The DirecTV C41 next gen “advanced whole home client” made a brief appearance at the FCC. And it really is a limited engagement, as there’s not much to contemplate beyond the label above and reference to the 2.4GHz RF. However, last month Pace fired off a press release announcing DirecTV’s hardware successors:
Pace (LSE: PIC), a leading global developer of advanced technologies for service providers, today announced the recent approval for production of DIRECTV’s next generation HR44 “Genie” Media Server and C41 “mini Genie” device. These innovative new products are developed in compliance with the RVU protocol.
The announcement goes on to say that these boxes are intended to replace the existing DirecTV Genie H34 and C31 whole-home DVR hardware – a solution Engadget declared “the best” (along with DISH’s Hopper). Interestingly, while Pace may be behind the announcement, it’s Technicolor who submitted the new hardware to the FCC for review.