While others may try to imitate the DISH Hopper®,a closer look tells you there's simply no better Whole-Home HD DVR available. With industry-leading technology and never-before seen features, DIRECTV's Genie doesn't even compare.
Hopper: a whole new animal in entertainment.
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Don't take our word for it. Browse the comparison below to see how DISH's Hopper® beats DIRECTV's Genie hands down.
* Commercial-free TV feature only available for playback of certain HD primetime shows on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC with PrimeTime Anytime feature. Functions must be enabled by customer and are subject to availability
12 Hoppers with 4 Joeys vs. 1 Genie with 3 Clients. Additional HD DVR receiver may be added to Genie accounts to support more than 4 rooms, however the additional HD DVRs will not be visible by the Clients. The Genie also supports RVU-enabled devices, for a maximum of up to 8 rooms
2 Required broadband connected, Sling-enabled DVR.
3 When connected to broadband Internet
4 Hopper dimensions: 16" W x 14" D x 2.05" H; Genie dimensions 15.75" W x 11.85 " D x 3.25" H
5 Requires Super Joey to record 8 shows at once. Additional fee applies.
Get a Hopper with packages starting at $29.99/mo, so you can watch live and recorded TV anywhere. 1Only the Hopper delivers features that will change the way you watch TV forever – you can even transfer select DVR recorded programs to a tablet for offline viewing.
*Monthly DVR and receiver fees apply. New DISH customers only. Instant Skip feature only available for playback the next day of certain primetime shows on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC with PrimeTime Anytime feature. Features must be enabled by customer.
Requires Super Joey to record 8 shows at once. Monthly fees apply: Hopper, $12; Joey, $7; Super Joey $10.
Only the Hopper gives you the control to watch your live TV¹, thousands of On Demand titles² and everything from your DVR even when you're away from home – a bit of magic that's exclusive to the Hopper.
The Hopper's exclusive feature, PrimeTime Anytime™, gives you the control to automatically record every primetime show on the four major networks, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC and instantly skip commercials³ when you play back your recorded primetime content—something the DIRECTV Genie can only dream of.
¹Requires a broadband connected, Sling-enabled DVR. ²Selection will be base on your programming subscription. ³ Automatic skip feature available for playback of certain primetime shows on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC with PrimeTime Anytime feature. Features must be enabled by customer.
The Hopper® packs a 2 TB hard drive punch—twice that of the DIRECTV Genie—so you can record and store up to 2,000 hours of your favorite programming. And when you connect the Hopper to broadband, you'll have instant access to more than 15,000 On Demand titles—the less powerful Genie only offers less than half of the On Demand titles.
The Hopper® Whole-Home HD DVR boasts ultra-cool features that make it quick and easy to find what you want. With our Game Finder app, you can pinpoint the big game in seconds and even customize Game Finder to always locate your favorite sports and teams.
The Hopper also features sleek HD graphics-based menus, with super-fast scrolling and colorful channel logos.
Only the Hopper brings you this much music. With its integrated Pandora app, you can listen to your favorite customized music channels. And, exclusively from DISH, get over 70 channels of SiriusXM content.*
*Available with select programming packages.
Promotional Offers: Requires activation of new qualifying DISH service. All prices, fees, charges, packages, programming, features, functionality and offers subject to change without notice. After 12-month promotional period, then-current everyday monthly price applies and is subject to change. ETF: If you cancel service during first 24 months, early termination fee of $20 for each month remaining applies.
2 Hopper Features: AutoHop feature is only available with playback the next day of select primetime shows on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC as part of PrimeTime Anytime feature. Both features are subject to availability. Recording hours vary; 2000 hours based on SD programming. Equipment comparison based on equipment available from major TV providers as of 1/17/14. Watching live and recorded TV anywhere requires an Internet-connected, Sling-enabled DVR and compatible mobile device.
5 Requires a broadband connected Hopper with Sling; only available on iPad. Select DVR recordings cannot be transferred.
Source: comcast.com † Based on likelihood of surveyed customers to recommend Hopper with Sling to others.