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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 2018-06-07, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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800 Series New Firmware Update 64.29

Yesterday At approx 1:30p.m. EST I got notice that a new firmware was ready to download on my 830. Either do it now or defer to overnight. I chose now. Didn't take long, about 15-20 minutes. So far no issues.

Here is the Release Notes after the update.

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Release Notes:
New and Enhanced Features:
- Browser Banner: Press ENTER and use the ARROW keys to navigate through other channels and airings, while still watching full screen TV.
- Channel Search: Easily search for a channel, by name or label. Find it in the reorganized Search menu.
- Stingray Music Album Art: Internet-connected units now receive album artwork and information on the upcomming song.
- Customer News: Access a series of Shaw Direct news and tips within the Messages menu.
- Alert over Guide: Reminders and notifications can now appear over top of the Guide, ensuring you get a chance to respond.
- Plus, you can now scroll backwards in time to reference completed airings.

HDPVR 830 Enhancements:
- Play Next Recording: Your HDPVR will now ask if you want to watch the next episode in the series, if it is available in your PVR list.

General Fixes:
- Avariey of minor fixes and tweaks.

All your setting and content have been retained. For more details on this update, please visit shawdirect.ca/support .
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 2018-06-07, 02:12 PM
 
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Wonder if any or all of this will go out to the 6xx series. Browser banner is a return to a feature that they had in very old versions of the software. Every once in a while I catch myself trying to browse this way. Nice they brought it back.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 2018-06-09, 04:33 AM
 
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This might sound silly but is there anyone who could get a few screenshots of the new features? I am currently out-of-country for a while but would be interested in knowing how they've implemented the features.

Thanks!
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 2018-07-27, 10:36 AM
 
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The 630 also got an update but with no new features it seems.
One thing they have changed is the popup when a show starts/stops recording.
Before two pop ups would show if there was more than one show involved, now its shown in sequence in the same popup.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 2018-10-19, 08:09 PM
 
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are there any major software feature differences between the 830 vs 630
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