I was a beta tester as well. I'm shocked that they've released this in it's current form. The guide is glacial, there are times when it's literally 5+ seconds after I press a key such as Rewind, List or Guide before anything appears on screen. I'll often have hit the key a second time out of reflex thinking I missed the key or didn't have the remote pointed in the right direction, only to see the guide pop up and then change or disappear right away.
They also killed the slow motion, and single frame stepping modes, which I used all the time. I really hate that this is gone.
Navigating the recorded list is a real chore, as it doesn't remember your place. IE, say you've recorded 2 shows of House to watch. You bring up the list, scroll down and down and down to House, then choose the folder to see the 2 episodes. You watch one, then after the show is over, it pops up a list of choices, delete etc. You choose Delete.
It *should* take you back to the House folder, ready to watch the next one. Instead, it takes you back to the root. Which means scrolling scrolling scrolling to get to the folder, choose the folder, scroll to the episode to watch...
The same thing happens when you want to delete a bunch of files. I often get a bunch of duplicates from Record All, or I give up on a show. Scroll to the folder, choose it to go inside, delete the first one. It should stay there, to make it easy to watch or record the same show. But no, back to the root folder. Which means scrolling scrolling scrolling to get back to where you just were.
The guide looks nice, but it's really inefficient space wise. There's so much room on screen, but everything is just stretched wider or taller. I should easily be able to see more than one hour in the guide now that we're widescreen. And just 5 channels? Easily could have been more.
The one excellent new feature is the Search. Being able to search for actors and specific shows is great.