Well, last week the latest update to the DigiLinX “Firmware” was released.
I have said it before, and I will say it again, I love the fact that a home control / audio streaming system can be upgraded just like any other network device.
Here are some of the new items in version 2.2!
TheaterLinX (TH100) support: DigiLinX Dealer Setup 2.2 now supports NetStreams’ newest hardware product, TheaterLinX. TheaterLinX is a bridge designed to simplify the integration between a Home Theater and a DigiLinX system. In addition to TheaterLinX hardware support, DigiLinX Dealer Setup 2.2 also includes:
New Home Theater Control GUI: A new GUI is available that simplifies the control of a Home Theater by making macro buttons and common source transport controls available on one screen.
Marantz AVR Drivers: TheaterLinX supports the full line of current Marantz AVRs with RS-232 control.
Denon AVR Drivers: TheaterLinX support the full line of current Denon AVRs with RS-232 control.
SpeakerLinX (SL254) support: New support for the upcoming SpeakerLinX model, which will drive Polk IP Ready speakers.
Enhanced SpeakerLinX (SL250) Equalization: The equalization parameters and settings for the SpeakerLinX (SL250) have been redesigned to provide better dynamic range, sound quality, and SPL. Added support for the SL250 to drive Polk IP Ready speakers.
Sirius Satellite Radio support: New support for Sirius satellite radio including models SCH2P and SCH1.
Marantz CD Changer (CC4001) support: New support for RS-232 control of the Marantz CC4001 CD Changer using a MediaLinX (MLA101).
Marantz iPod Dock (IS201) support: New support for RS-232 control of the Marantz IS201 iPod dock using a MediaLinX (MLA101).
Marantz Tuner (ST7001) support: New support for RS-232 control of the Marantz ST7001 AM/FM/XM tuner using a MediaLinX (MLA101).
Updates to Tuner GUI: The GUI interface for tuners has been updated to unify the AM/FM and Satellite tuner GUIs with full metadata. Cover art from satellite systems is available in “full screen” mode, which appears 7.5 seconds after the user selects a channel.
Sharp Display support: New support for RS-232 control of the Sharp Plasma PN-455RU, LCD LC-26DA5U, and LC-32DA5U displays.
Widescreen Signaling: The MediaLinX A/V (MLAV300) and ViewLinX (VL100) now pass widescreen signaling information over the component video connection.
Closed Captioning: The MediaLinX A/V (MLAV300) and ViewLinX (VL100) now pass closed captioning text through the NetStreams network to the display.
VUDU support: New support for the VUDU box from VUDU.
That is an impressive list of new features. I can also say that this is the first time that I have updated my own demo system without a single hitch or hang which is really great to see! Long may it continue!