New York City just got a Navigator box update for the OCAP boxes. The version is ODN 4.1.6 and based on approximate timing, we should be seeing this update in about a month. This update will be applied to all of the C-Model boxes (SA/Cisco) and Samsungs. New features based on early reports include:
- DVR Compensation
- 4x Fast-Forwarding
- Integrated Menus Embed in Channel Banner
- 3D Channel Options (not sure what this is about)
- Improved Speed/Navigation
- Presumed HDMI compatibility fixes.
Reports of no guide filtering on ODN 4.1, or expanded Favorite Channels List. (These features are only in MDN 3.0.)
I think we may be seeing potentially more guide filtering and search options for ODN in the next build. MDN 3.0 (aside from bug fixes) will be the last-update for legacy non-C and non-Samsung boxes. All guide enhancements and feature improvements will run on the newer OCAP (ODN) C-based Samsung/Cisco/Motorolla boxes from this point forward. The reason is because they don't make the legacy boxes anymore.
Which is ironic, because the legacy MDN boxes boxes at or above SA/Cisco 3000 for non-DVR or SA/Cisco above 8000 for DVR, although older, still seem to be faster and more responsive than the new SA/Cisco's running OCAP, The OCAP based Samsungs are pretty fast in most areas, but the 3270 reports of some HDMI issues. (Might have been fixed in ODN 4.1) and I have heard reports of some intermittent issues with VOD. However, the speed and reliability of the ODN platform is getting better with each release.