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What is a DIRECTV Ready TV and how does it work?


A DIRECTV Ready TV has a technology called RVU built in that lets you enjoy DIRECTV service and full HD DVR functionality without a receiver when it’s used as an additional TV in a Genie HD DVR setup. With TVs that are not DIRECTV Ready, a small device called Genie Mini is required to allow them to access the Genie HD DVR.

How do I know if my TV is DIRECTV Ready?
Currently only the following TV models are DIRECTV Ready:

Brand Year Models
Samsung 2011 D6000, D6400, D6420
2012, 2013 All Smart TVs
2014 All Smart TVs
Excluding: 5201, 5203, 6201, and 6203 series
2015 J6300, J5500, J550D, J630D
Sony 2013 Sony BRAVIA R550A and R520A series
2014 Sony Bravia KDL-60R510A
2015 KDL-75W850C, KDL-65W850C, KDL-55W800C, KDL-50W800C
Toshiba 2014 55L7400U
LG 2014 LB7200, LB7100, LB6500, LB6300, EC9300
2015 LF6300, EG9100

If I already have or plan to get an DIRECTV Ready TV, is there anything I need to do to make it compatible with the Genie HD DVR?
Currently, only the TV models listed here support DIRECTV Ready. 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.

Which Remote Control should I use with my DIRECTV Ready TV?

You can use both your Genie Remote and the remote that came with your DIRECTV Ready TV.


How do I program my Genie Remote to control my DIRECTV Ready TV?

Press and hold the MUTE & SELECT buttons until green light at the top of the remote flashes twice, then key in the appropriate manufacture code listed below.

  • Enter the TV code (5) (4) (0) (0) (0) for Samsung DIRECTV Ready TVs.
  • Enter the TV code (5) (4) (0) (0) (1) for Sony DIRECTV Ready TVs.
  • Enter the TV code (5) (4) (0) (0) (2) for Toshiba DIRECTV Ready TVs.
  • Enter the TV code (5) (4) (0) (0) (4) for LG DIRECTV Ready TVs.
Click here to view Samsung Visual Remote Guide
Click here to view Sony Visual Remote Guide
Click here to view Toshiba Visual Remote Guide
Click here to view LG Visual Remote Guide

How do I get a DIRECTV Ready TV connected to a Genie HD DVR setup?
If you're ordering new DIRECTV service and would like to connect this TV as an additional TV in your Genie 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 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 representatives will be happy to assist you.

Looking for information about DIRECTV 4K Ready TVs? Click here

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