All about DIRECTV HD

Learn more about DIRECTV high-definition (HD) picture quality and what you need to get it.

Benefits of HDTV programming

With DIRECTV HD, you have access to the most full-time HD channels of any satellite or cable TV provider, movies in 1080p HD, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, the most sports in HD, and your local channels in HD. See what you’ve been missing.

Requirements for HD service

Here’s what you need:
  • An HD-ready TV
  • HD DVR or receiver
  • Advanced Receiver Service at $15/month, if applicable (Includes HD, DVR, Whole-Home service)
Upgrade to DIRECTV HD:
  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Select Manage Equipment.
  3. Select Add a Receiver to review equipment options.
  4. Follow the prompts to complete your order. If unable to place an order online, call us or select ‘Chat available’ to chat with an agent.
Heads up: Depending on your individual equipment/system setup, a $49 installation fee may apply.

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