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DirecTV Uncorks Five-Tuner Genie DVR

Multiroom DVR can auto-record recommended shows 10/11/2012 05:08:27 PM Eastern

DirecTV has named its multiroom HD DVR -- which can record up to five TV channels at the same time -- the "Genie," adding an automatic-recommendation feature that records shows based on subscribers' tastes.

The No. 1 satellite operator is positioning the Genie's five tuners and recommendation features as besting Dish Network's three-tuner Hopper DVR. However, DirecTV's box lacks the latter's controversial automatic ad-skipping feature. In addition, while Genie includes 1 Terabyte of storage, the Hopper has 2 TB.

DirecTV says the Genie can record up to 200 hours of HD programming or 800 hours of SD content, beating typical cable DVRs.

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