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Dish has released an add-on to its Hopper DVR that makes it even more powerful: the Super Joey. The Super Joey adds an additional 2 tuners to the Hopper’s own 3. Dish says this can allow recording of up to 8 shows simultaneously. This can be either 4 network and 4 cable shows or a total of 5 on any channel. The Super Joey was shown off at this year’s CES. If you’re a Dish Customer or a potential switcher interested in the Joey, you’re in luck. It’s available to all new and current customers.

DISH’s Super Joey™ Now Available, Leading the Industry in Simultaneous Recording

  • Award-winning Super Joey increases tuner capacity of the Hopper® Whole-Home HD DVR experience
  • Customers can now simultaneously record an industry-leading eight shows
  • Adds two network tuners to Hopper’s three tuners
  • Available to current and new customers

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., March 13, 2014 – DISH(NASDAQ: DISH) announced that an add-on to the award-winning Hopper® Whole-Home HD DVR platform is available today, increasing the tuner capacity of the Hopper experience. DISH’s Super Joey™ adds two network tuners to the Hopper’s three native tuners, allowing a household to record up to eight shows simultaneously. This can virtually eliminate channel conflicts for DISH Hopper customers.

“We know TV viewers have searched for years for a solution to alleviate conflict over what to watch, and with Super Joey, customers no longer have to choose one program over another,” said Vivek Khemka, DISH senior vice president of product management. “Combined with Hopper’s 2,000 hours of storage, Super Joey makes it even easier for customers to enjoy more of the shows they love without having to negotiate what’s recorded with other viewers in the house.”

Super Joey was first introduced at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this year, where it was awarded the CES 2014 “Editors’ Choice” award from Reviewed.com. During the event, DISH also unveiled a troop of other Joey products designed to extend the reach of the Hopper experience, including the Wireless Joey and Virtual Joey.

The combined Hopper and Super Joey tuners gives DISH customers the power to watch and/or record shows from any four channels in addition to the shows on the four major broadcast networks or five shows from any channels of their choice. Super Joey is powered by a 1305 MHz, 3000 DMIPS Broadcom BCM7346 processor, features remote finder functionality, and supports MoCA and Ethernet connectivity.

About DISH

DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.049 million satellite TV customers as of Sept. 30, 2013, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. 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 is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.

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  1. Avatar of Rob
    Rob

    These are actually pretty cool, as is the wireless joey. Can’t wait to get one on my network.