A receiver converts the satellite signal from the dish to your TV and also enables you to interact with your TV, for example, order pay per view and with the DIRECTV® DVR you can record and pause live TV, view the programming guide. It is a required piece of equipment to view satellite TV. There are three kinds of receivers; Standard, DVR, and High-Definition.

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Standard Reciever
DVR Receiver
High-Definition Receiver



A receiver converts the satellite signal from the ish to your TV and also enables you to interact with your TV, for example, order pay per view, view programming guide, etc. It is a required piece of equipment to view satellite TV.

Standard receiver, as the name suggests, is the basic receiver model, but don’t let the name fool you, the standard receiver has some very cool features.

Features Description

Advanced Program Guide®

Search the ENTIRE Advanced Program Guide® (up to 3.5 days) on screen while viewing an active channel in the picture window


Customize the guide by selecting only the channels you want to see.


Schedule a timer to automatically tune to a program or series.

Parental Controls

Control the rating limits, channels, spending limits and viewing hours.

On-Screen Caller ID capability

View and log caller ID information provided by your local phone company.

Multi-Satellite Capability

Manually or automatically select the types of satellite dish. Also compatible with “stacked” multi-switches.

Universal Remote

Remote control can also be programmed to control a TV and 2 additional devices such as a DVD, VCR, or other audio equipment.


The DIRECTV® DVR (digital video recorder) with TiVo® service, combines the best entertainment with unprecedented control and convenience to create the ultimate TV viewing experience.

Digitally record up to 35 hours** of your favorite programming, record two shows at once*, pause and rewind live TV and much more - it's all as simple as the touch of a button on your remote control.

Record two shows at the same time or watch one while recording another.*

Pause live TV for up to 30 minutes, watch in slow motion or create instant replays. Plus fast forward through all your recorded shows, even skip repeats.

Automatically record an entire season of your favorite shows or every show with your favorite actors.

Listen to superb theater-quality with Dolby Digital® technology.

Schedule recordings up to 14 days in advance by clicking on the easy to use on-screen guide.

Sort your recorded programs alphabetically or by date recorded.

Arrange your recorded programs into handy folders


*For full functionality, DVR requires connection of two (2) satellite inputs from a dual LNB DIRECTV System antenna, and connection to a land-based phone line.

**Actual recording capacity depends on type of programming being recorded.

†Limit two DIRECTV DVRs per order from DIRECTV per account/household each six months.

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High-Definition television, or HDTV, gives viewers crystal-clear pictures integrated with Dolby Digital® 5.1 channel surround sound - the entertainment experience that has been imagined but was never possible on standard analog televisions. HDTV reproduces theater-quality sights and sound by digitizing TV programming, allowing it to be transmitted and received the same way that a DVD player can reproduce movies with big-screen quality effects.

480p/i, 720p and/or 1080i format for clear, crisp digital-quality picture and sound on every channel. Provides six channels of crystal clear digital surround sound when connected to an optional Dolby Digital audio receiver and speakers.

Connects available free, over-the-air HD local broadcasts with the simple addition of an off-air antenna

7 Day Advanced Program Guide® integrates off-air and DIRECTV® channels in one guide

Multi-format HDTV receiver for DIRECTV (HD and SD), ATSC and NTSC/CATV

Component, RF satellite in, 2RF antenna (cable/VCR), and 1 S-Video inputs

DVI, component, RGB+HV (15pin D-sub), S-Video, digital coax, optical, and 2 composite RCAs outputs.

Universal RF/IR remote with illuminated device keys. Provides complete satellite system operation plus primary function control of most brands of remote controllable TVs &VCRs.

RS232 capable, Crestron approved

Tunes and decodes all 18 approved ATSC digital TV broadcasts

Advanced Parental Controls to control the rating limits, channels, spending limits and viewing hours.

  To access DIRECTV® HD programming, a Triple LNB Muli-Satellite Dish, a DIRECTV HD reciever and HD television equipment are required.

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