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Why am I seeing SD quality picture with HD equipment?

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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