These are usually supplied to fix bugs but sometimes they also add new functionality.For example, various firmware have introduced recording 4 services, wireless support, NTFS support, and Home Media.Each firmware is standalone, not cumulative, so you can install either a newer or older firmware than the one currently installed.
For the 71+ you need to select the firmware build with the you units System ID as there are two different system IDs. If you use internet update it will only look for updates with the same System ID.
If you use TMSTimer you can save your timers and restore them after the firmware update has been made. Changes to the firmware require abundant caution installation.
Once the initial service scan has been completed, do a factory reset, power off the Toppy. If you do not follow this procedure output will be stuck 576i and output via component connection may not work. To update manually, copy the firmware file available from Topfield Australia's website to your PC.
This will be a file with an extension of - if it is a zip file then you must first unpack the file and extract the file out.
Note that MPD will only rescan a file already in the database if its modification time has changed.
Some ID3 taggers will restore the old modification time when changing ID3 tags.
This will mean that the MP3 will not be rescanned and the new tags will not be used.
All the HD Topfield models can have their firmware updated.
Next, format a USB stick in FAT format and copy the firmware file to the top level directory of the USB stick. First perform a full factory reset on the PVR (Installation Menu-Firmware Upgrade.