About the updates: The most current firmware upgrade for the
RadianceXS/XS+/XS3D 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
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 RadianceXS
will turn off. Turn the unit back on, acknowledge any on-screen completion
message, and you are ready to continue using the RadianceXS.
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.
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
~3minutes @57k from previous firmware
Fix for output setup issue with
being unable to select desired Style after being previously set.
Added 24 Hz to the direct vertical rate command ("menu 04"). Update time ~3 minutes @57k
from previous firmware
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 ~9
minutes @57k from previous firmware
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 ~9
minutes @57k from previous firmware
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. (note: bug occurred in 072014 and
this update replaces it)
minutes @57k from previous firmware
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
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
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 an issue with some DVI input displays
in establishing a connection for video when display is powered
up more than a minute after Radiance. Update time ~3 minutes @57k
from previous firmware
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.
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 mute length 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. Several small menu improvements and fixes. Small
improvement in input switching speed.
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.
Fixes issue for some DVI displays not
working in 052813-091013 firmware. Small improvement to the
report generated by the rs232 input mode change command under
Other: I/O Setup/RS-232 Setup.
The 061813 revision did not completely
resolve the video loss with 3D, this new update does. Fix for
zooming and filling screen with letterbox input aspect on 2.35
output aspect display. Shortened HDCP unavailable onscreen
message to 3 seconds. Added 1080p25 output mode.
Fix for YCbCr (422 or 444) output
precision issue. Improved scaling. Fix for video momentarily
blanking output with 3D video from some sources. Fix for
interlaced vrate calcualtion in custom timing menu. Some other
Some small precision improvements. Added a
couple of shortcuts, "menu 0830" and "menu 0840", bring up 30
and 40 IRE warmup screens. Improved accuracy of 8 to 125 point
gamut conversion for calibration data setup before the 090412
Improved Pal (576i) deinterlacing for some
sources. Added conversion capability for 1080p24 frame-packed 3D
to 60/72 Hz frame-sequential 3D output. Added direct commands to
disable HDCP on either output (press "menu 0981" do disable HDCP
on output 1 or "menu 0982" for output 2). Note that for sources
with HDCP, the video on the output is only viewable if HDCP is
Fixes for a couple of issues occasionally
giving error conditions (onscreen corruption, blank screen)
while running a calibration involving a lot of rs232
communication. Added NLS support to new ZQI19 rs232 input aspect
status command. ZQI19 now responds with 0-8 corresponding to
1.33, Lbox,1.78,1.85, 2.35, NLS 1.33, NLS lbox, NLS 1.78, NLS
1.85. Other small fixes.
Bugfix for video/menu flaking out
infrequently but seen during prolonged use while calibrating.
Fixed output copy command for CMS to include 125 pt gamut data
and fixed an error that could cause configuration corruption
when performing an output copy of CMS data.
Fixed CMS 8 point to 125 point conversion
bug (a certain CMS value could cause out of whack colors after
updating). Fixed the Save:Undo command for the new 125 point
gamut. Fixed issue of not showing a warning about configuration
changing after altering 125 point gamut. Added rs232 command to
report current input aspect, ZQI19 returns 0-4 which translate
to 1.33, Lbox,1.78,1.85 and 2.35 input aspects.
Beta 090412- NEW 125 point CMS added!
That's a 5x5x5 matrix for color
correction and calibration. A big upgrade from our previous 8
point matrix which allowed calibration from only the corners of
the color cube. The new 125 point gamut has it's calibration
points located at 0, 25, 50, 75,100% of video min/maximums. The
older 8 point gamut was located at digital min/maximums which
did not give quite as much precision. Previous calibration
values in the CMS gamut menu are interpolated to the new gamut
locations so the numbers displayed in the menu will be
different. This doesn't change your previously performed
calibration results. Instead, the changed values represent the
same calibration but from the new gamut locations. You now have
the option of calibrating with 8 or 125 points. If you perform
an 8 point calibration you can change to the 125 point mode and
keep the previously set 8 points. The other 117 points are
interpolated from the original 8 when changing from 8 to 125
point mode. With this many points to adjust, auto calibration
SpectraCal and ChromaPure
really helps. They have both added support for our new 125 point
gamut with excellent results.
Note: We are in the process of
updating the Configuration Utility to support backing up the new
125 point gamut data to a PC via rs232. This should be available
Gamma correction: Range has been
extended and can now be adjusted in steps of .01. Test Patterns: Added 2.35
letterbox geometry overscan pattern. Bugfixes,etc: Problems
with Top/Btm 3D formats to Frame Packed and Frame Sequential
output was fixed. An issue of using test patterns with certain
settings not restoring the input aspect was fixed. Improvement
to output setup menu allows multiple changes within the command
to be performed more easily. Added sending 601/709 color
information needed by Darbee Darblets with firmware before
2.8.2214. Added a direct command to globally disable video on
output 1, "menu 0985". Other small fixes and improvements were
The 050112 update didn't do enough to
clear up some systems having audio dropouts so we've put
together another version that is looking better for this. One
other small XS only input naming issue for inputs 9 & 10.
A bugfix for HDMI & analog RGB sources
that sometimes could cause color to be slightly off due to an
incorrect 601/709 conversion. Added an input type (under Input:
HDMI Setup: Type) for undoing an rgb->ycbcr conversion error in
a source when done with 601 colorspace instead of 709.
Bugfix that in a few systems would cause
Radiance to not show a picture or in some cases a much longer
wait to get a picture than necessary. This problem was occurring
after 011612 updates.
Fix for a couple issues that crept into
firmware over the past few months with using non-hdcp HDMI
sources and Radiance not giving a picture. Fix for output
masking use with side-by-side 3D output not showing right eye.
Fix for several 3D input formats being converted to frame packed
with judder and a fix for 3D top-bottom in & out. Fix for
issue in 030112 with test patterns not sized correctly when used
with vertically shrunk output picture. Other minor menu
Adds frame-packed and Top-bottom 3D types
to the output setup command so you can now go from any input 3D
type to any legitimate output 3D type you wish. Fixed Top-bottom
-> side-by-side 3D conversion. Added an indicator for test
patterns as to whether it's a reference pattern or adjustable
pattern (an A or R is shown). In the test pattern menu, pattern
commands were added (both adjustable and reference) that are
displayed in a user specified test mode. The test mode is
settable in this menu and the output mode, 3D type, CMS and
style are all specified. Bugfix for pattern commands sometimes
causing odd values to get entered in the color gamut for some
Fix for issue in 013112-020212 with not always
enabling CRT 3D Glasses sync box. Fix for firmware 12xx11-020212
not always picking up s-video inputs when switching to them
(problem only seen on XS).
Fixed an issue with 122x11-013012 firmware
that could cause 3D polarity issue or loss of genlock when
changing memories on an input in some situations. Some
improvements to operation with CRT 3D Glasses Sync Box. Added
rs232 command to delay rs232 command processing--so for instance
you could send the poweron command, wait 5 seconds, then put up
a message. The new command is "ZWxxx<CR>" and the delay xxx, in
milliseconds, can be up to 30000 for a 30 sec delay.
Fixed warmup test pattern (broken in
previous update). Rearranged a couple of the newly added
contrast patterns. Added a video black and video white
fullscreen pattern after the newly added checker patterns in the
Contrast pattern group. Added access to the contrast patterns in
the 21 point grayscale command.
Fix for an issue causing inability to set
mode correctly using the Auto output mode setting with certain
Panasonic displays. Fixup of issue with the output copy command
not working in some cases. Added a number of contrast test
patterns. BlkRamp has background at video black (16/255) with
static and flashing ramps of 0-31 with a large marker indicating
video black in the ramp. WhtRamp is similar with background of
video white (235/255). LowClip has static and flashing ramps for
gray, red, green and blue with all values ranging from 0-31.
HiClip is similar but around 235/255. Added checkerboard,
inverse checker and a checkerboard with center marks. Added a User window test
pattern group that allows entering r,g,b values. Added '1' key to test
pattern controls in order to cycle opposite direction through
patterns in a group from the '4' key. The rs232 test pattern
command format was adjusted for the new User window pattern. The
pattern is specified with 's' and the format for the rs232
command with this pattern group is 'ZY7TsSRRRGGGBBB'
where 'S' is defined to be 0-2 for medium, small, full
field size. 'RRRGGGBBB' is the rgb color value with 3
digits specified for each and a range of 0-255. An example
rs232 command for a medium, red window would be
"ZY7Ts0255000000". Some other small bugfixes.
Some minor fixups and improvements to
input EDID functions. Now allowed to set up different video EDID
on input memories to aid with some multimedia PC issues. This
enables the user to change memories on the Radiance in order to
direct the PC to change video modes. Added "menu 7"
shortcut for quicker access to Quick Keys menu. Other minor menu
fixups and clarifications.
Production 011612 Modified
the newly added Lbox Crop command from previous release such
that the setting is common to all input resolutions for a given
input & memory. The command was also renamed to LBox Zoom and
you can now easily set it for all inputs/memories within the
command. Fix for PC input level setting causing video to flash
off/on. Improvements to switching input resolutions on a source.
Bugfix for issue with video judder under certain conditions. Fix
for SDI option sometimes not displaying video.
Added a setting to not crop '4:3 Lbox' or
'2.35' input aspects on a per memory & resolution basis. This
new setting can be found in the menu under Input:Video Setup:
RES: Size: ASPECT: Lbox Crop. The default is 'Normal' which
properly crops the top & bottom for these input aspects
depending on your display aspect. The 'Off' setting is useful
for theaters with top or bottom display masking systems. In
conjunction, the vertical shift setting is used to move the
Production 122211 (BUG
WITH 3D new update shortly to fix
3D modes broken in this update) Fix for some intermittent
audio/video issues in some systems with 120111-120611 firmware.
Fix for a case of auto input selection making unwanted input
change. Fix for not setting output mode correctly (went to
480p instead of 1080p) on powerup or when displays turning
off/on in some systems. Fix for not always rebooting unit after
update (note this fix comes into play for updates subsequent to
Several improvements to 120111 for a few
issues in some cases that could result in audio loss or flashing
screen as well as continued improvements to hdmi handshaking.
Fix for issue of not being able to setup the output to use
anything other than Style0, CMS0 for svideo and composite
Production 120111 (replaced
112911 update which had HDMI issues in some systems) Fix for not
getting video up quickly (15 seconds or longer) with some AVR's/Displays
in certain situations. Fix for a case of not detecting 3D video
on input. Fix for issue in 102111-110211 firmware having issue
switching to some 3D inputs formats quickly depending on the
prior 2D video input resolution. Other HDMI handshaking
improvements and other minor bugfixes.
Production 110111 Bugfix
for auto input select not working in some cases. Bugfix for an
update issue in 1016-102111 revisions when using the "force"
option that afterwards could pop up unwanted message
regarding updating and could make for lengthy power on times.
HDCP error message fix. Bugfix for case of some SDI
sources not working with optional SDI input.
Bugfix for non-typical setup that could
sometime power-on with a gray screen. Bugfix for issue with some
downstream devices sometimes not locking onto audio on SD<->HD
switches. Bugfix for selecting 48khz stereo audio and losing
audio when switching to HDMI input. Several small menu display
bugfixes. Fix for not always reporting mode change when option
was enabled. Another case of HDCP error message incorrectly
being displayed was fixed.
Bugfix for previous update (101611)
causing analog inputs to sometimes not be displayed. Added new
capability for PC gaming with 2.35 screens. If you set up your
PC for a 1920x816/817 output resolution almost all current games
will render with a wider field of view. If you select 2.35 input
aspect on the Radiance with this type of input mode the
Radiance can then output it correctly on a 2.35 screen using
either anamorphic lens (Radiance output aspect set to 2.35) or
optical zoom (Radiance output aspect set to 1.78 aka 16:9).
to auto input selection to avoid issues with mode changing on
the current source. Added reinterlacing command options. Bugfix
for issue with handling of timing descriptors in some DVI
displays. Improvements to "help" within some commands. Some
other small bugfixes.
Improves auto input selection by allowing for an HDMI input to
detect a "turn on" event and switch to it (the auto input
selection command is in the menu under Other:I/O Setup:Auto
Select). Improved the Factory Reset command (under the
"Save" menu) to allow for more selective resetting of settings
(.ie all settings except CMS). Added configurable labels for
custom output modes. Added new 36bpp output mode for specialized
displays that can accept it via 2 inputs (new setting is found
in the menu under Output:Styles:StyleX:HDMI Format:Type).
Production 090911 Due
to a bugfix first made in 090111 there was a slow-down on
acquiring video after a mode change which was most notable with
cable/satellite type sources. This update speeds it back up to
what it was before 090111 and may be a bit snappier then even
Adds automatic input selection. This can be configured in the
menu under Other:I/O Setup:Auto Select. In this menu you can add
inputs to a priority list. This prioritized list of inputs is
used by the Radiance when the current input source is turned
off. The Radiance will then switch to the highest priority input
in the list and continue thru the list until it finds an active
video signal. If no active video is found it will wait ~8
seconds and cycle thru the list again.
Production 090111- Bugfixes:
Issue in 081411-082811 with scaling being turned on when it
shouldn't be in some cases. Issue with 1080i60 3D side-by-side
to 120hz frame-sequential mode giving juddery video. Issue with
some mode changes on HDMI inputs sometimes causing loss of
picture. Problem setting up output settings on SDI inputs fixed.
Couple other small bugs fixed.
Production 082111- Several
bugfixes for previous changes made in 081411 update.
ability to set gray level for the border created by shrinking or
masking the output. This border was previously always set to
black. Setting it to a gray level can be useful for some in
order to use the shrink /mask commands and avoid burn in on
large plasma displays. This new command is located in the menu
Added ability to enable rs232 reporting of
Radiance output mode changes useful for control systems that
need to take other actions when this occurs. This new setting is
found in the menu under Other:I/O Setup/RS-232 Setup. When
enabled and an output mode change occurs the Radiance will send
a string reporting the new mode information as if the rs232 mode
inquiry command ("ZQI18" ) had been issued to the Radiance.
Adds rs232 command to set 3D eyeglass polarity, new command is
"ZY48X", where X can be either '-' or '+'.
Production 070111- Adds
ability to genlock sources running at 24/60Hz to 96,120Hz output
refresh rates (although genlocking to 96Hz output is only
appropriate for 60Hz input rate when the input is
interlaced and a film source).
Production 062611- Fix
for stutter/judder issue sometimes affecting video when
genlocked and input/output refresh rates are the same, most
noticeably 24Hz sources with 24Hz output mode. Added 720p96Hz to
output mode list.
Production 062511 Bugfix
for increased video judder occurring in 0602-061611 revisions
with 24Hz in and 24Hz output rate. Added ability to genlock 24Hz
sources to 96/120 Hz output modes. Couple other small bugfixes
and improvements. Updated Documentation-
Production 061011 Big
improvement to the user interface of the output setup command.
It's much more powerful and is now located under the Output
menu----so no need to go wading thru the input menu to set up
the output settings anymore (although we've kept the
output setup command in the input menu for anyone who's used to
finding it there.) With this new command you can do
things, for instance, like quickly check what all the
inputs are using for CMS or if you want to set memory A of all
inputs to use Style3 and leave the other output settings
untouched you can do that easily. We've updated the tables of 8
output modes/CMS's/Styles now to display checkmarks next to
setups that are being used. Also several bugfixes.
Production 060311- Fix
for bug in 060211 firmware that caused a few selection items in
the menu to not be completely readable.
Production 060211 Bugfix
for vertical shift changes sometimes causing a split screen for
some output modes. Bugfix for 1080i-50 side-by-side 3D input
being displayed as 720p100 frame sequential causing judder.
Clock jitter improvement which can improve some display modes on
CRT's and may improve digital displays locking on to the
Radiance output more quickly.
Production 052611- Small
change so the Output:Style: Mask and Output: Style: Shrink
commands allow changing/displaying test patterns with the 'Alt',
'Prev' buttons . When adjustments are made in these
commands and you have an internal pattern up the output will
flip to video but you can flip back to the test pattern by
pressing 'Prev' now.
Production 052511 Bugfix
for not always correctly changing between some 3D output types.
Adds automatic turn-off of video to a display that does not
support 3D if the output video is 3D (this can be overridden by
setting Output:Global Setup: 3D Options: Out is 3D capable to
Yes). Adds a remote control command sequence for input aspect of
1.85 letterboxed in 1.78, press 'Alt' then '1.85'.
Production 051511- Adds
more 3D conversions so frame-packed, top-bottom or side-by-side
sources can all be sent out as side-by-side if desired. The
3D OutSelect command was
updated to reflect this with the addition of a side-by-side 3D type selection. The
optional Quick Keys menu was
changed to always be present (you'll see it at the top level of
the menu) since we've added the manual
selection of 3D types to it (side-by-side/top-bottom/off). There
were previously only direct commands for this which are:
"Menu031" = side-by-side, "Menu032" = top-bottom, "Menu030" =
off. Added the ability to prefix direct commands (like
"Menu031") with the 'Alt' button so the menu does not show up on
screen. This should be useful for programmable remotes or
control systems that wish to keep the menu from momentarily
Production 050311 Bugfix
for 0501-0502 revisions causing audio/3D loss due to the PCH200
fix. Improvement to IR remote handling.
Production 050211- Bugfix
for change in 050111 sometimes causing unreadable menus.
Production 050111 Adds
ability to convert 720p60 frame-packed 3D (common mode for 3D
PS3 games) to 1080p60 side-by-side 3D which is useful for
displays (like the Titan) which aren't optimized for 720p
frame-packed 3D. Bugfix for automatic side-by-side 3D detection
with Popcorn Hour 200. Bugfix for not always restoring ISF
backup. Couple other small bugfixes.
Production 041611- Bugfix
for editing the 2D OutSelect settings in the menu which could
alter the 3D OutSelect 3D type. Some rs232 command updates: new
command ZQI18 replaces ZQI03 for querying current output
configuration. ZQI18 returns out1 on/off status (1/0), out2
on/off status (1/0), output mode selected (C<0-7> for one of
eight output configurations or D<mode_name> for a directly
selected standard mode), output 3D type (0=off, f=auto, 1=frame
seq, 2=frame packed, 4=top-bottom, 8=side-by-side), cms <0-7>,
style <0-7>. ZQI01 was updated to add one additional comma
separated value at end for input 3D type ((0=off, 2=frame
packed, 4=top-bottom, 8=side-by-side). ZQO01 was updated to add
one additional comma separated value at end for input 3D type
((0=off, 1=frame seq, 2=frame packed, 4=top-bottom,
Production 041411- Adds
ability to allow 720p side-by-side 3D to be converted to 1080p
side-by-side by selecting 1080p60 as the mode under '3D
OutSelect' and leaving the 3D type as 'auto'. Useful for Titan
projector owners or any other display that doesn't work well
with 720p frame-packed.
Production 041211- Fixed
issue with audio loss using some PC graphics cards, fixes audio
issue with Mozaex movie server and perhaps some other HTPC's and
satellite boxes. Fix for
041111 issue with low-level banding. Fix for limits on output
masking on top edge at 47% for 1080 sources.
Production 041111 Adds
per-input memory on/off control of audio outputs. Using these
settings will override the global audio setup. Bugfix for
0401-0410 firmware for NLS and some source resolutions. Bugfix
for 041011 screen being green on off or unconnected inputs.
Production 041011- The
fix for color banding issue in some modes in the 040911 update
was not correct---it is now fixed.
Production 040911 Adds
a menu shortcut to jump directly into the adjustable test patterns,
press "menu6". Fix for audio loss occurrence with
channel/program changes on some cable/satellite boxes. Fix for
not always retriggering source on audio edid changes when
exiting the main audio menu. Fix for warm up test pattern screen
corruption. Fix for color banding issue in some modes for
Production 040211- Fix
for 1080i side-by-side 3D sources. Fix
for broken test patterns in 040111 revision. Fix for manually
setting side-by-side/ top-bottom 3D modes which was not always
working (press "menu 031" for manual side-by-side 3D sources,
"menu 032" for manual top-bottom sources, and "menu 030" to
disable the manual 3D modes. Note that setting a manual 3D mode
is only necessary if the source does not transmit that it's
displaying a 3D mode).
Production 040111 Adds
conversion of 720/1080 side-by-side 3D to frame-packed 3D (need
to have Input:Video Setup:RES:3D OutSelect set to "Auto"). Also
adds converting from side-by-side to frame-sequential 3D (used
by CRT's) and for this you must select an output mode and 3D
type in the 3D OutSelect menu. Note: currently side-by-side 3D
sources cannot be cropped or adjusted for aspect scaling but we
will be adding this ability in soon.
Production 021711 Fix
for bug in 012011-021611 firmware which left an uncleared
inactive video area when using vertical shift. Fix for some case
of genlocked video that could have an occasional screen tear.
Menu display modified to show current mode/CMS/Style
Production 021011 Fix
for some newer Panasonic TV's (seen on V20 and VT25) not
displaying 1080p video when Radiance source audio selected was
coax/TOS with the audio source off/unattached. Fix for some
display devices not getting video when they are powered off and
back on with the Radiance power left on.
Production 020911- Fix
for 3D not displaying on Philips 3D displays. Fix for sources
changing between SD/HD (most typically a cable box changing
channels) and sometimes losing picture requiring the Radiance to
be power cycled to correct. Fix for setting output mode pressing
"Menu 02X" on the remote and not completely setting the mode up
which would result in not being able to keep the changed mode on
a power cycle. Fix for some combinations of input and output
modes giving streaks in the video. Other small bugfixes.
Production 020711 For
non 60.0 Hz 720p 3D (which is most 720p 3D sources) the output
settings were incorrectly altered by the 012711 fix for 60.0
change and is now fixed in this update. Fix for setting second
video output "Off" and it displaying as "Copy of Output".
Several other small bugs fixed.
Production 012711- Fixes
issue with 24.0/60.0Hz 3D sources not resulting in the correct
3D output modes (most typically seen with PC sources). Fix for
factory reset when done on analog input leaving a blank picture.
Fix for bad video issue when changing from 24p 3D to analog
input. Other minor changes.
Production 012511 Bugfix
for vertical shift working incorrectly for output modes of
720p or less. Bugfix for using "Auto" output modes with 1080i-3D
source going out as 540p-3D when it should have stayed as
1080i-3D on the output mode.
Production 012311- Fixes
a configuration compatibility issue in 012211 if reverting back
to older firmware. Fixes a couple issues with manual control of
sbs and tb 3D modes for 1080i.
Production 012211 (If you loaded this
update and want to revert to older firmware then update to
012311 first)- Added
manual selection of side-by-side and top-bottom 3D formats which
is sometimes needed when sources don't send a 3D flag over HDMI.
Press "menu 031" for side-by-side, "menu 032" for top-bottom,
and "menu 030" for 2D. Added rs232 command to select
Output Mode, Output CMS, and Output Style. Command format is
"ZY530mcs". where m is the Output Mode select and can be the
character 'K' to keep the current mode or '0'-'7' to select
Output Mode 0-7. After m, c selects Output CMS and can be
be the character 'K' to keep the current CMS or '0'-'7' to
select CMS 0-7. Lastly, s selects the Output Style and can be
the character 'K' to keep the current mode or '0'-'7' to select
Style 0-7. There are several more bugfixes in this update.
Production 012011- Added
frame sequential ability for 3D output for use with 3D on CRT
displays. Menu improvements under the Input:Video Setup:RES menu
area for Output1 and 2 select menus. There are now Output2D and
3D Select menus and under each menu you can setup Output1 and 2.
In the Output3D Select menu you can select 3D output modes as
before but we've added the ability to select the 3D type. The 3D
type can be Auto,TopB (top-bottom),SByS (side by side) ,FrmP
(frame packed), FSeq (frame sequential) and Off. We're still
adding capabilities so not all of these are allowed yet.
Bugfixes for a test pattern issue, mode timing setup issues,
mode information display. Bugfix for setting input color space
and getting a shrunk version of input video. Bugfix for a copy
issue with input memories. Fix for an issue with hotplug and
NuVision displays that could result in a blank screen. Bugfix
for not picking up 720p60 3D on power-up. Some fixes for taking
720p60 frame-packed 3D and driving out 1080p60 left or right eye
only. Changes to Output menu to simplify things a bit with
regards to Out1, Out2 and 3D setup commands. These commands are
all under the heading Global Setup under the Output menu
section. Added rs232 command for setting 3D output for left,
right or both eyes (command format is "ZY47X" where X is L,R or
B). Added another trigger output option.
Beta 121010- Adds
menu shortcuts. Pressing "menu" followed by 1-4 jumps to several
convenient locations in the menu. "menu 1" goes to
Input:Video Setup:RES. Pressing "menu 2" gets to Input:Video
Setup:RES.size:ASPECT. Pressing "menu 3" gets to
Output:CMS:(active CMS). Press "menu 4" to get to
Output:Style:(curr style). We've also added some additional
codes to jump to specific commands in each of these areas.
Here's a table:
Menu10: Input... Black level
Menu11: Input... White level
Menu12: Input... Deint mode
Menu13: Input... Genlock
Menu14: Input... Game mode
Menu15: Input... Reinterlace
Menu16: Input... Enhance sharpness
Menu17: Input... Enhance noise reduction
Menu18: Input... Enhance adaptive contrast
Menu20: Input... Scale bias
Menu21: Input... Vert Shift
Menu22: Input... NLS
Menu23: Input... Mask
Menu30: Output... Gamma factor
Menu31: Output... Current grayscale
Beta 112510- Bugfix
for menu help in the global output setup command. Bugfix for
global output 2 setup changing output 1 instead. Input switching
improvements. Fixup of menu display in side-by-side 3D mode
(DirecTV) and top-bottom 3D modes. Adds 3D to 2D conversion and
the ability to select left or right eye---in the menu under
Output: OutputX: 3D.
Beta 110910- Fix
for incorrect mode display in Select Mode command. Added new 3D
capability setting in the menu under Output:OutputX:3D. The
default is 'Auto' but this can be set to 'Yes' for displays that
support 3D but don't report it via their EDID (the Titan3D is
one such display). This can also be set to 'No' is you wish to
manipulate the Radiance Automatic output mode into not enabling
3D for 3D source material.
Beta 110810- Fixes
up slow power-on issue. Expanded 3D edid for DirecTV
compatibility. Fixes up a display issue seen with Panasonic
VT20/VT25's where colors would sometimes be wrong and audio
would not work. This could also fix up other displays with
similar symptoms. Most likely they would only be 3D displays. We
have got a VT25 and it now works with 422/444 colors, 2 channel
audio and 3D (VT25 does not take Dolby Digital).
Beta 110110- Fix
for many 3D BluRay players not recognizing Radiance as 3D
capable. Fix for not flipping into 3D mode sometimes. Bugfix for
turning off unit if HDMI:Type was changed in
102810-102910. Known issue:
power on until initial video display is slower than 092510.
THIS UPDATE HAS ISSUES WITH COLOR
CALIBRATION please use 102910 or newer updates.
Beta 102810- Adds
support for processing 3D
video to use in combination with 3D sources and 3D capable
displays. Splits output configurations into Mode,CMS, and Style
allowing a more powerful way to mix, match and reuse your output
settings. Auto output modes have been improved such that if the
source changes from 1080p60 to 1080p24 then the output mode will
change to 1080p24 if the display supports it. There have also
been a few small bugfixes.
3D Details: For units
purchased before Oct. 1, 2010 a software key must be purchased
from Lumagen to enable 3D video processing. Email
information on purchasing. In this firmware 3D sources are only
allowed to use the Auto output mode. For 3D the auto output mode
sets the output mode to be the same resolution and rate as the
input mode--so a 1080p24 3D movie will set the output mode to
1080p24 3D.Also Side-by-Side and Top-Bottom 3D modes are not
currently allowed to be scaled (so no cropping, aspect
adjustments). 3D BluRay players and the PS3 are using
frame-packed 3D modes and these can be scaled with this
firmware---so yes, 2.35 movies in 3D with an anamorphic lens
Output Config Details: The
8 output configurations have been split into 8 Modes, 8 CMS's,
and 8 Styles. Older setups are converted such that Output Config
0 becomes Mode 0, CMS 0, and Style 0. This split allows for
mixing and matching settings in a much more powerful way. You
can now select a Mode, CMS and a Style individually for each
input memory and input mode in the menu under Input:Video
Setup:RES:OutX Select (previously the output config was selected
in this menu location). Instead of having to set up the 8 output
modes for standard resolutions, you can now directly select an
output mode in the OutX Select menu. You may find it unnecessary
to even set up the 8 output modes unless you have some special
output timings required by your display. Note on reverting to older firmware:
If you mix and match Modes/CMS's/Styles (.ie Mode 0, CMS 3,
Style 6) or use the new directly selectable modes and you revert
to previous firmware versions you will get some different
results since the older firmware does not understand these
selections. We recommend backing up your old configuration to a
PC before updating to this newer firmware as a precaution.
+ 3D releases and newer, improved output configuration
functionality ABOVE-----(for 2D or 3D units)
only releases with older, less capable output configuration
Production 080510- Fixes
for audio/video dropouts which occurred in some systems with the
07XX10 updates. Fix for coax audio in when selected on an analog
video source with inactive video. Couple other minor user
Production 072110- A
bugfix specific to the Radiance XS or XE where some input
changes could cause a loss of video on the input (so you would
end up able to see the Radiance menu but not the source). Bug
was seen with a Parasound HDMI switcher in front of an XS/XE but
there may be other sources that also cause this to happen..
Adds reinterlacing for 480p and 576p
sources. This can provide dramatic improvements to a picture
that has been poorly deinterlaced prior to coming into the
Radiance. Reinterlacing also allows for taking in 480p/576p
movies and going out at 24/48/72Hz. The new command is under
Input:Video Setup:RES:Control:Reinterlace. With this command you
can "allow" or "disallow" quick remote key control for a
particular resolution as well as turn it on/off. If "Reinterlace
<> Keys" are allowed the left/right arrow buttons on the remote
can then be used to control reinterlacing. The left arrow can
toggle reinterlacing on/off and the right arrow toggles the
field order. Depending on how the picture was deinterlaced,
the field order may or may not be important but it can be
quickly toggled to see if there is any difference. Discrete
commands are available for reinterlacing control as well and
they are "menu 0940"=off, "menu 0941"=on, "menu 0942" = toggle
field order. A new rs232 command was added to arm the right/left
arrow keys for reinterlace control, it is "ZY523X<CR>" where
X='0' disallows, X='1' allows, X='2' allows with onscreen
messages. The discrete reinterlace commands also work as rs232
commands ("M0940","M0941","M0942"). An rs232 command was added
for reinterlacing status, "ZQI17", which returns "!I17X,Y,Z"
where X = 1/0 (on/off) , Y = 1/0 (allow/disallow) for <> keys,
Z= 1/0 (active / not active) to indicate whether reinterlacing
is taking place.
Improved PAL deinterlacing and now allows
"film only" deinterlacing mode to use settings under "Enhance"
menu for 50Hz sources.
Added direct command to set output sync
polarity, "menu 01XY". X=0/1 (-/+ Horiz polarity), Y=0/1 (-/+
Vert polarity). Both outputs set together. Use menu to set them
different from one another.
Upped maximum output pixel clock settable
to 156 Mhz (useful for CRT displays). (Note: XS+ already
has a higher settable pixel clock)
Bugfixes: Bugfix for film mode sometimes
not getting set when changing memories. Bugfix of 1080i-50
component zoom settings causing incorrect cropping on left side.
Loss of input video under rare circumstances fixed. Loss of
output video (depending on configuration) on output 2 fixed. Fix
for inability to alter rate match settings on inactive config.
Input changes to non-hdcp sources were sped up. Copying ouput
aspect from one output config to another fixed. Copying
black/white in output config fixed.
Production 031810- Bugfix
for screen sometimes going black with no menu or video visible
(which could come back if switching to a different input or
turned off and back on). For rs232 users a command was added to
disable displaying the status screen when a <CR> (carriage
return) character is received, press menu 0927 to
Production 031610- Adds
some more audio formats to the user selectable list in either
the main audio menu or the per-input audio edid menu. Formats
added were PCM 2Ch 192Khz, PCM 5.1Ch 192Khz, PCM 7.1Ch
44.1,48,96,192 Khz, DD+ 5.1Ch,7.1Ch (Dolby Digital Plus).
Production 021910- Bugfix
with for audio issue where non-hdmi audio sources are sometimes
muted on hdmi outputs (no audio). Bugfix for an issue with the
main audio menu inadvertently changing the condition.
Fix for an HDMI audio problem in
the 011410 XS update.
DON'T USE--Has an HDMI audio
problem--Production 011410- Small
precision improvement in video processing. Bugfix for occasionally
powering on with a blank input which could be corrected by power
cycling again. Output sync polarities added under Output:OutputN:SyncPolarity.
Fixed label alignment in input menu.
Production 111609- Improved
analog component inputs for some sources that had a slight
flicker. Bugfix for setting output1 video off for all mems and
all resolutions which would turn off video on output 2 instead.
Added a "Game Mode" setting for minimizing
video latency. For interlaced sources 480i/576i/1080i are
treated as 240p/288p/540p when enabled. Enable it if needed in the menu under Input:Video
Setup:RES:Control:Game Mode. When game mode is enabled PiP,
Deinterlacing, and Enhance settings are not available.
Added an "Input Selection menu option.
Enable this in the menu under Other:Menu Control:Menu Options
with the "Input Menu" setting. If enabled, you can press the
'Input' button the remote to display a list of inputs to select
from. The list is editable.
Production 110209- Bugfix
for changing deinterlacer mode settings incorrectly for inactive
config (this bug was in 110109 only and was caused due to the
addition of the new "video mode" setting). Updated rs232
commands regarding deinterlacer mode settings (for the 'ZQI15'
and 'ZY515' rs232 commands the value of 2 is now used to
indicate "video mode" deinterlacing). The rs232 tech tip will be
updated accordingly. Added
a "Video" deinterlacing mode to the menu under Input:Video
Setup:RES:Control:Deint:Mode . This is a useful option if your
watching cable/satellite type sources and your seeing some
combing. Couple small bugfixes.
Added a new "Memory Usage" option in
the menu under Other:Memory Usage. Previously when you select a
memory (A-D) you are using it across all inputs, .ie if you're
on input 1A, change to input 2 and press 'MemB' and change to
input 1, you'll be using 1B. We've called this the 'common'
memory usage mode since the memory in use is common across all
inputs. Now you can set the memory usage to
be per-input, so if you're on input 1A and change to input 2
then press 'MemB' and change back to input 1, you'll go back to
1A---it remembers the memory you're on for each input. Either mode can be
used and it depends on what you use the memories for as to which
you might prefer. For example, if you're using memA for settings
adjusted to daytime ambient settings and memB for nighttime then
you'll probably want to stick with the default 'common' mode.
Added a power on input selection
option to the menu under Other:OnOff Setup:Input Select. With
this you can control which input the unit powers up on after
either power is removed or after standby.
Added a small reminder in the menu when settings have been
changed to help remember if you should 'Save' before powering down.
Several bugfixes and some minor additional menu enhancements.
Adds a new command to tweak deinterlacing
quality with an "Inter-Frame motion detection" setting. This
command can be found under the menu at Input:Video
Setup:RES:Control:Deint:IFMD. The range is 0-15, 0 should
minimize combing while 15 maximizes detail according to the chip
specification. The default value is 6. Adds the ability to set
HDMI input type. This option is found in the menu under
Input:HDMI Setup:Type. This was always "Auto" but can now be set
manually to RGB, YCbCr422, YCbCr444 as some DVI outputs use
these other formats but can't communicate which format they're
putting out like an HDMI device can. Default for
audio mute was changed to "Long" but this only comes into play
if you load factory default values.
Some bugfixes for new 12/21 point
grayscale/gamma calibration commands. The biggest issue was a
bug in the copying of the calibrated data between output configs
which could cause either overflow on bright scenes and/or
inability to go back and edit the grayscale for an output
config that had been copied from another. So if you did an
output copy command with revisions 091409 or 092109 you should
recopy the output configs (.ie if you had copied config0 CMS
data to all other output configs then do that again after
loading this update). Also a couple of other small bugfixes
unrelated to CMS.
DON'T USE-Production 092109-
Bugfix for occasional horizontal line of
noise with combing when the "film only" mode is used with 480i
in and the output mode is 60 Hz. Bugfix for pressing the wrong
key in one menu command which would corrupt an entry in the CMS
gamut. Bugfix for going from 11 point to 12 or 21 point
grayscale for an issue that occurs if the original points are
only 0.5 IRE apart. Bugfix for restoring an ISF configuration
that was saved more than a few months ago.
DON'T USE-Production 091409-
Adds 12 and 21 point grayscale/gamma
calibration commands (in the menu, under
Output:Configs:ConfigX:Color Mgmt:Gray/Gamma). If you change
from the 11point to 12 (or 21) your current grayscale
points are not changed and the new points are interpolated
between your currently calibrated points. Bugfix for PiP
sometimes turning on at powerup. A couple of other small
Made some changes to the Rate Matching
feature introduced in revision 072609. Some displays are not
liking 60.00 Hz refresh (show no picture) and only want
59.94Hz so the default is now "off". Also added direct commands
to globally turn rate matching on/off. Pressing "menu 0950" will
turn it off, while "menu 0951" will turn it on for all output
configs. You can individually set the output configs as
before in the menu under Output:Configs:ConfigX:Timing:Rate
Bugfix for change made in 072309 which
disabled coax/tos audio in some cases. Adds increased range to the A2D gain
reduction command used for component inputs. Bugfix for when
sources are turned off or unplugged that would result in green
dashes instead of a black screen.
"rate matching" for handling sources that generate
24.0/48.0/60.0Hz instead of 23.97/47.95/59.94 Hz. Rate matching
defaults to on and is located under the menu at
Output:Configs:ConfigX:Timing:Rate Match. With this new ability
the output mode is adjusted to match up with the input mode so
that frames are not dropped. This is most noticeable now when a
24.0Hz movie is played with the output set to 23.97Hz. When
enabled the output rate is adjusted to the correct multiple so
if you're at 59.94Hz on the output , a 24.0Hz source would
change your output rate to 60.0Hz. Fixed an issue with spdif
audio in at non 48khz rates to HDMI outputs. Fixed an issue
with automatic display modes (added in 071309) where it would
undesirably revert to 480p.
Couple of audio issue fixes. Fixed an
issue of the Radiance spdif out going to a McIntosh MX132 prepro.
In the Radiance audio menu a setting of "Basic" for spdif out
will now work with the McIntosh (the "Normal" mode will not , so
use "Basic"). Fixed an issue with the Meridian HD621 audio
processor where it did not see Dolby/DTS from the Radiance
(affected both spdif/TOS and hdmi audio inputs on the Radiance).
Both HDMI outputs can now put out video+audio.
Added new automatic display mode for
output. This mode will configure your output based on
information read from the display. The 2 automatic modes are
called "auto_p1" and "auto_p2". Since there are 2 output ports
you can choose which one is given priority for setting the mode,
so with "auto_p1", output1 is checked first for a valid mode,
then output 2, and if neither has a valid mode then 480p is
used. Bugfix for HD analog video in.
Beta 070209- Added
ability to manually override the automatic input aspect. Just
press an input aspect as you normally would and the current
automatic aspect is overridden. You can go back to the current
automatic aspect on the current input by reselecting the current
input or just by pressing the "input" button by itself. There's
also another field in the auto aspect menu which allows a manual
input aspect override to be 'sticky' or not. If 'sticky' is off
and the source sends new input aspect information then the input
aspect will change to the new aspect automatically. If 'sticky'
is on then the manually selected input aspect will be used until
you reselect the current input or press the 'input' button by
Added automatic input aspect selection for
HDMI inputs which can be enabled on a per-input memory basis.
Look for it in the menu under "Input X:HDMI Setup: Auto Aspect".
Added rs232 commands for input deinterlacing mode ("ZY515") and
input vertical shift selections ("ZY516"). See newly updated
rs232 tech tip
11 for usage details. Couple small bugfixes.