This is on top of the boxes that could not cope with the changes to the Network Information Table (NIT): Daewoo DS608P, Labgear DTT100, Triax DVB 2000T, Portland DP100 and these VCR/STBs: Daewoo SV900, Bush IDVCR01
Keith: Also meant to say, that the only reason I mentioned about the possibility of your box being basically the same but with a minor addition to its printed circuit board (PCB), was because of you having observed that the firmware on the new box was exactly the same as on your old one.
Of course additions made in this way are quite commonly experienced on all brands of equipment, the give away always being that if a PCB is carefully inspected on both sides and a component is seen soldered onto either the track side of the board, or alternatively is seen piggy back soldered onto another component on the main side of the board, then this is "always" done because a problem has been experienced with the value of the component chosen by the designer.
Keith: Yes, I fully agree with what you say regarding the HD version being somewhat sluggish in operation, this basically caused by the processor being stretched to its limits in the same way as experienced on some older PC's when a more complex task is attempted, of course the Vestels deficiency will be made to appear even worse by you also using a Sky HD box which has the latest circuitry, but you are quite correct about Vestels SD versions insomuch that any commands that might be made on the remote control gets an absolutely instant response.
But you should keep your eye on the DRG's download site as I feel that its on the cards that a software update will be made for that chassis at some not too distant point in time, of course the only thing there being that some of Vestels updates can have an element of hit and miss attached to them, but though that can also apply to more than Vestel devices.
Anyway I'm pleased that the replacement box turned out OK, because in my experience once anyone has used a Vestel boxes menu system for a short time they generally get spoiled for using any other Freeview device, and although I have always been an admirer of Humax devices this is purely on their technical merits connected to the devices reception abilities, and most certainly NOT their long winded menu systems.
Cheers / jb.
PS: I know what you mean about the a boxes hard drive capacity getting rapidly used up by other than yourself, as I noticed that one of my PVR's HDD has been loaded up to 92% of capacity with dozens of Flog it's / Bargain hunts and Dickinson's real deals, I really will need to delete the series link, albeit this being done in a subtle fashion!
Due to personal issues i now have to start again with two kids and managed to pick up a Sanyo CE32WN7-b very cheap, the sound works great when watching dvd however when plugging in freeview box can get great picture but no sound, if you turn up volume on both really loud you can faintly hear the audio. Any ideas the tv menu is very limited