Revised and updated, February 2015
DIRECTV's Genie System is the biggest news to come out of the company since the introduction of the HR20 in 2006. Even though the hardware doesn't look very different, it includes a completely different technology called RVU or DIRECTV-Ready.
To make it easy, we've compiled a list of everything we've written about Genie and how to use it in one easy post. Some of these articles have the same information because they were written at different times, but if you read it all and watch the videos you will become a Genie expert!
General Genie Facts
DIRECTV promotes Genie HD DVR
YES you can use the AM21 with an HR34 Genie DVR and...
Multiroom DVR Showdown
Your choice: Genie or 3 HR24s?
Ten biggest Genie myths (and two facts))
Other things named Genie
Do You Need the Internet For DIRECTV's Genie?
Where's the STOP button on my new DIRECTV remote?
NICE AND EASY: What's the flashing light on my Genie Remote?
NICE AND EASY: Do you need a DECA for a Genie?
My HR34 Install
DirecTV HR34 (GENIE) and C31 first impressions
Genie - does it need the whole home fee?
Hands on: DIRECTV Genie HD DVR and Genie Recommends
HR34 Genie Q&A
Engadget's review of the HR34 and C31
About the HR44 Genie DVR
Solid Signal goes Hands On with the new HR44 Genie DVR
DIRECTV's HR44 Genie: use IR and RF at the same time!
TIP: How to install an HR44 Genie DVR
NICE AND EASY: Comparing the HR34 and HR44
NICE AND EASY: Install an HR44 Genie DVR
Hate the new HR44 remote? Use the old one instead
TIP: Use the DIRECTV AM21 with your HR44 Genie DVR
About the C31 and C41 Wired Genie Mini Clients
Hands On Review of the C41 Mini Genie Client
CEDIA Expo Report: DIRECTV Booth Tour
What is the difference between Genie and Whole-Home viewing?
The simple guide to adding a Genie Client
TIP: How to use RVU with your C31 Genie Client or Samsung RVU TV
H25 or C31 Genie Client... which is best for you?
IMPORTANT C31 Genie Client tip!!
Solid Signal goes Hands On with the new C41 Genie Client
Can you use a C31 Genie Client with Cat-5 Ethernet cable?
Can you use a Genie Client but limit access to the playlist?
Is it true that Genie has a client without wires or boxes?
NICE AND EASY: How many Genie Mini Clients can I have?
Important information and FAQs about the Wireless C41 Receiver
RVU Networking for Genie Clients -- is it necessary to set a static IP?
How do you know if you have a C31 or C41?
How hot should a C31 or C41 Genie Mini Client get?
Can you use an RVU TV without a SWM System?
FROM THE RUMOR MILL: Can you turn a C41 wireless?
Serious tip for installers about c31
About the C41W Wireless Genie Mini Client and Wireless Video Bridge
WHITE PAPER: Advanced DIRECTV C41 Wireless Troubleshooting
NICE AND EASY: Can you mix wired and wireless Genie Clients?
DIRECTV Wireless Genie Mini now available nationally
C41 Wireless giving you instructions in Spanish? Here's the easy fix.
UPDATED: DIRECTV and Samsung's RVU solution
Is your TV RVU certified? Here's the latest list
TIP: Program your Genie Remote remote to control your DIRECTV-Ready (RVU) TV
Using your Samsung remote for your RVU Client? Find the buttons you need
About RVU and networking
WHITE PAPER: More than 16 tuners in the home
RVU: The biggest thing since Multi-Room Viewing
DIRECTV RVU is part of DLNA... what does all that mean?
MoCA 101: What is MoCA?
What's the difference between MRV and RVU?
TIP: Connect your Genie to the internet without a Cinema Connection Kit!
Solid Signal Videos
DIRECTV Genie and Genie Recommends - Solid Signal Exclusive Hands On
DIRECTV C31 RVU Client: Solid Signal Exclusive Hands-On Review
Solid Signal goes Hands On with the new DIRECTV HR44 Genie DVR
Solid Signal goes Hands on: DIRECTV C41W Wireless Client - YouTube
DIRECTV Genie Commercials
DIRECTV Genie - The Most Advanced Whole Home HD DVR
DIRECTV - What Record 5 Shows at Once
DIRECTV - Whats Cable Worse Than?