DISH Network has caught up with what consumers want from their DVR service–the capability to watch their live and recorded programs from any TV in the house. DISH Network may be the last to adopt this popular service but the time was well spent to develop the Hopper to be the best whole home HD DVR solution available.
With the Hopper from DISH comes an innovative new way to share recordings between any high definition TV in your home. Hopper is an HD DVR with three satellite tuners providing full DVR functionality to every TV by communicating with a client receiver, the Joey. The Joey client receiver is installed on each additional television in the home and gives you the same TV user interface as the Hopper. Up to 3 Joey receivers (4 TVs) can communicate with a single Hopper and can be installed on both an HD and SD television (SD video output is RCA composite video only).
Combined, the Hopper HD DVR and Joey receivers create a whole-home solution 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 receiver 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!
Key features of the Hopper and Joey whole home DVR system include:
The Hopper also includes a new and unparalleled feature, PrimeTime Anytime™, which 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.
Other features of the Hopper and Joey:
How do you add more to an already revolutionary HD DVR packed with features that top all other DVRs? You add even more features of course! The new Hopper with Sling includes everything you loved about the original Hopper, along with a few exciting enhancements. It now has the built-in ability to deliver all your live and recorded TV channels to your mobile devices, both at home and on the go. Hopper with Sling also comes with built-in Wi-Fi–another industry first–so it can wirelessly connect to your broadband Internet service.
Key features of the Hopper with Sling:
Only available with Hopper with Sling and the iPad®
Hopper Transfers allow you to transfer your DVR recordings to your iPad and watch them from anywhere. No Broadband Internet connection is required to watch this content on your mobile device.
DISH Explorer (launching by January 17th) offers new content and interactive features for your Hopper or Hopper with Sling. See below for some examples of what this new functionality provides.
DISH brings you the best in programming content not only on your TV, but also on your PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. View all programming you are subscribed to — both live and DVR recorded — even when you are not in front of your TV.
There are Two Ways to Experience DISH Anywhere:
DishAnywhere.com (for PCs and laptops) includes all of these great features:
Visit www.dishanywhere.com and experience all the DISH Anywhere features from your PC or laptop.
DISH Anywhere App (for Mobile Devices):
Order now and receive your 1st Hopper and 3 Joeys FREE*** when you subscribe to one of the following DISH Network packages: America’s Top 120, America’s Top 120 Plus, America’s Top 200, America’s Top 250, America’s “Everything” Pak, DishLATINO Dos, or DishLATINO Max.
Get your DISH Hopper today and experience whole-home DVR service like never before! For customers interested in the new Hopper with Sling, give us a call now and just ask about it! Visit our DISH Hopper technical specs guide for a complete list of the differences between the Hopper with Sling and the original Hopper.
*PrimeTime Anytime must be enabled by customer and is subject to availability. Feature is not available in all markets. PrimeTime Anytime feature records up to four local channels with one tuner. With the second and third tuner, you can record two additional channels.
**AutoHop feature is only available with playback of select primetime shows after 1 AM Eastern Time on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC as part of PrimeTime Anytime feature. Feature must be enabled by customer and it subject to availability.
***First Hopper HD DVR and up to 3 Joey receivers available for one-time $99 Upgrade fee. $99 Upgrade fee waived with subscription to America’s Top 120 and 120 Plus, America’s Top 200, America’s Top 250, America’s “Everything” Pak, DishLATINO Dos, or DishLATINO Max at time of service activation. A second Hopper HD DVR is available for a one-time $199 Upgrade fee. With a second Hopper HD DVR, one additional Joey receiver is available for $99 Upgrade fee. Hopper and Joey receivers require an eligible HD package and cannot be combined with any other receiver models or types. PrimeTime Anytime feature must be initially enabled. PrimeTime Anytime is only available with local channels broadcast in HD, which are not available in all markets. Actual recording capacity varies based on type of programming; 2000 shows is based on SD programming. HD hard drive space comparison based on equipment currently available. Select functionality is limited or not available in parts of Alaska and in Puerto Rico and USVI.
†Available with select programming packages.