DISH Unveils Hopper 3 with Enhanced 4K Experience; Most Simultaneous Recording, Processing Power of

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  1. Jan 21, 2016 #81 of 185
    63thk

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    So which remote will you get with the H3. Anything is an improvement over the current one. It just has way to many buttons on it
     
  2. Jan 21, 2016 #82 of 185
    Blowgun

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    Looks like you get the one that could spy on you.

    Too many buttons, LOL.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2016 #83 of 185
    bmetelsky

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    I don't believe the one with the touchpad and voice commands will be available at the launch of the Hopper 3. I saw somewhere that it comes with a new remote with fewer buttons than the one that comes with the current Hopper.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2016 #84 of 185
    James Long

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    The "press to talk" button might be your favorite.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2016 #85 of 185
    Blowgun

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    That is presuming that you always need to press a button. ;)

    It was interesting to watch that DISH representative last year demonstrate the new voice remote. I hope DISH made some improvements after what the rep showed. Me, give me a remote with buttons. Lots of buttons. The more buttons the better. I don't want some stripped down thing that awkwardly works and has less functionality then what I already have.

    Hang on, I think I'm channeling Billy Mays' ninth cousin...

    Hi, Billy Mays' ninth cousin here. Are remote buttons confusing? Are their too many? Well DISH has the answer for you. Introducing the new voice remote. This remote is streamlined for your personal enjoyment to make watching TV a more natural experience. That's right, the new voice remote delivers intuitive commands by swiping and pinching. Gone are the days of the laborious chore of pressing. This remote features the most sophisticated voice recognition technology on the planet that responds to your every command. No longer do you have to fumble with unnecessary buttons. Fumbling is bad. Its simplified design has chrome highlights and red racing striping down the sides. Buckle in and hold on, because for the next 30 minutes you are about to take off for the most exciting experience of your life....

    The voice remote can not make toast, nor does it vibrate. Chicken sacrifices are not required, but nay become required in the future. Small woodland creatures do not live in Billy's beard. Do not use near open
    flame. Deals are for new subs only. If your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted, possibly insecure, to a third party.


    Seriously, I hope I'm wrong about the remote collecting private conversations, which is what Samsung does through their Smart televisions. Reminds me of George Orwell's telescreens in 1984, where big brother listens to what people say in their homes. Thankfully, we are not there yet.

    While DISH already collects viewing metrics, companies like Google, LG, Microsoft, Samsung and others -- they start to taste that extra data collection revenue, so why not DISH. DISH needs the money, too. Especially with another lawsuit looming and a big one at that. Wherever Aunt Millie's doctor diagnosis conversation ends up, I hope the servers are secure and they don't get hacked.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2016 #86 of 185
    James Long

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    You are presuming that one doesn't have to press a button "Hey Siri, what is the weather forecast?".

    There is a button to press. I'll lean toward the presumption that it will need to be pressed.
     
  7. Jan 22, 2016 #87 of 185
    Blowgun

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    I'm presuming that you would always need to press the button. When Samsung TVs were discovered to have a flaw that allowed a hacker to root the TV, they were able to turn on the camera without also turning on the camera activity LED. No remote buttons were pushed. No trace on the screen. Wasn't there also websites dedicated to allowing people to tune-in to these rooted Samsung TVs in people's homes, where they could change homes the same way you change channels on a television? That flaw was patched, but it demonstrates the vulnerabilities of Internet connected devices. And, that happened before Samsung wasn't setting an example of spying on their own customers.

    What do you think DISH would do if you can't talk? Do you think they would have an alternative remote for those folks? How useful would the voice remote be if there is an option to disable the voice commands?
     
  8. Jan 22, 2016 #88 of 185
    James Long

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    It is an optional remote.
     
  9. Jan 22, 2016 #89 of 185
    Blowgun

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    That's good news. They should mention that more often.
     
  10. Jan 25, 2016 #90 of 185
    Blowgun

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    The 50.0 is the voice remote and the 52.0 is not. Is that how it works?
     
  11. Jan 29, 2016 #91 of 185
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    Excuse my ignorance, but I am currently a DirecTV customer and have eight TVs and eight DVRs. Am interested in this new Hopper, but how does it handle eight TVs, so that they can all receive the same recorded shows?
     
  12. Jan 29, 2016 #92 of 185
    James Long

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    The Hopper 3 system is designed for up to seven rooms. It is a client server model with the server doing all of the heavy lifting (16 tuners, DVR functions) and the clients streaming content from the server.

    The system is not designed for eight TVs.
     
  13. Jan 29, 2016 #93 of 185
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    FYI to everyone.. Got a call from my distributor today and Dish has pushed back the release date of the Hopper 3, it was supposed to be 1/29 but now is unknown. I was upset as I have 4 of them sitting there and people anxious to get them. I will keep you all updated on the release date as I get more info.
     
  14. Jan 29, 2016 #94 of 185
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    I heard it was designed for up to seven rooms to but 1 Hopper v3 an up to 6 Joey for a total 7 device


    Yup I heard the same thing to
     
  15. Jan 29, 2016 #95 of 185
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    NEW FYI!!!! Hopper 3 available Jan 30th!!! It will have some features disabled or not available but its ready to go!!! Features will be turned on soon in software updates.
     
  16. Jan 29, 2016 #96 of 185
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    That dumbest day to it on a saturday
     
  17. Jan 29, 2016 #97 of 185
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    Why?


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  18. Jan 29, 2016 #98 of 185
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    Becuase I want it like last week that why :D
     
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  19. Jan 29, 2016 #99 of 185
    Blowgun

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    In other words, it's ready to go only because DISH found out at the last minute features were broken and it was easier to disabled them.

    IMO the Hopper 3 is only marginally appealing at this time. The 4K content is almost none existent. You can only have one and while that will eventually change, right now it's unacceptable. The 16 tuners are interesting, but overkill. The hard drive is only 2 TB. Given my past experiences with DISH firmware updates there's going to be periods of fixes correcting the corrections, followed by long periods of waiting for a bug to be fixed. I think I'll let the people riding the bleeding edge deal with that and wait a year or more for the firmware to mature, maybe for a hardware revision and get a better unit.
     
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    Ill still believe it can record 16 channles and watch seven other previously recorded streams on seven different tvs all in hd all at the same time when someone actually does it. And if it does, I will be thoroughly impressed.
     

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