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Old August 15th, 2008, 05:49 AM   #1
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new ex1 firmware out

not as expected user upgradable.

Looks like they have changed their minds on that one.

free with silver support in eu

The new features of the firmware are :

- Support for SBP-32 32Gb SxS PRO Cards
- Support for PHU-60K 60Gb HDD Unit
- 24PsF Output in EE mode
- Chinese Language Support
- Menu Enhancements (i.e. more shutter speeds)
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Old August 15th, 2008, 07:09 AM   #2
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How do we go about getting his update done?

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Old August 15th, 2008, 08:09 AM   #3
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contact prime silver support the usual way if there was fault. tell them you want to update the firmware.
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Old August 15th, 2008, 08:20 AM   #4
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Not as expected user upgradeable ?
As in
Not user upgradeable, as expected/hoped for
Or
Not as expected/rumoured lately, it WILL be user upgradeable ?
And will prime support tell us to send it in or will they point us to somewhere we can download and install ourselves ?

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Old August 15th, 2008, 09:08 AM   #5
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not as expected user upgradable.

free with silver support in eu
Well at least Sony Europe is being reasonable about covering it under warranty, unlike Sony Canada which is asking for even more money for a simple firmware upgrade. The Canadian EX1 is $2500 more than the US price. What a way to do business in global market???
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Old August 15th, 2008, 11:00 AM   #6
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what is the version of the new firmware?
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Old August 15th, 2008, 11:39 AM   #7
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Interesting I sent my camera in for service and the firmware upgrade was included. Just received the camera back yesterday.
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Old August 15th, 2008, 12:39 PM   #8
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Anyone know the charge if you don't have support?
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Old August 15th, 2008, 12:46 PM   #9
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What are the new shutter speeds? Have they closed the gap in the slow shutter speeds?
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Old August 15th, 2008, 02:57 PM   #10
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Thanks for the note, Phil.

The pre-record cache hasn't been implemented yet. I wonder if it ever will, or if that's even possible?
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Old August 15th, 2008, 03:26 PM   #11
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Version 1.11

It is factory upgradable only. Whether they change their mind in the future we can but hope.

Mine came back from repair FINALLY after 2 months lost in system etc yesterday. If it came back today it would have the new firmware in, unfortunately it doesn't so it will be going back for it!!
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Old August 15th, 2008, 08:34 PM   #12
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- Menu Enhancements (i.e. more shutter speeds)
Makes as much sense as buying a clock and making you send it back for the numbers.
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Old August 16th, 2008, 06:14 AM   #13
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I don't really understand firmware... but I know that mine is not the most up-to-date, even before this new release.

If the new version is 1.1, does it include updates from all previous firmware versions?
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Old August 16th, 2008, 09:52 AM   #14
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I think 1 way to get free upgrade is to call Sony that we have bought the 32GB card or HDD recorder only to find that it is un-useable and demand Sony to do a firmware upgrade for free!
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 02:40 PM   #15
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I just received my EX1 back from Sony San Jose yesterday. (among other things) I asked them to put on the latest firmware and it came back with 1.05...
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