I held off on making this post, until I had a chance to actually implement the update myself. Finding time to re-run TV Setup is, well, difficult....
Anyhoo. Ceton has released (on March 9th) a driver/firmware/hardware update for the InfiniTV4 (driver version 184.108.40.206-20110309.) Link: http://www.cetoncorp.com/infinitv/suppo ... ngelog.php
Fixes include new drivers for the tuner card, improvements to the Ceton diagnostic program (read: it don't crash anymore), more reliable recovery of misbehaving Tuning Adapters (hoping I don't have to quick-plug the thing anymore!), and updated firmware for the tuner, as well as updated hardware code.
Why did I hold off? Because I had to alot myself 2 hours to do this, due to the need to:
- install drivers, reboot.
- Run diag program, use it to download & apply firmware update & hardware code.
- Shut down machine, pull power, and cold-boot machine (this step applies the hardware code.)
- Re-run TV Setup (firmware/hardware update changes tuner name, and necessitates re-running setup.)
- Find out (I was half-prepared for this) that various Windows updates 'broke' Tuner Salad (I have 3x HDHomerun, all runnning in Clear-QAM mode.) Run Tuner Salad again; reboot.
- Launch MC again, and run TV Setup again
. Wait ~15 minutes for QAM scan to complete.
(at this point, I have working tuners & Guide again - Extenders can now connect to the machine.)
- 25 minutes to re-tweak my Guide back to how I hade it before (channel merges, unused channels disabled.) Another 5 minutes of going thru the Guide, and killing off a few more home-shopping channels.
Thread will be updated in a few days, after I've had time to longer-term evaluate the tuners' (and TA's) stability. But, I've heard nothing but good over at thegreenbutton (assuming the FW/HW update didn't brick someones' board) about it.