Posted Thu May 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The compact DVR lets customers take their recordings on the go.
DISH has announced the release of their latest DVR. The HopperGO is a personal mobile video drive designed for portable, offline viewing.
"HopperGO is the perfect summer travel companion for nearly anyone, whether you're road tripping, at the airport or lounging on a beach," said Vivek Khemka, DISH Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. "It manages the burden of storage, so forget about deleting apps or pictures to free up space on your phone or tablet for video."
The pocket-sized portable DVR features 64GB of storage and a rechargeable battery capable of up to four hours of streaming on a single charge. Likewise, the HopperGO can still be used while charging. The DVR lets users transfer up to 100 hours of recorded TV shows and movies from a Hopper 3 or Hopper 2 DVR for mobile viewing. In addition, the DVR creates its own private wireless cloud with support for simultaneous viewing of different programs on up to five mobile devices through the DISH Anywhere app without the need for an internet connection. Compatible devices include iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, and Kindle tablets.
The HopperGO is now available for $99 and is not subject to any monthly fees. Beyond the HopperGO, DISH also recently released its Hopper 3 DVR with 4K Ultra HD support.
The Hopper 3 features 16 tuners, allowing customers to watch shows in multiple rooms, remotely view live content through DISH Anywhere, and schedule multiple recordings at the same time without any pesky conflicts. Under the hood, the device runs a Broadcom BCM7445 quad-core ARM application processor at 1.5 GHz, 21K DMIPS and features a 2TB hard drive for up to 500 hours of high-definition recording (or 2,000 hours of standard definition recording). For 4K playback, the Hopper 3 can decode and output 60 FPS and 10-bit color and can support H.264 and H.265. The device also supports HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2, USB 3.0, and HDR10/BDA 2.0 encoded streams. Finally, the DVR features a new 4K Sports Bar Mode which divides the screen into four quadrants, enabling customers to watch four different HD feeds at the same time.
The latest news on all things 4K Ultra HD, blu-ray and Gear.