DISH adds the Super Joey for boosting Hopper DVR capacity

Michelle Clancy | 14-03-2014

DISH Network has launched the Super Joey add-on for its Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR platform, which will allow a household to record up to eight shows simultaneously.

Super Joey adds two network tuners to the Hopper's three native tuners. DISH customers can watch and/or record shows from any four channels, in addition to the shows on the four major broadcast networks or five shows from any channels of their choice.

Super Joey is powered by a 1305MHz, 3000 DMIPS Broadcom BCM7346 processor, features remote finder functionality, and supports MoCA and Ethernet connectivity.

"We know TV viewers have searched for years for a solution to alleviate conflict over what to watch, and with Super Joey, customers no longer have to choose one programme over another," said Vivek Khemka, DISH senior vice president of product management. "Combined with Hopper's 2,000 hours of storage, Super Joey makes it even easier for customers to enjoy more of the shows they love without having to negotiate what's recorded with other viewers in the house."

Super Joey was first introduced at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this year, along with two other products designed to extend the reach of the Hopper experience, dubbed Wireless Joey and Virtual Joey.