RVU is a software technology built into the Genie™ Whole-Home HD DVR that allows you to enjoy a full HD DVR experience on additional TVs in your home without additional receivers. Your additional TVs are connected to the Genie™ Whole-Home HD DVR via a small RVU-enabled Genie Mini device. Some TV models have RVU built in (see below), allowing them to access the Genie™ Whole-Home HD DVR even without a Genie Mini device. Certain third-party devices are also RVU-enabled, which means any additional TV in your home can enjoy the functionality of the Genie™ Whole-Home HD DVR via your RVU-enabled device.
How do I know if my TV is RVU-enabled?
Currently only the following Sony and Samsung LED TV models are RVU-enabled:
||LED (LCD inclusive)
||D6000, D6400, D6420
||ES6100, 6150, 6500, 6550, 6580, 6900, 7100, 7150, 7500, 7550, 8000, 9000
E6500, 7000, 8000
||F5100, 6100, 6300, 6350, 6400, 6800, 7100, 7500, 7550, 8000, 9000, 9500
||Sony BRAVIA R550A and R520A series
If I already have or plan to get an RVU-enabled TV, is there anything I need to do to make it compatible with the Genie™ Whole-Home HD DVR?
Currently, only the TV models listed here support RVU. More TV models are coming soon. If you have one of these TVs in the list above, please make sure it has the latest TV firmware, which can be downloaded from the Internet. Please follow the instructions in your TVs manual to upgrade your device.
How do I get an RVU-enabled TV connected to a Genie Whole-Home HD DVR setup?
If you're ordering new DIRECTV service and would like to connect this TV as an additional TV in your Genie™ Whole-Home HD DVR setup, please call 1-888-777-2454.
If you're a current DIRECTV customer and would like to connect this TV as an additional TV in your Genie™ Whole-Home HD DVR setup, please call 1-800-531-5000.
Our general customer service is available daily from 8 AM to 1 AM ET. One of our friendly and highly trained representatives will be happy to assist you.