Right now we both are having the feeling that things are going the wrong way even though "new features" are being added. As moman19 described it to me:
The thing is we both sent in our boxes with recordings containing bad audio to Engineering and got replacement boxes which have the same problem. We both really like the basics of the ViP DVR series. We both have ViP722's and he has a ViP622 while I have a ViP612. Our AV setups are completely different and we are in different parts of the country. And we both remember that before L4.49 it did not seem that these problems were so widespread if they existed at all. Nor did we see so many postings spread out on many threads describing what appear to be the same many problems.
Between the audio dropouts and occasional jerky video (this too occurred last evening and required a cold restart), my setup is starting to look more & more like Beta software rather than production-quality.
I cannot imagine how millions of others are not also calling in for tech support. Nothing in my setup is out of the ordinary.
Are there alot of you who watch alot of recorded programming, usually but not exclusively from local network channels, that are not experiencing such intermittent problems as audio dropout, jerky video, freezes when starting a recording, "skip" difficulties, or other problems that might particularly be identified as having something to do with internal hard drive interaction with the rest of the ViP DVR system?