lorenzo: Please let us know how your experience with the upgrade goes. I too have similar sounding lockups and self reboots, after a long time with absolutely no issues. I was starting to suspect the original HDD but not so sure and like the modded ffwd frwd too much to change the o/s at this time.
No luck! It died tonight - less than 24 hours after upgrading the firmware. The wife acceptance factor has completely gone out the window! She hates the damn thing and wants it gone. "Get MySky" is all I hear these days! When I say died, it appeared to be recording the news tonight (on the display panel) but the remote wouldn't bring up any interface. It had locked up completely yet again.
I'm composing an email to MagicTV support now to see if they can suggest something. Has anyone else had these problems and was there a resolution? It's a great system if only it would be reliable again.
I didn't mention in my prev post that I also ran the Check-HDD menu item buried in System menu yesterday too. It looked like it was going to take hours so I left the machine running, only to return a couple of hours later and normal tv was showing, so I have no idea if it found and corrected anything or not. I was expecting an on-screen summary.
One other thing, occasionally when I boot the machine it displays a "Hard disk not found" error but then resumes just fine so I have blamed that on a timing issue reading the disk before it's running properly. Could it be an indication of a faulty disk? I am loathe to buy another disk just to try it but I am due to purchase a 2.5" laptop backup disk soon and wondered - can I fit that in place of the 3.5 for a few days test? The SATA connector is universal between the two types isn't it? Can anyone see a problem with that? I know there's some instructions in this thread somewhere about how to format and initialise the new disk so no problems there...
Thanks for any advice!