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4-Way Nav from Your Remote Control

Remember that reference guide software I mentioned last week with the Motorola launch of Medios? Well I discovered a pretty cool embedded feature. It’s being called 4-way nav, and it lets you use the arrow keys on your TV remote to bring up different short menus. The main benefit is the ability to stay in-channel while reviewing other menu options. The up arrow brings up selections letting you restart the current show, bookmark a program, view messages, log in to a social TV app, configure settings, and access help. The down arrow gives you program info and a couple of shortcuts including one to enable a chat function. The left arrow gives you selections for the VOD library, a recommendation application, and bookmarks. And the right arrow opens up the social TV menu.

The short menus available through 4-way nav are best illustrated in pictures, so check out the gallery from the Cable Show exhibit hall below. Also note the full-screen guide photo. Any programs in black are being captured in the lookback function for viewers to restart when ready.

7 Responses

  1. What brand of TV has this feature?

  2. This is a tech demonstration from Motorola, and Motorola sells to TV service providers.

  3. Travis- It’s the STB remote controlling the guide software.

  4. I’d like to get me some of those smooth looking HD Resolution menu’s with Social TV on Comcast.

    I hope you get some pics at what they are doing on Motorola gear!

  5. [...] day and was able to shoot pics before the booth got crowded. See the gallery below for shots of Motorola’s Medios reference TV UI across multiple set-tops, TVs, PCs, and mobile handsets; key elements of the access networks [...]

  6. [...] delivery of new services to the home as demand for 3D TV, multi-room DVR, video streaming and even social TV becomes more mainstream. Given the extensive networking, storage and control capabilities being [...]

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