Well that was quick. Taking this back this week.
First the display is much better than the one or the 1100
Ok, one difference from the One to the Touch: The Activities on the one are laid out in a grid for you to choose. On the touch the screen shows one activity on the screen and then you scroll thru to go to the other activities. Not too bad
So lets say you chose Watch TV. Works fine, however the TOuch feature is kind of oddly layed out. The basically laid out from top to bottom links for: 123, gestures, page up, page down, skip forward, etc. So instead of using the screen to allow users to set up a "media"type of screen (like the 1100) you have to scroll thru these labels until you find the one you want.
Also the "gestures" tab I am hoping they are still perfecting it. It is basically a grid like thing. If you quickly go from top/bottom or bottom top, in will change the channel. right/left or left/right is fast forward and rewind. Tap middle and it is pause. This is ok, but I do not see a way in which a user can identity what it should do. However when I was in the Directv Menu bar, I tried to scroll down to the Recordings tab. Unfortunately the device is not sensitive or capable of just going down one menu item at a time. It kind of just goes down 2 or 3 levels.
For instance I tried it with my PS3. I thought it would act like a touch pad. Nope. It seems they programmed the PS button and perhaps the colored icon shapes. (I only think that because when I scrolled these icons would pop up.) Well actually I just found something. There is Information icon of the gesture screen. It tells you what the gestures can do. For instance on the PS3: left to right "O", Right to left "Square", Tap is "PS", bottom to top "Triangle"
For Watch DVD gestures appear to be: Fast Forward, Rewind, Pause, Open Menu, Close menu (last two appear to be that)
Overall feel of the device is actually nice. Fits in hand well, but the upper and lower keys are kind of a stretch to reach. Unfortunatly these are keys you need.
You can also edit some of the activities and other things from the remote. For instance you can change the devices to use for Activites, add/remove channels from Favorites.
I bought this as I think I am a geekoholic. I also thought it would be more like a 1100 in a form factor like the One. Not to my liking. I think if they perfect and make the gestures more customizable they may have a new One on there hands.
Well I am going to post some pictures if I can figure out how