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DirecTV HD GUI Anticipation

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by cypherx, Mar 31, 2011.

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  1. Hutchinshouse

    Hutchinshouse Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2006
    That GUI looks very cool. Since FiOS beat DIRECTV to the punch, I really hope DIRECTV counters with a knockout blow. Anything less will be a bummer!
  2. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Neither UI interface shown in the FIOS examples are anything very unique or special IMHO.

    A grid with graphics is a grid with graphics.
  3. itzme

    itzme Hall Of Fame

    Jan 17, 2008
    My thoughts exactly! Of course no GUI will look that good (if) when its cluttered with ads :(
  4. Hutchinshouse

    Hutchinshouse Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2006
  5. xmguy

    xmguy Active Member

    Mar 26, 2008
    Middle, TN
    Yes Beta Testers! :D ;)
  6. bjamin82

    bjamin82 Godfather

    Sep 4, 2007
    As happy as I will be with HD UI and more content... ect... I would completely settle for anything that was simply faster and more responsive.
  7. jasondm4

    jasondm4 Mentor

    Mar 4, 2010
    League City, TX
    One thing i really hope they fix is the UI to actually detect what channels your subsribed to like for example when i select the "Channels i Get" list it throws in a bunch of channels i don't even subsribe to. It's very annoying.
  8. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    I'm hoping for all of that and more.
  9. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Don't be annoyed! :)

    Just set up a custom list. Then you won't also get annoyed at some of the channels you do get but dislike.....
  10. makaiguy

    makaiguy Icon

    Sep 24, 2007
    Aiken, SC
    Do I remember correctly that somewhere it was said that the new HD UI won't work on HR20s, only 21 and higher? If so, is this speculation or known fact at this point?
  11. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    I like the chaptering feature.
  12. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

    Sep 28, 2006
    No one knows. Or if they do know, they wouldn't be able to talk about it.
  13. cypherx

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    I like that Fios IMG video! It looks more like media center with how smooth and fluid things move around. I hope DirecTV looks at it and counters with something better.

    We have an ongoing joke about Fios a work. "Fios: the service nobody can get!". Seriously we see commercials on TV all the time, but no one can get it because there are no Fios lines around.

    I hope the HR's are up to the task!

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  14. Hutchinshouse

    Hutchinshouse Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2006
    Yeah, that feature looks sweet. Come in real handy with my kids.

    I just like the overall clean look.

    I'm so ready for DIRECTV to release their version.
  15. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Commercials I've seen here are more Comcast blasting the competition and showing they are welcoming back customers who defected to U-Verse. In my neighborhood, no sign of U-verse or FIOS. U-verse is not far away, but FIOS may as well be light years.
  16. HDTVFreak07

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    Sep 12, 2007
    Bring it on!!! Need a change to the guide for once and eliminate some of them useless banners!!!

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

    Dec 11, 2007
    Mason, MI
    Because things like this tend to be delayed. I am hoping it arrives in 2011 so we shall see.
  18. cypherx

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    I hate the banners too. Especially when I type in 501 to get to HBO, there's 4 G.D. banners clogging up the screen. I typed 501 because I want to see that at the top of the guide. I could understand if I typed 500 or anything less, I would see it, but geeze, this thing is horrible lately. I sure hope they lighten up on that in the HD GUI.

    Also I like how Verizon IMG has one click access to search with their blue button. Maybe DirecTV could do a one click search with one of the color buttons. I would surely welcome that, especially if it's a universal search for TV, VOD, YouTube and a unified MR-DVR playlist. There sure is A LOT of content out there, so search can help.
  19. kevinwmsn

    kevinwmsn Hall Of Fame

    Aug 19, 2006
    I agree with you on that, a HD GUI won't fix it. It's mostly fixed for channels in 200-300s. They really need to fix the 600s(RSNs).
  20. Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    This is a known fact. What is not known is if the HR20 will receive a 16:9 SD version of the HD GUI, or if the HD GUI isn't actually HD at all, and will be 16:9 SD on all receivers. Or the HR20 could just be declared EOL and won't receive any GUI update.
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