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Updating the Radiance 20XX (2020, 2021, 2022, 2041, 2042)

About the updates: The most current firmware upgrade for the Radiance 20XX  is shown at the top of the list below this section. You can check your firmware revision by looking under "Info" on the menu or by pressing "ok" on your remote when the menu is not up.  The update can be performed with a PC and a null-modem serial cable, such as the one included with the unit. See the change log at the bottom of this page for more details on the updates. All updates are complete and contain everything from earlier updates so there is no issue with skipping updates.

Running the update: (For more detailed instructions see the Tech Tip on updating included in the zip file) Download the new update and unzip it. Connect up your PC and your unit with a DB9-F to DB9-F null-modem serial cable. Insure you have a stable power supply to the unit as there is a window of a few seconds at the end when the flash is reprogrammed that if the power went out it would then need to be reprogrammed at the factory--don't do it during a lightning storm!

Turn the unit on. On the PC double-click (run) the downloaded utility. Select the appropriate com port (check Device Manager/Ports) and baud rate (57600 usually works well). Select the desired Update Method (Auto unless you are attempting to reinstall the same firmware version and are having problems) and click on "Start" when ready to begin. The utility will start updating, which will take a few minutes. A download warning screen on your display lets you know that the update is in progress.

The PC utility will finish and tell you when itís done, and the Radiance20XX will turn off. Turn the unit back on, acknowledge any on-screen completion message, and you are ready to continue using the Radiance20XX.

If the utility finishes with an error (due to a communication error), just turn the unit off and back on, and rerun the utility.

Note: All the configuration information is normally retained during an update (unless otherwise noted in the update notes below) so you usually won't have to write down your current settings or redo anything.

Reporting issues and making suggestions: Please email us at support @lumagen.com and give us all the details you can. When reporting issues let us know what software revision you're on.

 

Updates

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  Production 011316- The newly added ZY550 rs232 command wasn't working too well and was fixed. The ZQI21 command returned incorrect vres for 4K output modes. If you aren't using these rs232 commands then you do not need to update. 
  Update time ~3 minutes @57k from previous firmware

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  Production 011216- Adds rs232 input aspect query command, "ZQI20". Adds rs232 full information query command, "ZQI21". Adds rs232 command, "ZY550" to reset automatic aspect detection which is useful if user temporarily overrides it and then wants to redetect automatically. Adds "Full" option to reporting mode changes via rs232 in menu under "Other: I/O Setup: RS-232 Setup". Fixes output aspect per input aspect problem with 2.40 input aspect using the 2.35 output aspect. Adds improvements to automatic image based input aspect such that detection is more reliable and also will unzoom to display DVD setup menus, etc when they are detected. If you need documentation on the new rs232 commands before our rs232 tech tip is updated please email us at support@lumagen.com .
  Update time ~15 minutes @57k from previous firmware

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  Production 080415- Fix for problem with setting vertical shift greater than 0 when using output shrink (a combination sometimes used for setting up a 2.35 output aspect). Fix for issues with not displaying video source correctly in a rare situation. Improved reliability of output video connection.
  Update time ~3 minutes @57k from previous firmware

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  Production 030115- Fix for test patterns with 3D signal and 2.35 output. Fix for 2022/2042 analog component input when source switches from higher resolution  to 480i and the 20XX loses the 480i picture.
  Update time ~3 minutes @57k from previous firmware

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  Production 012515- Adds composite input option to 2022/2042 component inputs. Improvements to auto aspect detection. Added auto aspect detection capability to analog inputs (2022/2042). Fix for loss of video issues with chromebox and other HTPC type sources. Fix for constant height setup with certain 3D formats and scale bias off causing incorrect picture. Fix for test patterns with side-by-side or top-bottom 3D output. Expanded size limits for rs232 "ZY2" command to match onscreen menu limits. 
Update time ~15 minutes @57k  from previous firmware

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  Production 110114- Fixed issue where setting hotplug to always on could result in video not turning on for output.
  Update time ~3 minutes @57k from previous firmware

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  Production 103114- Fix for output setup issue with being unable to select desired Style after being previously set. Fix for auto aspect when "Letterbox Zoom" was set to off and would do a zoom step for 2.40 and 1.85 sources. Added 24 Hz to the direct vertical rate command ("menu 04"). 
Update time ~3 minutes @57k  from previous firmware

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  Production 100514- Fix for not being able to power up on an analog input. This update is only helpful for units with analog inputs (2022/2042).
Added support for newly introduced 2020.
  Update time ~3 minutes @57k from previous firmware

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  Production 091214- Fix for an issue in 091114 having problems with 480/576p reinterlacing giving blank screen or green/pink colors. Fix for an issue with the test pattern color when editing the color gamut via the menu.
 Update time ~15 minutes @57k from previous firmware

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  Production 091114- Fix for a bug which under rare circumstances could give strange colors in grayscale that a user may have remedied by turning off and back on.
 Update time ~15 minutes @57k from previous firmware

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  Production 081814- Location values displayed for 9x9x9 gamut adjustment via the menu were off by 1 for a couple locations due to a rounding error. 
 Update time ~3 minutes @57k from previous firmware

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  Production 081714- The audio configuration menu had lost the spdif/coax selectable options from 050114-081614 in 20xx models only.
Update time ~3 minutes @57k  from previous firmware

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  Production 081614- (081514 had a previously fixed bug in it and was replaced)  Added option to enable Darbee enhancement for just 2d or just 3d sources. Added faster serial port IO to enable faster operation with calibration software.  Update time ~15 minutes @57k  from previous firmware

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  Production 072214- A bugfix for CUE filtering from 072114 firmware when upscaling. Improved the CUE filter menu, filter did not immediately turn on when enabled.
Update time ~15 minutes @57k  from previous firmware

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Production 072114- Small horizontal and vertical chroma improvements. Added a CUE (chroma upsample error) setting under Input: Video Setup: RES: Picture. Fixed an issue to handle 720p50 framepacked 3D source.  Fixed an issue that sometimes caused problems updating at 57k baud (so after this update is made subsequent updates should run smoothly at 57k). Preferable to perform this update at 28k to avoid problems. (note: bug occurred in 072014 and this update replaces it) 
 Update time ~15 minutes @57k from previous firmware

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  Production 070814- A fix for exiting test patterns when using vertical shift (bottom of screen left uncleared).  Update time ~3 minutes @57k  from previous firmware

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Production 070714- Found 2 other issues with rs232 test pattern usage via calibration software. Fixed timing issue causing video corruption on output1 on some units. Update time ~15 minutes @57k from previous firmware

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  Production 070514- One more fix for an issue with rs232 test pattern usage via calibration software.  Update time ~3 minutes @57k  from previous firmware

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Production 070414- Another rs232 test pattern problem fixed. An issue with screen being blank fixed. Problem with using left arrow on remote for aspect changes fixed.
Update time ~3 minutes @57k from previous firmware

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  Production 070314- Fix for issue with rs232 test pattern usage that would often give a corrupted picture. Update time ~3 minutes @57k  from previous firmware

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Production 070214- Bugfix for issue that can blank output video to an output when switching memories in some cases. 
Update time ~3 minutes @57k from previous firmware

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  Production 070114- Adds capability (for 2041/2042) to Auto output selection to select 4K output modes when appropriate based on the displays 4K EDID information---works with 4K Sony projectors. A couple of APL test pattern fixups. Speeds up test patterns. Fix for sometimes incorrectly disabling a video output when changing between sources. Update time ~3 minutes @57k  from previous firmware

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Production 061014- Fixes up a few bugs in some of the test patterns in the previous release.  Update time ~3 minutes @57k from previous firmware

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  Production 060414- Precision improvements were made for color accuracy including test patterns.
 
Update time ~15 minutes @57k  from previous firmware

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Production 050914- Bugfix for composite inputs (2022,2042 only) not working in 050114-050814 firmware.  Update time ~3 minutes @57k  from previous firmware

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  Production 050814- Bugfix for certain combination of setting and sources that can give an occasional momentary screen tear in video. Added an option in menu under Input: HDMI Setup: Aspect Setup called Aspect Set which enables setting the same input aspect across src resolutions for the current memory for remote/rs232 input aspect commands. This is intended for control systems that know the source aspect but may set the aspect before the source changes modes.   Update time ~3 minutes @57k

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Production 050114- Bugfix for some sources not showing video when switching to them. Fix for missing colorspace change from Integra. Fix for not getting lock on PCM output over coax output with Yamaha AVR.  Update time ~3 minutes @57k  from previous firmware

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Production 030114- Fix for an issue with Cambridge audio receiver in front of Radiance resulting in severely green/pink colors if using Radiance default video EDID. Fix for bad onscreen test patterns within the grayscale command. Fix for issue when output 1 video was turned off causing occasional stutter on output 2 video. Fix for 2022/2042 copying analog input settings from one input memory to another. Fix for 2022/2042 analog inputs did not correctly select the output CMS and Styles. Note that the new image based auto aspect feature is still in beta.  Update time ~15 minutes @57k from previous firmware

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Production 020314- Fix for an occasional frame stutter for 4K video output (so only applies if using 4K output of 2041/2042) . Eliminated test pattern blink for window patterns used by calibration software to allow for somewhat speedier calibrations. Update time ~3 minutes @57k  from previous firmware

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  Production 020114- Fixed an issue when switching between 4k and 2k output modes where output style was not correctly used (2041/2042 only). Fixed an audio loss issue when changing between DTS-HD multi channel and DTS-HD 2 channel.    Update time ~3 minutes @57k  from previous firmware

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Production 012814- Fix for loss of audio on some sources (seen on DirectTV box) when powering up or changing channels. Update time ~3 minutes @57k  from previous firmware

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  Production 012014- Fixed an issue where if using only one output the input colorspace could sometimes be incorrect on power-up or when changing colorspace settings on the source resulting in pink/green video until changing inputs or turning off/on (bug in 1201-0119 firmware).   Update time ~3 minutes @57k  from previous firmware

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Production 011914- Fixed up an issue (in 1204-0117 firmware) causing loss of video for some DVI displays.  Update time ~3 minutes @57k  from previous firmware

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  Production 011714- Adds a clean transition for aspect changes. Fixes stereo/Coax/Tos audio input to HDMI audio output. Fixes loss of audio for some audio format changes on input.   Update time ~3 minutes @57k  from previous firmware

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Production 010414- Audio fix for no audio on initial power up. Audio fix for sometimes getting no audio when source changes audio formats.  Update time ~3 minutes @57k  from previous firmware

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  Production 120413- Fix for an error in 112513-120313 updates which doesn't always get the input colorspace set up completely correct causing greens to be a little off and reporting incorrectly on the Info screen.   Update time ~3 minutes @57k  from previous firmware

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Production 120313- Small fix for some older HDMI/DVI displays not showing video. (If you see video then you can skip this update)   Update time ~3 minutes @57k  from previous firmware

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  Production 120213- Fixed up an older bug (recently made worse in 112513) which depending on equipment and settings could intermittently (or regularly) result in delaying turn-on of video output. Could be double normal output turn-on time and feasibly even longer.

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  Production 120113- Bugfix for issue created in 112513 release causing an output to not turn on if only one output is connected.

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Production 112513- Fixes audio issues seen that could give noise or no audio with some equipment. Added a shorter option for audio mute length under Input: Audio Setup: Mute Control. The default is "Long" but options include Short, Medium, and Long. Previously, the options were only Short and Long which have now become the Medium and Long values. Fixup of a powerup issue that could cause no audio on an output recently set to disable video.  Several small menu improvements and fixes. Fix for issue with CMS only reset. Small improvement in input switching speed.   Update time ~3 minutes @57k

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  Production 102913- Fixes the adjustable and reference test pattern with mode commands. Added 2 APL patterns to the Gray Window pattern group. Added a custom window size and a custom window size + APL pattern to the User Color window pattern group.  The 2 new patterns added to the User group use the RGB level that are settable in the first 3 patterns. The custom sizing allows setting the window size in .1% steps. The custom size + APL pattern allows setting both the window size and an APL. As you vary the size of the window the background level is adjusted to give the desired APL. If it can't meet the requested APL, a greater-than or less-than sign is displayed next to APL to indicate this (.ie setting RGB=240,240,240, the custom size to 90.0% and the APL to 30% would give the greater-than sign next to APL). Added rs232 access to the new patterns. The rs232 format for the new User size pattern is "ZY7TsSSSRRRGGGBBB" with SSS being 3 digits (000-999) for 0-99.9% area of screen.  The rs232 format for the user defined size + APL pattern is "ZY7TsSSSAAARRRGGGBBB" with AAA being 3 digits to be set to 000-100 for 0-100% APL.

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Production 100113- Fixes issue causing slow or no detection of hdmi sources using negative polarity (fairly unusual). Several audio issues fixed. Update time ~15 minutes @57k

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  Production 092013- Fixes an audio issue which in some setups could result in missing channels for multi-channel PCM. Fix for audio only on output1 when using 4K video on output2. This could result in a couple of problems--no audio from output 1 depending on the AVR and occasional stutter on the output 2 used for video if the AVR was having an issue.

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Production 091013- Fixes 480p and 576p reinterlacing and may clean up other video mode detection issues ( broken from 0618-0903. )

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  Production 090213- Replaces revision 090113 as the 9x9x9 CMS issue it addressed was only partially fixed.

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Production 082013- Adds new 9x9x9 (729 point) gamut correction. Previous 125 point calibrations are not modified unless you choose to do so. You can optionally change from 125 point mode to the new 729 point mode which will maintain your calibration and interpolate the new points that could then be adjusted if necessary. You can also still calibrate in 8 or 125 point mode in the menu or with older calibration software as well. Look for updates soon from SpectraCal, Chromapure and Light Illusion supporting the new Radiance 9x9x9 CMS. Fixup for potentially not detecting that 3D was discontinued by a source. A few fixes for HDMI audio handshaking.
Update time ~15 minutes @57k
Notes:

  • This update modifies the configuration to accommodate the new 9x9x9 gamut. Try the new update for a little bit before making config changes and saving. Once you have performed a "Save" configuration command with this update and you are using CMS 2-7 then going back to previous firmware and using CMS 2-7 will give incorrect colors. You could however perform an "Undo", save that, and then go back, reload an old saved configuration file, or do a factory reset to go back if you perform a save with this new update..

  • The configuration utility was updated to handle the 9x9x9 gamut data so download and use config utility v1.6 after updating.
     

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  Production 080113- Fix for bug in 070113 corrupting right edge couple of pixels on output. 

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  Production 070113- Fix for 4K 422/444 YCbCr output. Fixed up 4K every other line test patterns. Added 4K@25Hz modes and 1080p@25Hz. Fixed a video loss issue sometimes occurring with 3D sources. Fixed screen tear issue occurring with 1080p60 sources when used with 4K@30Hz output mode.  Improvement to 4K output scaling. Fixed 1080i output issue. Moved "Rate Match" setting into the Styles menu so as not to force the use of a Custom Mode in order to "Rate Match". (Tip: Rate Matching is always performed if you're using an Auto output mode otherwise you need to turn it on.)
Update time ~15 minutes @57k

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  Production 062613- Fix for 4K output modes not giving picture with Sony VW1000ES projector.  Also adds 4096x2160 at 24/30Hz.

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  Production 061513- Improved input handshaking with some input sources--symptoms prior to this update were not getting picture or correct audio format occasionally when powering on or changing inputs.

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  Production 060613- Fix for switching mems on analog inputs of 2022,2042 and losing picture.

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  Production 052613- Unified update for all 20XX units (2021,2022,2041,2042). No changes from rev052513, so no need to update if you're on that revision.

 

  Production 052513- Adds optional fine adjustment of Darbee gain (in Darbee command press '1', '5' to step by 1 or 5. Defaults to 5). Adds a copy option to the Enhancements copy menu.

 

  Production 042313- Bugfix for genlock issue which could sometimes cause screen tear or flip eyes for framepacked 3D.

 

  Production 042113- Bugfix for framepacked 3D input with Side-by-Side 3D output and 2.35 input aspect. Fix for using film mode with interlaced sources. 

 

  Production 041013- Bugfix for issue with video being disabled and showing as "HDCP off". Fix for 480i->1080p24. Fix for Darbee splitscreen mode not working correctly. Fix for auto input selection not working correctly. Improved audio handling.

 

  Production 031813- Corrections and improvements for scaling and video mode detection issues. Darbee processing moved in video pipeline to allow for greater impact when applied to SD and 720p sources. Bugfix for 1080i output. Bugfix to allow for 2048 pixel width output mode. Bugfix for menu shortcuts "Menu 16", "Menu 17", "Menu 18". Added "Menu 19" menu shortcut for Darbee. Fix for HBR audio displaying as 2 Channel. Adds ability to program R/L arrow keys on remote rather than R arrow only being dedicated to Darbee quick menu (setting is in menu under Other: I/O Setup: Remote Ctl).

 

  Production 031013- Bugfix for Darbee settings being incorrect when pressing right arrow to bring up the quick access Darbee menu. Update time ~3 minutes @57k.

 

  Production 030913- Bugfix for audio initialization issue. Bugfix for video output with some displays enabling 3D incorrectly.
    

 

 

 
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