Freezes and refuses to boot since last firmware update (last August)
Tobias Muehlhofer, Amazon
1 April 2014
Summary: I have owned one of these since December 2009, and it has served me extremely well as a source of XM-Satellite Weather until this issue emerged. Since the latest firmware update (August 2013), the unit will randomly freeze and then not boot anymore (getting stuck on the initial boot splash screen with the speaker crackling loudly). Before that, the speaker will crackle so loudly, that it makes me believe an aircraft window or panel is cracking.
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