DIRECTV H20 HDTV Satellite Receiver

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High-Definition DIRECTV receiver receives and decodes digital standard-definition and HDTV signals from DIRECTV satellite broadcasts and local over-the-air broadcasts (antenna required) receives digital TV broadcasts in 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i selectable 480i/480p/720p/1080i output via HDMI and component video built-in ATSC tuner receives over-the-air digital broadcasts (antenna required) searchable 7-day program guide on-screen caller ID (when connected via phone line) satellite and antenna inputs 2 sets audio/video outputs (2 composite, 1 S-video, 1 component video, 1 HDMI) optical digital audio output passes Dolby Digital audio 1 USB interface for future use phone jack RF/IR multibrand audio/video remote (can control up to four components) includes component video, S-video, and RCA audio/video cables MPEG4-capable 14-15/16"W x 2-13/16"H x 10-13/16"D warranty: 90 days DIRECTV s

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Product Type: HDTV Receiver, Satellite Receiver


Product Title: DIRECTV H20 HDTV Satellite Receiver

Manufacturer: DIRECTV

Power Score: 3.5 | 12 Reviews

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Product Reviews (10)

H20 goes up in flames

Strengths: Good picture.

Weakness: Runs too hot.

Purchased the unit on 5/7/07. In 4/08 the unit lost the ability to show HD. Directv tech had me change cables ($)but no change. On 8/28/08 the unit went pop, then flames started coming out of the top. Their response, they would give me a new one if I signed up for two additional years. If you purchase the H20 make sure you fire insurance is adequate and your kids know how to exit the house in a...
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By anonymous; - Aug 28, 2008

DirecTV HD satellite receiver H20

Strengths: Built-in OTA HD receiver and RF remote option. Easy to set up. Good HD picture.

Weakness: runs hot!..but operates just fine.

HD picture quality is just as good as the H21 (black, updated model). I haven't used the RF remote myself, but given that option, it's a great feature to have especially if you're cabling up TVs in multiple rooms. Indicator lights on the front panel for the video resolution is nice, I like making sure I'm on the best possible resolution every time. It could use a small LED display to show channel...
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By iqzero - Feb 19, 2008


Strengths: Local channel capability, good HD quality.

Weakness: HOT!

I went out and bought this unit because the one DirecTV was going to lease to me did not have local channel decoding built in. This recently discontinued model does handle free OTA HD channels very well. DirecTV remove this feature form the newer (black) model hoping to monopolize local channels for an extra fee. Other than running hot, it works decently well.

By GASTURBO1 - Jan 12, 2008

directv HD satellite receiver model# H20

Strengths: This receiver is the best quality for your money! I found it very easy to setup to my HDTV by myself. Didn't need to arrange a service call for a technician to come to the house. Brand new receiver.

Weakness: Only weakness I found was with the service dept. at satellite server when attempting to add receiver to my account. No real weaknesses found.

Delivery of the product was within the said delivery time by seller. Product came in great condition and packed properly by seller. I was very pleased with the ease of hook up to HDTV. I would recommend this product to family and friends.

By rdroger1962 - Nov 14, 2007

Direct TV HD Satellite Receiver model H20

Strengths: The receiver and remote were easy to program. The unit is smaller than the analog receivers. The unit responds fast to remote demands. The picture quality is excellent.

Weakness: The unit gets very warm to the touch but still operates normal.

The difference between HD and SD is amazing. I ordered my unit and received the shipment within three (3) days. I just had the dish installed on 10-30-07 and have enjoyed watching in HD format. I have been a subscriber with Direct TV since 1996 but the HD experience exceeded my expectations.

By dgrice2 - Oct 31, 2007

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