Revised and updated, May 2013
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.
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 (including HR34 reviews)
Hands on: DIRECTV Genie HD DVR and Genie Recommends
Hands on with the DIRECTV HR34 with HD Menus
DIRECTV promotes Genie HD DVR
HR34 Genie Q&A
YES you can use the AM21 with an HR34 Genie DVR and...
Multiroom DVR Showdown
Your choice: Genie or 3 HR24s?
Engadget's review of the HR34 and C31
Ten biggest Genie myths (and two facts))
Other things named Genie
Do You Need the Internet For DIRECTV's Genie?
My HR34 Install
DirecTV HR34 (GENIE) and C31 first impressions
Genie - does it need the whole home fee?
Solid Signal goes Hands On with the new HR44 Genie DVR
DIRECTV's HR44 Genie: use IR and RF at the same time!
About the C31 and C41 Genie Clients and RVU TVs
UPDATED: DIRECTV and Samsung's RVU solution
Hands on with DIRECTV's C31 RVU Home Media Center Client
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!!
Is your TV RVU certified? Here's the latest list
Using your Samsung remote for your RVU Client? Find the buttons you need
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?
2013 Sony RVU TVs approved!!
TIP: Program your RC71 remote to control your RVU TV
Serious tip for installers about c31
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?
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 - YouTube
DIRECTV Genie Commercials