I don't think it would be that unusual. Most if not all of those who have an HTPC plugged in to their HDTV - like me - also have a wall mounted ethernet connection already installed behind the TV.if folks don't have a phone line to their receiver, what makes you think they are going to have an ethernet connection at their box.
Yes, i now have grouping on the EXT HD. Best feature about the firmware update that I can find!!Mine is still at V183 too. I don't suppose they added the "grouping" feature to the EHD, like the internal disk can do (where you group like programs into folders)?
I don't know where you hang out but how many living rooms do you go into that have an HTPC hooked up to an HDTV?I don't think it would be that unusual. Most if not all of those who have an HTPC plugged in to their HDTV - like me - also have a wall mounted ethernet connection already installed behind the TV.
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).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.
Doing a reboot after a firmware upgrade should be standard practice. I wouldn't expect any device to operate properly after a firmware upgrade and no reboot, though some might. Cashed code and data can often be in the wrong location or become invalid after an upgrade to a running application. After all, these are not fault tolerant or high availability devices we are dealing with here.I had one crash with the new firmware. A hard reset fixed it.