All about DIRECTV HD

Learn more about DIRECTV HD (high-definition) 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

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)
Here’s how to upgrade to HD:
  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Go to My Equipment.
  3. Select Upgrade/Add Receiver and select an HD DVR or receiver.
  4. Follow the prompts to complete your order. If unable to place an order online, select ‘Chat available’ to chat with an agent.
Heads up: Depending on your individual equipment/system setup, a $49 installation fee may apply.