oenophile, it has been noted previously that the HR34 doesn't scan as well as other DVRs. It's my feeling that this new release is actually better than previous versions in x2 and x3 but I will also agree it doesn't operate the same as a HR2x DVR.
I find the 4x scan on a HR34 practically useless. Again, it's better now than with previous software. In the past you might end up ± 7 minutes from where you wanted to end up when you dropped out of 4x. Now it stops pretty close to the last image on the screen but at that scanning speed, that's not good enough. About the only time 4x can be used is a golf match. You'll end up on the hole the leaders are on but good luck finding the putt you wanted to watch.
You would think that the implementing the scanning code would be a relatively cut and dry matter by now but apparently it isn't.
I couldn't agree more. I moved from a HR22 to HR34 a couple months ago. I still can't get over that the HR22 did several things better. Obviously, the HR34 is a big plus with 5 receivers but took a step backwards on a few items; FF being one of them. I wonder if the software developers had to abandon all prior code because a new hardware platform or what.