DISH Releases Hopper 3 to Customers Nationwide
Eliminates recording conflicts with 16 tuners
Delivers enhanced 4K experience
Ultimate whole-home experience with support for up to seven TVs
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
DISH Network L.L.C. today announced the availability of its
award-winning Hopper 3 to customers nationwide. The third-generation of
DISH's whole-home DVR system, Hopper 3 features 16 tuners, delivers an
enhanced 4K experience and supports up to seven TVs simultaneously. In
the coming weeks, Hopper 3 will launch the Netflix app and integrate
Netflix titles into its universal search results.
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Hopper 3 is now available to DISH customers nationwide. (Photo: Business Wire)
"Packed with industry firsts, Hopper 3 is the most advanced DVR in the
world. It provides our customers with the innovative features they loved
on our legacy Hopper DVRs, while additionally delivering the ultimate,
conflict-free entertainment experience," said Vivek Khemka, DISH
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. "Since the
introduction of our first-generation Hopper only four years ago, we have
continued to invest in innovation. DISH has a history of being at the
forefront of consumer entertainment technology, and I'm proud to say
that Hopper 3 offers no exception."
Hopper 3 delivers several industry-firsts designed to change the way
consumers find, record, stream and watch content, including:
16 tuners - Hopper 3 contains 16 tuners, making it easy for
viewers to watch shows in multiple rooms, view live programs remotely
via DISH Anywhere and set multiple recordings, all at the same time
and without the need to manage conflicts or cancel timers.
4K video - Hopper 3 decodes and outputs 4K video and comes
equipped with a selection of 4K programming, including titles from
Sony Pictures. 4K content from Netflix will also be coming to Hopper 3
in the near future.
Support for seven TVs - Hopper 3 supports up to six Joeys
simultaneously, powering a total of seven TVs at one time. The DVR is
compatible with the standard Joey, Wireless Joey and 4K Joey. DISH is
delivering enhanced connectivity options to drive the whole-home
experience, including MoCA 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet.
Universal search with Netflix - Hopper 3 will soon feature the
Netflix app and integrate Netflix titles into its universal search
results. With this new functionality, customers who search for a TV
series will see a list that incorporates episodes from Netflix, DVR
recordings, on demand options and future airings, depending on
availability of each.
Sports Bar Mode - Another feature coming soon to Hopper 3 is 4K
Sports Bar Mode, a multi-channel view that divides the TV screen into
quadrants, each with the ability to display a different program in HD.
Also newly available to DISH customers is the 4K Joey client, compatible
with all HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2-compliant televisions. The 4K Joey plays back
4K ultra HD content and easily integrates with Hopper 3 to provide a
whole-home solution for customers with multiple 4K televisions in their
Qualified new and existing customers can receive one Hopper 3 at no
upfront cost. The Hopper 3 system requires a whole-home DVR fee of $15
per month and $7 per month for each Joey, including the newly available
Hopper 3 is powered by a Broadcom BCM7445
quad-core ARM application processor at 1.5 GHz, 21K DMIPS. It
contains a two TB hard drive for up to 500 hours of high-definition
recording, or 2,000 hours of standard definition recording. For 4K
viewing, the Hopper 3 can decode and output 60 FPS and 10-bit color. It
supports H.264 and H.265 and is compatible with HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2.
It is the first DVR to support USB 3.0. Hopper 3 is compatible with
HDR10/BDA 2.0 encoded streams.
About the Hopper
Introduced in 2012, the DISH Hopper provides whole-home capabilities and
includes innovative technologies like the PrimeTime Anytime and AutoHop
features, as well as an industry-leading two TB of storage. DISH
introduced its Hopper 2 in 2013, adding Slingbox technology-driven DISH
Anywhere functionality, making it possible for consumers to watch live
and recorded content anywhere on Internet-connected tablets, smartphones
and computers. The DISH Anywhere app includes transfers, which makes
remote viewing possible when no Internet connection is available. Hopper
3 is the most advanced version to date with 16 tuners, 4K integration,
USB 3.0 compatibility and the upcoming availability of Netflix
incorporated into search results. The Hopper is the center of the
whole-home entertainment experience and connects to additional TVs via
standard Joey, Wireless Joey and 4K Joey.
DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides
approximately 13.909 million pay-TV subscribers, as of Sept. 30, 2015,
with the highest-quality programming and technology with the most
choices at the best value. DISH offers a high definition line-up with
more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels and
award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a
Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dish.com.
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