Posted on September 2nd, 2015, by Michael
The newest Genie Server just hit our warehouse!
The HR54 is a the latest, newest, greatest DIRECTV Genie Server yet. And we’ve got them as stock units, and upgraded with tons of extra capacity.
We’ll have more info in the next few days, but if you’ve been waiting until this existed to get a Genie, it’s here!
You can find the HR54 on our site here:
DIRECTV HR54 Genie Server
Posted on August 12th, 2015, by Michael
While there isn’t a lot of 4K content out there yet, it’s absolutely fantastic that DIRECTV already has hardware out to support it, when that content comes!
We now have the DIRECTV C61K 4K Genie Mini in stock.
So far, the only 4K content available is via the DIRECTV streaming network.
But if you have a 4K TV and you are getting a new receiver for it, there’s really no reason not to get the 4K Mini now, so you’ll have some 4K content, and you’ll be ready as soon as more comes online.
Here’s a picture of the back of the C61K:
It only has HDMI for video, but it does have audio via HDMI, coax, or Toslink (optical).
Like any Genie Mini/Client, this requires a Genie server of any variety, which are currently the HR34, HR44, and H44.
Posted on August 2nd, 2015, by Michael
Got this email from a customer, and couldn’t stop laughing:
We were given a taco series two with a lifetime subscription that we apparently cannot connect to our regular tv per our service rep because of the switch to digital around 2012. Is this correct? Can we still use it? Do we need anything to modify? Thanks!
I recommended dousing with Cholula and guac.
Posted on July 27th, 2015, by Michael
We just received stock today of the new DIRECTV Genie Mini C51. This is the latest of the wired Genie Mini clients.
We don’t have the full info yet on what is new here, but it ships with the RC73 RF remote and has the same outputs as the C41 that preceded it.
Posted on July 8th, 2015, by Jeff
We are now shipping DIRECTV’s new lower-cost H44 GenieLite. This is, in effect, a Genie (HR44) but without a hard drive built in. External hard drives will be sold separately, but we don’t yet know whether the H44 will accept drives larger than the DIRECTV-branded 1TB.
The main advantages of the H44 are its size and price. It can be mounted behind a TV and out of sight, and it also can be used in conjunction with other clients in other rooms (C31, C41, C41W). The H44, like the HR44, requires a SWM (single-wire multiswitch) setup, either via SWM LNB or a SWM8 or SWM16.
The H44 also has a PI21 built in, so it can power a SWM LNB without a separate power supply. It CANNOT power a SWM8 or SWM16, however. For a SWM8/SWM16 module, a separate PI29 is required. The H44 itself also requires a power supply.
The H44 supports wired and wireless clients, but without a hard drive (or HR2x on the network), it will not work with a GenieGO.
Our initial view is that there is minimal reason (aside from cost and space constraints) to get an H44 over an HR44, especially since (at least for now), DIRECTV will not permit an H44 and an HR44 to be one account. Given the flexibility and versatility of the Genie HR44, we think that is a far superior box and recommend it over the H44 for most users.