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Advanced Program Guide (APG)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by logan5, Jun 27, 2002.

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  1. logan5

    logan5 Guest

    I wonder how many non-tivo or non-ultimate tv subs out there have the new APG (Advanced Program Guide). APG allows the viewer to scroll 7 days into the future guide while you will be able to continue viewing what you are watching in a window on the guide . My Hughes GAEBO has the APG, but i know for a fact that many of these executive gold boxes do NOT have the APG, but a older guide system called a MPG. Hughes claims all thier current boxes will be upgrade to the APG as soon as possible with a software patch, but i find this hard to believe. Since RCA thomson claims models such as DRD480 re will never get the APG even though they are upgradeable via satelite and you need to get a newer box such as drd435-485 RG. These thomson boxes are terrible, they are slow as hell. Directv in general seems to have a problem with their guide systems and really needs a overhaul to bring its customers the most up to date technology.
     
  2. timf

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    I would believe what Hughes said. It's not whether or not a receiver has the ability to receive software upgrades, but most likely comes down to the amount of memory in the receivers. The RCA DRD480RE was developed well before the APG was released, so it likely lacks the memory needed for the APG. However, since the GAEBO/GCEBO line is brand new, they probably have everything needed to use the APG. It's just a matter of how long it will take to get the software ready.
     
  3. Nixon

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    Logan ,you have a Hughes executive gold box with the advanced program guide , well your the only one who does. On the GCEB0 or the GAEB0 , the APG has NOT been released yet and its NOT in stores yet. Both the sony and the hughes have the same guide and its a mpg guide wich only keeps the channel view window open when your in the current time.The second you scroll to the right, you loose the picture . Logan, you must know people in high places to get a box that has not yet been released yet.
     
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  5. ADent

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    TiVo's version allows around 12 days.
     
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