DIRECT TV Systems
225 channels of television programming,
32 premium movie channels. 55-plus pay-per-view movie
channels. More sports programming than you've ever imagined
possible. Dozens of popular networks not available from most cable
services. Crystal-clear reception and CD-quality
The DIRECTV System is quite simple. In all, it
consists of an 18-inch steel satellite dish that's mounted on your
roof, a digital satellite receiver box placed near your television,
and a remote control. That's it.
What about programming?
How do I receive all those channels you're talking about?
Simple. After you install your DIRECTV® system, you call the
activation 800 number to begin your subscription to DIRECTV®
programming. Once you've signed up, you'll have full access to the
210+ channels available to you. Premium programming includes HBO,
Showtime, The Movie Channel, and Cinemax.
That's a lot of
TV. Is it going to cost me an arm and a leg to subscribe to all
Not even. DIRECTV's programming packages
start at just $31.99/month, probably a lot less than you pay for
cable right now.
What about network programming? I've got
to get the local news.
No problem. DIRECTV now offers local
channels over the satellite in select markets, and will continue to
add cities over the next few months. In addition, our system makes
it easy to feed a signal from an off-air antenna or basic cable into
the DIRECTV System receiver, letting you switch between DIRECTV
System and local network channels quite conveniently. All you need
is your remote.
Terrific. But with all those channels, how
will I know what's on?
The Hughes brand DIRECTV System
product comes with amazingly easy, on-screen program guides that
make searching for and selecting programs a breeze. With your
remote, you can sort by program-type or by time of broadcast—even by
program title or the name of your favorite actor! The on-screen
guides also let you set parental controls, customize channel lists,
set pay-per-view spending limits and more.
What about Sony
and RCA? I hear they make DIRECTV Systems as well.
but Hughes beats them when it comes to ease of use and warranty.
Hughes DIRECTV Systems come with an exclusive one-year full parts
and 90 days labor warranty. Plus, Hughes has been at this satellite
business a lot longer than they have. Look at it this way—within the
Hughes family of companies, they build THE satellites that broadcast
the DIRECTV programming, they run the service that brings DIRECTV
into your home, and they make the dish and equipment you use to
receive it. Why would you trust your satellite purchase to any other
Okay, let's get technical for a moment. Does the
dish move around like larger satellite dishes do?
programming is received from one position in the sky, so the dish
remains stationary. There is no need for additional satellite tuning
or repositioning once the dish is installed.
Can I watch
more than one DIRECTV System channel at a time?
Yes and no.
You can split the signal so you can watch the same channel in
different rooms, but to watch different channels in different rooms,
you will need to purchase the dual-feed dish with a second receiver.
Monthly programming fees for additional TV sets are only
Am I going to be able to record programs on
Absolutely. The PreSelect feature lets you program
your receiver to automatically turn on the system, select a channel
and turn off once your program is complete.
Do I need a
phone line connection to get service?
No, a phone line is
not needed to receive standard programming on a single room system.
However, to order movies and certain sports programming using the
remote, the receiver needs to be continuously connected to a phone
line. No long distance charges are incurred, however, as the system
will be connected to a toll-free 800 number. The phone line is used
to send billing information from the DIRECTV System receiver to your
program provider's billing center. There is no conflict on the phone
line when the DIRECTV System unit is in use. Once a month, in the
middle of the night, DIRECTV will read the access card within your
machine. For multiple receiver systems a phone line connection is
Is there anything else I should be aware of
before purchasing my HNS DIRECTV System?
Yes. To receive the
DIRECTV System signal, you must have a clear view of the southern
sky, which isn't usually a problem.
How do I place my order?
Please call us at 1-800-577-0011 and we’ll be
happy to help.
What about shipping costs?
UPS Ground Shipping Charge
per Satellite System is only $14.95.