Tips & Tricks

August 11, 2011

You probably have a shortlist of channels you watch all the time. QuickTune lets you build your very own channel guide with just those channels. Talk about quick access!

August 11, 2011

With a DIRECTV DVR receiver, you can increase your recording capacity simply by connecting an external hard drive. We show you how.

August 11, 2011

Get fast access to your most-watched channels by creating a Favorites list. It just takes a few clicks, and once you’re done, you’ll be able to get to your favorite channels in a jiff.

August 11, 2011

Ever wonder what that blue button on your remote is for? It’s your key to the one-line channel guide. It takes only a fraction of the screen so it doesn’t get in the way of the picture.

August 10, 2011

When you want to clear out your DVR playlist so you can start anew, there’s no need to delete your programs one at a time. Here’s a handy tip for clearing them all at once.

August 10, 2011

There’s a button on your DIRECTV remote labeled “ACTIVE.” Just press it and you’ll get your local weather, horoscope, the latest DIRECTV promotions, lottery numbers and more.

August 10, 2011

Our powerful Parental Controls feature makes it easy to block TV shows and channels you consider to be inappropriate for your children.

August 5, 2011

An entire universe of DIRECTV entertainment is now just a tap away.

August 5, 2011

There are a lot of channels out there. But did you know that you can customize your channel guide to show only those channels you’re subscribed to? It’s easy.

August 5, 2011

Take control over what you’re watching. By pressing the appropriate button on your remote, you can skip ahead in 30-second intervals and get a high-speed look at what you’re watching.