Better compatibility with Vista/Win7, with program files stored in "C:\Program Files\NPVR" and data files stored in "C:\Users\Public\NPVR".
More hybrid style application to better support both 10ft and 2ft user interface usage. PVR mode can be disabled for those who just want to watch tv and dont want all the menus etc. Still lots more to be done on this side of things, but the start of this is in place.
Devices are automatically detected and capture sources created.
Scanning is different. Channels are created by default with no EPG, so that the app is ready to be used even by those new users who havnt invested the time to find an EPG source.
Better handling of digital channels, and multiple audio streams, multiple subtitle streams etc.
Usable over Remote Desktop
Native multidec support, including multirecord-multidec;. No more need for mdapifilter.ax. You do still need ffdecsa.dll for the decryption algorithm though. Place your plugins in "C:\Users\Public\NPVR\MDPlugins\Trident DTV Tuner #1-1" (for example).
Configuration for new capture sources can be copied from another capture source.
No more Config app. The Settings screen is now access
More animations, and the ability to easily turn off animations.
Time-shared channels like cbeebies in UK will now be picked up regardless of what time of day you scan for channels.
Media libraries auto refresh file lists if changes are made to the currently directory (files added/delete etc).
Tray app which shows more status information, including what devices are doing, and any pending scheduled rcording
Ability to run without recording service for those that just want to watch tv, and dont want extra stuff running in the background.
If recordings or live tv dont work, there is now nice friendly error messages to tell you why. A few more messages still to be added though.
The app is permanently in timeshift mode. No more live preview. Channel changes are much quicker than the old timeshift mode though, and no pauses between shows.
Analog and Digital tv is now "all .ts, all the time". Sorry fans of third party mux filters.
Multi-record is always used, for both recordings and live tv.
EPG is based on UTC for dates/times, so no more issues around daylight savings time
Metadata and artwork are shown when playing files from Recordings or Video Library.
Can import ready recordings from GB-PVR's recording-dump.xml file.
Support for ATSC broadcast EPG
Updated built in web app (NEWA). Thanks UJB.
Supports analog tv via soft encoder devices.
Basic support for North American Close Captions on digital TV.
Plugins can now act as the main menu menu
Plugins now have lots more information about things happening in the system
Plugins can now control playback (pause, play, skip)
Plugins can now show themselves above video
Plugins can now get monitor for keypresses while video is playing (for example, to launch themselves over the video on a certain key combination)