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What is DIRECTV Genie® HD DVR?

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Available only from DIRECTV, What is DIRECTV Genie? That’s simple. DIRECTV Genie, available only from DIRECTV, is a state-of-the-art HD DVR that lets you enjoy full HD DVR service in every room of your home - without needing a separate receiver DVR in every room. In the Genie Whole-Home HD DVR setup, only one of your TVs is directly connected to the DIRECTV Genie DVR, and while each of your additional TVs is connected to the DIRECTV Genie DVR using with either a Genie Mini or Wireless Genie Mini. These are small, convenient boxes that are easy to hide behind your TVs. You can enjoy DIRECTV service and full HD DVR functionality on every one of your TVs in this setup.

Other features of DIRECTV Genie include:

  • The ability to record any five shows at the same time, all in HD. So That means no more recording conflicts.
  • A full terabyte of recording capacity, so you don't have to keep deleting recorded shows you want to keep in order to make room for new ones.
  • Genie Recommends, a special feature that recommends suggests shows based on what you already watch and even records them for you, so you can watch them instantly.
  • RVU technology, which allows RVU-enabled TVs to be connected to the DIRECTV Genie DVR as additional TVs in your setup without a Genie Mini box. (How to tell if your TV is RVU-enabled.)

Watch this video to learn how to use Genie:


How to get the DIRECTV Genie DVR:

New Customers: To get a DIRECTV Genie HD DVR setup with your DIRECTV service, just select a Genie HD DVR and one Genie Mini for each additional TV when you place your DIRECTV order.

Existing Customers: Please call 1-800-531-5000.

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