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How to Watch On Demand and Pay Per View Programming

How to Watch DIRECTV On Demand

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In order to watch DIRECTV On Demand, you must have an HD DVR in your home.1 You also need to have a wireless router and broadband Internet in your home.

You will then need to connect your HD DVR receiver to the Internet, if you haven’t done so already.

After your HD DVR is connected to the Internet, it is easy to access On Demand programming. All you have to do is browse through the channels and find the movie you want to watch. Once you have found the movie you want to see, simply select the title to access the details page. Once you have confirmed your selection, the On Demand program will be available to view and you can start enjoying your selection.

Many networks have their own On Demand channels. You can access these channels by adding 1000 to the network’s regular channel. For instance, if a channel is 136, you may be able to access the On Demand programming by going to channel 1360.

Of course, higher-level DIRECTV packages include a greater number of On Demand titles. These higher-level packages give you the freedom to enjoy more choices in home entertainment.

Parents can also use DIRECTV’s parental control features to block kids from accessing Pay Per View, DIRECTV CINEMA and On Demand programming.

How to Watch Pay Per View Programming

In order to access Pay Per View programming, you should first go to Channel 1100. Once you have accessed channel 1100, you can browse through the movies that are available on Pay Per View.

Once you have chosen the movie you want to watch, click to select it. You will then be prompted to confirm your selection. After you order and confirm your selection, you can start enjoying your programming. Voila! It’s as simple as that.

As the name implies, Pay Per View programming requires that customers pay an additional price for each title they order.2 Customers can use Pay Per View to access Pay Per View events, such as live boxing and UFC coverage.3

Pay Per View also allows customers to order new DIRECTV CINEMA movies.4 These are brand new titles that are not included in the selection of On Demand free titles. With Pay Per View programming, you can catch hot new movies that you may have missed in theaters.


How to Connect Your TV to the Internet

Do you currently have your home television linked up to the Internet? If not, you’re missing out! Check out some of the awesome benefits:

  • Tons of On Demand – Get instant access to thousands of On Demand movies and shows at no extra charge! You can watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters or some of your old favorite movies. Some films hit DIRECTV CINEMA almost a full month before Netflix. Plus, catch past and current episodes of some of the hottest TV shows, including entire seasons! You can watch hit premium networks series like those from HBO®, STARZ®, and SHOWTIME®.
  • Watch TV on Any Screen – Turn your tablet, phone, or computer into an instant TV with live streaming. Your Internet-connected DVR brings both live TV and your recorded shows on all of your devices. You can also keep watching TV on your big screen and then use your tablet or phone as a remote control.
  • Enjoy Pandora Music – With an Internet connected DIRECTV receiver, you can listen to Pandora music using your TV! Enjoy and control Pandora radio stations directly from your television, and turn your living room into a dance floor.
  • Get App Happy – Connecting your television receiver to the Internet gives you access to awesome DIRECTV TV apps that will take your entertainment experience to the next level. Get in the game with sports apps or stay social with Facebook and Twitter.

Clearly, you have tons of opportunities for extra entertainment when you connect your DIRECTV receiver to the Internet. Read on to learn how.


Connecting Your Genie HD DVR to the Internet

  1. Make sure you have a wireless router connected to your home Internet service. (If you do not have this equipment, you will need to call 1-800-531-5000 for a professional installation.)
  2. Turn on your Genie-connected TV. Then, use the MENU button on your remote to go to Settings.
  3. Select Network Setup on the left side of your screen and choose Connect Now. Once your TV screen shows that Genie has made the connection, select Continue.
  4. Select Manual Setup, and, once prompted, select Continue again.
  5. Use your remote keypad to enter your home Internet wireless network password, and then select Continue one final time.

You’re connected! Enjoy thousands of On Demand movies, awesome Pandora music, great DIRECTV apps and more.

Connecting to the Internet with Other Receivers

Depending on which DIRECTV receiver you are using for your home television, the process of connecting to the internet may be slightly different. For detailed directions on connecting to the Internet, go to the DIRECTV website and access the Help Center. There you will find step by step instructions as well as how-to videos that have all the information you need!

Part 1: Top 10 Grey’s Anatomy Episodes of All Time

As any longtime fan can tell you, Grey’s Anatomy has had more than its fair share of heart wrenching incidents. With so many makeups and breakups, tragedies and triumphs, it’s incredibly difficult to narrow down the top Grey’s moments. After all, there are over 200 episodes to choose from! But, after much deliberation, grab your tissue box and please read on for the first five of the top 10 Grey’s Anatomy episodes of all time.

Spoiler Warning

If you haven’t been keeping up with McDreamy, McSteamy, and the whole Seattle Grace/Mercy West/Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital gang, then beware – major spoilers lie ahead. Head over to Netflix to catch up on the last ten seasons of unforgettable drama. If you’re all caught up, then read on for a trip down this Seattle-based memory lane!


He’s Married?

Season 1 episode 9 – “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?”

This episode starts out with some very lighthearted fun; George has an unfortunate rash that, as it turns out, has spread throughout the entire hospital due to the frequent canoodling amongst Seattle Grace doctors. In a tender moment between Cristina and Burke, they tell each other that neither has “anything to worry about” re: the rash, finally affirming their exclusivity as a couple. Towards the end of the episode, the always-tumultuous Mer/Der relationship seems to have finally reached a high point when Meredith leans on Derek for emotional support regarding her mother’s advancing Alzheimers.

Alas, it was too good to last; the episode ends with our (and Meredith’s!) first glimpse of Addison Shepherd. She delivers this squirm-worthy final line to Mer: “And you must be the woman who’s been screwing my husband?”. Yikes.

An Explosive Event

Season 2 episodes 16 & 17 – “It’s the End of the World” and “As We Know It”

Grey’s Anatomy loves it’s two-part or even three-part story arcs, and these Season 2 eps were as thrilling as any. In “It’s the End of the World”, Dr. Bailey has just gone into labor when a patient arrives at Seattle Grace with unexploded ammunition lodged inside his chest, putting the entire hospital at danger. At the same time, Derek and Cristina are mid-operation on a very important patient – Dr. Bailey’s husband. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Grey’s episode without a little romance; in another part of the hospital, Izzie confesses her feelings of passion to Alex. At the end of the first episode of this two-parter, we’re left with major cliffhangers: Mr. Bailey is in cardiac arrest. A panicked Dr. Bailey is refusing to push, putting her unborn child’s life at risk. And Meredith ends up glued to the dangerous patient’s side – her hand placement inside his chest is the only thing stopping the bomb from exploding.

Thankfully, in part two, everything shockingly works out somewhat ok. George convinces Bailey to push, and she delivers a healthy baby. Derek and Cristina perform a successful surgery and save her husband. When Cristina rushes to help Burke and Meredith with the bomb situation, Burke shows how much he truly loves her by forcing her to leave, saying he can’t concentrate on his tricky work knowing she could be in danger. Ultimately, he, Meredith, and the hospital’s bomb squad successfully remove the explosive, saving the patient and the lives of many doctors. Sadly, the bomb later explodes, killing two bomb squad members. Towards the end of the episode, Cristina whispers, “I love you, too” to a sleeping Dr. Burke – their relationship is better than ever. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the Mer/Der relationship, which is at a low at this point in the series. When Derek visits a shaken Meredith at the very end of episode 17, he does show her he cares about her, but they make no move to reconcile.

A Devastating Death

Season 2 episode 27 – “Losing My Religion”

Though Denny and Izzie’s relationship on Grey’s was one of the shorter ones, it was incredibly beautiful, and his death at the end of this episode is shattering. In the previous episode, Izzie had cut heart-patient Denny’s LVAD wire so that his health would rapidly deteriorate, forcing him to the top of the transplant risk. Albeit very dangerous and completely illegal, this plan actually works, so episode 27 opens with Denny coming out of a successful transplant surgery. When Chief Webber finds out about the cut LVAD, none of the interns will admit to cutting the wire, so he punishes all of them equally by barring them from surgeries and forcing them to plan a prom dance for his niece instead. While Izzie is off getting all dolled up in a gorgeous pink prom dress, Denny’s new heart fails suddenly and he dies. No true Grey’s fan could ever forget the image of Izzie, still in her pink gown, sobbing over Denny’s lifeless body.

The Wedding That Never Was

Season 3 episode 25 – “Didn’t We Almost Have It All”

As always, leave it to Grey’s to bring us an astonishing Season finale. This episode brought Season 3 – and Cristina band Burke’s relationship – to its final close. After major marriage preparations, Burke leaves Cristina at the altar, devastating her as well as Cristina/Burke shippers all over America. But that’s not this episodes only major element. Chief Webber’s wife, Adele, has a miscarriage, and caring for her brings the couple back together. Additionally, George finds out he has failed an important medical exams, meaning he will have to stay an intern. As he dejectedly sits in the intern locker room, a new girl introduces herself, and we meet Lexie Grey, Meredith’s half-sister, for the first time. She announces she will be starting as an intern at Seattle Grace, thus ending Season 3 with the potential for lots of sister drama in the future!

Good News and Bad News

Season 5 episode 24 – “Now or Never”

Another Season finale, another best episode. Grey’s Seasons 4 and 5 were widely regarded as disappointing, and full of too many relationship twists and confusing storylines to recount. But with “Now or Never”, Grey’s got it’s groove back. Rounding out the first 5 of our top 10, this episode is full of highs and lows, and is memorable for being so incredibly bittersweet.

Izzie has just undergone brain surgery to remove her cancerous tumors, and her closest fellow doctors, including her new husband Alex, are all waiting for her to wake. Meanwhile, George leaves the hospital to take a day off. Nearby, Meredith and Cristina discuss Mer and Der’s plans to get married at the courthouse that day. Soon afterwards, Izzie wakes up her short-term memory is completely destroyed, devastating Alex.

Later, Meredith and Owen are tending to a trauma victim whose face has been so mangled he is unrecognizable; they call him John Doe. Meredith is so busy with John Doe throughout the day that she and Derek have no time for their marriage at City Hall. Instead, in a heartwarming scene, they write their own vows on the infamous post-it note and declare themselves married. At the same time, the combination of love and sadness she has witnessed that day through Mer, Der, Alex, and Izzie has inspired Cristina, who rushes to Owen and confesses her love for him. They kiss passionately.

Back in Izzie’s room, Alex yells at her harshly, getting out all of his frustrations about her memory loss; he figures no harm done, as she won’t remember anyway. Soon after, Cristina comes to Izzie’s room to check on her and she retells the story of her fight with Alex – demonstrating that her memory is returning! An elated Alex comes running in to embrace Izzie, and all seems well – but only for a moment. In a shocking turn of events, everything in the hospital seems to fall apart simultaneously. First, John Doe manages to communicate with Meredith – by tracing his nickname on her hand – that he is actually George. Mer and Der, now knowing they are working on their close friend, frantically operate on him. At the same time, back in her room, Izzie suddenly goes limp in Alex’s arms. She is coding, and Chief Webber and Bailey rush to try to save her. As the episode ends, it is unclear whether either of these much-loved patients will survive. (As those who have seen Season 6 will know, Izzie makes it out alive but sadly George does not.)

Check Out Part 2!

There you have it, the first five of the top 10 Grey’s episodes ever. For the final five best Grey’s moments, all from Seasons 6 through 10, you’ll have to check out Part 2!

Part 2: Top 10 Grey’s Anatomy Episodes of All Time


Don’t miss out on Part 1 of this Top 10 list! Start by reading Part 1 of the top 10 Grey’s moments, featuring episodes from Seasons 1 through 5 of Grey’s Anatomy. Once you’re ready, read on for the final five best Grey’s Anatomy episodes of all time. Don’t forget, be wary of major spoilers below!

The Shooter

Season 6 episodes 23 & 24 – “Sanctuary” and “Death and All His Friends”

This is another two-parter that was undeniably one of the most captivating yet terrifying Grey’s storylines of all time. Fans were on the edge of their seats for the entirety of both of these episodes, as the hospital goes into total lockdown when a shooter arrives at Seattle Grace/Mercy West. He primarily seeks revenge on Shepherd, Chief Webber, and Lexie Grey – the three doctors who had worked on his deceased wife’s case – but is interested in taking down any surgeon. The gunman shoots and injures Alex badly, and Lexie and Mark perform emergency surgery to try to keep him alive, making the intensity of the trio’s love triangle more apparent than ever. Soon, Derek runs into Cristina and Meredith in a hallway and breaks the news of the shooter. As he tries to the girls to safety, the gunman finds them, and Part 1 ends moments after Derek takes a bullet square to the chest as a horrified Mer watches.

As Part 2 (episode 24) begins, Cristina is trying to save Derek in one OR while Mark and Lexi continue to work on Alex in another, but neither surgery is going well. The shooter is still roaming the hospital trying to out Webber and Lexie. Chief Webber is actually outside the hospital this whole time, arguing with police to let him inside so he can help. Teddy and Owen are also outside, having just managed to exit the hospital. But Owen soon realizes Cristina is still inside, and thus in danger. He leaves Teddy’s side and rushes in to find Cristina, choosing Cristina over Teddy.

Owen finds Cristina in the middle of a failing surgery for Derek – but with the shooter holding his gun to her head, threatening to kill her if she doesn’t stop surgery immediately so Der will die. As Mer begs the gunman to kill her instead of Cristina or Derek, Owen lunges for the shooter and gets shot in the process. Amidst the commotion, Derek flatlines. The shooter and Meredith both think he is dead, so the shooter leaves the OR and Meredith collapses in agony. But with the shooter out of the room, Cristina quickly gets back to work on Derek’s surgery and we realize the flatline was just a fake-out. Meredith gets to work tending to Owen’s gunshot wound with April’s help. Elsewhere, Webber has just managed to sneak past the police into the hospital when he comes face to face with the shooter. Webber speaks calmly to the gunman and he does not get shot. Soon, the SWAT team converges and the shooter takes his own life, thus ending this gripping, roller-coaster-ride of a storyline. Owen, Alex, and Derek all survive their surgeries.

Decisions and Consequences

Season 7 episode 22 – “Unaccompanied Minor”

With emotional episodes like “Unaccompanied Minor”, the Grey’s writers show viewers they don’t need major bells and whistles to make a big impact. This episode was memorable for the long-lasting impact of major characters’ decisions. Mark tells Lexie they shouldn’t be together once and for all. After many months of trying, Meredith and Derek are elated when they are finally given permanent custody of their adopted baby Zola. But their celebration is cut short when Alex spreads the news that he caught Meredith tampering with Derek’s important medical trial. Derek is horrified that his wife and the mother of his child has turned out to be a liar, and he leaves Mer and Zola. Cristina discovers she is pregnant and breaks the news to Owen. He is thrilled and wants to start a family; she decides not to keep the baby against his will. This disagreement between them is the foundation for major problems in the future.

Aftermath of The Big Crash

Season 9 episode 2 – “Remember the Time”

Some Grey’s fans may majorly protest that the Season 8 finale, “Flight” didn’t make this list. However, though “Flight” features an actual plane crash involving major Grey’s characters, it is only in “Remember the Time” that we learn in great detail the tragic events that occurred in the hours, days, and weeks following the accident. Through a series of flashbacks, this episode depicts these events:

  • Lexie dies immediately following the crash, and her final goodbye to Mark.
  • Mark’s intense heart injury in the crash, but then his amazing recovery once returning to Seattle. This quickly turns into a rapid decline and he dies, just after admitting Lexie was his true love.
  • Arizona’s legs are badly crushed in the crash, and back in Seattle become infected. Eventually the only way to save her life is a double amputation.
  • One of Derek’s “million dollar hands” is badly injured in the accident. Callie must perform a very complex operation to try and save his nerve function.
  • After the crash, Cristina is the only one of the doctors who stays conscious the entire time they are lost in the woods. She hears Lexie’s dying, Arizona’s screams of pain, and more. After they are rescued, she suffers a mental break and then goes catatonic for weeks. When she finally regains composure, she decides to leave Seattle for good and moves to Minnesota.

A Storm of Emotions

Season 9 episode 24 – “Perfect Storm”

In the Season 9 finale, after spending the previous 24 episodes dealing with the aftermath of the plane crash, Grey’s presented us with a whole new set of problems. There is a major electrical storm going on in Seattle, sending lots of traumas to the hospital for our surgeons to deal with. Two hands not deck – Meredith, who is in labor, and husband Derek by her side. Mer needs an emergency C-section, but the hospital’s power goes out. Though the baby is delivered successfully, Meredith begins bleeding internally. Interns are the only ones in her OR and must perform surgery on her alone, and with no electricity. In pediatrics, Callie and Arizona are working together when Callie notices her wife is wearing the wrong scrub top. This reveals Arizona has been having an affair. Outside the hospital, a huge bus crashes and many doctors rush out to help. It first appears Jackson was trapped in the bus’ fiery explosion, though he turns out to be alright. April, newly engaged to another man, collapses when she thinks Jackson has died, showing she still loves him. Finally, Chief Webber goes to the basement to try and fix the electricity. He is electrocuted, and we see his motionless body on the ground as the episode ends.

Speak Now

Season 10 episode 12 – “Get Up, Stand Up”

Jackson and April’s relationship has been a major part of Seasons 8, 9, and 10, and in “Get Up, Stand Up” it reaches a pivotal moment. It is the day of April’s wedding to Matthew, and most of the hospital is in attendance. As preparations for the day go on throughout the episode, other characters distracted from April’s big day by their own drama. Bridesmaids Meredith and Cristina are having the worst fight of their friendship. Back in the hospital, Shane has a mental breakdown in the middle of operating on Alex’s estranged Dad. But the biggest moment comes during April’s wedding ceremony, when Jackson stands up and interrupts just before the “I do’s”. He declares his love for her, and the episode closes with her gasp of surprise at the altar.

More Unforgettable Moments To Come

With almost ten seasons under its belt and no signs of slowing down, Grey’s Anatomy is sure to provide us with many more amazing episodes in the future. Sadly, it has been confirmed that Cristina Yang (played by Sandra Oh) will no longer be part of the Grey’s cast after the end of the current season. While Grey’s will never be the same without Yang, storylines like April and Jackson’s and Cristina and Owen’s are still keeping every Thursday night very interesting!

Top 5 Episodes of Modern Family


Modern Family is a mockumentary style sitcom that premiered back in 2009. In its 5 seasons, this show has brought tons of laugh-out-loud moments with its stories of a truly modern American family. They fight, they fall, and they get into the craziest shenanigans, but most of all, they really love each other. Though it was hard to narrow it down, here are our Top 5 Episodes of Modern Family, in chronological order. Read on to relive the hilarity!

Season 1, Episode 4 – “The Incident”

Claire and Mitchell’s mother and Jay’s ex-wife, DeDe, shows up for a surprise visit. This is the first time the family has seen DeDe since she drunkenly made a scene and Jay and Gloria’s wedding. Meanwhile, Haley is trying to convince her parents that she should be allowed to attend a concert with her older boyfriend, Dylan.

As the whole clan gathers for dinner at Claire and Phil’s house, DeDe’s interactions with her ex-husband, her kids, and Gloria cause awkwardness for everyone. Dylan lightens the mood by singing a love song to prove to the family that he is good enough for Haley. It seems to be going well until the song takes a turn for the majorly tasteless. Though Haley is forbidden to go to the concert, it is clear the song made an impression on the whole family – hilariously enough, they all continue humming it to themselves for days to come, inappropriate lyrics and all!

Season 2, Episode 4 – “Strangers On A Treadmill”

When Claire and Mitchell are embarrassed about their spouse’s behaviors, they enlist each other’s help. Claire is tasked with getting Cameron to stop wearing tight, bright blue bicycle shorts. Mitchell is supposed to stop Phil from telling bad jokes. Mitchell can’t face disappointing Phil, so he tells him the jokes are hilarious. But Claire holds up her end of the bargain, and tells Cameron the shorts aren’t flattering. Cam is deeply offended and starts crying. Later, Claire confronts Mitchell about not stopping Phil’s jokes. Mitchell apologizes but thanks her for telling Cam about the shorts. Cam overhears this, and is upset to learn it was Mitchell who hated the shorts all along.

Meanwhile, Alex has recently befriended a popular girl at school named McKenzie. Haley overhears the girls talking, and tells Alex she is being too clingy and will soon lose the McKenzie’s friendship if she doesn’t become “cool”. With Haley’s tutoring, Alex adopts a cooler attitude and even blows off McKenzie’s later phone calls. However, when Alex gets overconfident she accidentally tells McKenzie she’s having fun doing homework – reinforcing her previous “nerd” status for good.

Season 2, Episode 6 – “Halloween”

Since Halloween is Claire’s favorite holiday, she is determined to make their home into a very spooky haunted house. But Phil has just heard that a neighbor is getting a divorce, and develops irrational fears about his own marriage. Rather than helping Claire with the house, he follows her around trying to be romantic, and ends up just annoying her. Meanwhile, Mitchell goes to work as Spider Man, but quickly puts a business suit on over his costume when no one in the office is dressed up. He spends the whole day with Spider Man’s fake muscles under his suit, prompting hysterical comments from unknowing coworkers.

Over at Jay and Gloria’s, he and Manny have spent the day criticizing her for her strong accent. They bring up a hilarious example – the time she tried to order a box of miniature cheeses (“baby cheeses”) and ends up with a box of tiny Jesus figurines (“baby Jesus”). When she arrives at Claire’s to play her role in the haunted house production, Gloria puts on an over-the-top American accent which doesn’t sound spooky at all. At first Claire is disappointed, but in the end, the family works together to make the Halloween night a great one.

Season 3, Episode 22 – “Disneyland”

The entire family heads to Disneyland for the day, and hilarity ensues. Before they leave, Phil brags about his strong stomach and ability to ride roller coasters with son Luke all day. Gloria insists she can walk around the park all day in her high heels. As the day goes on, they are both wrong – Phil is queasy after just one ride, and Gloria’s feet are killing her! Additionally, Mitchell and Cam struggle to keep toddler Lily from running away. They feel forced to put her on a child leash, much to the disapproval of the other adults.

Claire spends the day trying to set up Haley with a smart young man named Ethan, to a jealous Alex’s chagrin. This plan backfires when the family runs into Haley’s ex, Dylan, who is now working as a character at Disneyland. Ethan and Dylan get into a fistfight, which is made hilarious by the fact that Dylan is dressed in a giant Little John costume. In the end, Claire is left groaning as Haley chooses Dylan.

Season 4, Episode 7 – “Arrested”

After just short time as a college freshman, Haley is already in major trouble; Phil and Claire are awoken in the middle of the night to a call from police saying she has been arrested for underage drinking. They, along with lawyer Mitchell, drive up to her school to bail her out of jail and deal with the consequences from her college. During her disciplinary hearing with the school, Haley decides that “honesty is the best policy” and blurts out every single thing she has done wrong since arriving at campus – a long list. She is expelled.

Back at home, Cameron is supposed to be taking care of Alex, Luke and Lily, but is not doing a great job. He unknowingly serves Luke soy products and has to rush him to the hospital since Luke is deathly allergic. While there, Alex gets queasy at the sight of another patient’s blood and faints, hitting her head badly. In a series of funny phone calls to Phil and Claire, a panicked Cam tries to insist that he has everything under control.

Even More Modern Family Merriment

With Season 5 well underway and a renewal for a sixth season likely in the works, we won’t have to say goodbye to the Dunphy/Pritchett clan anytime soon. And thank goodness for that! Thanks to all of their side-splitting shenanigans, this Modern Family makes weekday nights much more fun.

How to Maximize Your DVR

Are you getting the best entertainment experience possible?

Interactive TV Many people today can’t imagine life without their DVR. Watching television without the ability to pause and rewind live TV and record shows just seems out of date. But if you do own a DVR, are you getting everything you can out of it? In addition to recording and rewinding, the latest generation of DVR devices can perform a number of advanced features that you may not know about.

Follow these tips to maximize your DVR for the best possible experience.

Double Check Your Video Settings

If you have an HD TV and an HD DVR, you need to make sure that they are set correctly to give you the best picture and sound quality. First, check to see that all of your cables are connected properly with your television connected to your HD DVR using an HDMI cable. Next, set your television’s output to its highest setting (720p, 1080i or 1080p). This way you can be sure that you are getting the best resolution possible when watching HD channels.

Set Your DVR to Record Entire Seasons

In addition to recording individual episodes, your DVR can also automatically record every episode of a series or season. This lets you enjoy new episodes each week without having to remember to set your recordings every time a new episode airs. Simply use your guide to find to a show that you want to record and select it using your remote. Then under recording options select record series and set it to record new episodes or reruns. You can even set it to start recording before the show starts and stop after the show is over.

Connect Your DVR to Your Mobile Devices to Watch On The Go

Certain HD DVRs, like the DIRECTV Genie, allow you to watch using your mobile devices. This makes it easy to catch up on your favorite show while in the waiting room or at the airport. It’s also a great way to keep the kids entertained while you’re out.

Schedule Recordings On The Go

By downloading the DIRECTV mobile apps, you can sync your account with your phone or tablet and then keep track of your recordings on the go. You can even set your DVR to record something from your device when you’re away from the TV. That way you’ll never have to worry about forgetting to record a show before you leave the house.

Keep Your DVR Uncluttered

Just like you can set your DVR to automatically record shows, you can also set it to automatically delete recordings. Set your DVR to delete recordings after a certain amount of time has passed or after you have watched them so that you don’t run out of recording room.

These are just a few of the ways that you can get more out of your DVR. Make sure that you read your user’s guide so that you can take advantage of all your exciting advanced DVR features.


How to Program the DIRECTV Universal Remote

Sometimes even a labor-saving device needs a little something to get started. In the case of your DIRECTV Universal Remote, all you’ll have to do is enter some information and press a few buttons.

DIRECTV offers two types of these devices: the Standard Universal Remote and the Universal RF Remote. Both models allow you to control up to 4 entertainment components, including your DIRECTV receiver, television, DVD player and VCR.

You have two options for programming your DIRECTV Universal Remote, on-screen and manual.

On-screen programming

This programming method displays an easy, step-by-step guide on your TV screen.How to Program Universal Remote

  1. Press the MENU button on the remote.
  2. Select Settings & Help.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select Remote Control.
  5. Select Program Remote.
  6. Follow the directions that appear on-screen.

Manual programming

Follow these steps to program your DIRECTV Universal Remote manually.

After turning on the TV and receiver, the next steps are:

  1. Look up the 5-digit code for your brand of TV. You can find a list of the codes by brand on the DIRECTV website.
  2. Find the MODE switch on the remote control and slide it to the TV position.
  3. Press and hold MUTE and SELECT buttons simultaneously. Release the buttons after the green light at the top of the remote flashes twice.
  4. Enter the 5-digit code. Look for the green light under the TV to flash twice.
  5. Aiming the remote at the television, press VOLUME UP. (If the volume doesn’t increase, try a different code and repeat steps 2-4. The DIRECTV website has a list of instructions to scan for additional codes. When the volume increases, proceed to step 6.)
  6. Again pressing MUTE and SELECT simultaneously, look for the green light at the top of the remote control to flash twice.
  7. Using the remote control keypad, enter the number 960. The same green light on the remote should flash twice again.
  8. Move the MODE switch to the DIRECTV position.


If you need additional help, try the Help Center on the DIRECTV website. You can look up frequently asked questions, consult interactive guides and more.

Once you’ve programmed your universal remote control, start enjoying the exceptional lineup of DIRECTV programming.

How to Find Music Channels

Quick tips to access your favorite tunes on your TV.

iStock_000009383851XSmall You can enjoy more than just great shows and movies on your television. With the right programming package you can also fill your home with your favorite music through your TV. Depending on which DIRECTV package you choose, you can enjoy up to 84 Music Choice music channels. These music channels offer a wide variety of artists, styles and sounds to fit whatever mood you’re in.

Follow these simple steps to enjoy everything from classic rock to classical with Music Choice music channels.

  1. Turn on your TV and DIRECTV receiver – Be sure to adjust the volume on your TV or stereo to an appropriate level before switching to a music channel.
  2. Press the GUIDE button on your remote – This will allow you to preview and quickly navigate to the music channel that you want.
  3. Browse the available Music Choice channels (800’s) – Choose from up to 84 different channels, including Bluegrass, Jazz, Reggae, Folk Rock and much more.
  4. Select the channel you want to hear – Simply enter the channel that you are looking for to start enjoying great music commercial free.

It’s that simple. With a couple clicks of the remote you can enjoy unlimited music from your favorite artists. Whether you want to start a party, set the mood or just relax, Music Choice channels are the best way to listen.

How to Enjoy DIRECTV on the Go

Remember when the only way to watch television was actually sitting in front of a television? Thanks to rapidly escalating improvements in wireless technology, nowadays you can use a smartphone or tablet or computer to enjoy movies, shows and more on the go.How to Enjoy DIRECTV on the Go

DIRECTV Mobile Apps

The ability to experience DIRECTV programming when you’re out and about is just one download away.

The free DIRECTV apps for tablets and mobile phones offer on-the-go viewing, but the convenience doesn’t stop there. You can also use the apps to access your DVR remotely. No need to rush home if you forgot to set up to record before leaving for work – your mobile app has you covered.

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How to Mount Your TV

Nothing cultivates that home theater atmosphere quite like a wall-mounted TV. Likewise, nothing satisfies a homeowner quite like completing a DIY project without a hitch.How to Mount Your TV

Not everyone has the tools or the skills to mount a TV, which is why you’ll find so many professional installation services in the phone book and on the Internet. However, if you feel up to the challenge, start with some basic tips and guidelines.

The hardware

  • Get a kit. Many home improvement stores and other retailers sell wall-mounting kits. If you want to not only mount the TV but also hide the wires and cords, you’ll need a cord cover kit. (Concealing the cords inside the wall with a power bridge kit is recommended for advanced-level DIY enthusiasts only.)
  • Gather your tools. The basic array will include a stud-finder, level, socket wrench, drill and screwdriver. You’ll also need to assemble all the cords and cables you’ll need, making certain each one has the adequate length. Last but not least, get out your owner’s manual and open it to the section on wall-mounting.
  • Find a helper. You’ll need some assistance lifting the TV into position, since it’s heavy yet filled with delicate components.

The positioning

  • Locate the studs. Those delicate components mentioned earlier aren’t built to survive hard falls, so you’ll need to mount the TV to the wall securely – on studs. (Some DIY experts prefer wooden studs to metal studs, although opinions vary.)
  • Get the height right. The TV should be positioned at a height where the center of the screen will be slightly below the viewer’s eye level when seated, and certainly no higher.
  • Adjust brightness. Choose a spot with minimal glare from indoor and natural light.
  • Make a power grab. Be sure the location you choose is within reach of a power outlet.

The process

  • As you run them through the cord cover, try to keep some distance between the power cord and the audio/video cords to avoid creating electronic interference. You can use one wide cover or two smaller, separate covers.
  • Your wall-mounting kit will come with two brackets – one for the back of the TV and one for the wall. Avoid laying the unit screen-down when you attach the TV bracket.
  • Drill the wall bracket’s mounting holes into the studs. Check the level before securing this bracket to the wall.
  • With your helper’s assistance, lift the TV and secure the TV bracket to the wall bracket.
  • Connect the power, video and audio cables to your TV.

Your owner’s manual may have more detailed instructions, so refer to it if you run into a roadblock. Barring complications, mounting your TV should take just a few hours.

So plan carefully, work diligently and enjoy luxuriously.

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