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Time to upgrade? [message #87584] Sun, 03 May 2020 20:55 Go to next message
Nado1969 is currently offline  Nado1969
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Hi Folks

It seems it may be getting to the point where I need to spend some money! Just after some advice. I have been using a ULN-8 since 2009. I'm running Mojave on a 2012 Macbook Pro, which keeps trying to upgrade me to Catalina. I also read that early hardware is not compatible with Catalina! So....it may be time to go for the 3D upgrade to my ULN-8. This is a bit out of the blue and I wasn't really ready for the cost - I only record as a hobby these days so it doesn't bring in much money.

I presume my old Macbook Pro will be fine to work with this, either via USB or MHLink? The Macbook is high spec and still works great today, I don't really have a need to upgrade it.

Also, if I connect the MH unit via the ethernet port, directly, can I still use WIFI to connect to the internet given it's effectively a separate NIC? Just wanting to make sure this should work as expected before I lash out with the dollars.

Cheers and thanks.


Nathan
Re: Time to upgrade? [message #87587 is a reply to message #87584] Mon, 04 May 2020 14:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bj is currently offline  bj
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Nado1969 wrote on Sun, 03 May 2020 20:55
It seems it may be getting to the point where I need to spend some money! Just after some advice. I have been using a ULN-8 since 2009. I'm running Mojave on a 2012 Macbook Pro, which keeps trying to upgrade me to Catalina. I also read that early hardware is not compatible with Catalina! So....it may be time to go for the 3D upgrade to my ULN-8. This is a bit out of the blue and I wasn't really ready for the cost - I only record as a hobby these days so it doesn't bring in much money.


It is MIOConsole that is not compatible with Catalina. Catalina required a full rewrite of MIOConsole and that work was done as part of the 3d upgrade. So if you want to upgrade to Catalina, you'll need to upgrade the ULN-8 to 3d. If you don't want to upgrade to 3d, then keep your machine running Mojave.

Nado1969 wrote on Sun, 03 May 2020 20:55
I presume my old Macbook Pro will be fine to work with this, either via USB or MHLink? The Macbook is high spec and still works great today, I don't really have a need to upgrade it.


If your MacBook supports Catalina, then it will work fine for MHLink/USB. The 2012 MBP is fine.

Nado1969 wrote on Sun, 03 May 2020 20:55
Also, if I connect the MH unit via the ethernet port, directly, can I still use WIFI to connect to the internet given it's effectively a separate NIC? Just wanting to make sure this should work as expected before I lash out with the dollars.


Yes. That works well.


Re: Time to upgrade? [message #87588 is a reply to message #87587] Mon, 04 May 2020 17:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nado1969 is currently offline  Nado1969
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Thanks for clarifying that. It confirms what I was thinking. My options seem to be - do nothing! Or...spend the money LOL. 3D is looking pretty attractive though. Wonder if it will come down in price a bit.
Will the new MIOConsole work with Mojave and with my original version ULN8? If I stay put, am I stuck with not getting any future MIOConsole updates?


Nathan
Re: Time to upgrade? [message #87589 is a reply to message #87588] Tue, 05 May 2020 10:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bj is currently offline  bj
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The upgrade will not come down in price; in fact it will go up in price as we currently have it on Early Access discount.

If you have any desire to add more units to your system, getting the upgrade for your existing box entitles you to an Early Adopter Discount that is pretty significant.

MIOConsole3d only works with 3d upgraded boxes. The usage model has changed enough (we think for the better - it is easier to use) that it is not really possible to support both the 2d devices in the new console.

There will be no further updates for 2d. If you want to move forward then you'll need to upgrade your unit to 3d.

Re: Time to upgrade? [message #87590 is a reply to message #87589] Tue, 05 May 2020 17:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nado1969 is currently offline  Nado1969
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BJ, I think you've convinced me. Also been chatting with Jon in support. Will do it I reckon.

Nathan
Re: Time to upgrade? [message #87591 is a reply to message #87590] Tue, 05 May 2020 18:05 Go to previous message
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