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

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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 Sony and Samsung LED TV models are DIRECTV Ready:

Brand Year Models
Samsung 2011 D6000, D6400, D6420
  2012, 2013 All Smart TVs
Sony 2013 Sony BRAVIA R550A and R520A series


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.

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 friendly and highly trained representatives will be happy to assist you.

Compatible with Genie Remote Control (model RC70 or above).

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