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#1 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 12:53 PM

DIRECTV will be introducing a new feature in the next few days .. DIRECTV ScoreGuide.

ScoreGuide, offered compliments of DIRECTV, displays a lineup of sporting events in progress, as well as upcoming daily and weekly events.

Check out a demonstration here:
http://www.tinyurl.com/scoreguidedemo

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DIRECTV ScoreGuide™ Provides Sports Fans with the Ultimate Navigation Tool at the Push of a Button

New On-Screen Multi-Channel Feature Enhancing DIRECTV's Industry-leading Program Guide Lets Fans Track Up-to-the-Minute Scores and Instantly Tune to Games

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Apr 27, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The little red button on the DIRECTV remote is about to come up big for sports fans.

That's how DIRECTV customers with advanced receivers will activate ScoreGuide™, a new on-screen feature of DIRECTV's industry-leading program guide. Launched today, ScoreGuide enables fans to easily track scores and start times of major sporting events, see a list of channels carrying each event and tune directly to those channels.

Viewers will be alerted to ScoreGuide by a small on-screen icon and have access to the new feature on more than 200 DIRECTV sports channels, including regional sports networks, DIRECTV sports subscription channels (channels 700-799), and national cable networks that primarily cover sports.

ScoreGuide, offered compliments of DIRECTV, displays a lineup of sporting events in progress, as well as upcoming daily and weekly events. ScoreGuide also provides DIRECTV channel numbers associated with each of the events and allows customers to tune to those specific channels with the push of a button on their remote control.

ScoreGuide can be minimized to show just one game at a time, and if a viewer chooses, can also be left open as a visual means of tracking a specific game. Each day presents a new schedule of daily events, and weekly events are updated every Thursday.

Sports on ScoreGuide will include: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, top 25 college football and basketball, tennis (men's and women's Grand Slam event quarterfinals and later rounds), golf (PGA Tour majors) and next season, NASCAR®.

DIRECTV has been a front-runner in the development of advanced television features and services, including its popular NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ SuperFan®, MEGA MARCH MADNESS® and NASCAR HotPass™ services. The nation's No. 1 satellite TV service also offers exclusive interactive services for the world's most popular annual sports events, including golf's four majors and tennis' four Grand Slam events. The development of ScoreGuide -- a first for television -- is simply another in the long line of technical innovations from DIRECTV.

About DIRECTV, Inc.

DIRECTV, Inc. (NASDAQ:DTV - News), the nation's No. 1 satellite TV service, presents the finest television experience available to more than 17.6 million customers in the United States and is leading the HD revolution with more than 130 HD channels. Each day, DIRECTV subscribers enjoy access to over 265 channels of 100% digital picture and sound, exclusive programming, industry-leading customer satisfaction (which has surpassed national cable companies for eight years running) and superior technologies that include advanced DVR and HD-DVR services and the most state-of-the-art interactive sports packages available anywhere. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please call 1-800-DIRECTV or visit www.directv.com.

SOURCE: DIRECTV, Inc.

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Edited by Doug Brott, 27 April 2009 - 10:37 AM.

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#2 OFFLINE   mattpol

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 01:01 PM

This is really cool. Any idea where the score data is pulled from?

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 01:07 PM

DIRECTV will be introducing a new feature in the next few days .. DIRECTV ScoreGuide.

ScoreGuide, offered compliments of DIRECTV, displays a lineup of sporting events in progress, as well as upcoming daily and weekly events.

Check out a demonstration here:
http://www.tinyurl.com/scoreguidedemo


How do you display this? Does it work on yhe HD channels?

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 01:07 PM

DIRECTV will be introducing a new feature in the next few days .. DIRECTV ScoreGuide.

ScoreGuide, offered compliments of DIRECTV, displays a lineup of sporting events in progress, as well as upcoming daily and weekly events.

Check out a demonstration here:
http://www.tinyurl.com/scoreguidedemo


Is this a widget that will need to be selected from the app store?
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 01:12 PM

Is this a widget that will need to be selected from the app store?

TVapps/Widgets are activated via the right arrow tap (NOT red button tap!); however, doubt if they can both be active at the same time?:sure:
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 01:21 PM

Looks awesome.... Just tell us when we can use it!
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 01:24 PM

Great new feature but mini guide with blue button is inop and using the guide and info buttons are very slow to respond, quite annoying.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 01:37 PM

Hope this is permitted, but here are the notes from the YouTube video description:

DIRECTV customers with advanced receivers will activate ScoreGuide™, a new on-screen feature of DIRECTVs industry-leading program guide. Launching this week, ScoreGuide enables fans to easily track scores and start times of major sporting events, see a list of channels carrying each event and tune directly to those channels.

Viewers will be alerted to ScoreGuide by a small on-screen icon and have access to the new feature on more than 200 DIRECTV sports channels, including regional sports networks, DIRECTV sports subscription channels (channels 700-799), and national cable networks that primarily cover sports.

ScoreGuide, offered compliments of DIRECTV, displays a lineup of sporting events in progress, as well as upcoming daily and weekly events. ScoreGuide also provides DIRECTV channel numbers associated with each of the events and allows customers to tune to those specific channels with the push of a button on their remote control.

ScoreGuide can be minimized to show just one game at a time, and if a viewer chooses, can also be left open as a visual means of tracking a specific game. Each day presents a new schedule of daily events, and weekly events are updated every Thursday.

Sports on ScoreGuide will include: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, top 25 college football and basketball, tennis (mens and womens Grand Slam event quarterfinals and later rounds), golf (PGA Tour majors) and next season, NASCAR®.



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Posted 26 April 2009 - 01:41 PM

This is really cool, nice job D*. These HR's sure have come a long long way. :D

But I'm wondering if they could broadcast this signal over the local channels that are delivered via satellite during sports? I don't see why they couldn't, unless theres an issue feeding all of those locals at the same time.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 02:09 PM

Looks cool to me. I will use it thats for sure.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 02:36 PM

If this is the "official' thread can u merge the existing thread link into here so we dont have 2 going:

http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=156764

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 02:38 PM

It didn't work on the broadcast networks (like the NHL game on NBC). I just tuned to ESPN and the red button to show the scores is working already.

The thing were you can "watch" the program is kind of neat - it showed the NBA game as being available on ABC and ABC HD.

Very cool feature.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 03:02 PM

Very nice, D* - thanks! :D

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 03:08 PM

It didn't work on the broadcast networks (like the NHL game on NBC). I just tuned to ESPN and the red button to show the scores is working already.

The thing were you can "watch" the program is kind of neat - it showed the NBA game as being available on ABC and ABC HD.

Very cool feature.


Thanks for the heads-up! It is very slick...and very responsive...
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 03:11 PM

How do you display this? Does it work on yhe HD channels?

I just tried it on Versus HD, and it worked. Also worked on espnHD, espn2HD, and espnewsHD.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 03:14 PM

I just tried it on Versus HD, and it worked.

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IT works on the EI HD channels as well. It also works on the SD RSNs

BTW, some who have downloaded the CE this past Friday have reported that this disabled the Yellow Button. For those that didn't, the yellow button still works with Score Guide. (Perhaps this is why they canceled the CE???)

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 04:19 PM

This is one of those little features that I will actually use. It works on ESPN, and NFL Network. I'm sure others, but I tried those. Red button brings it up. This is way cool.
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 04:27 PM

This looks AWESOME... I just hope it isn't as slow as say, the Active channel.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 04:39 PM

I accidentally discovered this on Saturday morning, while watching Speed Channel. I tried to bring up Media Share, and got a message that MS was inoperable on an interactive channel. WTF?? Since when is Speed an interactive channel? So, I tried the red button, and sure enough, I got the ScoreGuide!

This is ANOTHER awesome feature from the wizards of El Segundo, and one I will make constant use of! Well done again, and thank you DirecTV!!!!!Posted Image
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 06:14 PM

This thing is not working as it should. I have to press the red key several times to get the scoreboard and on some channels it doesn't work . I have 3 HR22-100 and on one of them the red key doesn't work at all. Do I need to wait until tomorrow?




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