I'd like to start off by sending a thank you out to the staff at the DirecTV booth at CEDIA. They were polite, helpful, and pointed me to the appropriate person to speak with on the different topics I covered. When it was mentioned that I am a DBSTalk member they directed me to a specific staff member with whom I should speak. That individual was very helpful and patient with me as I spent considerable time mining for info and I never got a sense that they were trying to hurry me along. Now, onto the news: I'll break up the news items into individual posts by topic area to make for easier reading. First up: the HD GUI HD GUI NEWS I got some new details along confirming others with which have been speculated upon in the Anticipation thread: Guide data will continue to be displayed in a 1.5 hr window only. Sorry, no option to display larger timeframes. October / November release, though info later in this post suggests October release more than November H20's will not get the HD GUI and never will as it does not have the required specs to allow for it.