Ok, my first unit upgraded to 3.8. The only indication was that it was on the tv-home page, which is where it goes after a powerup.
No, there's no credits in current shows that I can see.
My unit says the current upgrade was at 1:42 am earlier today. 28230.
I have vonage, and the utv site mentions that voip will probably not work. I can confirm that one.
Good question about getting the image off the drive, as I don't really know how to do that myself and it required some hot cable switching as I recall. I have a spare utv and maybe I'll have to hook it up for a while and switch in my card to get the upgrade.
The ! in a red ball has been in 3.7 and I don't have any shows scheduled to record that would indicate that has changed. The rest of the help is the 3.7 help. At least the item latest features has not changed (I can view both 3.7 and 3.8 on my 2 units).
I did verify that the runaway FF/REW is still there
Good news is that it doesn't seem to have messed up anything. My oldest kept show is a PPV Lord of the Rings, and it is still there, so it's not deleting any old shows.
Hmm, the somewhat transparent progress might help as it often covered the time left in a basketball game making it hard to skip to the last 5 minutes. Maybe this will help. But I wonder why they changed this at all. I wanted to see a two color progress guide, with one color to show how much buffering ahead you have when viewing something that's still recording. Oh well, guess I'll just have to wait 4 more years.