Each color indicates the show types, this can be disabled.
Also notice the channel logos and the categories that act like filters on the left. You can create as many custom ones as you want.
You can set as many custom favorites as you want. Here are two we created for watching football. One includes all the channels that show College Football and the other is for the NFL.
Just hit up or down while watching Recorded or Live TV and you can easily see what is on.
From here you can make any channel whatever channel number you want. You can also set guide sources as well as which tuners have this channel and the tuner priority.
From here you can choose which tuners should be used for this tuner and in what order.
From here you can choose to turn on the guide colors and if the favorites should be static and finally you can choose to sort the guide by channel name. This is configurable per extender.
We have a series recordings setup for this previously recorded show. So in the show info we can see which episodes will be recorded and adjust many other settings concerning the recording.
There some new stuff in here that is welcomed. You can set to only record live events now and to only record occurrences of the show that are on certain channels or at specific times.
This is an easy way to see all the movies available in HD that are on now or are coming on a channel you receive.
The new Movie Library is on by default and supports new video formats.
This is a lot like Vista, but there are new views like shared and original air date that let you view recordings on other Media Centers in your house and order the recordings by when they were first aired.
Here you can see what it looks like when a show is about to be deleted. What would be better if it said why. This one is because the series recording settings are set to only keep two.
This is the new info screen. There is now show art as well as easier access to series recording options and a list of other showings.
This new scrub bar is a big improvement over Vista. It kinda just blends in and doesn't get in the way. At the same time though it can be harder to read at times. It is also now accurate down to the second (on Live TV).
The new thumbnail can also be dragged with the mouse now, and when you do you get thumbnails to help you find the right spot.
This is the info that pops up when you change the channel.
This is really lame now, but does show that Microsoft wants to integrate broadcast TV with internet TV.