Regulars on this site are well aware of the announcement by DirecTV (during the Investor day presentation) stating that a whole new HD GUI experience is in the works for 2011. The thought alone of a new HD interface with a fresh new look has me excited to be a DirecTV customer. Despite the differences in opinion I (and many others) may have with DirecTV regarding programming content, the GUI is an integral part of the customer experience. Any development to the interface to improve the look, feel and feature set is welcome. It's also something to make DirecTV stand out over the competition. What do you guys want to see out of the new HD GUI? When do you think it will be released? Just thought maybe we could get some ideas or some kind of discussion started on your expectations and what type of features would make it an essential tool in your television viewing and navigation experience? My votes? -Sleeker, richer looking graphics, kind of like the DirecTV iPad app. -The same overall smoothness you get out of the DirecTV iPad app (or any iOS app for that matter). Meaning how things appear and disappear from the screen. Smooth fades, slides, transitions, "bouncy" feedback, etc. UI Animations that help bring attention and focus where you need to be. This stuff we take for granted on PC and Mac's, plus all the mobile devices these days. -A universal playlist and todo list -Quick access to the todo list and series recordings -Better "MediaShare" functionality -One click VOD streaming - if Receiver detects you have a good enough broadband connection (like Netflix). -Maybe some IPTV functionality to design your own "Mix" channels, by pulling the individual channel windows via your broadband connection. -Streaming recorded content or live content to iPad, iPhone, Android devices. -Ability to see more channels by more time in the full grid guide. -Perhaps Picture in Picture added to the "DoublePlay" feature? -Crisp and sharp fonts looking just as crystal clear as the graphics many networks put on screen for sports scores and stuff like that. -RVU compatible for thin client devices When do I expect to see an HD GUI? Well the Investor day presentation said that it was for 2011. So I expect to see it Q4 2011. They are still tweaking the current GUI, so until testers can get ahold of a new "HD GUI" and debug it, I think that puts us to the Holiday season time frame near the end of this year. Thoughts, questions, opinions, any insider knowledge or screen shots?