Interestingly, I was just pushed this firmware by Rogers. So far, I haven't seen any changes yet, though I hadn't been having any issues (other than my Onkyo receiver not liking the component output from time to time).
Hopefully I didn't just miss a post on this somewhere!
Edit by 57 - here's the link to the previous firmware discussion, now closed.
New Firmware - SARA 126.96.36.199 for 8300HD - Please read post 1 first.
I will summarize any changes that we find below as they become available - item numbers line up with those from the previous firmware thread. There may be differences in the way different units react, in the same way we found some differences after the last firmware update. The firmware is supposed to address issues with eHDDs...
The "First Run
" (new episode) option of some programming seems to have been enabled, as discussed in the following thread, and later in this thread.
Remote TV Manager
is now functional on the SA8300HD - see thread below, read post 1.
Web/App Scheduling (Anyplace Home Edition) Please read post 1.
HSUD (hard drive spinning up and down) looks like it has been resolved (by keeping the HDDs "on" at all times). We will continue to monitor as feedback comes in.
20. Because the iHDD doesn't spin down, there is no longer the 15 second or so delay when you turn the PVR on.
Because both HDDs are now spinning 24/7, if you have an eHDD, the issues that some people had after the last firmware with the eHDD "sleeping" should be resolved for those with eHDDs (reported in the eHDD thread)
As noted with the last firmware update, some people are losing recordings, or having difficulty with their eHDDs/enclosures. If after a couple of warm reboots you still have issues, call Rogers, or perhaps try the methods discussed in the last few pages of the eHDD thread.
There has been a new search functionality rolled out in the QSG, as discussed in the following thread.
Rogers rolling out new Search Functionality
If you have any problems, the first thing you should do is a warm reboot via the QSG, as discussed in the SA FAQ:
57 FAQ - Tips For SA (Cisco) STBs. (also Pace)
Firmware version on page 17, last reboot time on page 1.