DIRECTV has been among the leaders in the HDTV market, as it has been among the first to release HDTV-related products ever since services were produced a few years ago. DIRECTVís offering includes tuners, receivers and satellite dishes. The following are some of DIRECTVís most popular products for HDTV.

DIRECTV H20 HDTV receiver

The DIRECTV H20 HDTV receiver will make tuning into programs easy as 1-2-3. This HTDV tuner can be hooked to a HDTV-compatible antenna to receive programs from local or free-to-air channels.

DIRECTV’s high-definition program lineup feature crystal-clear, lifelike pictures and surround sound. Just connect the H20 HDTV tuner with an HDTV-compatible TV and audio/video setup.

Specifications:

ª HD-DIRECTV receiver ó receives and decodes digital HDTV signals from DIRECTVís satellites and local free-to-air broadcasts by using a compatible antenna
ª RF/IR multibrand audio/video remote (controls up to four components)
ª includes component video, S-video, and RCA audio/video cables
ª 1 USB interface
ª selectable 480i/480p/720p/1080i output via HDMI and component video
ª receives digital TV broadcasts in 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
HDMI)
ª satellite and antenna inputs
ª support MPEG4
ª phone jack
ª searchable 7-day program guide
ª on-screen caller ID
ª built-in ATSC tuner
ª 2 sets audio/video outputs (2 composite, 1 S-video, 1 component video)
ª optical digital audio output passes DolbyÆ Digital audio
ª 90-day warranty

DIRECTV HR10-250 receiver

The DIRECTVís HR10-250 HDTV receiver will make tuning into programs easy as 1-2-3. This HTDV tuner can be hooked to a HDTV-compatible antenna to receive programs from local or free-to-air channels. The HR10-250 receives and decodes digital signals from DIRECTVís satellites. The HR-10-250 also has a built in hard drive digital video recorder that enables near-perfect reproduction of shows.

Specifications:

ª HDTV DIRECTV receiver
ª 1 antenna input and 2 satellite inputs
and up to 30 hours of HDTV
ª 1 set audio/video outputs (composite, S-video, component video, HDMI)
ª storage space that can accommodate as much 200 hours of standard-definition digital TV
ª selectable 480i/480p/720p/1080i output via HDMI and component video
ª dual ATSC tuners
ª TiVo 14-day interactive program guide
ª WishListô keyword search of program listings
ª Season Passô ó record whole seasons of TV shows; first-run only, or with reruns

ª receives digital TV broadcasts in 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i

ª phone jack
ª remote control (multibrand for TVs and A/V receivers)
ª optical digital audio outputs pass DolbyÆ Digital 5.1-channel audio
ª 2 USB interfaces for future use
ª HDMI, HDMI-to-DVI, component video, S-video, composite video, and telephone cables
ª manual timer recording by channel and time
ª Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down ratings system from TiVo
ª Dimensions: 15-1/8″W x 3-5/16″H x 13-7/8″D
ª Full year warranty

Satellite Dishes

The Terk TRK-2 satellite dish guarantees strong reception of signals from DIRECTVís satellites and is easy to hook up with a compatible tuner. Viewers will receive the most number of digital broadcasts and programming from free-to-air channels. The Terk TRK-2 offers:

  • DIRECTV satellite broadcasts from 101 degrees and local channels in selected areas.
  • the ability to connect and simultaneously use two DIRECTV receivers with the dish’s dual-output LNB output
  • output for DIRECTV Tuner

Every receiver hooked to the TRK-S2 allows for independent channel-switching, which is great for watching HDTV in more than one room.

TRK-2 can also receive base programming from DIRECTV. In addition, local programming major of 40+ markets, sports, many premium channels and pay-per-view specials can be accessed.

Specifications:

  • DIRECTV dish antenna with a dual-output LNB
  • Reflector with dimensions: 18-3/8″W x 20″H

DIRECTV TRK-S26

The DIRECTV is the right product if you want to enjoy HDTV broadcasts.

  • Broadcasts and programming from all of DIRECTVís satellite positions (at 110, 101 and 119 degrees) and local channels in certain some areas.
  • Connection and simultaneous use of as many as four DIRECTV tuners.

Hooking up the TRK-S26 to an HDTV-compatible DIRECTVPlus tuner will open the doors to the entire collection of standard and high-definition DIRECTV shows in your market.

Specifications:

  • three LNBís and multi-satellite dish antenna
  • four DIRECTV receivers can interconnected and used at the same time with the built-in multiswitch
  • the Sat-C LNG can receive HDTV programming from the 110-degree satellite
  • DIRECTVPlus tuner is required to tune into HDTV programs
  • one-year warranty on parts & labor