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

A DIRECTV Ready TV has RVU built which allows you to 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.

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
2016 UN55K6250, UN49K6250
Sony 2013 Sony BRAVIA R550A and R520A series
2014 Sony Bravia KDL-60R510A
2015 KDL-75W850C, KDL-65W850C, KDL-55W800C, KDL-50W800C
LG 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?
If you have one of the TV models 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 for the update.

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.