I didn't notice this thread until today, so I don't know whether or not our 9242 has gotten the new firmware. Based on other member's reports of problems with interactive features, I suspect it might have as this morning while trying to access the PVR Recording List, twice it started loading an interactive app. I just hit Guide button to restore.
I do like the fact that it will now accept a 1.5 TB EHD. I had an old PATA enclosure I was going to use but the cost of a 750 GB PATA drives don't make sense. Now that that the 9242 will take the larger EHD drives, I will ditch the idea of using the PATA enclosure and go straight to a 1.5 TB SATA with a new enclosure.
I was wondering if the IP connection provided with the upgrade will result in distribution of on demand programs over the internet rather than via satelite? This could free up satelite bandwith.
My Xbox is able to stream Zume video from the internet very well and it is connected wirelessly to my router.
I was wondering why they chose the 9242 to do the upgrade. I thought that this box had been discontinued.
With regards to freeing up satellite bandwidth vs. internet, it might be good for Bell, but not for the consumer. Why would I want to do this? I pay for my bandwidth, the content I get from Bell via satellite is likely going to be better quality than any internet delivered content, and as a 9242 owner I already can watch the content whenever I want. If I miss the show completely, as suggested there are other ways of getting the content, which likely won't have forced commercials (which is also a possibility as Bell has to pay for the bandwidth on their end).
As for the 9242 getting the update, I suspect there will be software updates rolling out for the 9241 shortly as well. Just because the 9242 is discontinued doesn't mean that owners are going to ditch them - IMHO there isn't a better stb for DTH right now in Canada.