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DirecTV HD GUI Anticipation

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

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  1. Apr 8, 2011 #101 of 839
    liquidctv

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    >I think PIP's time has come and gone. Just my opinion. Don't even see any TVs with it anymore.

    That's the thing. I think PIP was ahead of its time.

    TVs were a pain in the ass, because you had to buy an extra vcr or whatever, and hook it up. But with dvr's scanning the tuners for good shows, multi-tuner should become the new norm.

    Not to mention, how many people are mirroring (or trying to...), they could be getting 2 tv's off of 1 box, a la dish.
     
  2. Apr 8, 2011 #102 of 839
    cypherx

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    Yeah they use SARA. That thing is pretty archaic. Passport is a much better platform to run on Cisco set tops. TWC Navigator although looks nicer than SARA, supposedly has it's problems.

    Not saying our DirecTV system stinks or anything. I'm just curious over the years, what kind of ideas have people come up with, how popular were they, and what's actually been implemented?

    I'm VERY excited to see this new HDGUI, whenever that may be. Of course I'm curious to see what kind of new features it will bring to the table, besides the overall look and feel.

    EDIT:

    Found Steve in the member search, and a link in his sig for the site I was thinking about. http://www.wishlistsurvey.com/

    Thanks Doug!
     
  3. Apr 8, 2011 #103 of 839
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    I love pip. Use it all the time. Watch a comedy while watching a game. Great stuff.

    I am going to miss it when I get my next tv. May have to put a small monitor up. Or maybe iPad.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2011 #104 of 839
    TheRatPatrol

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    The new HR34 will have PIP.

    I don't think it was ahead of its time, but I do think it was too complicated for some to use, as you said you had to have 2 boxes, plus multiple remotes, one remote for the TV and another for the box.

    I think Pioneer still has PIP on some of their higher end TV's.
     
  5. Apr 8, 2011 #105 of 839
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    I haven't been following this board much recently. I have 1 20-100 and 2 700's. Will they support an HD GUI?

    If it speeds up the response I am all for it, if not, pass. If more guide spam shows up pass even more.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2011 #106 of 839
    tonyd79

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    Slightly off topic. Fios started rolling out their new software which includes an HD menuing system. First sightings this week. Beta has been going on for months. Takes Verizon a long time to get it to everyone. Maybe mid year or so.
     
  7. Apr 8, 2011 #107 of 839
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    HDGUI won't mean a thing, unless it lightning fast... instant response when I press guide, then guide will be up, no key bounce or delay of it working.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2011 #108 of 839
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    There will be no HD GUI in 2011.
     
  9. Apr 9, 2011 #109 of 839
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    Yes there will be.
     
  10. Apr 9, 2011 #110 of 839
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    Its not being designed by tivo, so I expect them to follow through and roll out a HDGUI... It's not a matter of if, its simply when.... :D
     
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    We have a "competition" in play. :D

    I'll have to follow Hoosier on this one...
     
  12. Apr 9, 2011 #112 of 839
    cypherx

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    I anticipate it Q4 2011, in time for the holiday HDTV sales.

    I can see the sales guys now... "Hey while your buying this HDTV, why not sign up for DirecTV, look at this great interface!"
     
  13. Apr 9, 2011 #113 of 839
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    Hahaha.

    It is funny but I bought a Blu Ray player for my brother for Christmas. He usually cannot tell the difference between SD and HD but he got all excited over the players menus! He called to his wife about how sharp they were.
     
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    HR20-100 and 700s will be able to show the guide in HD if it becomes available.
     
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    There have been a number of posts by Ken_F over the years with the technical details relative to the above. Have always found his posts (search for Ken_F posts) to be the most informative. He's not posted in a while.
     
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    So from what Ken_F is saying, a true HD GUI is not possible with the current receivers, only an up converted one is?
     
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    No there won't. Look at Ken F.'s posts.
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    You're assuming all of that information is correct.

    It's important to note there are a number of different CPU and video processor models in the various HD devices in the field today.

    Newer models, for example, have totally different components than just a few years back - technology advances. In addition...even the HR24's out there today (the -500, the -200, and the -100 versions) use 2 different CPU's.

    So a blanket statement on what can/can't be supported doesn't apply.

    I suspect we won't have to wait until the end of the year to learn about the next User Interface.
     
  19. Rich

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    And I suspect that a new HD GUI will produce the usual problems we suffer thru every time some new, complicated upgrade is introduced. We really should be careful of what we wish for.

    Rich
     
  20. Hoosier205

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    Yes there will be.
     
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