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#1 OFFLINE   ChAoTiCpInOy

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

http://www.theverge....n-tv-everywhere

Apparently, Dish is releasing a new Hopper with Sling built into it. It also has built-in wifi and also a faster CPU.

What does this mean for those who already have the Hopper? Are we stuck having to pay $100 to get the Sling add-on?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

DISH's New Hopper Transfers App Delivers DVR Recordings to iPad for Offline Viewing

* Hopper Transfers — Exclusive to Hopper with Sling — allows customers to move recorded television programs from DVR to iPad
* No Internet Connection — Watch favorite programs on the go, with no need for an Internet connection
* Free — App and functionality offered at no additional cost

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, DISH (NASDAQ: DISH) introduced the Hopper Transfers™ app, an exclusive feature for the new Hopper™ with Sling® Whole-Home HD DVR that lets customers move television recordings from the DVR to an iPad for viewing without an Internet connection.
Hopper Transfers app lets you move recorded shows to your iPad to watch when an Internet connection ...

"Hopper Transfers completes the TV Everywhere equation by giving DISH customers the ability to take their recorded television programs and watch them even when no Internet connection is available, such as on a plane," said Vivek Khemka, vice president of Product Management at DISH. "For the first time, customers can truly enjoy their DISH service anytime, anywhere."

With the Hopper Transfers app, customers can set up their Hopper with Sling to prepare television recordings for mobile viewing. Recordings are then transferred from Hopper to an iPad via the home's Wi-Fi connection. Each mobile recording transferred features Digital Rights Management technology and is limited to one mobile transfer per recording. Once a recorded television program is finished encoding for mobile viewing, a 30-minute program takes approximately five minutes to move to an iPad.

Other features include:

* Ability to schedule transfers of single episodes or television series.
* Parental locks that block or limit selected programming.
* All the technology necessary to move television recordings from DVR to iPad. No additional cords or adapters required.

The Hopper Transfers feature builds upon DISH's industry-leading TV Everywhere solutions, including the Hopper with Sling, the new DISH Anywhere app and the www.dishanywhere.com online portal. These products allow DISH subscribers to access their live TV and DVR television recordings on mobile devices over the Internet. Live mobile viewing is enabled using Sling technology and is now integrated into the new Hopper with Sling.

In conjunction with the release later this month of DISH's new Hopper with Sling, the Hopper Transfers app will be available in Apple's App Store.

For more information, visit www.dish.com.

For images, visit the DISH News Room http://about.dish.co...timedia-gallery.

About DISH

DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.042 million satellite TV customers, as of Sept. 30, 2012, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:22 PM

DISH's New "Hopper with Sling" Delivers Unparalleled Choice and Control, at Home or On the Go

* Hopper with Sling — The only Whole-Home HD DVR that delivers an extensive viewing experience — live TV and DVR recordings — to tablets, smartphones and PCs, at home or away
* Hopper Transfers — Moves television recordings from Hopper with Sling to iPad for viewing when away from an Internet connection
* DISH Explorer app — Second-screen app allows viewers to discover new and trending content, integrates with Twitter and Facebook, can serve as remote-control for Hopper

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, DISH (NASDAQ: DISH) introduced Hopper™ with Sling®, the second generation of its award-winning Whole-Home HD DVR system. The new Hopper with Sling delivers several capabilities that improve the DISH experience at home and on the go by allowing customers to:

* Watch live and recorded television anywhere on Internet-connected tablets, smartphones and PCs at no additional charge using the Hopper's new built-in Sling capabilities and the new DISH Anywhere™ app.
* Move recorded television to an iPad for viewing without an Internet connection using the free Hopper Transfers™ app.
* Transform their TVs into a home media hub with new multi-player gaming apps and the ability to ‘fling' photos, videos and music from a mobile device.

"Last year, Hopper delivered the DISH TV experience to multiple rooms. This year, we top that and deliver it anywhere," said Joseph P. Clayton, DISH president and CEO. "With Hopper, the value equation for pay TV becomes radically different. Customers pay only once for their content and can access it anywhere they choose, in the home, or on the go."

Hopper with Sling builds on the award-winning Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR introduced last year, and includes exclusive DISH innovations delivered by the Hopper including PrimeTime Anytime™ and the AutoHop™ commercial-skipping feature.

SLING TECHNOLOGY POWERS DISH ANYWHERE EXPERIENCE OUTSIDE THE HOME

Sling technology is now built into each new Hopper with Sling. It works by encoding and redirecting — or place-shifting — a live or recorded TV signal from the Hopper to Internet-connected iOS and Android tablets and smartphones. The DISH Anywhere experience is also available on PCs and Macs.

Customers can also use the Sling feature to watch DVR recordings stored on Hopper's hard drive, including major network shows recorded using DISH's PrimeTime Anytime feature. Both live and recorded television programs are available for viewing in the home as well as outside of it.

"Consumers want to access the shows they pay for on their mobile devices and only the Hopper meets that demand," said Vivek Khemka, vice president of Product Management at DISH. "Our new Hopper with Sling simply makes it easier for our subscribers to watch their favorite programs on the go."

DISH continues to offer Sling place-shifting technology using a separate Sling Adapter® accessory for select DISH DVR models, including the original Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR.

HOPPER APPS DELIVER MORE CHOICE AND CONTROL

In addition to the built-in Sling place-shifting technology, the second-generation of Hopper will have several innovative features, including:

Hopper Transfers™ — This unique capability is the long-awaited solution for watching recorded television programs when no Internet connection is available, such as in-flight or traveling on the road. The Hopper Transfers app lets viewers move recorded television programs from their DVR to an iPad and watch those shows on the go for no additional charge. The transfer of these recordings to the iPad occurs via Wi-Fi in the home. This feature is exclusive to Hopper with Sling.

DISH Explorer™ — This intuitive second-screen app for iPad combines TV, social media, and remote-control capabilities to enhance the viewing experience. DISH Explorer highlights trending TV programs based on real-time TV viewer data and social media measurements. The free app enables users to engage in conversations relating to the show they are watching on Twitter and Facebook. Sports enthusiasts can even keep up with real-time stats on their favorite teams. Finally, the app can navigate the Hopper's channel guide, DVR and on-demand features using the iPad. DISH Explorer works with all Hopper models.

Apps — Hopper expands beyond TV with music apps from Pandora® and SiriusXM® radio, as well as multi-screen, multi-player game apps like PokerFun, Trivia TV and WeDraw. These apps work in combination with smartphones and tablets.

TECH SPECS

Hopper with Sling is powered by a Broadcom BCM7425 processor and runs nearly three-times faster than any other satellite-TV receiver in the U.S. market. Hopper with Sling contains a two-terabyte hard drive, giving viewers up to 500 hours of high-definition (2,000 hours of standard definition) recordings.

DISH's Hopper with Sling includes built-in Wi-Fi for easy networking.

Pricing and availability for Hopper with Sling will be announced later this month.

For images, visit the DISH News Room http://about.dish.co...timedia-gallery.

About DISH

DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.042 million satellite TV customers, as of Sept. 30, 2012, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:28 PM

http://www.theverge....n-tv-everywhere

Apparently, Dish is releasing a new Hopper with Sling built into it. It also has built-in wifi and also a faster CPU.

What does this mean for those who already have the Hopper? Are we stuck having to pay $100 to get the Sling add-on?



Isn't the sling add-on only about $ 20?

I have kinda the same question ~ what about those of us with a 922? Do we have to pay the $ 100 upgrade?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

Does this version have the OTA module in it? That's what I've been waiting for, Sling's nice and all but OTA is more important to me.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:43 PM

Someone did doubt when I posted about the coming "Hopper 2" aka XiP913 ... hehe.

Now standby for announcement of new "Zapper2" :)

Edited by P Smith, 07 January 2013 - 09:40 PM.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:48 PM

Does this version have the OTA module in it? That's what I've been waiting for, Sling's nice and all but OTA is more important to me.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

Isn't the sling add-on only about $ 20?

I have kinda the same question ~ what about those of us with a 922? Do we have to pay the $ 100 upgrade?


Sling Adapter is $50 and the 922 already has Sling built-in.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:22 PM

Oh and guess what... Hopper Transfers will only work on the "new" Hopper and not the "old" Hopper. Lame!

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

How many tuners will the new hopper have?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:46 PM

Also, is the new hopper going to have the Netflix app as well? If so, this will give Netflix subscribers to log in to their account and watch movies and TV shows that are available to stream.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

How many tuners will the new hopper have?


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

Also, is the new hopper going to have the Netflix app as well? If so, this will give Netflix subscribers to log in to their account and watch movies and TV shows that are available to stream.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:57 PM

Oh and guess what... Hopper Transfers will only work on the "new" Hopper and not the "old" Hopper. Lame!


I wondered about that... if the requirement was Sling (which can be done with a Sling adapter on the current Hopper model) OR if they truly were going to limit it to the Hopper 2 only.

Unless there is some technical reason... I think it would be a mistake to leave all their current Hopper customers in the dark on this kind of new feature.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:10 PM

Just curious as I don't have Dish, but how much space does a two hour movie take on a IPad?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:18 PM

One used to be able to transfer to an external device (Aphos?) Did Dish strike a deal with Apple? Why only the IPad? Does Dish want all their non Hopper DVRs exchanged? No reason why Dish can't do this for all DVRs on many devices.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:15 AM

Just curious as I don't have Dish, but how much space does a two hour movie take on a IPad?


SD TV shows take up between 80 and 500 mb usually and depending on the content. HD movies between 1-3gb.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:17 AM

One used to be able to transfer to an external device (Aphos?) Did Dish strike a deal with Apple? Why only the IPad? Does Dish want all their non Hopper DVRs exchanged? No reason why Dish can't do this for all DVRs on many devices.


No I don't believe they want all equipment changed. When the 922 came out they didn't try to phase out all other models. I'm not sure they could do it on all other receivers. I'm sure some of it would boil down to hardware limitations on older models.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:41 AM

To be fair... Dish probably would like to move their older non-Vip customers for sure onto a Hopper setup... Why?

It would lock those legacy customers into new 2 year deals AND start the ball rolling towards the ability to obsolete legacy equipment... which in turn would allow them to drop SD feeds and gain back bandwidth without having to launch more birds into space.

IF Dish could do it, I'm sure they would love for all their older customers to call in tomorrow and sign up for Hoppers.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:24 AM

One used to be able to transfer to an external device (Aphos?) Did Dish strike a deal with Apple? Why only the IPad? Does Dish want all their non Hopper DVRs exchanged? No reason why Dish can't do this for all DVRs on many devices.

It is Archos PVP models [Personal Video Player].




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