Friday, October 31st9.8°C
21625
23823

Dish unveils new Hopper set-up that can record 8 TV shows at once, wireless Joeys

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Dish Network Corp. has unveiled a new digital recorder system that can record eight TV shows at once.

The catch is that four of those shows have to be from the broadcast networks ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox. The system involves Dish's Hopper digital video recorder and a new Super Joey add-on box for separate rooms.

Dish also unveiled partnerships with LG Corp. and Sony Corp. so that Hopper users can watch recorded shows in a second room without needing a Joey. Instead, the system uses an app on a smart TV or PlayStation game console.

The announcements Monday at the International CES gadget show come a year after Dish's Hopper with Sling was picked by reviews site CNET as the "Best of CES." The vote was annulled by CNET parent CBS Corp., which has been fighting the Hopper's ability to automatically strip out TV ads. CNET was later dropped as the show's awards picker.

On Monday, Dish also unveiled Joey boxes that can run wirelessly with the help of a router that sits next to the Hopper. Previously, Joey boxes had to be connected by separate coaxial cables. Now they just need power outlets. Improvements in Wi-Fi technology made the new wireless set-up possible.

Dish has been trying to position itself as the TV provider with the best "TV Everywhere" platform available. The concept refers to the ability to watch your TV shows on all your devices whether you're in your home or on the go.

For a $12 monthly fee, TV subscribers can rent Dish's Hopper, which can send all of a subscriber's live and recorded shows to mobile phones and tablets. Joey box rentals for separate TVs cost up to $7 a month.

Compared with Dish, other cable and satellite TV providers offer only a patchwork of channels for live viewing on mobile phones, computers and tablets, and many of those channels can't be viewed outside the home or over cellular data networks.

The Canadian Press


Read more Business News

23028


Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX14576.74+118.05
S&P CDNX764.91-6.74
DJIA17337.73142.31
Nasdaq4618.248+52.11
S&P 5002011.29+16.64
CDN Dollar0.8872-0.0062
Gold1169.30-29.2999
Oil80.37-0.53
Lumber325.70+2.10
Natural Gas3.715+0.066

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.12+0.01
Knighthawk0.01-0.005
QHR Technologies Inc1.19+0.04
Cantex0.045-0.015
Anavex Life Sciences0.185+0.0139
Metalex Ventures0.03-0.005
Russel Metals32.64+0.42
Copper Mountain Mining2.035+0.065
Colorado Resources0.125-0.015
ReliaBrand Inc0.015+0.003
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.05+0.025
Mission Ready Services0.3750.00

 



22625

FEATURED Property
19170318-1450 Rose Meadow
3 bedrooms 2 baths
$389,900
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


Empty nesting: financial issues

Now that the children have ‘left the nest’, it is a good time to step back and take stock of your financial situation. Being on your own will probably cut household costs to some extent, b...


Keep your haunted home safe

Eerie sounds, spooky lights and Jack-o’-lanterns aglow—extra efforts at Halloween will keep visitors coming back for both tricks and treats. However, to keep the fun going, it’s imp...


What I learned in China

Photo: ContributedI will never be an expert on China. It is just too big, too complex and too old with layers of history and meaning that would take several lifetimes to unravel. As I said to my hosts...

_








Member of BC Press Council


22707