Dish Network Hopper

83
Engadget
Score
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Dish Hopper whole-home DVR review

Summary

Although the Hopper offers some unique features you can't find anywhere else, it leaves big-enough holes to prevent us from calling it our favorite.

Pros
  • Consistent experience in every room2TB of capacity with an external storage optionPrimeTime Anytime is a great way to discover new content
Cons
  • Unimpressive user interfaceOdd remote layoutNo built-in over-the-air tuner
Dish Hopper whole-home DVR review

A new DVR with a never-before-seen feature doesn't come around every day, and if it's the sort of amenity that works in every room of the house, without compromise, then we just have to review it. What would make the list? Try the Dish Hopper whole-home DVR, which can record six shows at once. Of course, there are specs and marketing claims, and then there's real-world performance. Is this set-top box everything we could have dreamed of? There's only one way to find out: you'll have to meet us past the break and take a walk through our full review.

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Scores

Engadget

83
 

Breakdown

Design and form factor
9.0
Other features (networking, etc.)
10.0
Ease of use
7.0
Expandability
8.0
Storage capacity
9.0
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Specs

Hopper

Type
High def DVR (250 hours) (1000 hours) (3)
Service type
Satellite
Video services
Video-on-demand
Video outputs
Antenna / RF, Component, HDMI, RCA / composite
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Specs

Hopper

Type
High def DVR (250 hours) (1000 hours) (3)
Service type
Satellite
Video services
Video-on-demand
Video outputs
Antenna / RF, Component, HDMI, RCA / composite
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