DirecTV has a new HD UI ‘coming soon’ to their receivers, and it looks pretty good. They’ve released a promo video showing off the new UI, which Dave Zatz of Zatz Not Funny helpfully ripped to YouTube saving me the effort. A lot of the new features remind me of features in TiVo’s HD UI – not necessarily in look and feel, but in function. Like show recommendations or search with the auto-completed list that highlights the matching text and narrows as you type. But TiVo could really take a lesson here with the HD UI apparently being complete, including in the settings screens. Hopefully TiVo’s upcoming 16.x update will complete their HD UI.