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.
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
Only the Hopper® lets you 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™, lets you 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. ² Available on computer and iPad; selection 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.
The DISH Hopper Whole-Home DVR is the talk of the industry. Only the Hopper brings you the best Whole-Home HD DVR experience—a feat that has been recognized with numerous industry awards including the CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award, Popular Mechanic's Editors' Choice award for outstanding achievement in new product design and innovation, and a CNET Best of CES Finalist award. Check out these DISH Hopper reviews and awards:
DISH is committed to bringing you the most advanced technology at the best value. In fact, you can get the Hopper® Whole-Home HD DVR free with packages starting at just $24.99 a month for 12 months when you sign up for DISH!* To get the Genie with DIRECTV, your package will cost you $60 more in your first year than with DISH.
*Requires 24-month agreement and credit qualification. New and qualified former DISH customers only. Monthly DVR fee and receiver fees apply.