Version 4.037, which is automatically downloaded from the 101 satelite does/adds the
Ability to toggle aspect ratio adjustment on standard-definition sources while viewing
them via the HD output of the DTC100
Ability to switch between the RGBHV HD output and the NTSC-composite and S-video SD
outputs of the unit via the remote vs having to push the "HD Monitor" button on
the front panel of the DTC100.
Disables older generation DirecTV H-type access cards from being used with the DTC
Ability to select gray panel (on/off)
Ability to adjust/customize retrace timing and raster horizontal position for your
specific set. This the best feature for non-RCA sets since it corrects the image
geometry, eliminating the compressed/stretched image.
To make use of this feature, you
have to display the onscreen menu "Assistance" to access the retrace timing
Option 1 is meant for RCA sets;
Option 2 is meant for non-RCA sets with RGBHV or component inputs via the Audio
Authority 9A60 transcoder
Option 3 is for non-RCA sets with RGBHV or component inputs via the RCA VHDC300
Choosing Option 2 disables the Raster adjustment from the service menu.
If Option 2 doesn't work well with your set with the image still off-center, try
Option 1 or 3. Then, center the image via the service
With Option 3, you can also use the screw on the VHDC300 to center the image.
Folks who have downloaded the latest upgrade report that image seems to be much better
... sharper, crisper, more vivid colors, etc.
Some Panasonic and Mitsubishi owners, however, have reported that the latest upgrade
have actually caused more problems such as wavy lines at the top of the screen, etc.
As mentioned earlier, the upgrade is downloaded automatically from the 101 deg W
satellite. Downloaded are conducted twice a day: one in the early morning and
one in the afternoon (5am and 4:30pm as some have reported). So, if you have your
DTC connected to the dish pointed to the 101 satellite, then the download should be
painless. You can verify if the upgrade was loaded by going to the DTC onscreen