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DirecTV HD GUI Anticipation

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

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  1. Groundhog45

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    New info from DirecTV: HD On Screen Guide

    I don't think this has been posted yet.

    Edit: Guess I didn't look back far enough.
     
  2. TheRatPatrol

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    It was posted above.
     
  3. SPACEMAKER

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    That is just simply wrong. It could not be any easier to read. Trust me.
     
  4. mkdtv21

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    I have the R22 which I know will receive the new guide but my question is will I be able to receive it since I don't have hd access on my account. It is hooked up to a 1080p tv and can play hd on demand but maybe they won't activate the new guide with out hd access. Can anyone say different?
     
  5. Lord Vader

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    I'm pretty sure the HD GUI is independent of what programming--HD or SD--to which you're subscribed.
     
  6. Mike_TV

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    No. It's dependent on the hardware you have. SD hardware won't have an HD GUI.
     
  7. Rockermann

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    Loving the preview of this... I'm excited to see it roll out. It will be a NICE improvement. I hope it is two weeks or less as mentioned above.
     
  8. Athlon646464

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    If it starts in two weeks, that doesn't necessarily mean everyone will get it in two weeks. This firmware update may take longer to roll out to everyone than any other firmware update they have ever done.

    It could conceivably take a couple of months. Patience will be needed by all.

    Reason? They will be inundated with calls........ They will roll this sucker out s l o w l y. ;)
     
  9. Rockermann

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    Very true and understandable. I just wanna know how to be first in line. :lol:
     
  10. RunnerFL

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    While the R22 may be "SD" it is capable of HD and is actually an HR21.
     
  11. dpeters11

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    But the R22 has pretty much the same software as the HR units. Of course not all HD equipment will get the new GUI either, the H20 is out.
     
  12. WestDC

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    I'm Glad it is (left out) as I use my H20 for feeding all my SD TV"S & PIP on my HD sets :) and with the RF attena attached I can change channels from my out building 100' away.

    Works great don't mess with it (PLEASE):lol:
     
  13. dpeters11

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    I don't think you'll see many (or any changes) on that model from now on. The last "big" update, which still was just various improvements was over 2 years ago. Nothing at all for about a year.
     
  14. bobcamp1

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    B.S. I shouldn't have to push any buttons to find out what's on two hours from now. Besides, all their competitors can do it and no one complains it's too small. If you really want to make it simple, the DVR knows if the display is configured as 4:3 or 16:9. They can adjust the guide accordingly. Or make it independently user configurable.

    I agree that six channels is probably close to the limit -- maybe they can squeeze in one more.

    Other than that, it looks nice and looks like they have caught up to their competitors.
     
  15. sigma1914

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    All their competitors huh? Time Warner Navigator and I-Guide (which other providers use, too) doesn't...they have the same amount of time. Uverse only has an extra 30 minutes.
     
  16. alnielsen

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    I was involved in a D* poll about the HD GUI. The dates used in the poll questions were for early to mid Nov.
    The firmware is being tested presently. It shouldn't be buggy.
     
  17. inkahauts

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    With all do respect, increase speed will never alleviate my desire to see all of primetime, three hours, on one screen.
     
  18. inkahauts

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    I'd bet the best way to explain what will get the new GUI is that if the hardware is able to do mrv, it will get the new GUI. I can't think of an instance where that isn't correct, can you?
     
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    Just remember I'm typing this on a computer where the screen is set to no wallpaper and the color is black with white text for high contrast. I just looked at the DirecTV page showing the new HD GUI and not impressed. Gray text on black?

    For me 1.5 hour guide is a killer. When I want to look at the whole evening and I can't see my complete locals prime time 3 hour in one screen I'm bummed. To be honest I'd like to see what I believe no provider supplies, a 4 Hour guide.

    I of course want my major locals in which I include the 4 networks, old time independents and Three PBS stations, 8 Stations in all. Once again no one that I know of. Keeping a P.I.G. and description of highlighted channel of course.
     
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