Reducing your DirecTV channels down to something reasonable

If you don’t have DirecTV, you can go ahead and skip this post. Just thought I’d post this list of non-shopping, non-religious, non-infomercial, non-stupid channels in the DirecTV channel lineup. When you sign up for DirecTV, you have somewhere between 200 and 900 channels and navigating through them via the guide takes 15 minutes per rotation.

To make your life a lot easier, you should delete all of these unnecessary channels off of your receiver as soon as you can. Since I’ve been through this process several times, I thought I’d publish my list of channels to keep, in order to give others a head start. Here they are:

4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 16, 22, 28, 101, 202, 206-209, 212, 229, 231, 232, 235-237, 241, 242, 244, 245, 247-249, 251-254, 256, 258, 264-267, 271, 276-278, 280-286, 304, 306-308, 335, 337, 355, 356, 501-505, 507-509, 515-517, 525-531, 535-542, 545-552, 554-559, 603, 614, 687, 688-1

Note that this is from the Seattle channel lineup so your mileage under channel 100 may vary. Happy deleting!

5 comments on “Reducing your DirecTV channels down to something reasonable”. Leave your own?
  1. Brade says:

    Word wrap plz?

  2. Jeff Hartman says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if removing those channels would also reduce the DirecTV bill accordingly?

  3. Doug Morris says:

    Nice one Jeff! And thanks Mike, your list will save me some time this weekend.

  4. Mary says:

    But you didn’t tell how to delete them. I think they now prevent you from deleting…cruel punishment!

  5. Mike D. says:

    Mary: I think you can still delete them. I got rid of DirecTV several months ago but was able to at that time. You just need to create a Channel List.

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