Customize Your Guide

August 5, 2011

See only those channels you’re subscribed to.

Your DIRECTV receiver displays by default all the channels DIRECTV offers in the program guide whether or not you subscribe to them. But you can actually limit the displayed channels to just those you subscribe to.

If you have a DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR, DIRECTV® HD Receiver or DIRECTV Plus® DVR:

  • Press GUIDE on your remote
  • Press the YELLOW button on your remote to display the Guide Options menu
  • Select “Change Favorites List”
  • Select “Channels I get”

You’ll now see only the channels you subscribe to. “Channels I get (fav)” should be displayed in the bottom left corner of the guide screen.

If you have a standard DIRECTV® Receiver:

  • Press GUIDE on your remote
  • Press the YELLOW button on your remote to display the Guide Options menu
  • Select “Change Favorites List.” You can set up one of the two custom lists to include channels you subscribe to. For this example lets use Custom list 1.
  • Select “Setup Custom 1″
  • Press the right arrow to highlight “Add Channels I Get”
  • Press SELECT
  • Press the LEFT arrow twice. A message will pop up asking if you want to change the current favorites list to the custom list you just defined.
  • Select “Yes, change current”
  • Press GUIDE on your remote

The Guide will now display only the channels you subscribe to. “Custom 1″ should be displayed in the bottom left corner of the guide screen.