This still exists, where it'll sometimes move back 4-5 seconds the first time it's used. Simply press SKIP FWD again to move forward.
In regards to the skip ahead going back to the beginning, I agree that it is not easy to replicate. It is embarassing though when it happens while entertaining guests such as last Saturday during the Montreal/Toronto game. I had to revert to Shaw Direct bashing when it happened while I was having some friends from Toronto over. Try to explain how a PVR starts from the beginning sometimes when you press the skip ahead to go over commercial. Not very serious. THank God Montreal won...
No one was ever able to reproduce this one reliably in order to figure out what's causing it. That said, we haven't seen it in the last few releases so fingers are crossed that it's been resolved as a by-product of other changes.
The external hard drive should be spoken of.Before I purchased the 630 I called SD and was told the 630 has the external hard drive feature.They lied. After I activated it in September 2010 they told me no ext hard drive now but will get upgrade by end of Sept , will give ext hard drive feature. Since then I was given several dates by SD CSRs for the ext HD upgrade none of which happened.Now SD support won't speak of it. I suspect marketing is the real culprit here.They make the promises,then dump it on support to keep the promises. If support succeeds, marketing gets the credit but if support cannot support get the blame. The ext hard drive for me is a must.The technology is out there,so get it, tell us the truth. Good luck SD Support.