So far I am very happy with the performance. I a using a CCK that I had from years ago when I first hooked up Whole Home networking. Might try hooking it direct to my wired ethernet and see if that causes any problems. Would rather not have that CCK hooked up and plugged in. I don't have a Genie remote, so I am using the remotes that came with the TV. Had to go here: https://cdns.directv.com/remote/Genie_Remote_Samsung_Smart_Remote_Comparison.png to figure out how to bring up the DirecTV menu and list. My TV came with the Smart Remote shown along with a larger sized remote with the buttons shown on the on screen remote.