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Why am I seeing SD quality picture with HD equipment?

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Often, people who think they're watching TV in high definition are actually watching it in standard definition. To enjoy DIRECTV HD, please make sure all the following conditions are met:
  • You have an HD-ready television with a resolution of at least 720p
  • You have a DIRECTV HD® Receiver or DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR Receiver that is set to an HD resolution.
  • Your HD receiver is properly connected to your HDTV with an HDMI cable or component cables. Learn how to connect your receiver to your TV
  • You're watching a program on an HD channel that is broadcast in HD (if you're not sure, check if the show you're watching has an HD icon in The Guide).

 

 

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