Firmware Upgrades DV5 / FC3-HD PV500 EVO ECO LITE PV1000 PV900

Model: Firmware Upgrades

Features and Description
DV5 Firmware Upgrade Instructions:
There are brand new audio and video upgrades now available. These upgrades will help increase the audio and video compression. Please follow these instructions exactly as stated or you may permanently damage the DVR, and the warranty will be voided. Note: This upgrade will only work on DV5 models V2.28 version and later.

Note: Version 3.24 does currently have an audio glitch if used with an NTSC model camera. NTSC customers should use V3.22 if you want to record audio as well. V3.24 does not effect PAL customers.
1. Download and unzip this file: Firmware Upgrade V3.24A - Released 2-25-09
2. Save the .elf file to a 512MB, or larger SD card, and then insert the SD Card with one fully charged li-ion battery into the DV5, then power on the DV5.
3. Go in to the Menu then select, Memory--Upgrade Firmware--Yes, the upgrade will take less than 30 seconds.
4. When the upgrade is finished the DV5 will turn off automatically and your upgrade is now complete.


PV500 (Original) Firmware
(01-09-10) New Firmware V3.2 is now available. Please read the upgrade Instructions before proceeding as you may damage the DVR if it is not done properly!

PV500 EVO Firmware
(8-18-11) New firmware is now available. Please read the upgrade instructions before proceeding as you may damage the DVR if it is not done properly!

PV500 ECO Firmware
(11-17-11) New firmware is now available. Please read the upgrade instructions before proceeding as you may damage the DVR if it is not done properly!

PV800 Firmware
(01-09-10) New Firmware V2.5 is now available. Please read the upgrade Instructions before proceeding as you may damage the DVR if it is not done properly!

PV900 EVO Firmware
(03-07-12) New firmware is now available. Please read the upgrade Instructions before proceeding as you may damage the DVR if it is not done properly!

FC3-HD Firmware
(5-15-12) New firmware is now available.
1. Extract the archive to your computer.
2. Connect the camera to computer using a USB cable, with SD card inserted. Before updating firmware, delete the "setup.ini" file on the card.
3. Run FirmwareSetup.exe and click "Firmware". Select the "sz807_0718.pvf" file and click "Setup".
4. Your firmware will be done updating in a few seconds. A dialog will tell you when your camera is successfully updated, and you can unplug your camera at that point.
Note: Please try formatting your SD card or using a different SD card if you're having problems.

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