TheTV portion is working with no problem whatsoever. Everything is working except these weird internet connection droppouts. Going in the netgear forums, I am far from being the only one.
That confirms what I suspected. Even if one downgrades to the previous firmware release, the GUI is kept so lord knows whatelse was left behind. I'm almost tempted in getting another R7000 with old firmware just to see if the problem will still be there. If not, then I can DD-WRT the one I have right now and relocate it somewhere else in my network.
EDIT: Well enough is enough and I got mad. This is the internet so surely there had to be a place where to get the version I had before this fiasco. Well I did find one. I installed it (lost internet shortly after posting this at 8:37 this morning) and I am now in the process of reassigning all the port forwarding, DHCP reservation list etc.
The only way I could get this file was to search it using my cell phone. Didn't have connected internet access on computers but 5G on phone was still capable of reaching internet.
Funny thing is that the GUI got erased with this V220.127.116.11_1.1.83 version. If I went backwards using the version Craig has, the GUI would still stay with the latest fiasco update. However this version I just installed, erases everything.
Looking at the logs, the internet on my connected computers was lost since 9:34 last night.
Oh wow this is just too weird. As I was typing the last line, my Battlefield 1942 game started loading by itself. I had tried playing it maybe 2 hours ago and nothing had loaded. I wonder if it's because it was looking for an internet connection to my favorite server?
Boy oh boy. This is a hard lesson learned. I will not jump on latest updates if this is working like before. To have no internet and the wife chewing my ear on the other side, I can't take too much in the same day. This is supposed to be relaxing, not stressful!!!