Today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las
Vegas DISH CEO Joe Clayton introduced our new Whole-Home HD DVR
entertainment system, featuring the Hopper and Joey.
The Hopper HD DVR and accompanying small Joey
set-top boxes create a whole-home HD DVR entertainment system that
lets DISH customers easily record, pause, and play back shows from
any room in the home. While most whole-home DVRs do not have the
same DVR functionality on every TV, the Hopper and Joey whole-home
system offers the same DVR functionality on every TV, letting
customers pause, play and rewind both live and recorded HD
programs in up to four rooms.
Hopper unit features:
· Three satellite TV
· A two-terabyte hard drive for up to 2,000 hours of
· Up to 250 hours of HD or up to 1,000
hours of SD user recordings
· Bluetooth for linking to devices
such as wireless headphones
· Picture-in-picture for watching
any two channels simultaneously
Combined with a Joey, the Hopper whole-home HD DVR
system offers more advanced features:
· 750 MHz Broadcom
processer – the fastest satellite receiver processor available
today for a quick, responsive on-screen guide
50 percent more energy efficient for a four-room installation than
· ZigBee RF4CE using a proprietary protocol
remote with “remote control finder” alert
· High definition
· Easy-to-use, fast, graphical, tile-based user
interface with predictive search
· Small, sleek chassis for
The Hopper’s new,
unparalleled feature, PrimeTime Anytime allows customers, with one
click, to record using a single tuner all of the primetime TV
programming from ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC – the networks that deliver
the most popular shows during primetime. Once activated by a
customer, PrimeTime Anytime records network programming in high
definition, where available, every night and stores them for eight
days after they have aired. This creates an on-demand library of
approximately 100 hours of primetime TV shows, and makes it easy
to catch up on episodes from last night and last week’s airing.
Additional Hopper Benefits
Capabilities: The Hopper can record up to six TV shows at once
(two live programs and four PrimeTime Anytime shows) while
allowing viewers to watch up to four different recorded or
on-demand shows in four rooms of the house, simultaneously. This
gives a family a variety of options to control or view their
recordings and to watch shows in any room from a single Hopper.
· Blockbuster @Home™: The Hopper’s on-demand
capabilities give access to DISH’s Blockbuster @Home™ for $10 per
month which is now enhanced with more than 10,000 total titles
streaming to the TV.
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· Dish Unplugged: The Hopper also offers on-demand
content for customers with limited or no Internet access with a
feature called DISH Unplugged. This feature delivers via satellite
hundreds of the most popular movies and TV shows to the hard
drive, including transactional and authenticated videos on demand.
DISH Unplugged provides a high quality picture without buffering
and makes available many of the same streaming movie choices
offered by Blockbuster @Home, including premium movie access.
· SiriusXM: For subscribers of DISH’s America’s
Top 120 programming package or greater, the Hopper provides
whole-home music distribution from 73 SiriusXM channels, including
album art and a unique collapsible list of music channels located
at the top of the channel guide at Channel 99, making it faster
and easier for SiriusXM music fans to find their favorite music.
· Apps: The Hopper will features TV apps that give
viewers real time access to Facebook, Twitter, Pandora and photo
sharing, as well as games, news, weather, sports, and stock
Customers can manage the Hopper
via the Internet at www.DishOnline.com or the DISH Remote Access
app, providing the ability to control DVR recordings on their
tablets, smartphones and computers. Connecting the Hopper with
DISH’s Sling® Adapter provides customers the ability to watch and
control all live TV channels, PrimeTime Anytime programs and the
DVR on their computer, tablet or smartphone wherever they go.
Keep an eye out for future News concerning pricing
Network to receive up to $150 cash card in 4 weeks!
in the US.