Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
I found another bug.
I had some OLD recordings on my pvr from the HDNET channel (which Rogers no longer has).
When I try to view them, my pvr basically freezes - requiring a reboot to get it working again.
I ended up having to delete those recordings, as there was no way to play them anymore.
Although I don't know for certain, I am thinking that the reason I could not play them is that because with the new firmware, the pvr has to talk to the Rogers servers to get the "program info/details" to display on the screen. Since the channel no longer exists, the system probably got confused since it could not source any information to display - and consequently froze the pvr.
If this is how the new firmware actually works, it could explain why the system is sooo slow and laggy now. Maybe every time you scroll to a different program (recorded or otherwise), the pvr has to get the program info each and every time to display it. This "delay" could be a huge factor in why the new firmware is so slow.
Obviously I cannot confirm how they have set this up to work, but if this is how it functions, then it is bad programming.
I would much rather have the entire program guide (with details, etc) and all program details for everything I have already recorded - STORED on my PVR's hard drive - so that it has a "local" copy of everything - negating the requirement to check a remote rogers server to get the info.
Too bad nobody on here has the info on how they actually programmed this new firmware.
Still waiting for a significant "update" that actually improves the speed of operation or fixes some actual bugs.....