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DIRECTV Receivers

High-Tech Equipment for High-Quality Television

When you look at the selection of DIRECTV receivers and DIRECTV HD DVR devices, remember the Three F’s – Features, Flexibility and Freedom. The technology behind DIRECTV gives you more of each.

Customers can choose from several different types of DIRECTV receivers, including HD or HD DVR devices. This versatility helps ensure that you get to watch what you want, how you want it. With the selection of receivers and the variety of DIRECTV packages, you can fully personalize your viewing experience.

If you’re ready to start enjoying better television, DIRECTV has the technological tools to help you do it.

Devices and Standard Features

When you order your programming package, you’ll also choose a DIRECTV receiver, like a DIRECTV HD receiver or HD DVR receiver. The selection of devices, listed from fewest features to most features, includes:

  • DIRECTV Standard Receiver
  • DIRECTV HD Receiver

All devices feature Parental Controls to let adults determine which channels their children can access. Other universal features include 100-percent digital picture and sound plus text search function for finding shows and movies using keywords.

Compare DIRECTV Receivers by Features and Capabilities

Remember that standard features are just a starting point. As you compare the more advanced DVR and HD DVR devices, you’ll see a big difference in features that greatly enhance the overall viewing experience:

Receiver High-Definition SD Recording HD Recording On Demand Whole-Home HD DVR
DIRECTV Standard Receiver N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
DIRECTV Plus® N/A 100 Hours N/A N/A N/A
TiVo™ HD DVR YES 400 Hours 100 Hours YES N/A
DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR YES 400 Hours 100 Hours YES N/A
DIRECTV Genie HD DVR YES 800 Hours 200 Hours YES YES1

Know Your DIRECTV Devices

Take a look at the following descriptions to get a general overview of the receivers and HD DVR devices:

DIRECTV Standard Receiver

This DIRECTV receiver offers the most basic features for viewing standard-definition television, such as customizable channel guide and automatic timer tuning.


This device takes your satellite television experience to the next level thanks to high-definition viewing. With DIRECTV, you get more full-time HD channels than any other satellite or cable TV provider.2


DVR technology gives you the power to record and watch your favorite television digitally – up to two shows at once. You can also program the device to record an entire season of a TV series.


Enjoy the HD programming choices of DIRECTV and the user-friendly DVR features of TiVo, including Swivel™ Search and Season Pass®.3


This DIRECTV HD DVR device offers high-definition viewing, multi-room HD DVR service and much more.


Only Genie offers DIRECTV’s Whole-Home HD DVR service and the power to connect up to eight televisions wirelessly using only one HD DVR. 4 Genie can also record more standard and HD programming than cable DVR devices.5

Call Now to Choose Your TV Package and DIRECTV Receiver

Improving your TV viewing experience is easy when you have the Three F’s: features, flexibility and freedom.  Order DIRECTV today and take advantage of the best satellite television receivers and DVR technology in the business.

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