First day experience
Just got my DSR605 last night and installed this it morning to replace a DSR505 which is now in the bedroom as the second Rx.
No problems with set up or getting it to work.
Connected it with hdmi (finally). Replaced 5 cables with just one.
The Guide with two weeks programming and 6 hour and 24 hour skip ahead.
So far, the major complaints are
1. Loss of the function to set recurring timers for Daily/ Weekly/ Mon through Fri. etc.
The programming guide seems to use search for everything and has changed the way we set timers. You can set a timer to switch to a specific event. But if you want a recurring timer, it gets weird. You cannot set a switch to, only a reminder of. And it may not be the same channel/time, but the next occurrence of a new episode. Not clear yet if it drops the timer after the event. That would be a pain too.
2. Changing between ‘favourites’ is more complex on the 605 than the 505. Under the 505, select Guide, and pressing Favourites would scroll through your favourite groupings. Not so on the 605. Now you have to select the menu and select the favourite group first, then exit from that panel, and now select Guide. Want to change to another Favourites group, then repeat above procedure.
3. The View Subscribed would be nice, except that it also lists all the PPV offerings.
4. Now to play music. Oops! The music channels have disappeared from the Guide. Now you have to choose the Menu and scroll to Music. Now you can select by genre, BUT it looses your selection for the next time, so you have to start over.