gets jerky. Just transfer things when you are not using the toppy for anything else.
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Sheep Station

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Thanks, yes the TF7700 HD PVR is being rebuilt with a few saved files now after a format and the HT is using our TRF-2400.

Unfortunately the TF7700 HD PVR doesn't support TAP's; However the current firmware is pretty solid and I haven't had any problem with it reloading the few saved programs this afternoon; Just punishingly slow; Is the NIC in these units a 10MBPS?

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IanL-S

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Given the release date for the unit it probably has the same general specifications as the TF7100HDPVRt, which had 10/100 NIC, as do all subsequent Toppys. However, the firmware seems to restrict the speed for some reason. The slowest I have seen in recent times is with the TF-T6000 where it was painfully slow. In that case it was related to an underpowered processor (SoC) - my opinion only. Nothing they did improved the speed.
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KenInPerth

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Ian

Edit - Ignore this post - I think I have found your post regarding the new location. Your efforts at keeping this up to speed are outstanding - thanks very much.


I have taken a while to come back to this but I did try and request access to the firmware location after you uploaded it again but got no reply or access to it.

When I now try the access via Wikidot I am getting 404 errors (page not found).

Has the firmware been moved to another location?? Did I miss something in the meantime??
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IanL-S

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I really need to update the page. The archive is now hosted on my google drive. You can access the Top directory here. I really need to update the page with the new locations.
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