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DISH Network Announces the Availability of Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR System
By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor
DISH Network, a pay TV provider, announced the availability of an advanced home high definition (HD) DVR entertainment system called “Hopper” for the entire home. The Hopper HD DVR and accompanying small Joey set-top boxes create a whole-home HD DVR entertainment system that lets DISH customers easily record, pause, and play back shows from any room in the home
Hopper is the fastest, most powerful, technically advanced DVR system that lets viewers share DVR content on TVs throughout the home. With this technology, users can pause, play and rewind both live and recorded HD programs in up to four rooms.
"Whether watching your favorite primetime network show or the men's college basketball championship games, there's no better way to enjoy TV than 'jumping' from room to room using the award-winning Hopper and Joey," said DISH Network CEO Joe Clayton, in a statement.
"The Hopper, named after DISH's new kangaroo mascot, delivers network TV shows on demand and thousands of movie choices streaming or delivered to the hard drive; it's a slam dunk in providing the most entertainment options for the entire family," Clayton added.
Hopper features two-terabyte hard drive capable of offering 2,000 hours of entertainment. It enables recordings of four primetime HD network channels, where available, and storing them for up to eight days. They can also record up to six HD shows at once during primetime hours. The DVR can be watched controlled in up to four rooms.
Introduced at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, The Hopper was awarded the Popular Mechanics "Editors' Choice" Award as well as CES (News - Alert) Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award.
DISH is offering the Hopper system through a lease program. New DISH customers who subscribe to DISH's America's Top 200 or DishLATINO Dos programming packages or greater can receive one Hopper and up to three Joey units for free, including a standard professional installation.
Edited by Chris Freeburn