How to Upgrade DIRECTV HD Receivers

By Ashley Hay

If you are a DIRECTV subscriber and would like to exchange your standard receiver or high-definition receiver to an upgraded HD receiver, you can upgrade your box at any time. Upgraded HD receivers may include more features such as a digital video recorder or additional storage space for your recordings. Upgrading your HD receiver takes only a few minutes. In most cases, your new receiver will be delivered within a few days.

Visit the DIRECTV website.

Click the "My Account" tab and log in to your account.

View the "My Equipment" section and click on the highlighted links to research the different HD receivers available.

Click the "Add to Cart" button next to the receiver you would like to upgrade to.

Enter the requested information to schedule an appropriate time for an installer to visit your home and deliver your new box.