Still inactive. The new 1.1 software enables DVI and adds the following new features: file management options, a "Recording Space Used" indicator, copy to VCR archiving capabilities, and all episode recording enhancements. It's expected by the end of May.
Functional firewire is still probably a ways off.
Update: DVI activation on the SA8000HD was delayed until release SR1.2 or SR1.3, expected in the August/September timeframe.