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DIRECTV Genie HD DVR

Learn about the features of the Genie HD DVR.

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Functions and features of the Genie HD DVR

Everyone in your home can enjoy a favorite live or recorded show in any room with a single Genie HD DVR. There are no more recording conflicts or missed shows because it records up to five shows at once. Connect up to eight Genie Minis for full DVR functionality on other TVs.

Our customers' favorite Genie features include:
  • Watch live or recorded shows at the same time on up to four TVs. You can start watching a program in one room and finish in another room.
  • A terabyte of recording space provides plenty of room for all your recorded shows.
  • Turn on Genie Recommends for super-smart show recommendations based on what you watch.
  • Advanced Features for Sports Fans: SportsMix, Game Finder and Fantasy Stats.
  • Picture-in-Picture, so you can watch two channels at the same time.

For full features and functionality, download the Genie User Guide (PDF, 7MB). 
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How to get the Genie DVR

New customers: Visit the DIRECTV shop to select a Genie HD DVR and Genie Mini for each TV. Select Get DIRECTV to see what is available in your area and add items to your cart.

Existing Customers: To upgrade to Genie DVR or add a Genie Mini to another TV, call 800.288.2020.
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Already have Genie DVR?

Here are two articles to help you get started.

Program your Genie remote - Learn how to program your remote to control your TV and audio devices.

Troubleshoot issues with your Genie DVR - Solve a warning or error message and load a DVR playlist.
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