As a DirecTV customer I have been waiting for the HD UI to be released. I have three HD-DVRs with multi-room viewing. Updating the UI and speed of the menues will make it a better setup. It is rumored that it will be available starting November 1st. DirecTV has a page up about all the new features and I have listed some below.
* A sleek new look and feel
* Lightning fast scrolling
* 1080p HD resolution
* Visual browsing experience
* One place for all DIRECTV CINEMA™ and On Demand movies
* Recommendations based on your past viewing preferences
Video of the UI below:
Dave Zatz posted about this and asked the question about the DirecTV Tivo. DirecTV should scrap the whole thing. There is nothing that Tivo is going to offer that we already don’t have, especially since DirecTV has been pumping out new features for their current receiver lineup.