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Casablanca IIIHD


Click here to download: Casablanca III v420.zip - (0.7 MB)
Click here to download: Casablanca III v430.zip - (0.7 MB)
Click here to download: Theta Digital Downloader 2.03.zip - (0.2 MB)

 

THETA DIGITAL
Software Bulletin Feb. 19, 2013
CB III HD software updates:
This update adds the ability to play Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio 192kHz sound tracks and corrects miscellaneous SPDIF issues.  

Casablanca III HD Music and Cinema Controllers with installed firmware v414 may be upgraded to v420 .

Casablanca III HD Music and Cinema Controllers with installed firmware v416 may be upgraded to v430.

Casablanca III (non HD) Music and Cinema Controllers are not upgradeable at this time.

Version identification:

Casablanca III HD: There are two valid software versions, v414 and v416.

The firmware version currently installed in your Casablanca III HD can also be determined by the following:

  1. Put the Casablanca in STANDBY.
  2. Press the MAIN POWER button and while THETA DIGITAL is showing, press button 3.
  3. Now press button 4 (VERSION) and the software version will be displayed.
  4. Press the A-D button to EXIT.

Download and unzip the file TDD_V203.zip.

Download but do not unzip the correct v4xx file.

Instead of a full update, these updates can be done with a faster Recover Front Panel only procedure, as follows:
  1. With the Casablanca completely off (rear panel off), press down and hold Input button “1”.
  2. Turn on rear power while holding down input button “1” for about 5 seconds. You will see nothing on the front panel.  The Casablanca may look dead.  It is not.
  3. Open the TDD (Theta Digital Downloader) program.
  4. Connect a USB cable to the Casablanca. The computer should acknowledge the connection.   If the connection is not established you must use the computer’s Device Manager to identify and select the appropriate port. Select that same port in TDD.
  5. Press “Connect” in TDD (Baud Rate is always 115200 now).
  6. Recover Front Panel box should be highlighted. Select it and find the Casablanca III HD v4xx.zip file that you need for the update.
    DO NOT UNZIP THE v4.xx SOFTWARE FILE.
  7. Click on the zipped file once and then select “Open”.
  8. TDD should immediately start downloading fp.hex
  9. You will now see “Repaired: Must reconnect at correct Baud Rate and Upgrade for full recovery.”  IGNORE THIS MESSAGE!!!
  10. Exit TDD.

The Casablanca will now typically be in Standby and you can come out of Standby directly. If the unit is not in Standby, turn off the rear power switch and then turn it back on to restart.

The update is now complete.

 

Casablanca III:
Step by Step Guide to Installation of v316 Operating System


Click here to download: Casablanca III v316.zip - (0.7 MB)
Click here to download: Theta Digital Downloader 1.47.zip - (0.2 MB)

The v316 operating system for the Casablanca III allows it to recognize the new Premium DAC (our entry level DAC card which replaces the Standard card, which is no longer in production). This new operating system also addresses an audio drop out issue with high jitter sources such as satellite television tuner, cable television tuner, DVR, PC sound card, etc.

Note that the v316 operating system is only to be used in the Casablanca III. Older units such as the CB1, CB2 and any early CB3a units that do not yet have the Dolby Pro-Logic IIx and DTS-ES installed are not compatible with the v316 operating system.

If in doubt, get your Casablanca III unit's serial number and contact your authorized Theta Digital dealer or international representative for assistance.

  1. Download the v316 ZIP file to your Windows PC Desktop, but do not open the v316 ZIP file yet.

  2. Download the Theta Digital Downloader 1.47 software to your Windows PC Desktop.

  3. Make a serial connection to your Casablanca III from your PC, or use a USB to serial adaptor if your PC doesn't have a serial port. Note that Theta Digital Downloader 1.47 can use any COM port on your computer between COM 1 and COM 12. Be sure to note which COM port you're using in the Device Manager of your PC, then select that COM port in TDD when connecting in step # 5 below.

  4. Unzip the Theta Digital Downloader 1.47 file to your PC's desktop, and double click on the Theta Digital Downloader 1.47.exe to open the program. Note that the Theta Digital Downloader 1.47 is required in order to install the v316 softare.

  5. Click on CONNECT after selecting the correct COM port noted in step # 3 above, then click on UPGRADE, then navigate to the v316 ZIP folder on your PC's desktop. (Note that you must select the v316 folder using only the TDD program. Opening the v316 ZIP file using Windows Explorer or any ZIP program will only reveal Hex code files.) It'll take around 20 - 25 minutes to completely install the v316 operating system software in a Casablanca III.

  6. Once the v316 operating system software installation is complete, place the Casablanca III into STANDBY mode using the front panel power button, then after 10 seconds, turn the unit completely OFF using the rear panel power button.

  7. Turn the Casablanca III unit's rear power button to the ON position, then, using the front panel STANDBY button, turn the unit back ON.

  8. Go into the Casablanca III setup menu and turn on the WIDE option in the DLOCK menu for any high jitter sources (i.e. SAT, HDTV, DVR, etc.) to benefit from that more lenient input parameter and to avoid any unwanted muting issues due to high jitter. To do so, go to SETUP / INP / A-D / A-D / DLOCK and select WIDE. Note that you'll need to set the parameter to WIDE for each high jitter source, using the Casablanca III setup menu. The factory default for DLOCK is NORMAL, and should be used whenever possible for maximum sound quality.

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Compli Blu:
Step by Step Guide to Installation of CMPBU-59-0117 System Software


Click here to download: CMPBU-59-0117.zip - (18.7 MB)

To verify the firmware installed in your Compli Blu, press SETUP on the remote control and navigate to DEVICE SETUP. The installed firmware is displayed as: CMPBU-XX-XXXX. The latest version is CMPBU-59-0117. If your Compli Blu has an earlier version of the firmware installed, please proceed to Step 1, below to update the firmware.

If your Compli-blu already has the latest firmware, there is no benefit to reinstall it unless instructed to do so by an authorized dealer or representative of Theta Digital for purpose of trouble shooting.

  1. Download the Compli Blu CMPBU-59-0117 software files ZIP file to your computer's desktop.

  2. Unzip the file to your computer's desktop.

  3. After unzipping, confirm that there is now a folder named "UPG" on your desktop, with several files inside.

  4. Move the folder named "UPG" and its contents to a USB thumb drive that contains no other files.

  5. Remove any disc from the Compli Blu.

  6. Turn unit's power OFF.

  7. Insert USB thumb drive with UPG folder copied onto it into the Compli Blu rear panel USB receptacle.

  8. Turn unit's power ON and take it out of STANDBY.

  9. Unit should do three updates automatically. Press OK for each one. (If all three updates are not done, unit will turn itself OFF. Turn unit ON again and take out of STANDBY until all threee updates are finished.)

  10. The Compli Blu will then turn itself OFF. The updates are complete.

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Generation VIII Series 3


No updates available.

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Generation VIII Series 2:
Step by Step Guide to Installation of v31 Operating System


Click here to download: Generation VIII Series 2 v31.zip - (0.1 MB)
Click here to download: Theta Digital Downloader 1.47.zip - (0.2 MB)

The v31 operating system for the Generation VIII Series 2 allows it to recognize the new digital to analog converter boards that were developed for this product, along with the new volume cards that allow for fixed volume output. This operating system is already installed in all newly manufactured Generation VIII Series 2 units. It is provided here in the event it becomes necessary to reinstall it in an existing Generation VIII Series 2 unit.

Note that the v31 operating system is only to be used in the Generation VIII Series 2. Older units such as the original Generation VIII are not compatible with the v31 operating system.

If in doubt, get your unit's serial number and contact your authorized Theta Digital dealer or international representative for assistance.

  1. Download the Generation VIII Series 2 v31.zip file to your Windows PC Desktop, but do not open the ZIP file yet.

  2. Download the Theta Digital Downloader 1.47.zip software to your Windows PC Desktop.

  3. Make a serial connection to your Generation VIII Series 2 from your PC, or use a USB to serial adaptor if your PC doesn't have a serial port. Note that the Theta Digital Downloader 1.47 program can use any COM port on your computer between COM 1 and COM 12. Be sure to note which COM port you're using in the Device Manager of your PC, then select that COM port in Theta Digital Downloader 1.47 when connecting in step # 5 below.

  4. Unzip the Theta Digital Downloader 1.47 file to your PC's desktop, and double click on the Theta Digital Downloader 1.47.exe to open the program. Note that Theta Digital Downloader 1.47 is required in order to install the v31 software.

  5. Click on CONNECT after selecting the correct COM port noted in step # 3 above, then click on UPGRADE, then navigate to the Generation VIII Series 2 v31.zip folder on your PC's desktop. (Note that you must select the Generation VIII Series 2 v31.zip folder using only the Theta Digital Downloader 1.47 program. Opening the Generation VIII Series 2 v31.zip file using Windows Explorer or any ZIP program will only reveal Hex code files.) It'll take under five minutes to completely install the Generation VIII Series 2 v31 operating system software in a Generation VIII Series 2.

  6. Once the Generation VIII Series 2 v31 operating system software installation is complete, place the Generation VIII Series 2 into STANDBY mode using the front panel power button, then after 10 seconds, turn the unit completely OFF using the rear panel power button.

  7. Turn the Generation VIII Series 2 unit's rear power button to the ON position, then, using the front panel STANDBY button, turn the unit back ON.

  8. Go into the Generation VIII Series 2 unit's setup menu and turn on RECLOCK for any high resolution digital sources (i.e. CD transport) to obtain the highest sound quality from those sources, or JITTER JAIL for any lower resolution digital sources (i.e. PC Sound card, DVR, SAT, etc.) to reduce the digital distortion from such sources. To do so, go to SETUP / 5 BUTTON / 2 BUTTON / LEVEL UP or LEVEL DOWN to select either JITTER JAIL (the factory default) or RECLOCK, for maximum sound quality.

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