Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: BC Interior, Shaw Direct
Just upgraded my 605. First impression is that it looks very good compared to the old guide. I tested video on demand, and the controls (play, pause, rewind, fast forward) seem much more responsive than before. The screen for browsing video on demand titles is still slow to load though (I have 25mbps down, so it's not my connection). Video quality seems the same (which is quite good by my eye).
Biggest gripe is they haven't gotten rid of the silliness of how to watch free video on demand programs. When you see a free title in video on demand, you should be able to just hit play and have it start playing. Instead, you have to select the title, select whether you want SD or HD (shouldn't there be a way to have it select one by default?), then you have to confirm your order. I had hoped the upgrade would have fixed this, but they are still doing it. I'm not sure the purpose of verifying your order if it isn't costing anything to begin with. I understand for the titles that cost money, but not the free ones.
Upgrade took about 40-50 minutes to do.