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!