DIRECTV HS17 Review - Does the HS17 Live Up to the Hype?

May 26, 2023
David Sunnyside

Throughout its history, DIRECTV has largely been regarded as a technological leader. From advanced on-screen guides to award-winning iPhone apps, the company has a reputation for innovation. Its latest innovation is the Genie whole-home DVR, which goes head to head with DISH’s popular Hopper with Joey. But does DIRECTV’s latest DVR really live up to the hype?

The answer is a resounding “yes.” In fact, the HS17 Genie 2 has received such rave reviews that some DIRECTV customers are even considering upgrading to it from their existing HR54 system. Whether you’re looking to add more storage, simultaneous recordings or more 4K streams the Genie 2 is a solid choice. Plus you can connect it to Alexa and enjoy voice control over your TV. Search for movies starring your favorite actor or words in the title, change channels and more with just your voice. You can even watch two shows side-by-side with the unique picture-in-picture feature.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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