I have a couple interesting problems with this new release on my R22-200.
The guide cache no longer exists. If I do a software reset, the guide, all the little thumbnail pictures, and the TO DO list are gone. If I do a power down reset, the TO DO list remains but the guide & thumbnails are gone. In addition, the first show that is recorded has a "$" next to it in the guide. If you do a MORE INFO on the recording, it says "this Pay Per View recording......blah blah blah" even if the recording was made from a local channel!! Fortunately, it plays back correctly but it's annoying.
And, like others have reported, the DVR appears to be very sluggish when given a remote command. When a show is selected from the playlist you get a black screen for a considerable amount of time before it starts playing.
If I didn't know better, I'd say their software development efforts are going backwards-or maybe it's just a plan for everyone to upgrade to a genie. Like some other posters pointed out, all of this may not be worth the effort.