I had installed PFTAUSW-070206U.PGM and it was working fine until yesterday. Based on all the info, I entered the new keys, let the AR on. And I am getting all my channels. But, my questions is - Do I have to install the latest bin (which is(PFTAUSW-070411U.PGM) to fix this permanently? Or am I OK without changing it?
The latest round of new BINs are also for DN. However, you can always have the latest BIN ready in your USB drive and instal it if and when it becomes necessary. That is the attitude I am taking with a similar receiver called Sonicview 4000.
I have never updated bin on my ultra. Only time I did was the day I got my Ultra delivered. But, it was as simple as just loading the latest bin and then sat setup and scan. But, after reading all the post, it seems like updating with new bin is a more complex process. And I don't want to mess up my working ULTRA, just because I did not do all the required steps. Would you be able to direct me to a post/link where it list the steps to flash the recvr again. Thanks in advance.
It is always recommended that you flash your unit with the factory bin first before the new one, but you don't have to. You should really get a usb stick. That is one of the biggest advantages of the ultra is being able to load your bins with the usb port.
if you are comfortable with that bin, then fine. But there are alot of new upgrades with the newer bins that make the VU more enjoyable. The choice is yours. Just about all of the older bins for the viewsat ultra are stable and if you do not like the newer bins, you can always change back to the one you have right now, with a factory reset. good luck.
You don't have to factory reset unless you want to rescan sats. You can still keep your channels and settings even though you are loading a new bin. Leave your unit off until the loader starts installing your bin, then turn receiver on from the back. Do not turn receiver off again until it resets itself and the process is finished.