New and Improved HD On-Screen Guide Coming to DirecTV Users

DirecTV subscribers should be on the look out for a brand new update coming down the pipe to enhance the on-screen guide for their HD line of set top boxes.  Anyone who uses DirecTV and has an HD enabled set top box should be getting this update within the next few weeks, if not days.  There’s nothing you need to do on your end either, because the update will be pushed to your receiver when DTV is ready to do so.  This enhanced HD on-screen guide will bring a much improved user interface to help couch potatoes more easily find programs to watch that cater to their tastes.  H21 models and up will get this new interface, but the H20 models and below will not.

I personally have not received this update yet, but I’m eager to get my hands on it.  I love the new look, and the promise of faster scrolling is chub worthy.  I like the fact that they’re making it more visual, which seems to be the motif in all new UI’s these days.  I’m also digging the fact that the new update will make your DirecTV box smarter.  Just like Netflix this update will allow your DTV box to recommend programs to watch based on your preferences.

Overall the new HD on-screen guide for DirecTV seems to be a win win.  Make sure you’re following us on Twitter @EntBuddha, or on your Facebook page to read about my initial impressions of this update once I get it pushed to my system.  You can also check out some screen shots of this new HD guide in action below, as well as a video preview here. You’ve been thinking switching to DTV was the best move you’ve made in 2011…

New HD look of DirecTV’s On-Screen Guide




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