Iomega Screenplay Mx Firmware Do
editor’s note: the first sentence reads: “the iomega screenplay mx is the inexpensive, yet easy-to-use solution you’ve been looking for to play your multimedia files.” when you say you’ve been looking for the “problematic” solution, are you talking about a way to stream movies? are you talking about a way to stream video in general? that latter statement doesn’t exactly make sense. you can play your multimedia files on the iomega screenplay mx, it’s just that to do so, you need a computer with a dvd drive or a usb-connected drive as i already explained earlier in the article. maybe you are indeed referring to streaming movies off the built-in hard drive, but that probably depends on the computer it’s plugged into. -k
the screenplay mx product line consists of two models, the 600 and the 800, both of which have the same design. the differences between the screenplay mx models is the size of the hard drive, the number of inputs and outputs, the speed of the hard drive, the number of esata ports, and the firmware version.
the update program must be started using the 1.5 firmware, but the firmware can be updated at any time by pressing the menu button located on the remote control. if you are on firmware version 1.0, the menu button will not work. pressing the menu button will bring up the setup function.
the 1.5 firmware is far more stable than the 1.0 firmware. the 1.0 firmware will often hang on a power-on or eject a dvd.5 firmware is much more stable, especially after a disk eject. iomega recommends that you use the built-in self test function prior to updating. the built-in self test function will bring up an on-screen function for you to check your settings, volumes, and error code. after the firmware is updated, it is necessary to reset the player to its original settings. to perform this, go into setup, select normal mode, and press the menu button. select the reset option to restart the player.