Rumors are circulating that the new HD user interface will start rolling out to DirecTV subscribers beginning November 1st. It’s been quite a while since DirecTV has done a complete revamping of their UI. For the past several years we have only seen minor tweaks and updates. Now, users of the HR20 and newer boxes, including the HR21, which is the most widely used version, are about to get a whole new experience.
DirecTV describes the new features as a “dazzling new look and feel, lightning fast scrolling, visual browsing experience, and personalized recommendations”. You can read about each feature by visiting DirecTV. They have also released a video tour of the new UI, which should really get subscribers excited.
Given that DirecTV has posted an official page showing off the UI and even posted a video tour, it seems safe to assume that a release is very close. If not November 1st then it should be sometime right around then. Likely it will be a gradual roll-out, so not all users will see it on day one, but once it begins, it should go quickly. The video tour is posted below.