Great to hear an update, this looks like a big improvement, thanks for sharing VB!!!
Just my ramblings to follow the bullet points
>>>1. The only button that glows is the center "OK" and it is a very faint green
---Improvement, there's always the "multiple remote identification factor in the dark" that this will help with (shouldn't end a sentence with a preposition)
>>>2. There still is no "skip" function
---Surely Tivo has that patent, best I can guess...
>>>3. The placement of the transport controls (other than being small) is kinda inconvenient. It's hard to maneuver your thumb down that far. The number pad should be swapped with that lower group of buttons.
---it kinda matches my Sharp remote except for the flip up button reveal. For the lack of a flip up cover I'm sorely disappointed (yeah, right) :D :D
(That's not right at all - I'm joking Evelyn - please don't let them change it now!)
>>>4. The blue buttons have a "learning" ability. There are instructions on the back with a "Hotline" number to call. A very welcome surprise.
---I commend iView, they are making a long haul call on the company product viability, and the device's longevity. With what I've seen so far, they're backing it with a lot more than others in the space...
>>>You press "Setup" until the red LED glows brighter, as bright as the display
---C'mon, easily a dim subject (pun intended) I had to get that in... :D
>>>5. It uses two AA cells instead of the smaller AAA's
---well I, for one, welcome that change. Twice the battery longevity in this app. Ever tried to find fresh AAA's around the house? And it gives it some weight so the cat doesn't play with it like a toy.
>>>6. The more than welcome addition of a "PVR" button which takes you directly to the drive folder than has the recordings made from this device. (This wasn't even on my list.
---Awesome! Switch modes at the push of a button! Huge improvement!
>>>7. An additional "HDMI" button for changing resolutions without going into the menu. That silly TV Radio button shares the same 'rocker' button.
---I agree, would never be switching modes. Aspects maybe, but not display modes.
---perhaps the page up/down buttons that some are fearing gone would have gone there but were re-programmed? I'm guessing the firmware thinks smart enough now that if you use the up/down arrows in that mode that it is the equivalent.
Overall, very nice to hear about all of this from iView, and thanks for these updates. I need to remind myself to go first to your post #1 for the product updates as they are verified to not clutter the board - TA!
As a follow up to my earlier post: Can anyone else ring in about their success or failure with QAM channel scans after a v3 firmware update along with a factory reset? I actually got some program info on a couple channels, but it was hours off (not surprising). It would be great if the unit could "sift" this information as they did make a big improvement with the TVCT./CVCT decoding in the v3 firmware, and the channel access handling to make it more like all other sets off the shelf.
But....that being said, remember that all cable is local, and YMMV :D
I believe it was Brandt's law (i hope I'm giving credit where it's due) - every upgrade must include a downgrade. My apologies if it wasn't properly attributed, but I'm gonna use it at work anyway! :D