January 10th, 2013
The DISH Hopper and Joey boxes, a whole-home DVR system that was revealed at CES 2012, has returned to CES with a new capability to join the already incredible features: Sling capability.
You can also transfer recorded shows directly to an iPad using a separate, free Hopper Transfers app over Wi-Fi while you’re still at home; this way you can watch them later without an Internet connection.
The Dish Hopper with Sling also lets you “fling” photos, videos, and music from a mobile device to an HDTV. That’s similar to what the Slingbox 500 does, in part thanks to Sling Media’s upgraded firmware that the company launched this week.
Sling allows you to watch live and DVR recordings anywhere with a laptop, tablet, smartphone or other internet or 3G/4G connected devices. The new Hopper also offers built in Wi-Fi for easy network and Sling connection. It also boasts a new processor that allows it to run nearly three times faster than any other satellite receiver currently available in the US.
Another excellent new feature is the ability to transfer recorded shows directly to an iPad using the free Hopper Transfers app over your home Wi-Fi connection, allowing for viewing later even without an internet connection. Much like the Slingbox 500, the Hopper with Sling allows you to “fling” media such as photos, videos and music from a mobile device to your HDTV.
As if AutoHop, Primetime Anytime, a massive 2TB hard drive that allows for recording up to 2,000 hours of standard definition television, and the whole-home DVR capabilities of the Hopper wasn’t impressive enough, the new additions unveiled at CES 2013 make the Hopper rather irresistible.
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