Well, I’m not really sure what to tell you as far as the coverart not showing up, because I can’t duplicate it.
However, I do know that the Surreal theme doesn’t have the “dvd_navigation.xml” that is required to modify the playback bar for DVD/ISO playback.
As I stated, DVD/ISO playback is handled differently than other video formats. DVD/ISO playback is controled by “dvd_navigation.xml” as where other video formats (mkv, mp4, avi, etc.) are handled by “video_run.xml”.
That the “dvd_navigation.xml” is missing from the Surreal theme shouldn’t matter, (although it woudn’t dispaly correctly) because the same playback bar image is used for both, that is unless there have been changes in the newer firmware where it now uses different images for both. But since the newer OSD from the newer firmware isn’t available to look at I can’t tell. In either event, the Surreal theme needs a modified version of this xml to correctly display the playback bar.
If it is different, then that would explain why you are seeing the default playback bar, because the Surreal theme is missing it and since it is missing it the firmware will default to the default theme xmls.
I do know that in my theme I do have that xml and my playback bar that I designed is displayed.