EchoStar Reviews & News – everything electronic Thu, 17 May 2018 18:15:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 DISH Has Clever Reply to CBS Blackout Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:06:37 +0000
During renewal negotiations CBS Corporation chose to black out DISH customers’ access to 28 local channels in 18 markets across 26 states. CBS is blocking consumers in an effort to raise carriage rates for local channels and gain negotiating leverage for unrelated cable channels, all with declining viewership on DISH. DISH was hopeful of a […]]]> 0
Dish Makes Voice Search Easier With New Remote Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:06:08 +0000
DISH just released a second-generation voice remote control (model 54.0) to ship with all new Hopper DVRs. It features voice search and command, motion-activated backlighting and Remote Finder. Simply press and hold the button to enable voice recognition and speak the commands for an easier TV experience. Also, there are two customizable buttons for shortcuts, like […]]]> 0
DISH Skinny Bundle Breaks Up Pay TV Packages Mon, 08 Aug 2016 14:00:46 +0000
DISH just announced a new way to package and purchase satellite TV programming. The Flex Pack skinny bundle debuts at $39.99 per month with a core package of programming consisting of more than 50 channels and the choice of one of eight themed channel packs. Customers can add and remove as many channel packs as […]]]> 0
DISH Network DVR Records 16 Shows at Same Time Tue, 02 Feb 2016 01:31:21 +0000
DISH Network today released their newest set-top whole-home DVR/satellite receiver with built-in 4K media streaming called the Hopper 3 with sling. The third-generation Hopper features 16 tuners, 4-terabytes of storage delivers an enhanced 4K experience and supports up to seven TVs simultaneously. In the coming weeks, Hopper 3 will launch the Netflix app and integrate Netflix […]]]> 0
Sling TV $20/month for ESPN, CNN Tue, 06 Jan 2015 09:40:14 +0000
Watch live ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Cartoon Network and Disney Channel for $20/month DISH Network just announced Sling TV, a live, over-the-top (Internet) television service, coming first quarter of 2015. Sling TV will deliver live sports, lifestyle, family, news and information channels, Video-On-Demand entertainment and the best of online video to broadband-connected […]]]> 0
Dish Network 4K Joey Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:40:35 +0000
DISH Network announced a 4K Ultra HD set-top box called the 4K Joey. It supports any HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2-compliant television, playback at 60fps in 10-bit color, is compatible with all Hopper Whole Home HD DVR systems, and provides full Joey functionality. The new set-top box is equipped with a Broadcom dual-core chipset and Broadcom 7448 […]]]> 0
Dish Network Super Joey DVR Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:40:17 +0000
Records Eight Shows at Once Dish Network just released the Super Joey, an add-on set-top box to the satellite service’s Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR, which allows simultaneous recording of up to eight shows. The Super Joey offers two additional network tuners to Hopper’s three tuners. The combined Hopper and Super Joey tuners gives DISH customers […]]]> 0
DISH Network SuperJoey and Wireless Joey Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:28:47 +0000
DISH Network just announced two set-top boxes that provide greater DVR functionality and wireless streaming capabilities for watching live or recorded shows in any room of your house. Both devices work in conjunction with the Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR platform. The original Joey debuted in early 2012. The SuperJoey features two satellite tuners, remote finder […]]]> 0
Dish Network Offers $25.5 Billion for Sprint Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:56:58 +0000
DISH Network Corporation today announced that it has submitted a merger proposal to the Board of Directors of Sprint Nextel Corporation for a total cash and stock consideration of $25.5 billion. The DISH proposal clearly represents superior value to Sprint shareholders, including greater ownership in a combined company that is better positioned for the future […]]]> 0
Dish Network Disqualified from CNET’s Best of CES Awards Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:28:26 +0000
Dish Network’s Hopper with Sling Whole-Home HD DVR was disqualified from CNET’s “Best of CES” awards program at the last minute today because CNET’s parent, CBS Corp., is in litigation with DISH regarding Hopper’s consumer-friendly Prime Time Any Time and the AutoHop commercial-skipping features. After CNET posted a review entitled “Dish Hopper with Sling: HD […]]]> 4