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Free DIRECTV HDTV or DVR Receivers

DIRECTV will give you a free satellite TV system when you subscribe to their satellite TV service. In addition to the free satellite dish and standard receivers you can also get a free HDTV (high definition TV) receiver or a free DVR (digital video recorder) receiver.

Here are the details:

Free DIRECTV DVR Receiver

A DIRECTV DVR receiver lets you record up to 100 hours of your favorite programs in digital format. The programs are stored inside the receiver on a hard drive unit, similar to the one in your computer, so there's no messing around with bulky video tapes. And you can record programs with the touch of a button so you don't have to fool around with complicated VCR settings.

You can record two shows at the same time, and even watch another show while you record them. The DIRECTV DVR also lets you pause live TV so you can take a break or answer the phone then finish watching your program when you're ready. Their “Find By" feature lets you locate a program by title, actor's name, keyword, or channel.


The DIRECTV HDTV receiver transmits HD broadcasts to your television so you can watch your shows in high definition format, giving you the sharpest, most colorful picture available. The audio portion of the program is in Dolby Digital Surround Sound so you get a three-dimensional listening experience.


For $199 (after a $99 mail-in rebate) you can purchase a combination HDTV DVR receiver. With this receiver you can record up to 200 hours of standard definition programming or 50 hours of high definition programming. You can also pause and rewind live TV for up to 90 minutes so you won't miss out on the action.

This receiver features single-click recording, and it lets you record two shows while you watch another show.

The Bottom Line

If you want to record your shows with the touch of a button and store up to 100 hours of programming without the hassles of video tapes and VCR settings, then a DIRECTV DVR is just what the doctor ordered. If you want to watch your shows with the best picture and sound available, then their HDTV receiver is what you want.

And if you want all of the above in a single unit, plus have the ability to record up to 200 hours of satellite TV programming, then a DIRECTV HDTV DRV receiver is what you need.

Visit for more DIRECTV HDTV information including HDTV programming and ordering information. Click on the following link to compare DIRECTV vs.DISH Network .

The author, Brian Stevens, is the senior editor for and has written extensively on DIRECTV HDTV and DVR receivers.


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