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DirecTV HD GUI Anticipation

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

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  1. TBoneit

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    I hadn't even noticed the clip until you mentioned it as I usually run with NoScript and no scripting.

    All those graphics would be wasted on me. In my media player one of the first things I did set it to only show text when I browsed through the video section. No thumbnails, no movie covers. I guess I'm just a plain and simple is better type of guy.

    I did notice where it looked to like they had implemented something along the lines of the Tivo search and suggestions. Suggestions were the first thing I turned off on my Tivo followed by sounds.
     
  2. Lord Vader

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    That's obvious. What I was trying to say was it's independent of what programming he has--SD, HD, or both.
     
  3. dpeters11

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    No, that would be the best way.

    One thing I can't remember, but regarding replacements. We know DirecTV doesn't guarantee a particular box, but in a non MRV environment, is it possible to get an H20 as a replacement for a bad H21-24? That may not be all that popular with the GUI difference.
     
  4. Stuart Sweet

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    H20s are not going back into the field. As far as I know, service techs are instructed to remove them when they see them.
     
  5. Poochie

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    Will the Guide be available on the HR20? The DirecTV page states that hardware HR20 or later is required, though not all models are compatible. If HR20 is not compatible, why is it mentioned on their page?
     
  6. balboadave

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    How can that be "a killer" if it's what you have now with the SD interface? The new HD interface is not likely to have very many new features at all. It will have a new look (HD of course, and some organizational changes) and feel (in that it's faster), but new features and functionality aren't likely to be added until the public release has proven to be stable, and that will take many weeks, if not months, and that's if at all. We're going to be lucky if we don't lose existing features. And by stable, I mean both the software and the public opinion.
     
  7. redsoxfan26

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    The HR20 is compatible.
     
  8. ThomasM

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    Want to see 3 hours of prime time all at once? Do what I do-SUBSCRIBE TO TVGUIDE MAGAZINE!!! Only 29 cents an issue if you order it on the website.

    (And no, I don't sell magazine subscriptions) :D
     
  9. Lord Vader

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    Why not just save money and press one key to advance/scroll to the right to see the next hour or two? :confused:
     
  10. sigma1914

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    That's too easy, LV! ;)
     
  11. Herdfan

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    Actually, shows or folders with shows that have already been watched have a light gray writing that is hard to read against the black background. The non-watched shows are fine and very easy to see.
     
  12. Dlarryj

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    I have an HR20 but only a 720p TV. Is the new guide roll-out smart enough to know my situation? Or will the new guide ACTUALLY work somehow on a 720p TV even though all the descriptions call for a 1080p TV?
     
  13. tonyd79

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    It will handle 720p just fine.
     
  14. mashandhogan

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    the R22 (I Know with HD access) WILL have the HDGUI.
     
  15. Tom Robertson

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    Sarcasm?

    White on blue is the most legible for emitted light.

    gray on black is just stupid. :)

    Cheers,
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  16. mkdtv21

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    But can anyone confirm it will have it without HD access?
     
  17. dpeters11

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    HR20 is fine, H20 is not.
     
  18. Lord Vader

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    Yes. That's irrelevant.
     
  19. Tom Robertson

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    An R22 without HD access will get the same HDGUI that anyone who sets their HR2x to 480p resolution. Same GUI but using lower resolution icons.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  20. mkdtv21

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    Sorry to annoy everyone but what if I set my R22's output to 1080p, will I then get the full hd guide resolution. Even though I don't have HD access I still have it hooked up to a 1080p tv. I'm just all confused by this.
     
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