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Old 04-09-2015, 03:18 PM   #51
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I tried this on my iRV 66 and did not see any difference. This radio needs help. I really want it to work with all it's features including bluetooth and an Iphone app. It would be great if it all worked. It's basically a POS but I'm not giving up yet. Maybe soon it will be fixed!
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:55 PM   #52
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Tried it today also. No luck.
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:08 AM   #53
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Hi Matt

My team's test of the USB playback has bad news and good news. The bad news is the MP4 playback was not up to standards and we are communicating with the factory team to resolve.

The GOOD NEWS is the USB Drive play back was able to play full length movies in AVI format (which is currently not listed as supported format). It is my understanding that the AVI format is widely available and easily converted to.

If you have movies in AVI already, you are good to go. If you have MP4 movies, there are a multitude of free MP4 to AVI converters you could utilize. I will get back to you when we have an answer on direct MP4 playback.

Here is a link to a great short article explaining video formats on real.com

Also, many folks have laptops with built in HDMI video output. If you have one of these, you can use an HDMI cable to connect directly to the faceplate of the iRV66 & iRV33 for playback through the system.

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Your test of a ripped BluRay MP4 would determine if I get a new TV or not. Also, seeing how the IRV33 acts is also another determination. Backup plan is to get a Samsung Smart 24 inch with built in WiFi, and connect to my HooToo Portable Router/WAP/Media Server that acts as a DNLA server to whatever is in the USB port.

As for the outside HDMI, I figure get a rectangular passthru HDMI outlet and get a rectangular weather cover, as you would have on a GFCI. That should work, as long as I figure out how to prop the cover when in use. Not sure if the HDMI would like the pressure.

As a backup and maybe a better thought, Wireless HDMI is starting to come around. Also, HDMI over Cat5/6. Other possibilities.
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This service bulletin is for a separate issue that affects only a few use case scenarios. This will not resolve the low level sound volume issue some of you are experiencing (this issue is resolved by a current model replacement).

Both issues are resolved on a going forward basis although due to the nature of RV distribution, there may still be units in the field and awaiting purchase or delivery that will need to have the units replaced.

Even though I do not work for either the factory or suppliers, I would invite any and all with iRV, Concertone or Genesis models with issues to give me a call to discuss and help identify how to resolve.


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My 5th radio was also rejected by the dealer. I received some information from forest River that actually helped. I pasted it below.

iRV66 Service bulletin 3/22/15
When using the radio HDMI inputs. R- HDMI1, R-HDM2 and F-HDMI. The radio audio may not function properly. Example no dialog while watching a device with 5.1 setting. IF this occurs please follow the steps below.
1. Insert a disc to the iRV66 radio and access the menu setting. This menu will only be visible by the DVD/CD function and viewed through the TV screen.
2. Select the “VIDEO” button located next to the “VOLUME” down button of the radio remote.
3. Select the “speaker icon” and choose DOWNMIX.
4. Select VSS “Virtual surround sound” instead of 5.1

This will solve many audio problems pertaining to Dolby 5.1 audio issues. Some audio device may not function properly when using external portable players, due to being unsupported.
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Old 04-11-2015, 04:50 AM   #55
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Hi Matt

My team's test of the USB playback has bad news and good news. The bad news is the MP4 playback was not up to standards and we are communicating with the factory team to resolve.

The GOOD NEWS is the USB Drive play back was able to play full length movies in AVI format (which is currently not listed as supported format). It is my understanding that the AVI format is widely available and easily converted to.

If you have movies in AVI already, you are good to go. If you have MP4 movies, there are a multitude of free MP4 to AVI converters you could utilize. I will get back to you when we have an answer on direct MP4 playback.

Here is a link to a great short article explaining video formats on real.com

Also, many folks have laptops with built in HDMI video output. If you have one of these, you can use an HDMI cable to connect directly to the faceplate of the iRV66 & iRV33 for playback through the system.
Bob, good ti know about he MP4 issues. I may go back to my origional plan to swap out the TV right away with a Samaung Smart TV and my pocket router as a dnla server. Thanks for the effort.
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Bob, good ti know about he MP4 issues. I may go back to my origional plan to swap out the TV right away with a Samaung Smart TV and my pocket router as a dnla server. Thanks for the effort.
Great idea. I love my Samsung SMART TV at home. The app concept on the TV is awesome. My only question would be finding WIFI with enough speed to deliver content.
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Great idea. I love my Samsung SMART TV at home. The app concept on the TV is awesome. My only question would be finding WIFI with enough speed to deliver content.
I have a HooToo pocket router Amazon.com: HooToo TripMate Nano Wireless N Pocket Travel Router: Computers & Accessories and rip my BluRays and DVDs in to MP4 using Leawo Software Best Video Converters, Blu-ray/DVD Software, Utilities Tools | Leawo Software (I have the total media package). Connect the TV to the Mini Router, and using a USB Memory Stick (256GB) or Hard Drive (2GB) connected to it, I can stream to the TV either inside or outside. I have NOT tested it 100%, but in quick tests, it appears to work with another Smart TV I have. Note: I am thinking of getting the Vizio now, to match the Vizio 70 inch we just got for the living room to replace the ancient rear projection that totally died)\
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:14 AM   #58
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I just bought a micro lite that has the iRV33 and have experienced the "phantom" on symptom that was mentioned in one of the earlier posts. I thought it was because I downloaded the iRV remote app on my iphone but have not had an opportunity to troubleshoot to see if that in fact was the problem. The problem is when I go to power the unit off with the iRV33 power button it switched modes instead of powering off making it impossible to power off. Also, one of the posts mentioned that you can plug in your computer via the HDMI cable...mine does not seem to work utilizing this set-up. Just wondering if anyone else was experiencing these symptom.
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My wife and I just purchased a new Rockwood Ultra V and are on our second radio IV66 with varying problems. I have talked with other Rockwood owners and the problems seem to be near 100%. Supposedly the radio manufacturer has the firmware update to solve the problem but I am not holding my breath at this point. Forrest River Rockwood's warranty administrator is Roger Biler 574-642-8931.
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:57 PM   #60
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Progress!

I was contacted by Nelson Arzadon from QAV Patrick industries 574-970-8348. They are the supplier for the IRV66. It was rushed into production because the primary supplier suddenly closed. It seams he was just made aware of the troubles last week. I think he is working hard to resolve complaints quickly.

Mr. Arzadon is sending me a new and tested IRV66 directly. I should have it Ina couple days.
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