At the heart of everything DISH is the Hopper. This powerful piece of technology is changing the way that so many people watch their television — for the better.
The Hopper is truly a DVR like no other. But what exactly is it that makes this device so special? Well, we’re glad you asked. Here are five unique features:
1. Two terabytes of storage
When it comes to digital video recording, few things matter as much as storage. What good is having the best channels around if you can’t record programs for later? The Hopper comes with a 2-terabyte hard drive, more than any other DVR in the satellite industry. With that much storage, you can record and save up to 2,000 hours of your family’s favorite programming.
No longer is television confined to your living room. With the Hopper you can transfer recordings of your favorite shows and movies to your mobile devices so you can take them with you wherever you go. Whether you’re on a plane, passing time on your daily commute or just looking for something to do on a road trip, the Hopper has you covered.
3. Record up to eight shows at once
How many times have you thought you recorded something great only to find that your son, daughter or partner taped something else? That awkward situation is a thing of the past. Using multiple tuners, the Hopper gives you the power to record up to eight shows at once, with the addition of the Super Joey. You’ll never again have to choose between the big game and the season finale of The Bachelor.
4. Device size matters
When you decorate your house, you probably want to tuck wires out of sight and keep things as clean looking as possible. The Hopper can easily tuck away near your television for the best aesthetic appearance. In fact, the Hopper is a whopping 61 percent smaller than DIRECTV’s Genie.
5. PrimeTime Anytime
It’s no surprise that some of the best television airs during primetime. Unfortunately, careers, commutes and children mean most of us aren’t available to watch during that time slot. PrimeTime Anytime from DISH helps make primetime TV on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX available for up to eight days. This way, you’ll never have to miss your favorite programming.
Monthly fees apply:Hopper, $12; Joey, $7; Super Joey, $10.With PrimeTime Anytime record ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC plus two channels. With addition of Super Joey record two additional channels. Recording hours vary; 2000 hours based on SD programming. Equipment comparison based on equipment available from major TV providers as of 12/01/14. Watching live and recorded TV anywhere requires an Internet-connected, Sling-enabled DVR and compatible mobile device.