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DIRECTV H21 DIRECTV MPEG-4 High Definition HD Receiver (H21)
DIRECTV H21 DIRECTV MPEG-4 High Definition HD Receiver (H21)
DIRECTV H21 DIRECTV MPEG-4 High Definition HD Receiver (H21)
DIRECTV H21 DIRECTV MPEG-4 High Definition HD Receiver (H21)

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DIRECTV H21 DIRECTV MPEG-4 High Definition HD Receiver (H21)

Brand: DIRECTV           P\N: H21           UPC: 185463000191

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This is a great high definition receiver for basic use. It fits well in an equipment rack and will use an RF remote and an ethernet connection with no additional purchase necessary. This receiver works with legacy dish systems and SWiM systems.


  • DIRECTV requires a 24 month (lease) commitment on all activated receivers Click Here for details regarding the DIRECTV EQUIPMENT LEASE AGREEMENT.

  • H21 requires B-Band Converter (sold separately) If being used on a non-SWM system

  • Access to Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound Technology

  • Up to 1080i picture resolution for crystal-clear, sharp pictures, vibrant colors and wider images.

  • This unit does not have an ATSC tuner for Off-Air antenna

  • We Do Not Ship to Canada

  • Built in RF antenna

  • Includes Remote and Access Card

  • Internal Power Supply

  • DECA Compatible
  • Multi-Room Viewing Compatible
  • MRV Compatible

  • For easy activation; please call our activation hotline at 1-866-726-4183

  • 3D Compatible, after automatic update

  • For an RF Remote Click Here

  • Seamlessly integrates with off-air and DIRECTV channels in one guide. Plus you can search the entire guide (up to 7 days) on screen while viewing an active channel in the picture window.

  • Full screen, stretched letterbox, pillar box and crop. Plus, you can customize your viewing for 480i, 480p, 720p,1080i, or native resolution formats.

  • High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) - One simple connection gives you the highest quality picture and audio for your HD television.

  • Optimize your home theater experience with component, composite and S-video connections, as well as, Dolby® digital 5.1 optical audio outputs.

  • View and log Caller ID information provided by your local phone company.


Get the best choice and widest selection of high-definition and digital entertainment with the DIRECTV
HD Receiver. Images are sharper. Colors are brighter. Sound is crisper. The DIRECTV HD Receiver
truly transforms your TV. Add DIRECTV® HD Access and you’re all set for an unforgettable HD viewing
experience. Take a look at all the convenient features you’ll get with the DIRECTV HD Receiver — and
get ready for the extraordinary world of HD entertainment.

  • View standard definition content and high definition content.
  • Search the channel guide up to 14 days in advance for what to watch.
  • Search for your favorite shows via person, title, keyword or channel.
  • Take advantage of DIRECTV interactive features like DIRECTV ACTIVE*
  • Enjoy the picture at the proper resolution. Also choose your screen format: full screen, stretched, letterbox, pillar box, or crop mode.
  • Listen to superb theater quality sound with additional hardware.
  • View and log Caller ID information provided by your local phone company.†
  • Optimize your experience with the connection you choose, even all digital HDMI.
  • Enjoy peace of mind about what content the children are watching by locking out objectionable programming.
  • Customize the guide by choosing only the channels you want to see.
  • Standard-definition (SD) and high definition (HD) enabled.
  • 7-day Advanced Program Guide®
  • Search By function for searching
  • Interactive TV enabled*
  •  480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i picture output and multiple screen formats supported
  • HDMI, Component, S-Video, Composite, Optical Audio outputs
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound capable**
  • On-Screen Caller ID†
  • Integrated RF antenna
  • Parental locks/controls
    Favorite channels list

Box Contents

  • HDMI cable
  • Component (YPbPr)
  • S-Video cable
  • A/V (RCA) cable
  • Access Card
  • Phone Card
  • RC64 IR Remote
  • 2 AA batteries


Compete Product Specifications:

Model Number       H21
Width                 15"
Height                2.6"
Depth                   9.3"


Satellite 1,

Inputs / Outputs

HDMI             1
S-Video         1
Component     1 (YPrPB)
Composite      2 (RCA)
Digital Optical 1
Digital           1 (coaxial)
Stereo          2 (L/R, RCA)
USB Port       1
Internal RF Antenna

Other Features

  • Mpeg-2 and Mpeg-4 Compatible
  • Advanced Program Guide® (Up to 7 days)
  • Caller ID
  • Simultaneous SD HD output
  • Parental Controls B
  • Autotune
  • Find by Title, Person and Keyword
  • MPEG-4 AV Capable
  • Dolby ® Digital 5.1
  • Custom Favorite Channel Lists

Can be used in a legacy setup:        Yes

Can be used in a SWiM setup:         Yes

Can connect via ethernet:                Yes

Component output:                           Yes

RF remote capable:                          Yes

Internal power supply:                     Yes



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