It's kind of cool. Now I'm able to use RVU client that my Samsung SmartTV has available. It's kind of neat except that the picture appears to be darker and no DirecTV subtitle option (just closed captioning). Is it normal for pictures and guides to appear darker? Well, anyway, I love it. It replaced my ever so faithful HR20. I still have the two HR24's and love it. By the way, does the Genie also improve pictures? My friend thought the TV looks brighter. I can't really tell.