They then replaced my Audio Star and insisted that there is nothing wrong with their Audio Star or Autostar updater.
The replacement arrived with A4S1 firmware that made the Auto Star Updater think that it is a 495 Auto Star controller and wanted to update it to 43Eg firmware, very dangerous!
The ASU must still be used for "Advanced Functions" to move Library Objects to and from the Autostar (e.g.
I have in the mean time learnt to load tours and other data successfully with two free apps, My Scope and Star Patch, The fact that My Scope can load tours onto the Audio Star 497EP without errors, means that it is possible for Meade to produce a App that can do the same. I searched for Star Patch and found that it costs US. I think if you going to use the Star Patch GPS you will need to register it.