Here's my follow up to my post from the weekend about the mysterious update that was pushed out to me (I had the 'b' update previously).
Things were great for about 18 hours. Better than ever with the skipping/fastforwarding. I was really testing it too, lots of button presses with no waiting. There was no freezing or hesitation, super responsive.
Menus in VOD were loading and scrolling very quickly and all show icons were loading almost instantly. I was very impressed and excited that for the first time in the 5 months that I've owned it, my Gateway-Portal system was working as intended.
You notice this is written in the past-tense, right?
We're back to as bad or slightly worse than immediately before the pushed update that may or may not have been an update according to this forum. I'm back to getting gateway communication error messages on the first push of skip or fastforwarding and all the other iffy responsiveness.
It seems that I had no more than very good benefits of an effective power cycle.
Back to square one and calling Shaw again this weekend.
While on the line last week, I asked the rep about the upcoming update and he stated that the only feature that he knew of being added was the ability to toggle between time display and channel display on the front of portals and that his understanding was that it would be more of a bug removal update.