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Record up to eight shows at once with the help of Dish's new Super Joey

By Shawn Knight
Mar 13, 2014
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  1. Dish Network on Thursday launched its new Super Joey add-on DVR. The Super Joey was first announced during CES in January and is the first in a series of new devices from the company. In conjunction with a Hopper DVR,...

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,405   +335

    I currently have the patent for recording 8 things at once, I will sue them and get tons of cash :D gotta love the patent trolls allowed rule!
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,193   +1,466

    Great product for 8-eye TV zombies, I'm sure.
  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,767   +1,116

    5 shows, 8 shows, either is way more than I'd need. Maybe large families run into this sort of conflict, but it still sounds like overkill. Kinda reminds of a kid at McDonalds with his mouth full of fries, each hand full of fries and he's trying to figure out how to grab more fries. I think if you're family needs to record more than 4 shows a once perhaps you should think about a family game night. :)
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,759   +2,172

    8 different shows recorded for 8 different people all wanting to watch their shows at the same time on 1 TV... Yeah, I can see this DVR bringing harmony to that family.
    8 members in one family, damn... didn't mom and pop watch TV when they were starting out?...
  6. TrueBooleanFals

    TrueBooleanFals TS Member Posts: 76   +12

    Im a Dish Field Service Specialist (Technician) and we can do 2 hoppers, which means six tuners. This sounds like overkill, but I have installed plenty of people with a 2 hopper setup. Mostly to people who have their family live in with them, but I have had a few that wanted to record quite a few shows, all at once, like 4 shows at once while watching a fifth.

    The super joey cannot be added to a 2 hopper install, it requires a special piece of equipment to be installed along side the node. I have a customer I went to yesterday, that rescheduled his install, JUST because he wants five TVs and not pay the additional monthly charge per month. I shouldn't have suggested it as I lost the job, but at least I know he gets what he wants/needs.

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