Dish unveils Hopper DVR, announces broadband service

By Jos · 6 replies
Jan 9, 2012
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  1. Dish Network says it's revamping the company from the ground up in 2012 and to kick off their efforts they've come forward with two major announcements at CES. The first…

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  2. theusmale2

    theusmale2 TS Rookie

    Fantastic! records up to 6 at a time U verse should be as good but is not.
  3. Whats the lag time on that broadband? It maybe fine for downloading streaming content, but do not count on it for VPN or interactive gaming. Pretty expensive.
  4. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    So if I turn off PrimeTime Anytime can I use the other turner for whatever I WANT to record? Something is off putting about the idea of them deciding what I can record.

    Also agree with Guest #1 about what kind of latency is going to be seen on the broadband. I have heard satellite broadband has VERY high latency, making it not very reliable.

    And the what do you do when a storm comes through and your sat TV goes out along with your SAT internet now? :p
  5. Yes you can record what you want on the other two tuners, the prime time anytime will use 1 tuner to record those 4 channels for those 3 hours.
  6. PrimeTime Anytime, on DISH's new Hopper Receiver is going to come in extremely handy for my family. We constantly struggle to either remember to set the DVR, or with scheduling conflicts and storage space. The Hopper and PrimeTime solve each of these problems. We will have the ability to record up to 6 live HD programs at once, with PrimeTime ensuring we will have 3 hours of prime time recording each night. It stores it on the largest Hard Drive in the pay TV industry, and keeps the recordings on a rolling eight day block!! Also, since the Joey TVs can access the master DVR playlist, each can play a different program simultaneously! This means we will be able to store more, watch more, and we each get to watch our own favorite shows, without DVR conflicts!! When my DISH coworkers and I got to try this technology out, this was by FAR the most popular feature! I'll post as soon as I know a release date.
  7. Too bad dishs HD satellites are so low to the ground. If only i didnt have trees at my house :p

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