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First 4K Receiver in Stock! The DIRECTV C61K Genie 4K Mini is Here.

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.

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HDMI Video Adapters for Older TVs

We’ve been getting this request more and more: customer has an older, non-HDMI TV, and wants to use a streaming stick or player, like an AppleTV or an Amazon Fire Stick, that only has an HDMI output.

So we sourced a solution. It’s an adapter that converts HDMI to RCA (red/yellow/white composite) output. Frankly, this wasn’t easy. There are a TON of these adapters out there, and our testing showed that many (maybe even most) don’t work. Some work, but aren’t bright. Some work, but only with certain sticks and players. Some work, but have bad image quality.


Anyway, we tested and tested, and now we’re selling these adapters that really truly work in every situation we could throw at them.

Here is our page of HDMI to Older TV Video Adapter configurations.

These work for:

  • AppleTV
  • Amazon Fire
  • Amazon Fire Stick
  • Roku Player
  • Roku Streaming Stick
  • Google Chromecast
  • Laptops with HDMI like MacBooks
  • Just about anything with an HDMI output
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Roamio OTA – 2 TB and 6 TB Models in Stock

For those looking for a great, inexpensive way to help them cut the cord with cable, TiVo has introduced the Roamio OTA.

This model ONLY works with an over-the-air antenna, but, as those of you who have used antenna know, this is the best quality HD picture available. There is so much bandwidth available to OTA broadcasters that they use the least compression (less than cable or satellite in most cases) so that produces the best quality picture.

We now sell the Roamio OTA in two configurations: 2 TB for up to 300 HD hours of recording space, and 6 TB for up to 960 hours! In both cases, all storage is internal.

See the Roamio OTA options on our TiVo Roamio page.

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TiVo Mini with Lifetime Service is Currently $149.99 at WeaKnees!

Starting today, September 7, TiVo Minis purchased directly from WeaKnees¬†include Product Lifetime Service! This means NO additional monthly fee to use Minis. The price for this package of Mini and service is $149.99 – that’s a $100 savings over the pre-promotion price of $99.99 for the hardware and $149.99 for the Lifetime Service.

If you have any 4 or 6 tuner TiVo DVR, you can use up to three Minis with it to see live TV, recorded shows, and much more, in other rooms.


TiVo Mini DVR Companions are compatible with:

Minis require a hard-wired link to the main DVR. This can be ethernet or coax – but coax might require a MoCA adapter in some configurations. Minis are NOT compatible with Wifi.

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DIRECTV GenieGO 2 is in Stock!

We’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the DIRECTV GenieGO 2, and it’s here!


The GenieGO allowed DIRECTV customers to stream and copy shows from most current DVRs to their phones, laptops, desktops, and tablets.

The GenieGO 2 is 2-3 times faster, and includes a coax port, SWM splitter, and coax cable to make installation much, much easier!