pgdownload, on Jul 22 2008, 03:07 PM, said:
Jakes, as mentioned by deisel, I've put in the current info and will update as appropriate. I'm somewhat sceptical of long promised 'fix everything' firmware updates so I'll mention it in passing but for the time being the homecast IMO is evaluated on its current merits. Please feel free to add any corrections oversights.
Thanks for doing that, Peter, I've been busy since I said I was going to post a list. Yes, I'd agree with you re 'fix everything' firmwares as well, but in actual fact the Homecast seems to be relatively bug-free and stable for many people. Really, I don't expect any upcoming firmware update to be so miraculous as to make the Homecast better than TiVo
The main point with the new firmware is that it promises to fix at least two of the major cons - it will enable the ethernet port (although to what extent is yet to be made public).
The second thing that a lot of people have complained about (a 'con' that you probably should add to the list) that will hopefully be fixed in some way is that at the moment it's not possible to schedule a recording/ add a recording reservation while a recording is in progress (although it is
possible to manually start a recording while a recording is in progress). This could, in fact, be seen to be a fairly significant limitation in functionality (ie a definite con)
I'll have a think about others, although you might want to indicate that the noisy fan has only been reported by some people - I have no issues at all with noise.