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A quick look at Ubuntu TV (screenshots)

Ubuntu wants Unity to be your universal television interface.
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Ubuntu doesn't want to put a Linux desktop or browser on your TV. They want to make their Unity front-end your universal TV interface no matter where you're getting your video stream.

Read this blog for more on Linux TV.

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As you can see, the interface for watching episodes of a particular show looks pretty much the same as the one to pick out a movie to watch.

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But, when you switch to selecting a channel to watch live or to set up a DVR recording you're switched to a traditional TV channel look, but again, the basic interface remains the same.

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Once you're watching a show, the interface disappears but you can, if you want, pull up information about a particular show on-screen.

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You can also bring up a chapter menu, if the video supports it, for quickly moving around a movie.

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You can also resume and restart from within a show.

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Finally, you'll also be able to play trailers, rent, or buy videos from within the Ubuntu TV interface.

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