Dish Is Nuking Its Hopper DVR's Magical Ad-Skipping Feature for Disney

Dish's Hopper DVR is awesome precisely because it makes it so easy to skip ads. The WSJ reports that the company will be scaling back the awesome auto-skipping feature on some Disney programming. It seems that consumer choice Dish has been claiming to protect for years goes out the window, presumably when it gets a… » 3/03/14 6:25pm 3/03/14 6:25pm

You Can Record a Ridiculous 8 Shows at a Time with Dish's New DVR

Dish's Hopper, long the king of DVRs, just zoomed even farther ahead: it's introducing a new SuperJoey, an improved version of their client receivers to its main DVR the Hopper. The improvements? It'll be possible to record 8 shows at once. That's insane. DISH has also introduced a Wireless Joey along with the ability… » 1/06/14 2:02pm 1/06/14 2:02pm

Dish App Puts a Hopper DVR Directly Into LG Smart TVs

The DISH hopper is probably the slickest DVR that's ever been made. It's so good that big TV corporations like CBS are suing DISH over it. Well now the Hopper is going to be even more convenient for owners of LG Smart TVs because the new Dish App builds a Hopper directly into the TV. No external hardware necessary. » 1/05/14 7:44pm 1/05/14 7:44pm

Dish's Newest Hopper DVR Has Sling Built In and Can Wirelessly Transfer …

Dish, which introduce the king of DVRs last year, has updated the Hopper DVR to include Sling. Previously, using Sling with Hopper required an adapter. Now, you get to watch live and recorded TV from any tablet, smartphone and computer for free with Dish's Anywhere App. » 1/07/13 6:27pm 1/07/13 6:27pm

Dish CEO Dresses Up, Raps and Disses the Networks

Dish CEO Joseph Clayton, a kooky bossman who once brought out a scared kangaroo in the middle of a press conference filled with nerds, nearly topped his stunt last year by dressing up and busting into a full blown rap (a hip hop hippity hop...) and then went on to make fun of the networks who have been battling Dish… » 1/07/13 6:22pm 1/07/13 6:22pm

All the Best Stuff from a Mildly Horrible CES Press Event

For better or worse, CES Unveiled is a thing. We actually find it terribly convenient—dozens of gadgetmakers under one roof. And we found some cool stuff too. Huzzah! We braved the throngs and fried-food-vapors for you, my dears. Here's the best stuff we saw: » 1/06/13 9:03pm 1/06/13 9:03pm

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Rumor: Google in Discussion With Dish to Plan New Wireless Service

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is in talks with satellite-TV provider Dish Network, with the intention of joining forces to create a "new wireless service that would rival the networks of wireless carriers such as AT&T and Verizon". » 11/16/12 3:38am 11/16/12 3:38am