For customers looking for the ultimate Whole-Home HD DVR experience, the DIRECTV Genie is no comparison to the Hopper by DISH. From exclusive features like PrimeTime AnytimeTM and AutoHopTM to its industry-leading 2 Terabyte hard drive, the Hopper has no match.
With the Hopper, you get:
More music! DISH is the exclusive TV provider of SiriusXM music channels, plus customers can enjoy music from the Pandora app on their broadband-connected Hopper or Joey.
More movies! Access thousands of titles from Blockbuster @HomeTM, DISH Online, and On Demand directly on your TV through the Hopper or Joey (based on subscription).
More magic! Features like AutoHop, the Remote Control Locator, integrated apps, and stunning graphic menu displays were designed with customers in mind and make watching TV even more intuitive and enjoyable on every TV in the customer’s home.
Compare DISH HopperTM vs. DIRECTV GenieTM
Hopper by DISH
PrimeTime AnytimeAutomatically record primetime shows*
AutoHopAutomatically skip commercials in select shows*
Hard Drive Size
Up to 500 HD hours
Up to 200 HD hours
TV Everywhere Technology(with connected Sling Adapter or nomad (sold separately)
Live TV and DVR recordings
DVR recordings only
Maximum Number of Simultaneous Recordings
With PrimeTime Anytime enabled
On Demand OptionsWhen connected to broadband internet
Access to more than 15,000 IPVOD titles
Access to 7,000 IPVOD titles
On Demand OptionsWhen NOT connected to broadband Internet
Access to 80 new release titles
Access to 12 new release titles
Sports AppsDISH GameFinder vs. DIRECTV ScoreGuideTM
Available on Hopper & Joey Lists games 4 days in advance Doesn’t interefere with TV viewing ThuuzTM Excitement Ratings
Available on Genie only Same-day games only Interferes with TV viewing No Thuuz Excitement Ratings
Bluetooth® Integration**Listen to TV audio via Bluetooth headset
Remote Control Locator
Receiver Fees for 4 TVs***1 Hopper and 3 Joeys vs. 1 Genie and 3 Clients
Free with Eligible Programming Package1 HD DVR & up to 3 clients; everyday monthly price shown
America’s Top 120 & Higher $44.99/mo DishLATINO Dos & Higher $44.99/mo
Entertainment & Higher $54.99/mo Optimo Mas & Higher $46.99/mo
(Low Risk qualification)
Set-Top Box Size
YES. 38% smaller than the Genie**
External Hard DriveSold separately
Adds to the DVR storage
Replaces the DVR storage
SRS TruVolume®Prevents annoying volume fluctuations
Number of Supported TVs on Whole-Home DVR2 Hoppers with 4 Joeys vs. 1 Genie with 3 Clients*****
2 Hoppers allowed per account
Only 1 Genie allowed per account
Integrated AppsPandora, Facebook, Twitter, weather, news, and more
Available on Hopper & Joey
Available on Genie only
* During primetime hours record ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC plus two additional channels (feature not available in all markets). AutoHop only available with playback after 1 AM Eastern Time of select primetime shows recorded as part of PrimeTime Anytime. Both features must be enabled by customer and are subject to availability.
** Available on the Hopper Fall 2012.
*** Based on DISH fees of $10/month DVR Service fee and $7/month Additional Receiver fee for each Joey; and DIRECTV fees of $20/month Advanced Receiver Service fee and $6/month Additional TV fee for each Client.
**** Hopper dimensions: 16” W x 11.4” D x 2.05” H; Genie dimensions: 15.75” W x 11.85” D x 3.25” H.
***** Additional HD DVR receivers may be added to Genie accounts to support more than 4 rooms, however the additional HD DVR’s will not be visible by the Clients. The Genie also supports RVU-enabled devices, for a maximum of up to 8 rooms.
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