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Screenshots of New HR20 UI (for photos and Music)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dvrblogger, May 3, 2007.

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  1. May 3, 2007 #1 of 90
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    At the Connections show in San Jose I saw DIRECTV and Intel showing off the new VIIV UI. The Intel person I spoke to said it was coming soon to the HR20. Apologies for the quality the photos were snapped with my phone.
    DIRECTV added a new option to attach a slideshow to music or music to a slideshow. The option is shown every time you play music or photos and eliminates the need to go back and add one or the other.
    Thumbnails display for photos are awesome.
     

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  2. May 3, 2007 #2 of 90
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    great ,
    i was hoping the is the direction they would go.
    kinda MCE look
     
  3. May 3, 2007 #3 of 90
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    forgot to mention they also have a nice fade from photo to photo. Hopefully they will Jazz it up more before it downloads to us.
     
  4. May 3, 2007 #4 of 90
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    any ETA?
     
  5. May 3, 2007 #5 of 90
    Earl Bonovich

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    Soon...
     
  6. May 3, 2007 #6 of 90
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    Dripping...
    Just hope that it will continue to work with non ViiV Wintel systems, can't afford to buy a new PC at this time.
     
  7. May 3, 2007 #7 of 90
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    This is good! I really hate the current way, but it is better than nothing. Its pretty hard to pick a song to play when all you see is:

    My Chemical Ro
    My Chemical Ro
    My Chemical Ro

    Etc...

    I actually started re-naming files with the song name first to make this easier.
     
  8. May 3, 2007 #8 of 90
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    Does the HR20 use the ID3 tags in mp3 files and/or the EXIF data in pictures?
     
  9. May 3, 2007 #9 of 90
    Earl Bonovich

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    Not directly...
    The HR20 talks to the MEDIA server on your PC.... The Media Server software, needs to read that information and prepare it into the XML type file it sends to the HR20.

    As for what exactly the HR20 uses, or what is exactly in that XML feed... that I don't know.
     
  10. KCCardsfan

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    Question-1: Will WMP11 still work after this upgrade? And if it does I assume it will not have the new look.
    Question 2: With VOD coming & from reading here at DBSTalk about using the Ethernet connection, will non-VIIV computers be able to download VOD titles?
    I currently have my HR20 connected to my network & view pictures/play music using WMP11 with no trouble.
     
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    Great shots! Great intel (CIA type intel)!

    Thanks!
     
  12. Earl Bonovich

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    #1) It should... as I said, there is the graphic portion... which is on the HR20... then there is the media server piece... Provided that stick with the same standard communication methods underneath... there is no reason why it shouldn't continue to work with the same media servers.

    #2) The computer portion, doesn't come into the equation with the VOD... so it wouldn't matter if you have a ViiV PC, or No PC at all.
     
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    I think you meant - that there's no reason it shouldn't continue to work with the same media servers. :)
     
  14. Earl Bonovich

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    Thanks for the correction
     
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    Now only if there where Mac support... Than again it would have to be an iDVR, allowing you to stream from iTunes, no need for that pesky intel only platform crap, every one that could get iTunes could fully use the dvr, even with the DRM being fully covered.

    note: I know there are workarounds. Like every thing the workarounds dont always fully work, or require more time than there worth.
     
  16. tucker301

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    That's pretty awesome stuff right there.
    Now if we could just get it to process live and recorded television programming reliably :p
     
  17. cuibap

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    when can we stream video from from iso file or DVD?
     
  18. Scott B.

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    I must say excellent pictures. My question is will video be supported via network: HR20 to HR20, computer to HR20, HR20 to computer. Just wondering about movie camera icon in the pictures.
     
  19. shmengie

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    i can't help but notice icons for music, photos and movies in the upper left. oh, how they tease us...
     
  20. sbcale

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    Very nice, thank you! :D
     
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