Hello, hello, community,
Just a quick note to let you all know that we have new firmware finally available for direct download from the Eve Support page on our website.
Scaler firmware v106
This is the normal firmware that you’ve been upgrading on your Spectrums.
Changes in this version:
- Added split-screen mode, allowing the images from two different inputs to be displayed side-by-side
- Added quick actions to adjust video input source (joystick down) and USB hub source (joystick up)
- Improved the volume range by increasing the maximum volume and adjusted the volume curve to provide more even adjustment. - Improved compatibility for HDR and FreeSync on AMD graphics cards
- Resolved color issue in HDR mode over DisplayPort on NVIDIA 30-series graphics cards
- Resolved issue where video input source settings were not stored in presets.
- Resolved issue where the USB hub did not properly switch between host devices when set to Select automatically
- Resolved issue where the frame rate counter would sometimes stay in place when adjusting its position, and changed its color to red
- Adjusted default overdrive settings to provide a better user experience
- Adjusted the OSD corner locations to avoid obstruction of common task- and menu bar locations
For download, go to https://evedevices.com/pages/support/ then click DOWNLOADS, and under Spectrum ES07D03 expand the Scaler Firmware section to download v106. The file will be a .ZIP file that contains the FW Updater installer, the FW itself, and an instructions file in PDF format. Be sure to follow the instructions in the PDF.
USB firmware v06A4 / 0A.89.18.02
Also, for the first time, we have a user installable USB firmware update. This update, provided by the vendor, addresses two items.
- Improved video signal compatibility over USB Type-C
- Improved power delivery compatibility over USB Type-C
If you are experiencing compatibility issues with USB Type-C Power Delivery and / or USB Type-C video input, you may want to give the update a go and see if it fixes those issues.
Note: There have been reports that the USB firmware may not recognize your monitor. After speaking with the FW dev team last night, we suspect that it might be a symptom of the ‘Automatically select’ function for the USB Hub that was not working correctly. Try manually selecting the USB Hub source to see if the utility recognizes the monitor or not.
To download, go to https://evedevices.com/pages/support/ then click DOWNLOADS, and under Spectrum ES07D03 expand the USB Firmware section to download v06A4 / 0A.89.18.02. The download will be in .ZIP format, and contains 2 files, the instructions in PDF format and the USB firmware update tool. Be sure to follow the instructions in the PDF.
If you experience any issues with the scaler firmware
As we’ve noted previously, sometimes the monitors can be finicky. When upgrading to v106, technically the Spectrum should have load factory defaults - but if you are experiencing connectivity issues with devices that worked fine before the update, try this procedure:
Using the OSD, from the Presets tab, select Load factory defaults and click the joystick to the right to activate it.
After you’ve confirmed that factory defaults have been loaded, disconnect power from the monitor (turning it off from the power button usually doesn’t help, so please remove power).
Now power down all devices that are connected to the Spectrum via video / USB connection.
After all of this is done, connect power to the Spectrum, verify the Eve logo shows and then the monitor goes into standby - the LED should be white / cyan colored.
Finally, power on your primary device and verify connectivity, then follow with all subsequent devices, one at a time.
If you experience issues with the USB Hub upgrade
With the issues being faced primarily (but not necessarily exclusively) by M1 Mac users, I asked for a USB firmware roll back. I’ve gotten it, but it requires special instructions.
You must follow these instructions to the letter in order to not muck this up. It’s not a critical problem, but you may not get the previous version flashed if you do not do this.
Uninstall the current USB firmware tool. ← this is critical, do not skip it!
Windows Settings → Apps → Apps & features → search for or scroll to
VLI Hub PD FW Upgrade Tool→ uninstall it.
Reboot your computer.
Download the package below and extract to a directory of your choice.
instructions.pdfand follow them to the letter.
The following images are what you will see, so use them as a replacement for the embedded images in the instructions.pdf:
And After a successful scan, closing the app, then opening it again and pressing scan should show this:
Here is the download:
I hope this helps those with the issues. Please let us know!
There you have it. The firmware that was released last week and is now live on the website this week.