They’re calling it the most advanced HD DVR on the planet… which may sound like a tall order, but after checking out the competition and comparing it with what we have in the office and at home, you won’t find us arguing! The DIRECTV Genie HD DVR allows couch potatoes to record up to five shows at the same time and delivers three times more HD capacity than cable. With the Genie from DIRECTV you can kiss the days goodbye when recording conflicts meant the new season of The League was bumped out of your queue by your girlfriend’s seemingly never ending episodes of The Real Housewives of New York. Gentlemen, can I get an Amen!?

This new DVR system is uniquely appealing for power-viewers who don’t want to miss a moment of the action! Beyond it’s massive 1-TB hard drive and impressive scheduling abilities the Genie also serves your entire home, so you can enjoy DVR services on every TV without a set-top box in each room. Additionally it’s a “Smart DVR” and will make recommendations based on your viewing tastes, somewhat similar to what TIVO has been doing for a while now.

Key Features:

  • Record up to 6 shows at the same time, including 1 VOD.
  • Search and schedule recordings 2 weeks in advance.
  • Catch up on past episodes, as far back as 5 weeks.
  • Start programs at the beginning if you tune in late.
  • Watch 4 different live or recorded shows in 4 different rooms, all at the same time.
  • Enjoy a full HD DVR experience on every TV in your home, with 1 Genie
  • 1 terabyte (TB) of Storage
  • Picture-in-Picture

Available only to new DIRECTV customers: $TBA  for more info go to:

About The Author


Busted Wallet’s resident testing and review specialist, Josh has a keen eye for all things tech, booze, and sports-related. After working closely with brands such as Nike, The North Face, EA Sports, Burton, HP, Oakley, Sony, Cannondale, Taylormade Golf and many others over the past decade he’s grown to become one of the most reliable reviewers in the business.

One Response

  1. Hunter

    Thanks for posting info on DirecTV’s new DVR. It looks very shiny, but calling it “the Most Advanced DVR on the Planet” might be a slight exaggeration. I remember the first time I saw the Hopper in action when they unveiled it at the DISH call center where I work. It had superior specs and still does. I have the Hopper and Joey setup, and it connects my whole home to a 2 terabyte hard drive that I can expand with another 2 terabyte external drive. Their simultaneous recording ability isn’t exactly new either; I can record up to six shows and that includes recording the four big networks entire primetime schedule. DirecTV may not be innovative, but they do make a sharp looking set top box.


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