A frameless tabbed design. Includes color PNGs with transparent layer for most of the Dish Network Stations as of 10/28/2006, however it does not include Dish Network PPV stations. This configuration is not based on "action pages," and the station logos could be better in my opinion. However I think it is an effective design for what we use it for which is mainly for viewing video rather than listening to audio. Thus, the design is video based and uses "watch" macro buttons on video source device tabs to turn the system on and off.
Since the TV is used as a monitor and my primary video source is the PVR (which uses the cursor pad for channel +/- functionality), I have used the "hard" channel +/- buttons as power/standby. Standby is only used on those devices that have discrete standby buttons, i.e., the receiver and the VCR. The chael macros for the PVR are our prime means of tuning various stations, and I have added macros (beyond the remote's default functions) for accessing common things like "Schedule" and "Recordings" for the PVR.
Now with DishPVR 625! As with my previous Hughes HIRD-E45 DirecTV remote, the DishPVR 625 remote has most of the Dish Network channels (except most PPV Channels) as of December 29, 2005 conveniently arranged in the categories given on the Dish Network America's Top 180 basic package description from the Dish Network web site. The IR codes were learned from the number one remote.