JUST- received the new 630- came by purolator! Will be plugging it in and activating shortly- I will post comments as I go!
Edit- First impressions- the box is small! and light. I like the finish and styling. On a down side the power brick is external, as many of us thought it would be- hence the small footprint I guess. In the box, all the usual cables and an HDMI. The remote has a redesign- nice feel with a rubberised non-slip back- nice touch- even though I use a harmony.
Activation here we go- let's see how long it takes!
edit- phone number in the install manual is incorrect ! the recorded message tells you to dial another number which is also incorrect!
I called the website number and got the callback option
edit- am now on hold- csr says it is first 630 activation-- has to look it up. are you confident?
20 mins later... activated easily. HDMI seems to be working through my Yamaha receiver okay- time will tell. Factory firmware is 00.10, CSR said it will upgrade to 00.13 tonight.
Im happy so far, although in my conversation he said that he knew nothing about the 'free-rental' deal some of you are getting, or the option the return the 530. He even spoke with a supervisor who said 299 is the best deal. For 'loyal' customers. Hmmmm.
Still I did talk him into 8 ppv. Whoopee (sarcasm).
Im keeping my 530 for a while, the I will pass it on to my father-in-law. Brownie points there are worth more than $$$! If this works out I may consider changing the 530 at the cottage.
Have fun folks- I will return with more info as it becomes pertinent.