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Old August 6th, 2010, 09:32 AM   #166
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Hi,

Is the upgrade for the EX1 only worth it if you are using other cards other than SxS cards?
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Old August 6th, 2010, 10:07 AM   #167
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I saw a video in youtube showing the upgrade process to Firmware Version 1.10.
I see on the youtube video that a message box came on screen about an EX3 network interface.
I take it you cancel this as the video shows.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 10:36 AM   #168
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If it wasn't listed how did you know it needed a reboot Marcus?
The software prompted me. I then did what it asked and nothing happened followed by a horrible sinking feeling.

I rebooted again and, slowly, it came to life.

Alot of times during the process it appears as if nothing is happening and you need to be patient. If you are impatient, you will trash the upgrade.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 11:36 AM   #169
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Well I decided to carry out the firmware upgrade for the EX3

I am pleased to say that as far as i see... everything seamed to go OK.

A reboot during the upgrade then an OK to continue.
Then after a short while the upgrade was complete and click exit to finish.

The install window disappeared from the PC monitor but the red light was flashing at the back of the camera.
I switch the camera off for 30/40 seconds and switch it back on again and all seamed OK.

I have to do a bit of testing now but if it went OK it just sailed through it. There was no pause along the progress bar at 99.9 % that I've read about. It went really easy.
Unless Sony did something to the firmware since it was first released, I don't know.

Thanks Marcus for your support BTW.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 11:38 AM   #170
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I see on the youtube video that a message box came on screen about an EX3 network interface.
Nothing like that happen, just the EX3 upgrade screen.

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Old August 23rd, 2010, 11:20 PM   #171
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Hi, sorry really dumb question, but cam someone post a download link for the update, i can not get the one t the start of this post to work. And is there and difference in the usa download to the UK download ??
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Old August 31st, 2010, 06:15 PM   #172
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Hi, sorry really dumb question, but cam someone post a download link for the update, i can not get the one t the start of this post to work. And is there and difference in the usa download to the UK download ??

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No difference AFAIK

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Old August 31st, 2010, 07:56 PM   #173
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I am thinking of doing the upgrade from 1.11 to 1.20, but the instructions say that Windows XP with Service Pack 3 must be installed. Mine is Service Pack 2, but I have the .Net framework 3.5 installed as they required. Has anyone done the update with Windows XP SP2?

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EDIT: I updated to SP3. If I don't like it I can always roll it back to SP2 at a later date.

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Old September 2nd, 2010, 12:28 PM   #174
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OK,

So I updated from 1.11 to 1.20 and the update went flawlessly. I watched the video that Rob Lagerstrom posted here:

http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/sony-xdc...ailable-9.html Thanks Rob!

Then simply followed the excellent directions Sony included with the firmware download. Overall it was much easier than when I updated to 1.11

Did it on a Windows XP Home Laptop with SP3 and .Net Framework 3.5

I'll be testing some media that formerly did not work with the old firmware on the new firmware to see if indeed the update increased the compatiblity of more SDHC cards.

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Old September 27th, 2010, 01:52 PM   #175
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All went well for me. EX-3 with Mac Leopard.
The first power up after the update is a VERY long wait!
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