Essential HD Receiver Satellite System

Essential HD Receiver

The Essential HD Receiver is the latest in TV technology. It delivers High Definition TV, 14 days of expanded programming information, Smart Reminder Technology, and highly customizable Parental Controls and Favourites Lists.

We've provided detailed information to help you make the most of the features available with your Essential HD Receiver.

Connections: Getting set up properly

Your Essential HD Receiver has a number of options for connecting to your television. For the best picture quality, use an HDMI cable to connect to your HD television.

Programming and using your remote control

Your Remote gives you access to the amazing technology in your Essential HD Receiver and the accompanying software. It's designed to work with your Essential HD Receiver. You can program it to control the volume and power on your TV or home theatre, so you aren't overloaded with remotes.

Watching TV in HD: Adjusting screen ratios

The screen settings on your Essential HD Receiver can be adjusted to display TV images the way you want to on your TV. This is important when you're watching standard definition programming on your HDTV.

Navigating the Essential HD Receiver Menus and interactive On-Screen Guide

The interactive On-Screen Guide tells you what's on. It helps you find movies, programs and even tells you what channels you subscribe to and what channels are being offered free at any given time. Other menus give you access to search tools, music channels and parental controls to help protect your children from inappropriate content.


While problems are rare, we want to give you the tools to resolve any technical issues quickly and easily. We're always here to help, but if you want to do it yourself, here's a helpful guide.

Top Frequently Asked Questions

The top frequently asked questions such as, "What does the 'menu' button do?" and "How do I search for something to watch or listen to?".

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