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Court Upholds Hopper Ruling

July 24th, 2013

When DISH introduced AutoHop, a feature on the Hopper set top receiver that allows customers to automatically skip commercials on prime time network TV shows that are prerecorded with the Prime Time Anytime function, it caused quite a stir. Not only were customers excited and estatic to see a product that they’ve been wishing for since the dawn of DVR, but network television executives were furious that consumers would be able to watch programming unfettered by commercials.

Since its launch networks have been trying to legally crush the Hopper and the AutoHop feature, insisting that it violates contracts and infriges copyright. The networks would like the courts to issue an injuction, a move that would prevent DISH from providing AutoHop to its customers. Judge Sidney Thomas of the Ninth Circuit, who upheld the ruling from last fall denying the injuction, disagreed with the networks’ claims of infringment, and cited the landmark Sony Betamax case from 1984 in which the electronic manufacturer went up again studio giant Universal over its development and distribution of VCRs. Its been an accepted fact that home recordings of television shows and broadcast movies for time shifting – viewing later or more than once – is not a copyright infringement and is protected by fair use.

“This decision is a victory for American consumers, and we are proud to have stood by their side in this important fight over the fundamental rights of consumer choice and control,” Dish’s executive vice president and general counsel, R. Stanton Dodge, said in a statement.

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Celebrate the New Year with Savings!

December 31st, 2012

Switch to DISH in the New Year and enjoy new savings! When you switch to DISH you can enjoy the most advanced set-top box on the market, the Hopper, with a DVR that can record up to 2000 hours and commercial free viewing of prime time content with AutoHop. As well as the best technology, DISH offers the best value, with all four premium channels – HBO, Showtime, Starz, and Cinemax – and Blockbuster @Home free for three months and HD programming free for the life of your account.

DISH offers the best value, the best technology and the best entertainment, all with free professional installation in up to 6 rooms in your home. You can’t beat DISH savings and offers, so why would you ever pay more for TV?

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Save up to $850 with DISH!

December 7th, 2012

DISH wants to give you the best value, as well as the best in entertainment and television technology. With a free Hopper with packages starting at just $24.99/month for the first 12 months, as well as 3 months free of all four premium channels – HBO, Showtime, Starz, and Cinemax – and Blockbuster @Home, and HD free for the life of your account, why would you ever pay more for TV?

DISH has the best savings with the widest selection offered on the most advanced technology. Store up to 2000 hours of programming on the Hopper, that twice as much recording space as any other DVR on the market. The Hopper feature AutoHop allows you to automatically skip commercials in prerecorded primetime television – automatically recorded when PrimeTime Anytime is enabled. Having the Hopper with DISH Network is the best way to watch TV!

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Hopper for the Holidays

December 3rd, 2012

Give the gift of commercial free TV and the industry’s most advanced DVR to your family this year with a free Hopper with packages starting at just $24.99/month for the first 12 months with a 24 month agreement.

The Hopper can record up to 6 channels at once during primetime with the PrimeTime Anytime feature which automatically records primetime television and saves it for up to 8 days. The primetime television recordings do not take up space on your massive 1TB personal hard drive, can be saved to your personal hard drive to keep if you haven’t gotten a chance to watch it, and you can automatically skip over all of the commercials with the exclusive AutoHop feature.

As well as award winning technology designed to fit your needs, you can also get:

  • HD programming free for the life of your account.
  • HBO, Showtime, Cinemax and Starz free for 3 months.
  • Blockbuster @Home free for 3 months.
  • Free professional installation in up to 6 rooms in your house.

With such great deals from DISH, you have to ask yourself this holiday season, why would you pay more for TV?

Call 1-800-935-3509 today to learn more about the Hopper and to order DISH today!

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DISH versus DirecTV: Why Would You Ever Pay More?

September 3rd, 2012

There are plenty of reasons to switch from DirecTV to DISH. The best technology, like the whole-home HD DVR the Hopper and its Primetime Anytime and AutoHop features. The best value, like that fact that DISH offers 5 packages with everyday prices under $60. DIRECTV? Only One. Also, the average DIRECTV customer spends 20% more than the average DISH customer.

If cutting-edge technology and great savings aren’t enough, how do you feel about customer service? According to the 2012 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey DISH Network was the highest rated satellite service in customer service. DirecTV meanwhile is struggling to maintain a C- rating from the Better Business Bureau. And they don’t even offer 24/7 tech support. Unlike DISH Network, which is there for you 24/7/365 for tech and customer support, on the phone or online. DISH cares about customers, and we did not raise our rates this year. DirecTV raised theirs by 4.9%.

It’s a clear choice. DISH offers the best technology, the best value and great customer service. Why would you ever pay more for less service?

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Watch Commercial Free with the Hopper

August 31st, 2012

DISH Network wants you to watch TV, not commercials.

With DISH’s all new whole-home HD DVR, the Hopper, you can set your receiver to record primetime content in HD on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC and store it for up to 8 days! And by enabling AutoHop, you can automatically skip over the commercials in the Primetime Anytime programming. Who wouldn’t want to watch more TV, and less commercials?

Call 866-912-4774 today to learn more about the Hopper, and its excellent features like Primetime Anytime and AutoHop!

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The Benefits of the Hopper

August 24th, 2012

The Hopperâ„¢ Whole-Home HD DVR is the most advanced set-top box in the industry delivering features that will change the way you watch TV forever. Get the Hopper FREE with America’s Top 120 and above.

  • Automatically skip commercials in primetime TV – ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC in HD
  • Records and stores up to 2,000 hours
  • Record up to 6 HD shows at once during primetime
  • 4X more hard drive storage than cable

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DISH’s AutoHop Explained

August 8th, 2012

DISH Network’s new AutoHop feature is exciting and making a lot of waves lately. What is it all about?

AutoHop allows you to set your Hopper, DISH’s new whole-home HD DVR, to automatically skip over commercials in certain recorded events.

With PrimeTime Anytime you can set your Hopper to automatically record up to 6 HD local channels during primetime hours every night. Combined with AutoHop you can then select to automatically skip all of the commercials during playback of certain HD primetime shows on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. It’s one less step to watching your favorite shows whenever you want without any interruptions!

During DISH’s Summer Sales event you can get a free Hopper whole-home DVR receiver with DISH’s most affordable package, America’s Top 120!

Call 866-912-4774 today to learn about the new Hopper and all of the amazing features you can get for free when you switch to DISH! Why pay more for the best in entertainment and technology?

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