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wyattwd

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Hi all,

It seems like I've tried every television provider in America and always find myself coming back to Dish. Just had it installed at my new residence yesterday. I thought it'd be an appropriate time to ask as we're approaching 2012--will we ever see a new user interface on our Dish STB's?

The current software is stable and usable but it's getting kind of stale. Would a complete overhaul of the UI even be possible?
 

MaryB@SlingTV

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Hello and :welcometo Sat Guys and back to the DISH Network family. The ViP922 does have an upgrades UI and hopefully we will see this rolled out to other receivers in the future. You and your family have a safe and Happy New Year!
 

MikeD-C05

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DOUBTFUL we will ever see the 922 UI on any VIP series of dvrs. Why would they do that and then no one would want to pay to upgrade to the 922 receiver? Personally I loved the guides , channel logos and the box art on the recorded videos on the 922, but was not crazy about the amount of button pushes I had to make to move the cursor to anything I needed. I see DIRECTV did just that and gave their older boxes a similar type of UI as DISH's 922. But , If they could do it, maybe DISH can too?
 

wyattwd

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MikeD-C05 said:
DOUBTFUL we will ever see the 922 UI on any VIP series of dvrs. Why would they do that and then no one would want to pay to upgrade to the 922 receiver? Personally I loved the guides , channel logos and the box art on the recorded videos on the 922, but was not crazy about the amount of button pushes I had to make to move the cursor to anything I needed. I see DIRECTV did just that and gave their older boxes a similar type of UI as DISH's 922. But , If they could do it, maybe DISH can too?

I think they'll do it... eventually. I wish they weren't so big on promoting new (and pricey) hardware. Cable companies update all of their hardware at the same time, not discriminating on it's model. DirecTV did the same.
 

Nominal

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Hello and :welcometo Sat Guys and back to the DISH Network family. The ViP922 does have an upgrades UI and hopefully we will see this rolled out to other receivers in the future. You and your family have a safe and Happy New Year!

Funny you should mention this. I posted the following in the "Christmas Gift from Dish" thread:

A new HD GUI for the 722k at least if not earlier models. I know the reason given for the 622 and 722 not being given the 922 GUI (or a version of it) is supposedly because the older processors can't handle it, but that doesn't explain the 722k that runs the same processor as the 922.

Still, you look at all the excitement on the DirecTV side about their new HD GUI (that they somehow are able to port to older HD DVR models) and it seems like Dish is missing a chance to create excitement with their customer base in an attempt to prop up the possibly dying 922.
 

oldengineer

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I recently switched from D* to E*. I think the current E* GUI is better than even the new D* GUI. I like seeing 7 shows X 2.5 hrs much better than the 1.5 hr D* guide. Some E* posters complain about the banner ads that appear when switching channels, but the D* guide has banner lines that fill channel slots and never fade. I just wish that the E* guide was accurate to the minute like D*s guide. I have to add 1 or 2 minutes to the ending of record times with E* to keep show endings from being truncated, and I never had to do that with D*
 

Mike_H

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I won't be happy with any change that would slow down the interface down on the machines. Dish has done a pretty good job keeping the interface snappy and while the UI used would never pass the Apple standard, it is functional.
 

Jhon69

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DOUBTFUL we will ever see the 922 UI on any VIP series of dvrs. Why would they do that and then no one would want to pay to upgrade to the 922 receiver? Personally I loved the guides , channel logos and the box art on the recorded videos on the 922, but was not crazy about the amount of button pushes I had to make to move the cursor to anything I needed. I see DIRECTV did just that and gave their older boxes a similar type of UI as DISH's 922. But , If they could do it, maybe DISH can too?


I would say it's a possibility,I just went to Dish Home(haven't been up there in a while) and noticed that Dish Network has changed that around(more logos)(and it looks better to me than it did on my 722k).:)
 

MikeD-C05

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I would say it's a possibility,I just went to Dish Home(haven't been up there in a while) and noticed that Dish Network has changed that around(more logos)(and it looks better to me than it did on my 722k).:)

I'll have to check DISH home out . I haven't looked at it in years.
 

DishSubLA

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Actually the new DirecTV HD UI is NOT even close to the 922. DirecTV: No color channel logos on guide, but use of tile art is where the similarity begins and ends. Changing a ViP to the very graphical oriented 922 guide is a much greater change than the DirecTV change, which was essentially the same Guide UI, but in different color scheme and in HD, and that is probably why they could easily upgrade the older boxes. I was disappointed to see DirecTV's new HD UI because Direct had been the platinum standard back in the 1990's as far as equipment and UI was concerned, at least the licensed stuff from Sony, et al., not the home grown NDS stuff.. I'm just shocked Direct didn't come out with a new UI that was at least as good or even better than Dish's.
 

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