Hide Duplicate Analog Channels on a DirecTV HD Receiver

7 Quick Steps on Your Remote Control

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How do you hide duplicate analog channels on a DirecTV HD receiver?

This is one thing that drives me crazy when searching for TV programming on a ​DirecTV HD receiver. Basically, the analog channel is listed next to the HD channel so on-screen you see about half as many channels as you should.

Another thing is that HD subscribers have to flip through the analog equivalent of a high-definition channel when channel surfing.

Luckily, there is an easy solution:

  1. Press Menu on the remote control
  2. Select Parental, Favs & Setup
  3. Select System Setup
  4. Select [b}Display
  5. Scroll to Guide HD Channels and press Select
  6. Highlight in yellow Hide SD duplicates and press Select
  7. Press Exit on remote control