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alaScore 77

12 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of DIRECTV HD H21. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the DIRECTV HD H21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for DIRECTV HD H21


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of DIRECTV HD H21 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other products in the same category on

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review (

You don't own it!


I'm on my third unit. The unit works as advertised just hope it lasts 2 years. I give it 1 egg for the lack of effective advertising explaining the hidden costs/responsibility of "leasing" and service committments.

Because You need it now, Great New EGG customer service because you bought it here. Great NewEgg pricing

The cost of this receiver is a "lease fee". Direct TV will gladly activate a new/replace an old unit and extend/establish your contract two years. You will also have to send it back to Direct tv if it breaks or you cancel service because you DON'T own...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (

Thanks Newegg!


I ordered it from and it arrived the very next afternoon! That's unbelievable service - with standard ground shipping at that! Thanks!

This unit replaced an original Hughes HIRD-E25 receiver ; Easy to set up and get activated. Directv is providing a new Slimline SWM 5 LNB dish and installing it for no charge... can't beat that. The picture and sound quality are both outstanding

None, so far

Aug, 2009

Consumer review (

Hell of a lot better than the H20.


Newer, runs cooler, UI F/W is far more stable and has better features, sleeker looking, and the power light doesn't stay on all derned night. oh, and all sorts of neat cables, whether you use HDMI or Component

shrugs ; It came with the card. Think the guy who didn't receive one got unlucky

Aug, 2009

Consumer review (

no surprises


If you want HD DirecTV but don't want a DVR this is your only choice.

Comes with HDMI (ok) and component (marginal) cables


Jan, 2009

Consumer review (

DIRECTV H21 HD Receiver


Shipping was extremely fast! delivered again!! DirecTV wanted to charge $126 delivered, Newegg charged $93, and I get a few bucks to boot.

Ease of use, quality of picture, price

none so far

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (

Works as it should ”


This receiver works as it should. It is easy to navigate the menus and easy to adjust settings if needed. I have no complaints.

Jul, 2010

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