This is what's different for those still with an SA-8300HDC for ODN 7.3
1.) A small dot appears next to a recorded show in the classic DVR Show List and the Time Grid.
2.) Responses seem to be faster in searching.
3.) Still "Search by Title" only for the keyboard, but the B button category search has moved way off to the left, as if perhaps something might be coming in the next release or by the time we get to ODN 7.5 or even an ODN 8.0.
4.) No Truncation of Categories. Fonts now say the full name of the type of category search listed above the search page.
5.) VOD search is now replaced with a "Press Info to View" in show titles. A spinning circle with dots now replaces the horizontal square lines. VOD seems to be more reliable. "Knock on Wood."
6.) Some divisions do not have the expanded search or I don't think the new DVR List even with the modern boxes. I think Nebraska is one of them.
7.) Box defaults to 480p on power off.
8.) Guide Filtering now places the options (Favorites, High Definition, Subscribed, All inside of a graphic box.)
9.) Guide Filtering also shows the name of the filter selected even if All channels (the default) is used.
10.) Simple, no frills experience. BUT it works, and although there is sometimes a slight "Please Wait" between Category Search Horizontal Scrolling, it's never intolerable.
*What I have heard from other divisions with the newer boxes and where expanded search has been implemented.
- The expanded search options are not all that great, and in some instances are too slow.
- North Carolina subs have had noted slowdowns and guide lag with this release, 2-3 second delays between Navigation and Results.
- You have to click and select too many menu "trees" in searching and DVR show lists.
- VOD box cover art is "Eye Candy" and nothing more.
- Expanded Search sometimes comes up "not available."