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DBSTalk First Look: High Definition User Interface

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 25, 2011.

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  1. Oct 24, 2011 #81 of 239
    Athlon646464

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    uh oh
     
  2. Oct 24, 2011 #82 of 239
    ATARI

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    BenJF3,

    I really like that top one with the blue background. What is that from?
     
  3. Oct 24, 2011 #83 of 239
    hdtvfan0001

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    People will always vary in their tastes...

    But of course...Blue is so last millenium... :D
     
  4. Oct 24, 2011 #84 of 239
    BenJF3

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    Windows Media Center 7 - my gripe with that is no current channel window.

    My point is that any current generation GUI Guide should have logos in it. It makes browsing so much easier. Instead of crunch alphas or 4 digit channel numbers, you just see the channel you want by logo. The new D* Guide is a step up from the tired old one, but the lack of icon/logos hinders it in my opinion.
     
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    ATARI

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    I agree, channel logos would be nice. Perhaps that is something they can put in the HD guide 1.1.

    My biggest gripe about the new guide is the black shading on the bottom of the screen when you REW/FF. It totally obscures sports scores and news scrawls.
     
  6. Oct 24, 2011 #86 of 239
    sigma1914

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    FAIL. No picture in guide. FAIL. :rolleyes: :)
     
  7. Oct 24, 2011 #87 of 239
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    So you're suggesting that I buy an IPad or look at a Computer for my guide info? LOL!!! That alone should tell you that the receiver’s “Bloody Guide" is lacking. What's wrong with asking or complaining about it?

    Some people would rather spend $400 or whatever on an Ipad to get a decent guide. I would rather that the receiver itself contains a decent guide. Sorry for slamming D* for releasing crap but it is what it is.

    And I’m not ready to have an iPad be a part of my Large-Screen TV viewing experience. Won’t happen (Mainly because I would never buy an apple product). I also wouldn’t want to watch TV with a iPad or a laptop on my lap. I’m watching TV, not computing. The reciever should be able to provide everything I need from a guide standpoint. D*s’ current crappy SD guide doesn’t even come close. They should be shot for having receivers with such crappy menus in this day and age.
     
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    HR24 happy :)
     
  9. Oct 24, 2011 #89 of 239
    Spoonie

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    Hey guys, here’s an idea. Let’s go back to the non-interactive scrolling guides from the 1980’s. You know the guides where you had to wait for the channel that you're interested in to scroll through. I mean it’s only a guide for Christ-sakes. Right?
     
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    The Fuzz 53

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    I noticed that as well. Does that mean Sirius-XM through the internet or are we getting the Sirius/XM music channels back?
     
  11. Oct 24, 2011 #91 of 239
    RunnerFL

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    I, and many others here, disagree. Adding logos is just cluttering it up. There were never logos in the guide before and there don't need to be any now.

    How? You already have the channel number and call sign, why do you need a picture that gives you the same information next to it? That would be like having to have the word "CAR" painted on your car.
     
  12. Oct 24, 2011 #92 of 239
    Laxguy

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    No.
     
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    Laxguy

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    Heh. Maybe not quite that obvious, but I agree with RFL.

    What'd be cool is if there were little plaques (panels, whatever) for each time slot [show, movie, game] in the guide that'd show up in the upper right corner!? It could happen!
     
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    Spoonie

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    So what were you saying then? Why did you bring up the iPad?
     
  15. Oct 24, 2011 #95 of 239
    RunnerFL

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    He said so in his post "there are a number of alternatives". He was providing you with alternatives.
     
  16. Oct 24, 2011 #96 of 239
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    I agree with Runner, the logos are often useless unless I know what channel range I'm in. For example in the 'good' guide screens in Post #80 above, many are useless without the channel # or Call sign, the NBC peacock/HD, abc/HD are unreadable or provide no channel info on the computer screen.

    Imagine what it would look like normal viewing distance.

    Also, in the case of OTA and sub-channels, the same logo would be totally useless.

    I did have the pleasure of the TVGuide scrolling guide a few weekends ago on a comcrap system. I'll take the DirecTV current guide any day!
     
  17. Oct 24, 2011 #97 of 239
    Spoonie

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    So he's assuming that everyone owns an iPad? If not, then wouldn't I have to purchase one?
     
  18. Oct 24, 2011 #98 of 239
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    Why do these first looks always come in the form of a PDF?? I just want to read the damn thing. I don't want to have to download it then read it with the clunky PDF reader interface! Grrrrrrrrr.
     
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    sigma1914

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    :rolleyes: No, he's not assuming that. All he did was provide an alternative.
     
  20. dpeters11

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    It just opened up in a tab in my browser, but Chrome has PDF reading builtin. Sounds like you need to ditch Acrobat Reader and upgrade to something better.
     
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