Yes, the volume leveling software works great! For the first time in years I don't have to hold my remote control in my hand the entire time I am watching tv. There is no longer a jarring difference in volumes between sd and hd channels . As for the ads in the guide for pay per views , I haven't seen them at all. I wonder if having the pay per view channels locked out, is the reason why I don't see them.
I have the new firmware on my 722k, one thing I noticed is When trying to schedule a DVR event the Receiver no longer defaults to all events. If the event you are setting up to DVR is a new episode the default is New Episodes instead of all Episodes.
Yeah I'd like to know about this also... I have a 622 and I'd love to have a volume level feature to help with the HD to SD change. For some reason in HD when it goes full digital since I'm using optics my sound receiver is picking it up as being downgraded when I know this had to be caused by a past software change but they haven't been able to tell me or fix it yet.