Here's an opportunity for all you Solid Signal Blog faithful.
You may or may not have known that DIRECTV has had an opt-in testing program since 2006, but there's been a team of volunteers working hard to make sure that as many bugs as possible are squashed before the general public sees new software every quarter. They've also been the first ones to test on demand, the new HD user interface, and dozens of other features.
If you think that you might be up to the challenge of testing DIRECTV software, I have a treat for you. The new and improved testing site (on which I collaborated) is now ready to accept new members. Do you have what it takes?
When you go to iamanedgecutter.com
you won't see much, and that's on purpose. The site gives a pretty blank face to the world in order to discourage googlebots, spammers, and other robot attacks. Once you register you'll see the Cutting Edge Information forum. From there you can read the rules and learn how to opt in.
Yes, you have to register just to know if you want to be a part.
That may seem a bit extreme but this testing process isn't for everyone. If you think you might not be ok with flaky software, don't participate. On the other hand, if you're really stoked about the latest and greatest that DIRECTV has to offer, join and then opt into the "Cutting Edge" group (the instructions are right there.) This group is open to all DIRECTV users including other DIRECTV dealers.
So... if that sounds like fun... go over to iamanedgecutter.com
and register. Your input could help shape the next generation of DIRECTV products!