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Hopper vs. Genie.

Don't be fooled. Less isn't more… more is more.

More is exactly what you'll see when comparing the DISH Hopper VS DIRECTV Genie.


Let's take a closer look at the Genie VS Hopper.

Up to 2,000 hours of recording
up to 1,000 hours of recording
Up to 8 recordings at the same time
Up to 5 recordings at the same time
Commercial-free TV exclusively with the Hopper
The power to record select primetime shows with PrimeTime Anytime
Follow every score from every game with Game Finder
Watch 4 different shows in 4 different rooms, all at the same time
Access more than 15,000 On Demand titles
10,000 On Demand titles
Smaller set-top box

Why DISH is better.

DISH believes in having the freedom to enjoy TV the way you want with the award-winning Hopper. Meanwhile, with DirecTV's Genie, your television experience is simply restricted. With never before-seen features and industry-leading technology, there is no comparison between Genie and the Hopper.

We understand the frustration that comes with having to delete recorded programs in order to make room for more. That's why we've provided you with up to 2X the amount of recording hours DIRECTV offers.

We get big families. Arguing over whose show will be recorded is a thing of the past with the capability to record 8 shows simultaneously.*

Enjoy advanced features and tricks that only the Hopper can do! Access thousands of On Demand titles in addition to your recorded and live TV anywhere you go!

PrimeTime Anytime grants you the power to record every primetime show across ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC! On top of that, you can even instantly skip commercials when you play many of these shows back.*

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Are you tired of having to work around the restrictions of your TV provider? Then stop!

Enjoying the potential of television is possible for everyone in your home ONLY with DISH. No more arguing, no more mysteriously deleted recordings and no more missing the season finale because you weren't home or ran out of DVR space.

Do TV your way with DISH.

Important Terms*Requires Super Joey.

*Record ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC plus four additional channels with PrimeTime Anytime. Requires Super Joey. Commercial skipping feature is available at varying times, starting the day after airing, for select primetime shows on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX recorded with PrimeTime Anytime. Both features must be enabled by customer.

Additional Important Terms

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