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Verizon FiOS Debuts New HD GUI

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Jeremy W, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Jeremy W

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    Check out the new guide software that Verizon will be rolling out before the end of this year: http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/18/verizon-fios-set-top-boxes-getting-a-new-hd-guide-external-stor/

    It's not perfect, but it definitely shows just how far behind DirecTV is in the GUI department. The GUI we have today is still substantially the same as it was in 2004 when it was first introduced. It's still SD, and it's still natively 4:3. It's starting to get ridiculous.
     
  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Nice and sleek...and good colors.
     
  3. Renard

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    Yep, they need to do something about their GUI. I wonder why they still didn't implemant it on their boxes, hardware limitations?
     
  4. Jeremy W

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    The processors in the H2x/HR2x receivers are supposed to be capable of rendering an HD GUI, according to the spec sheets from the manufacturers.
     
  5. Hoosier205

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    It was mentioned during the Q2 call that changes are coming.
     
  6. Jeremy W

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    Were they any more specific than that?
     
  7. Renard

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    Yeah what kind of changes? GSN is now on channel 233 :lol:
     
  8. TITAN_53

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    That "Channel Guide" is pretty cool
     
  9. TheRatPatrol

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    And will be in HD soon.
     
  10. Renard

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    Yeah GSN in HD, now I can watch these crappy commercials in HD, thanks GSN (-:
     
  11. TBlazer07

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    I think MOST important, since it was a sticking point for many, is the box will support external devices up to 1TB.

     
  12. JoeTheDragon

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    But fios only has 20 hours HD for the build in HDD.
    and they want $10 per hd box, $16 per HD DVR, Home Media DVR $20 per box same 20 hours only 2 tuners as well.

    at least the D* guide is better then the comcast one that does not scale to 16:9 and has add's on each page.
     
  13. Hoosier205

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    I can't remember the details now, but the question was about updating the GUI specifically. They said that they have some exciting changes being worked on now. I can't imagine a GUI overhaul not including something to take advantage of modern television screen dimensions. They may have given a time-line, but I cannot remember for sure.

    It certainly didn't sound like they were talking about minor changes, but rather something entirely new.
     
  14. Hutchinshouse

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    First the AMCHD news, now HDGUI. Earth to Directv, hello.... Anyone there?
     
  15. Justin85

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    That is a great UI. Looking at that, then pressing guide on my remote almost makes me feel like I am back with Comcast. Its time for an update! Updating to an HD GUI that is smooth, with good use of channel logos like the new FiOS guide would be great!
     
  16. gphvid

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    Thousand...
    Starting to? It's way beyond that now...
     
  17. RACJ2

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    This is great news for someone that has FiOS. I think the ability to add an external for greater storage is bigger news and will make them an even better competitor. Also like the undelete feature they added.

    Definitely like the look of the FiOS HD guide, but I only spend a small percentage of my viewing time on menus. PQ and sports programming are more important to me. So I would welcome the change to the GUI, but not high on my list.

    And having a larger hard drive built in is more important to me then the ability to add an external drive. Don't really like having to spend an extra $100, just to get the storage that I need.
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    I spend 99.9% of my time watching HD programming...not HD guides....

    Otherwise I'd have to change my name to HD GUI Fan.
     
  19. n3ntj

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    The new FiOS HD GUI looks really nice. I hope D* is working on a new HD GUI.
     
  20. TBlazer07

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    You can be sure they would charge a premium for a box with a larger INTERNAL drive if they had one so you'd pay out that $100 you didn't want to spend in probably less than a year .... and keep on paying.... and paying .....
     

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