Hughes Receivers from DirecTV Critiqued

By: David Johnson

DirecTV carries Hughes receivers and satellite TV systemsexclusively due to their long standing reputation for quality and reliability.When you join the DirecTV family of TV viewers, you will receive a complete Hughessatellite TV system free of charge and this also includes a Hughes satellitereceiver.

?Satellite receiversare very sophisticated and complex pieces of electronics equipment and this iseven more so with the high definition receivers. If you add on DVR or DVRPowered by TiVo then they are even more complex. A satellite receiver is muchlike a home computer, DVD player and stereo receiver all combined into one, sothere are a lot of functions that they perform.

For this reason it is in your best interest that you choosethe highest quality that is available for you to select from when you aredeciding on which satellite TV programming service provider to use. The HughesDirector is DirecTV’s basic model Hughes receiver and it comes with their base level,economically priced, forty channel family choice programming package.

?It doesn’t come withall the features that are necessary for a more channel laden programmingpackage, such as custom menu or programming search function, so it’s a verysimple to operate, straight forward unit. In fact the Hughes Director is sosimple to operate that even a child can learn to use it.

?The next level up inHughes receiver that DirecTV carries is the Hughes Executive model of receiverand it has features and functions that you will need with the hundreds ofchannels that come in other DirecTV programming packages. It also has somefeature options for you top choose from that can come installed in it, such asDVR and DVR Powered by TiVo that give you the ability to do your own slowmotion instant replays while watching sporting events on TV.

You can also use this feature to zip right past TVcommercials with the touch of a button and also stop any event and then restartit right where you left off when you return to your seat. One of the featuresthat the Executive comes with is the?custom menu feature that allows you to create your own menu of yourfavorite channels to refer to instead of having to sort through hundreds of channelswhen you sit down to watch TV.

Still another is the programming search function that allowsyou to instantly find any program that is scheduled with the touch of a button.The parental control feature allows you to control your parents when they stopby your place and want to snoop through your programming choices.

DirecTV has two choices for their Hughes high definitionreceivers if you opt for high definition programming. The first one is a basicmodel, much like their Hughes Director receiver, while the other one is similarto their Hughes Executive model receiver. All of the Hughes satellitecomponents, including the receiver come fully installed and with an extendedwarrantyFree Web Content, at no extra charge.

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