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Here we go again: Largest TiVo Ever!

Posted on April 26th, 2016, by Michael

As we mentioned in our last blog post, we’ve been working with Western Digital’s newest 8 TB drives. We have them available in many of our products, and now we’re ready to announce another one for sale, with immediate availability.

You can now order a Roamio Pro with 16 TB of recording space. This unit will hold up to 2570 HD hours, or an insane 17725 hours of standard definition content. This unit has an internal 8 TB drive, and an external 8 TB drive. And this is, most definitely, the largest TiVo ever.


You can find this huge unit on our TiVo Roamio DVR page. And, yes, it comes with 1 year of prepaid TiVo service.

If you’re looking for a huge unit with 4K capabilities, then see our TiVo BOLT with 10 TB of space – that’s the largest we currently offer for the BOLT line.

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DIRECTV Wireless Genie Client C41W Information

Posted on June 25th, 2013, by Michael

We don’t have a ton of information yet about the upcoming C41W – the wireless Genie Client from DIRECTV – but we’ve got some info. We have a new DIRECTV Genie C41W page on our site which will be where we’ll take orders for the item once we have an idea of when we’ll have it in stock.

This unit will work off a wireless signal from a DIRECTV wireless base station. This is NOT a Wifi adapter, nor will a Wifi adapter help or interfere. And, the Wifi built into the HR44 won’t talk to the C41W (although that can bridge internet to the C41W through the proprietary wireless connection).

The C41W will ship with the RC71 remote. DIRECTV says the C41W is expected to work through roughly five walls and 75 feet. Like all wireless products, range and signal quality will vary in every house and simply won’t work everywhere.

One wireless base station can handle all of the clients. But you will also be able to have multiple base stations to get better coverage around your installation. All base stations need to be wired into the SWM network.

More info as we have it . . .

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Posted on May 3rd, 2013, by Michael

We have preliminary information about the second generation DIRECTV Genie – the HR44. It’s not out yet, but it does sound like a nice evolution of the Genie server.

Here’s the front of the unit:



And here’s the back:


Here are the main differences:

  • Significantly smaller
  • Built in Wifi adapter
  • External power adapter – fewer unit failures this way, and the power supply alone can be replaced if that’s the only problem
  • Ships with the new RC71 remote
  • Faster processor
  • Digital audio out via Toslink and Coax ports

We hope to have them in stock the day they ship!

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DIRECTV C31 Now In Stock!

Posted on October 18th, 2012, by Michael

DIRECTV has been promoting their new Genie system pretty heavily. The Genie is essentially one HR34 HMC (we’ve got those in stock also) and one to three C31 clients.

The C31 is a nice, small unit that was designed to work only with an HR34. It uses the tuners and storage of the HR34.

Since it does so little on-board, the actual component is extremely small – great for mounting behind a flat-screen TV.

You can order a C31 here.

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DirecTV TiVo THR22 Should be Shipping 1/30!

Posted on January 19th, 2012, by Michael

While the date is still an expectation and not a guarantee, we think it’s accurate. So if you’ve been holding off on ordering a new THR22 DirecTV TiVo because you didn’t know when we’d have them, now is the time to order!

We do still have a long list of people in line for these units, but we think we’ll get a pretty good allocation, and that should cover all we have on back-order, plus any orders between now and the 30th.


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