Satellite TV Reviews & News – everything electronic Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:32:37 +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 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
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 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
DISH Network Hopper with Sling Announced Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:00:31 +0000
Home media hub allows you to watch recorded or live programs on your main TV, or streamed to your smartphone or iPad DISH Network introduced Hopper with Sling, the second generation of their Whole-Home HD DVR system. The new set-top box delivers several capabilities that improve the DISH Satellite TV viewing at home and on […]]]> 0
DISH Network Hopper and Joey HD DVR System Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:20:40 +0000
DISH Network announced a whole-home high definition DVR system that consists of the Hopper HD DVR that works with your main TV and Joey set-top boxes for any other TV in your house. With the system in place you get the same DVR functionality from any TV in your home, letting you pause, play and […]]]> 0
DISH Network Introduces Blockbuster Movie Pass for $10/month Fri, 23 Sep 2011 21:39:26 +0000
Dish Network announced the Blockbuster Movie Pass streaming service starting at $10 per month to your TV and computer. The service also includes a “DVDs by Mail” option which allows discs to be picked up or returned at any Blockbuster retail location. The service will launch Oct. 1, 2011 in the U.S. Dish Network takes […]]]> 0
DISH Network Tailgater Portable Satellite TV System Mon, 29 Aug 2011 18:54:47 +0000
DISH Network introduced a new lightweight, portable satellite TV antenna, called Tailgater, ideal for watching TV while tailgating, camping, RVing or engaging in other outdoor activities. The Tailgater (model VQ2500) is not only one of the lowest-priced portable satellite antennas on the market but also one of the easiest to use. Weighing in at just […]]]> 0
DISH Network Buys Blockbuster Thu, 07 Apr 2011 08:48:25 +0000
DISH Network Corporation announced that it was selected as the winning bidder in the bankruptcy court auction for substantially all of the assets of Blockbuster, Inc. DISH Network’s winning bid was valued at approximately $320 million. After certain adjustments are made at closing of the transaction, including adjustments for available cash and inventory, DISH Network […]]]> 8