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DIRECTV Genie Lite Receiver - Can be converted to DVR (H44)
DIRECTV Genie Lite Receiver - Can be converted to DVR (H44)
DIRECTV Genie Lite Receiver - Can be converted to DVR (H44)
DIRECTV Genie Lite Receiver - Can be converted to DVR (H44)

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DIRECTV Genie Lite Receiver - Can be converted to DVR (H44)

Brand: DIRECTV           P\N: H44          

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Solid Signal is an Authorized Dealer of DIRECTV products.
The H44 Genie Lite brings Genie function to a whole new level at an amazing price! Start with the Genie Lite and add client boxes or DIRECTV-ready Smart TVs. When you're ready, add a DIRECTV-branded hard drive to convert the Genie Lite into a 5-tuner DVR!

DVR function requires a specific hard drive available only from DIRECTV.


  • H44 Hard drive is only available from DIRECTV. Will not work with off-the-shelf external drives.

  • Additional & Advanced Receiver fees apply.

  • Stream shows to 3 other locations

  • SWM System Required What qualifies as a SWM System? Click Here

  • Supports 720p, 1080i and 1080p resolutions

  • For Off-Air TV Reception get the AM21 Add-on

  • You cannot add a Genie Lite if you already have an HR34, HR44, or HR54 Genie.

  • RF Capable with the Genie remote. The RC65 remote cannot be used for RF with this DVR.

  • Wireless built in for direct internet connection


  • DIRECTV requires a 24 month (lease) commitment on all activated receivers Click Here for details regarding the DIRECTV EQUIPMENT LEASE AGREEMENT.

  • Provides DIRECTV Whole-Home DVR Service in 4 active rooms when used with DIRECTV-branded hard drive.

  • Using a Genie Lite, you can add a DIRECTV-ready smart TV without having to add another receiver

  • 200 hour recording capacity when used with hard drive.

  • Questions about DIRECTVs policy on new receivers? Click here.

  • Read the Exclusive Review!

  • For your convenience, all DIRECTV receivers, DVRs, and clients may be activated within one business day after confirming your DIRECTV account information. Signal Group LLC will activate this equipment using any available source for DIRECTV account information. Activating this equipment will start a new 2-year contract with DIRECTV, and payment of this transaction signifies that you agree to this new contract. Inactivated equipment can be returned to Solid Signal within 30 days of receipt with an approved RMA.


Features and Connections H25 H44
Converts into a DVR with hard drive sold separately No Yes
Picture-in-Picture No Yes
Can be used in conjunction with HR34 or HR44 Genie Yes No
Support for four TVs No Yes
Built-in support for DIRECTV-Ready TVs No Yes
Ethernet Jack Yes No
IR and RF Remote-capable Yes Yes
Front panel touch sensor/resolution LEDs Yes No
Built-in DECA Yes Yes
SWiM Compatible Yes Yes
Multi-switch Compatible Yes No
AM21 ATSC/USB Tuner Support Yes Yes
Wireless Connection to the internet No Yes

What is RVU?    RVU, also called DIRECTV-ready is a standard that is being set by several companies to progress how electronics communicate with each other for TV, internet, and more.

The HR44 acts as the server and RVU Enabled devices like TVs, blue-ray players, tablets, and computers, act as a client.  This makes it possible to bring content to multiple devices in the house, without the use of a receiver at each outlet. 

TV’s without RVU or RVU Enabled components will require a set top box.    This is similar to when TV’s were built with the Cable Ready function, where they would not require a cable box to get programming.  However RVU standard allows for a much richer experience, with programming guides, picture-in-picture, access to on-demand, internet, and shared media.

 Beyond Solid Signals return policy this item is covered by the Manufacturers Warranty of 90 Days Parts and Labor.  Extended service plans are available from DIRECTV.

 Activation Process  
 As we are an Authorized Dealer, all you have to do is Call DIRECTV once you have the receiver to activate it over the phone. 
Video Audio
HDMI Output
Component Output (requires separate adapter)
Composite Output (requires separate adapter)

Stereo Output (L/R)
Digital Audio (Coax)

Data Dimensions
(1) Satellite Inputs (Coaxial)
Dedicated hard drive port
(1) USB

Width: 8"
Height: 1.25"
Depth: 8"

DIRECTV  Receiver Lease  
All DIRECTV equipment offers are for leased equipment only. Equipment costs, particularly for advanced products such as HD and/or DVR receivers, can be sizable and provides customers with a more affordable alternative.
As of 3/1/06 DIRECTV® now requires a 24 month commitment and all equipment must be returned to DIRECTV® if customer cancels service with DIRECTV®


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Recent Review:
Missy the installer - Suffolk, VA - 9/6/2016
Great little Receiver for best price on Web !!!

Customer Reviews:
Great little Receiver for best price on Web !!!
- Suffolk, VA -
I bought one of these for my dad but from A big box warehouse store & lost $55.00 but came back to Solid Signal for a purchase of an guaranteed C-41 W !!! The H44-Lite is an excellent receiver for use with wireless bridge & C-41W client & the wireless picture on my dad's Samsung 32 & Samsung 55 UHD is phenomenal !!! You won't be disappointed in this small but powerful receiver !!! Buy direct here, DIY & save money too !!! Solid Signal is awesome !!!

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