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DIRECTV HR44 Genie RVU Server for Whole Home HD-DVR Receiver (HR44)
DIRECTV HR44 Genie RVU Server for Whole Home HD-DVR Receiver (HR44)
DIRECTV HR44 Genie RVU Server for Whole Home HD-DVR Receiver (HR44)
DIRECTV HR44 Genie RVU Server for Whole Home HD-DVR Receiver (HR44)
DIRECTV HR44 Genie RVU Server for Whole Home HD-DVR Receiver (HR44)

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DIRECTV HR44 Genie RVU Server for Whole Home HD-DVR Receiver (HR44)

Brand: DIRECTV           P\N: HR44          

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Your Price: $299

List Price: $349.00


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The HR44 Genie DVR is DIRECTVs fastest and smallest HD DVR. The Genie Home Media Center HD DVR finally eliminates recording conflicts. You can record up to 5 shows at once with one central DVR, and then watch them in any room of your house. Add Picture-in-Picture and a 1TB hard drive and youve got the best DIRECTV offers. This unit requires a SWM system.


  • Now record 5 shows in HD at once, all with one central DVR. No more recording conflicts!

  • Additional & Advanced Receiver fees apply.

  • Watch the recorded program on more than one TV Client/HD Receiver simultaneously (Limit three [3] remote viewings at a time)

  • Watch recorded shows on every TV Client/HD Receiver

  • Record and delete shows from every connected TV/HD Receiver

  • Stream 3 recordings to secondary rooms

  • Click on the Specifications Tab (above) to see a HR24 Vs. Genie Comparison

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

  • Supports 720p, 1080i and 1080p resolutions

  • RVU Enabled TVs will require one Powered DECA each

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

  • DIRECTV Only authorizes one Genie DVR per account

  • RF Capable with the new RC71 remote. The RC65 remote cannot be used for RF with this DVR.

  • Wireless built in for direct internet connection

  • Read the review here


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

  • With 800 hours of SD storage, you can record up to 1,600 shows

  • Store Up To 200 hours of HD programming

  • Watch 2 shows at once without having to change channels


Features and Connections HR24 HR44
Record up to five shows at the same time Up to two Yes
Picture-in-Picture Not available Yes
1TB of Storage - Stores Up to 200 Hours of HD Up to 100 hours of HD Yes
Whole-Home support for up to four active rooms Not available Yes
Built-in support for cardless/boxless DIRECTV service (RVU) Not Available Yes
Ethernet Jack Yes Yes
External IR Receiver Not Available Yes
Front panel touch sensor/resolution LEDs Yes Yes
Built-in DECA Yes Yes
SWiM Compatible Yes Yes
Multi-switch Compatible Yes No
AM21 ATSC/USB Tuner Support Yes Yes
Watch a recorded program on more than one TV Client/ HD Receiver No, only one Up to three
Communication with other RVU Enabled Devices, (TVs, Blu-ray players, etc.) No Yes
Wireless Connection to the internet No Yes

What is RVU?    RVU 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.


  Whats in the Box  
      • 6-Foot HDMI Cable
      • 6-Foot Component Cable
      • 6-Foot A/V Cable
      • Power Cable

    • HR44 Satellite Receiver
    • Access Card
    • RC71 IR/RF Remote Control
    • (2) AA Batteries
 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
Composite Output (RCA)

Stereo Output (L/R)
Digital Audio (Coax/Optical)
S/PDIF (Coax/Optical)
Data Dimensions
(1) Satellite Inputs (Coaxial)
(2) USB
(1) Ethernet

Width: 12.5"
Height: 1.5"
Depth: 9.5"

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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