User:Tghe-retford

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Offering hope to all the owners of the discontinued Morphy Richards 27025 sets which are no longer updated, unless you Sharpfin it. Like I did. I also use and update my 27025 using the latest development release of Kubuntu Linux.

Current Devices

Morphy Richards 27025
Radio Firmware Hardware replacements and additions Config.txt additions

Patches

Patch Status
Sharpfin patch Success.jpg

Firmware

Patch Status
v257-a-232 Official.jpg
v257-a-756-a-238 Success.jpg
v257-a-865-a-281
Success.jpg
v257-a-865-a-337
Success.jpg
v257-a-865-a-400
Success.jpg
v257-a-865-a-421
Success.jpg
257-a-865-a-476
(current)
Success.jpg

Enhancement Pack

Patch Status
1.7 Success.jpg
2.0 Success.jpg
Added: Edimax EW-7318Ug Wi-Fi USB adaptor. This fixed a problem with the Wi-Fi killing itself during use, as well as 802.11n (like the BT Home Hub) interfering with the default adaptor. Every 27025 owner will probably need to do this. To replace the Wi-Fi adaptor, do the following:

1. Order the Edimax EW-7318Ug Wi-Fi USB adaptor. According to reports, the Edimax EW-7318USg will also work and comes with an antenna which can be stuck out of the blanked USB port.
2. Unplug the radio (safety first!). Unscrew the six screws from the back of the radio.
3. Carefully open up the radio and locate the USB adaptor, in the centre-right of the radio.
4. Carefully prise off the USB adaptor from the radio, which is stuck down by double sided sticky tape and prise the adaptor out of the USB socket.
5. Insert the new adaptor into the USB socket.
6. Close up the radio, put the screws back in and test it.

Added: blu-tack and silver paper to the On/Standby button - to stop the light shining in my eyes (I use the radio in the bedroom). Thankfully newer firmware upgrades will allow the light on the screen to go off if standby level is set to 0.

Adds the 'My History' option to the 'My Stuff' menu with a maximum of 20 stations at any time (can be changed). No bugs spotted:

Option:
stations-history
on
Option:
history-size
20

Adds a 'Search' option to the 'Stations' menu. No bugs spotted:

Option:
stations-substring-search
on

Forces station information, such as artist name, track name and so forth to scroll across the screen:

Option:
force-metadata
on

Adds a 'Deemphasis' option to the 'Configure' menu. Selecting the 'none' option will make the sound quality far better. You'll have to reselect the none option if you factory reset the radio:

Option:
deemphasis-menu
on
Option:
deemphasis-menu-values
0 44100

Former Devices

Logik IR100

The buzzing of the speaker, even after an fix, was too much. Replaced with current Morphy Richards 27025.