Thanks Keith, I see their our choices for transparency, off, medium and full. Looks great
Does the 721 come with the keyboard, or when you do searches is it easy enough to use the on screen keyboard. I remember the press releases about the award winning keyboard but wondering since no internet right now do you still get one??
Thanks, these are great! I like the EPG with 7 channels, PIP, and program info all displayed at once. Can you show us the transparent guide?
Also like the taller browse banner showing both the current and next shows. Can it still be scrolled to the right to see what's on after those 2? If so, how far?
And I am completely astounded to see a program visible behind the menus. Woohoo! :righton:
The keyboard is optional. Without it, you can choose to hunt and peck on the virtual keyboard (alphabetical or QWERTY, thanks Keith for showing that option) or use the remote control for telephone-style alpha entry like searching on the 501 . It may be different on the 721 but that will give you some idea.
It looked like the Internet connection options will be available a little later on from the look of the menus. Will Dish develop their own Internet thing or will they get a deal with another company. I'm curious cuz my main reason for even looking into the 721 was because it had PVR and internet.
I got to play more with the 721 today.
( It's not mine to take home )
1st let me tell you that its NOT READY for Distribution,
it is so buggy. SLUGGISH is the main problem/
The PIP sometimes works. Changing Channels
can go crazy.
- It has a 7 Day Guide
- For some reason it does not get Instant Weather
on ch.9500, but it must have open tv since it
has some games ( via the Interactive Menu )
- The Browse button displays whats playing
NOW and NEXT. No right scrolling is needed.
If I remember correctly a feature I noticed was when
in the Guide you can scroll all around the EPG, but
the new feature was you can scroll into the channel
name (Listed on the left side) and when you do
that it changes channels on the Upper Display...
( I think thats what it did, I forget
But my review so far is IT'S BUGGY....
otherwise its nice, but is it worth $550 ?
Keith, did you notice if the locals were in the 8000's or the 2 digit zone? BTW, thanks for the great screen shots. I have a waiting list of past customers looking to order the 721 but after your short review I think I will wait to order them.
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