Originally Posted by Greasemonkey
Reverting to version 108R is the most hands off fix. But you lose the features that were added in later releases, and I haven't gotten around to testing it to see how well it works.
Good point. Here's a brief summary of the major features added after 108R:
- 111R added Pandora
- 114R added YouTube
- 124R added CMTV (but CMTV no longer works with it), support to format >2TB HDDs (with 4K sectors) and the new "enhanced" remote
- 134R was a bug-fix release for 132R, which removed the support to format large HDDs but improved guide navigation, and CMTV works
- 135R switched guide servers.
Support for 4K TVs was added in either 124R or 132R. I didn't mention Sling since it no longer works anyway.
There's no real reason to consider 132R since 134R has exactly the same features with fewer bugs, and if the Internet guide is truly kaput, there's no reason to consider 135R either. (I also ignored 115R since it's not available as a file for upgrades/downgrades.) And the only reason to use 124R is to format a large HDD; for day-to-day use you should either upgrade to 134R, or if CMTV goes away (or you don't use it) and you don't have an "enhanced" remote or a 4K TV, you can downgrade to one of the earlier versions.
If the Internet guide is completely gone by Monday, I may revert to 134R to see if the Rovi guide is still broken too. (Probably is, but no harm in trying.)
BTW, if you happen to own an Xbox One there may be another option. You can feed the DVR+ through the Xbox One to take advantage of its OneGuide. It'll never be as well-integrated as the DVR+'s own guide, but AIUI, you can tell the Xbox to "Record The Simpsons
" and it will search the OneGuide, find The Simpsons
, and blast the remote-control commands out to the DVR+ to set a manual recording.
I'm probably grossly over-simplifying. I don't own an Xbox One. Hopefully someone who does can set the record straight.
Unfortunately that's a pretty expensive option just to keep a two-week guide, unless you already happen to own an Xbox One, or are looking for a game console anyway. But if you happen to be in the market for a game console, that might be a reason to choose the Xbox One over its competitors.