The Hughes Executive Receiver Close Up

By: David Johnson

The Hughes Executive satellite receiver is a great receiverfor someone that has a channel laden programming package. It has a two hundredand fifty channel capacity and that is more than enough to handle any one of DirecTV’sprogramming packages, including their Total Choice Premier package that comeswith every channel that they have, with the exception of their two exclusivesports programming channels NCAA Mega March Madness and NFL Sunday Ticket.

?It comes with theoption of standard DVR, or DVR Powered by TiVo. For the sports enthusiasts TiVois a must have feature, because it allows the viewer to do their own slowmotion instant replays and also has the ability to zip right past any annoyingcommercials that come on during a game in mere seconds.

?Another great featurethat TiVo has is the ability to stop any event at any time and then restart itright where it was stopped at when the viewer returns to the TV. The DVR in theHughes Executive receiver holds a full one-hundred hours of recordedprogramming and that comes out to be over four full days of recordings that itwill hold.

?A great feature thatworks well with the DVR is the programming search feature that allows theviewer to find any program, game or movie that is on the schedule by simplyentering it into the function by name, or even a name of an actor in the movieor program. With the touch of a button it will instantly appear on the screenwith the date and time it is scheduled.

?Now simply give theDVR button on the remote a click and the event is set to be recordedautomatically. You can even program it to record a whole series of games orprograms this way. If for some reason the game or program is rescheduled,that’s no problem, because the computer in the DVR reschedules the DVR rightalong with it and it still get recorded.

?The custom menufeature, allows the viewer to set up their own menu of just their favoritechannels that they can refer to avoid having to review the entire main menu to findsomething of interest. For the larger programming packages, the custom menufeature comes in real handy, because examining hundreds of channel choices canbe very time consuming.

Of course there is a handy parental control feature, thatallows someone to block out any channels that they want to and it has a foolproof code system that only allows the person that blocked out the channels tounblock them. The Hughes Executive receiver comes with the long standing Hughesreputation for quality and reliability and it also comes with an extendedwarranty.

DirecTV also has a base level receiver called the HughesDirector that comes free with their entry level Family Choice programmingpackage. If you choose to upgrade to high definition TV programming thenDirecTV also has your choice of two high definition receivers that receive bothstandard and high definition TV programming.

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