Asus has taken down all previous versions of their firmware. A web search found a couple of places that had it but these required a membership. I tried to register with one site but didn’t have much success. There is very little activity (support) over at the Asus O’Play forum. I couldn’t find any documentation on firmware updates or change log etc. Kind of scarry after being use to the great information here.
I returned the O’Play and picked up a Live Hub today. Man!! It is a great little box and nice upgrade from the Live Plus. I wasn’t expecting the UI to be so much different than the Live Plus… it’s really beautiful.
I installed the latest firmware and I’m still have some kind of problem playing 24/96 flac files… My DAC initially shows 96kHz but then immediately falls back to 48kHz. I’m going to do a little experimenting with different file formats.
I love the Hub so much that even if I’m not successful with 24/96, I’ll be keeping it and playing most of my music from it (especially CD rips which are 16/44 anyway). If I come up with an explanation or solution, I will post it here and on some of the Audiophile forums that I follow. A lot of that crowd are using PC’s as their music servers (especially the Mac-Mini) but I think something like the Hub is much more convenient and cost effective if it works.
I have a small 20" 720p LCD television in my music listening area which is dedicated as a monitor for the Media Server (Live Hub). I take the box into another room with larger TV for watching video.
Here are a couple of picks of what I’m trying to do. The equipment is as follows (starting at the silver box on the bottom).
Arcam A85 integrated Amp
Arcam CD-73 CD Player
Cambridge Audio DAC Magic and volume control (passive preamp - bypassing A85 preamp).
DAC Magic has optical SPIDIF input from DVD player and Live Hub
Sony DVD Player
WD live Hub