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DirecTV HD GUI Anticipation

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

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  1. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    You will probably see an SD version that is scaled up to the size of the screen.
  2. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    If your TV supports 1080p you'll get it at 1080p. If your TV however is only SD then you won't see it at 1080p/1080i/720p, you'll see it at 480i.

    As has been mentioned before having HD access on your account has nothing to do with you getting the new HDGUI or not. You'll get it if you have an HR2X series DVR and the R22 is an HR21.
  3. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    If your R22 has been activated to do HD at some point, and still can, yes, you will get the 1080i version of the GUI.

  4. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
  5. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

    Aug 14, 2011
    Two minor things that bother me about MOST guides (the current and new HD guide included):

    Why do they have "cluttered" names for the channels. I like the way Dish labels the HD channels with the ghosted "HD" kinda behind it. HBOeHD is too long for example and redundant since each show is labeled with the HD icon. It doesn't matter if a channel is HD or not if the show isn't so why write "HD" in the channel name section. HBOe is fine with me.

    I like logos with the channel name. I think it's some sort of mental thing where the colors help distinguish the channels; I have seen some Dish guides with that feature. The Dish guide is cool, but they show too much at once for me. I see some of you like having the entire PT schedule on there at once, but I like the current 1.5 hours (2 would be better, maybe). Too bad they couldn't make that a customize-able feature.

    I like the look of the new guide, though. Does anyone know if the AM21 channels will now match the others since they're black already?
  6. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    That's probably a Receiver, not a DVR.
  7. BattleScott

    BattleScott Hall Of Fame

    Aug 28, 2006
    There's a "Recordings" menu as well though. I would guess it's just a PC based image mock-up.
  8. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    Recordings may for MRV
  9. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    I seriously doubt it. Someone just got a little overzealous with photoshop when they were making the mock up.
  10. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

    Nov 21, 2007
    Choctaw, OK
    Wondering if we will have a First Look since DirecTV already has their page up.

    I was amused that their emphasis is on PPV, it's on almost every graphic on the DirecTV HD gui page. I never think about PPV at all since I can never watch a movie within their 24-hour limit, though of course I understand that they want to sell viewings. Seems to me that they'd sell more without the silly limit.
  11. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    an R22 that is being used as an SD DVR, (with no HD access) would have the HDTV options greyed out (inaccessible). thus the 720p and 1080i options would not be available. the receiver will output at most at 480p.
  12. rta53

    rta53 Legend

    Apr 10, 2010
    You beat me to the punch. I noticed the same thing. I couldn't care less about PPV. I'm already paying them enough. Why would I pay for 1 movie when for just a little more than this cost I can get streaming from Netflix for an entire month.
  13. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    I believe it's a legal thing. DirecTV can't really use everyday/normal shows in the ads without the rights to the shows. Since they can advertise PPV movies, it's easier/cheaper to use.
  14. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    You know the clock on the 24 hour time limit doesn't start ticking until you press play right? Same with paying for it, you're not charged until you watch it.
  15. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    I think that's the way the R22s used to function early on without HD access, but nowadays DIRECTV allows those HD options on the R22 to be enabled even without HD access for display of a subscriber's HD locals and any HD VODs.
  16. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

    Nov 21, 2007
    Choctaw, OK
    No ****? :lol:

    TV-watching blocks are short around here, just don't have 1.5 to 2 hours at a time to watch a movie, gotta break up the viewings.
  17. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    That's understandable. Just wanted to make sure that you knew your "24 hour rental" didn't start until you pressed play. :)
  18. adkinsjm

    adkinsjm Icon

    Mar 25, 2003
    Faulting DirecTV's PPV policy is funny coming from somenone who is pretentious enough to announce on here that they don't have time to watch a movie.
  19. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
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