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
Get a Hopper and iPad 2, with packages starting at $49.99/mo, so you can watch live and recorded TV anywhere¹. Only the Hopper delivers features that will change the way you watch TV forever – you can even transfer recorded programs to an iPad for offline viewing.
Monthly DVR fees and receiver fees apply. New and qualified former 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.
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.
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.
All promotional offers require 24-month commitment and credit qualification. All
prices, fees, packages, programming, features, functionality and offers subject
to change without notice.
iPad offer: Cannot be combined with promotional pricing. Everyday prices start at $49.99/mo. Customer must select Hopper system and minimum of America’s Top 120 package; allow 4-6 weeks for delivery; offer not available in Puerto Rico or USVI. Available while supplies last. iPad 2 is 16 GB Wi-Fi only. Remote viewing requires Wi-Fi connection or use of Hopper Transfers app. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple is not a participant in or sponsor of this promotion.
* Streaming to TV requires HD DVR connected to broadband Internet.
12-month Promotional Pricing: Cannot be combined with iPad 2 Offer. After 12-month promotional period, then-current regular monthly price applies and is subject to change.
¹Instant 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.
² According to the 2012 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey results for the U.S. largest cable and satellite TV providers. The claim excludes Verizon FiOS.
³ Requires broadband connected, sling-enabled DVR.
4Requires qualifying package
Actual recording capacity for Hopper varies based on type of programming.
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