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Old 04-09-2008, 06:58 PM
harbingerofdoom harbingerofdoom is offline
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are there any firmware updates for the pilot?
i have had it with the lockups and its inability to actually use a "supported" playlist (it completely ignores them).
i have really tried to stay away from ipod, but if i cant fix this im going to have to get one because im tired of throwing money down a hole when it comes to trying to find a player that does what I want.
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Old 04-10-2008, 01:55 AM
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Insignia has been pretty good about their firmware updates, just give them some time
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:32 AM
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Looks like the NS-DV players now have a beta firmware available...

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...ad.php?t=28453

Hopefully something for the Pilot is not far behind...
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:52 PM
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Yay Insignia! I think I'll go buy my Init case now and keep my player.
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:00 AM
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well, id like to give them some time, but i have had the thing for around 4 months now. the problem keeps getting worse and they cant seem to figure out what the exact problem is.

believe me, i would love to have this thing actually work.. and its not like im not a technical person that cant figure stuff out on my own... but this thing is just plain flawed.
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:15 PM
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What problem keeps getting worse? The lockups? Do you have a significant mixture of audio file types or does it happen with videos? I have never experienced a lock up problem (knock on wood) while playing either videos or music.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:08 PM
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I would expect a firmware update for the Pilot to be released pretty soon. But I'm not playing the date game again. It'll be out when it's out!
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:11 PM
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harbingerofdoom,
I can't help you with the stability of the Pilot.
I own the NS-DV4G and feel I have a mature player with the 1.9 beta FW.
It was a long wait, but it has taught me patience.

I also am posting to let the powers to be (Hint, hint... digitaldel?) that patience is a double edged sword...
I will only consider the Pilot AFTER the release of a stable FW release.
Sure hope the next "great" player doesn't bump the Pilot from contention


vferrari,
I managed to hard lock the Pilot 3 times on the store model. No file transfers or deletes, so maybe I'm just unlucky
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:49 PM
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Or maybe I'm just lucky...
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:49 AM
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vferrari:
no mix.. all mp3s.. the only thing that i have noticed over the past week as i have been paying very close attention to it is that it always locks up when moving from one song to the next.

and there are no videos on here at all.

as for the powers that be, im patiently waiting on the powers that be at the moment, a solution for my issues may be present very soon
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:24 AM
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vferrari:
no mix.. all mp3s.. the only thing that i have noticed over the past week as i have been paying very close attention to it is that it always locks up when moving from one song to the next.

and there are no videos on here at all.

as for the powers that be, im patiently waiting on the powers that be at the moment, a solution for my issues may be present very soon
I can see where that would get old REALLY fast. All I can guess is if its not an isolated defective player, it is the way the mp3's were encoded or high bitrate or vbr or a mix of bitrates etc. because I have all MP3's too and have not experienced lockups but mine are all 128 fixed. Regardless, the player should not care how you encoded them or what the parameters or whether you have a varied mix are as long as they are within spec. so you shouldn't be seeing these problems and shouldn't expect to have to live with them. Hope they come up with a fix for you soon. My big complaint is spotty playlist support and long boot up times otherwise the features, audio, and video performance meet or exceed all my expectations. Good luck.
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