However, it seems laggy to me. Each new screen takes longer to load than 1.8.
But my biggest beef with 1.9 is the DVR control functions. Seems like a long time ago but my recollection of 1.8 was when you fast forward a video you saw a small graphic at the bottom of the screen indicating the speed and direction of your FF. When you hit "play" all of the controls went away and your video was playing without any graphics or info display.
Under 1.9 when you're fast forwarding a video you get a lower third taken up with the speed indicator (2X, 4x, etc) but when you hit "play" you get at least a half screen blue graphic with info while your video is playing in the back. If left unchecked, the graphic stays on screen forever! So one if forced to make another keystroke to either hit exit or down arrow to get rid of the graphic.
Why do I need a graphic sitting on the screen anyway? I know what I'm watching, just play the video. Does this make sense?