Warning: This firmware is only for players with bootcodes of 18 or greater!
The Read Me text included with the download says it will work with bootcode 16:
NOT TRUE. THIS WILL BRICK A 16! I found out the hard way.
The Read Me says:
Before you begin, make sure to have the correct firmware version for your bootcode!!
(16 Only OR 18+)
Sure sounds like it supports 16, but I found a post in the Patriot forum that said it was supposed to read:
"16+ or 18+ Only" Now that sounds like a CYA. <g>
-Firmware System Revision update Procedure-
*To check which bootcode version is installed, press Stop then Pause button @ HOME screen*
The bootcode seems to be in several places.
On the player I successfully flashed:
System Revision: has a BC18 as part of the number.
Bootup: is 18
Bootcode: ends in 18
Now, with that warning out of the way, on to the good news.
I just updated my firmware to P70R2.
This solved two problems for me.
Some mkv movies wouldn't play the video, audio or both.
I discovered this was caused by a "Header Stripping" option being enabled when the files were created.
I had been remuxing the mkv's with the option turned off to "fix" these problem mkv's. A royal pain.
This firmware update fixes that problem!
The second problem was my Comcast remote would turn on the Box Office when I changed channels or volume.
That problem was also fixed by the new firmware.
I haven't seen these fixes mentioned anywhere so I thought I would post it for others that might be suffering with the same issues.
If I had know, I would have updated much sooner.
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Last edited by andor1999; 9th Jun 2012 at 15:46. Reason: Forgot to include warning
Do you know where I can get the firmware for the unit again? The link to Patriot Box do not work anymore.
I spent about 15 minutes searching for it with Google and came up empty.
It looks like Patriot is out of the media player business.