Known Issues & Release Notes

Last updated on August 8, 2022 at 9pm CT.

Current software version is v0.9. This is a beta software release with some known issues that we will continue to fix with regular software updates.

Please scroll down for upcoming features and release history.

Current known issues:

  1. Fixed in v0.9.
  2. Occasionally you may notice loss of lip-sync with ATSC 3.0 channels. This can be fixed with a channel change. This is a known issue in the AV decoder firmware provided by the chip vendor. We are working with the chip vendor to resolve this, and a fix will be provided via software update.
  3. Under some circumstances you may see a standard definition ATSC 1.0 channel start playing video in slow-motion. This can be cleared with a channel change or a reboot. This is a known issue in the AV decoder firmware provided by the chip vendor. We are working with the chip vendor to resolve this, and a fix will be provided via software update.
  4. Reset factory defaults does not clear stored Wi-Fi networks.
  5. The “upload diagnostics” option mentioned in the user manual is not available in this software release.
  6. If the “Install Upgrade” pop-up shows up and you select “Cancel” in less than one-second, the display may go to a blank screen. This can be fixed with a power-cycle. This issue will be fixed in v0.10.
  7. A manual software update may be necessary if the “Install Upgrade” pop-up is not replied to within 30 minutes.
  8. Fixed in v0.9.

Upcoming Features in v0.10:

  1. Will fix current known issue #7 above (install upgrade pop-up timeout).
  2. Pressing DVR keys on the remote control will display a “coming soon” message.
  3. The Hide/Show menu will allow hiding all ATSC 1.0 channels.

Upcoming Features in v0.11:

  1. Will fix handling of duplicate channel numbers from neighboring markets in channel guide.

Revision History:

v0.9, released on August 8, 2022

  1. UI themes have been introduced. You can select different UI color themes now.
  2. Known issue #1 has been fixed – UI responsiveness during poor signal conditions.
  3. Captioning has been improved.
  4. Known issue #8 has been fixed – Dolby Dialog Enhancement option can be left on now.
  5. The grid guide shows a vertical “time line” to indicate the current time.
  6. Captions now display within the scaled video window in the Grid Guide.
  7. The UI display a spinner during channel change transitions.

v0.8.1, released July 26, 2022

  1. Remote access is now under user control.
  2. The Setting and Guide options have been swapped in the main menu. This will make it easier to access settings.
  3. Menu option spacing has been adjusted and sub-menu placement has been made more consistent.
  4. Channel scan has be sped up considerably by reducing the amount of time we wait for guide data on each frequency. Guide data that is missed during the initial channel scan can be acquired later using background channel scans on a dual-tuner box and during standby mode on a single tuner box.
  5. The main menu has a new option titled “Buy a ZapperBox”. This will bring up a QR code that can be scanned to go to our website.
  6. The antenna setup menu displays signal strength and signal-to-noise ratio values even without a signal lock.

v0.7, released July 18, 2022

  1. Some improvements to known issue #1 (UI responsiveness during poor signal conditions).

v0.6, released July 1, 2022

  1. First customer release version