Answering all of your Frequently Questions About the DISH Hopper
The Hopper DVR with Sling technology is our most popular product and is also the item that potential customers have the most questions about. The Whole Home DVR market is very competitive, so we hope this DISH Hopper FAQ page answers any questions you may have, and you walk away believing the Hopper DVR is the best available.
What is the DISH Hopper With Sling Technology?
The Hopper is a Whole Home DVR from DISH which can record up to six shows at one time with PrimeTime Anytime enabled. With the Hopper, you can watch TV in up to four rooms at one time. The Sling technology allows users to watch live TV online via their phone, computer or tablet. This great feature also enables users to watch all of their DVR recorded shows on their phone, tablet or computer.
How Much Is the Hopper DVR?
Most customers will receive The Hopper with Sling Technology as a FREE upgrade* when they sign up with DISH. Installation, as with all DISH products, is always free.
How Can I Watch TV online With the Hopper DVR?
For customers interested in watching live TV, or DVR recordings on their phone or tablet, they can download the DISH Anywhere Mobile App. If you'd like to watch your live TV or DVR on a computer, you can do so at www.dishanywhere.com. All that is needed to watch live TV or DVR recordings is a strong Internet connection.
Is There a Way to Download DVR Recordings on to my Phone or Tablet?
Yes, you can sync your Apple iPad to your DVR and download all of your recordings using the Hopper Transfer Mobile App. Once a recording is downloaded onto your tablet via the Hopper Transfer App, you can watch the show without being connected to the Internet. You will need Internet access to download any recording to your iPad. Unfortunately, the Hopper Transfer App is only accessible on Apple products at this time.
How Many TV's can I Watch at Once With The DISH Hopper?
With the traditional Hopper setup, you can watch up to four HDTV's at one time.
How Many Shows Can I Record at One Time with The DISH Hopper?
The Hopper is a three-tuner Whole Home DVR. When PrimeTime Anytime** is enabled this takes up one of the tuners, leaving two separate turners to record two shows at one time. This means you can record up to six shows at any time. If you choose to disable PrimeTime Anytime**, you would be able to record up to three shows of your choice at any time.
What is Primetime Anytime?
Primetime Anytime** allows users to automatically record all shows airing on Network television (ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX) during primetime hours (8-11 pm) without using up any the Hopper's hard drive space. With Primetime Anytime** you can record all four network shows at once while still recording two additional shows of your choice, OR recording one show and watching live TV.
What is AutoHop?**
Chances are you've heard of the controversy between DISH and many of the networks. Much of these legal issues revolve around The AutoHop** feature and its ability to remove commercials. AutoHop** is enabled on any PrimeTime Anytime** recording and automatically removes all commercials from the show within 24 hours of the recording. Autohop** is the only true way to completely skip commercials.
How Can I Get The DISH Hopper
Are you interested in getting the best DVR on the market? New DISH customers should call 1-877-895-DISH or fill out the order form below, and we'll set you up with affordable HD Satellite TV service and a FREE DISH Hopper upgrade*.
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