Notice the guide is 4x3 with black bars on the side. Then notice that the video preview window is 4x3 with black bars on the top and bottom. At least it displays the name of the program in the windows. Also notice the check mark on the show that is scheduled to record.
This one has bigger video, but still with the black bars on the top and bottom. It also shows the progress of the current video, which is nice.
The mini guide isn't so mini, but it is more useful than most mini guides.
You can't go up from there, if you want to go to the high channels, you'd better start hitting page down or direct dial a channel.
You can choose a pre-set guide view or configure a favorite. These are not sticky like TiVo's are though.