Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Kitchener, ON (Rogers Customer)
An easy way to check (other than going into the menu which is pretty easy in itself) is to press rewind 4 times...if you get an extra rewind speed (or fast forward I guess), you have the new firmware, if not, you don't.
There are ways to avoid the kick-out bug, one is to make sure the box is on the channel you want to record before the program starts...if it is, you won't get kicked out. I try to use this method whenever possible...but obviously it's not really practical. In addition to that, if you had 1.88, it would have prompted you to play from the beginning, and not simply played the program.
I rebooted my box to double check if it had been downloaded, but not applied, but I'm still at 1.87a11...along with everyone else on Rogers network. Grrr...
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