CPAP manufacturers are very reluctant to inform us as to what we get when we update firmware. Updating the firmware on a Philips Respironics machine is almost impossible for patients. It requires a special cable and special access to their web site, both of which are available only to medical care providers.
The best way to proceed is to contact the durable medical equipment provider who sold you your machine.
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I did find the setting to change the time zone in Encore Pro. Thanks.
The latest fun was waking up in the middle of the night several times with a "Low Pressure" alarm due to an apparent mask leak (aka I opened my mouth). Try figuring out how to determine what the error means and silencing/resetting the alarm while half asleep. I'm not quite sure yet whether or not I am concerned enough about a mask leak for the machine to wake me up but I'm guessing I may not be able to opt out of the alarm.
That plus it seems like the auto setting is a little overzealous regarding the ASV timing.
I guess I'm kind of wishing I would have gone with the RESMED, but since I have no experience with their devices, I have no idea if it would be any better.
I have a call in to my provider already regarding the firmware flash. He said he would look into it. We'll see.
Thanks again everybody!
Since you just got your machine, you can probably change it. Some people can't adapt to the machine they have. Both machines are great quality machines but some do better with one or the other. Thankfully, we now have that option!
While I have yet to personally use an ASV machine, in the reading, chatting, and email with others more knowledgeable than I, either your machine is as good as, or in some ways perhaps better than the Resmed machine. Thinking that perhaps this may be the best machine for you?
See if you can find a setting called 'trigger' or 'cycle'. These define how fast/slow IPAP comes in and leaves. On my older bi-level machine, I have the 'trigger' set to 'fast', and the 'cycle' set to 'MED'. So, it's quick to boost, but a touch slow to drop pressure - it's how I like it. Changing the 'trigger' to 'very slow' to me feels like the machine is running a half-breath behind me. Just a thought for you.
*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.
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