Saturday, August 8, 2009

Firmware Update for HDHomerun

SilconDust released a firmware update for the HDHomerun Networked Digital TV Tuner on August 6, 2009. I use my HDHomerun to capture over the air digital HD television and record it to my MythTV backend.

Below is the change log for the 20090806 release:

  • Report TSID in streaminfo for use with channel matching.
  • Speed up detection of audio channels with single-frame picture - fixes problem where audio channels may be missed by the channel scan.
  • Improvements to the handling of strong adjacent channels.
  • Improvements to signal reporting.
  • Fix lockup/reboot when under TCP DoS attack.
  • Fix situation where firmware may not upgrade on the first attempt. Fix applies to future upgrades.
  • Add PnPX support.
  • ATSC: Handle ClearQAM streams that contain invalid tables from rebroadcasting OTA channels.
  • TECH: execute /sys/boot on link up rather than power up.
  • TECH: prevent timing-out of tune requests.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Strangest Bug / Feature Ever

This is the strangest bug / feature I've ever seen. Look in the upper right hand corner of the Chromium browser screen scrape below. Some developer's mug shot is where the close-window button should be. The screen shot is Chromium Browser version 3.0.197 on Ubuntu. Some of the comments on this issue are comical.