Dish Network Hopper with Sling

85
Global
Score
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Model

Key Specs

Type
High def DVR (500 hours) (2000 hours) (3)
Service type
Satellite
Video services
Video-on-demand
Video outputs
Antenna / RF, HDMI, RCA / composite

General

Type
High def DVR (500 hours) (2000 hours) (3)
Service type
Satellite
Additional service fee
yes

Playback

Video formats
Array
Zoom / widescreen modes
Array
Video control
Array
Video services
Array
Multi-room support
yes

Recording

Remote scheduling
yes
Automatic / criteria-based recording
yes
Find / browse by content type
yes (HD, Movies, News, Sports)

Remote

Remote (included)
yes (Programmable) (AAA batteries)
IR blaster
yes
Serial control
yes

Other features

Upgradeable firmware
yes
Front text display
no
Parental controls
yes

Outputs

Video outputs
Antenna / RF, HDMI, RCA / composite (1 outputs) (1 outputs)
Audio outputs
Array

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Storage

Internal storage
2 TB

Optical media

Optical media (built-in)
no