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Dish Network Hopper

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Dish Network Hopper. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People are impressed by the price. The image quality also gets good views, whereas some have doubts about the size and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Dish Network Hopper is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dish Network Hopper

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Dish Network Hopper from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The image quality is also appreciated. The size and reliability get critical opinions.

image quality, price

usability, design, reliability, size

39% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: DISH Network HOPPER Whole Home DVR SystemDISH Network HOPPER Whole Home DVR System

Nov, 2017

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Dish Network Hopper With Sling

 

Last year, when we tested Dish Network's Hopper, we were so impressed by its top-notch interface, extensive storage, multiple tuners, and reasonable price that we crowned it our Editors' Choice digital video recorder. This year, Dish Network takes the...

Well-designed interface. Three tuners. Tons of storage. Integrated Wi-Fi. Sling functionality lets you watch TV on your iOS or Android device, or a Web browser. Free iPad app lets you transfer DVR shows to your tablet for offline viewing. Box is free...

Can only transfer video from your DVR once per recording. Converting and transferring DVR recordings to your iPad can take a long time

The Dish Network Hopper With Sling takes the already powerful and flexible Hopper satellite box/DVR and adds invaluable and built-in place-shifting features thanks to Sling.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Ben Drawbaugh (engadget.com)

Dish Hopper whole-home DVR review

 

A new DVR with a never-before-seen feature doesn't come around every day, and if it's the sort of amenity that works in every room of the house, without

Consistent experience in every room ; 2TB of capacity with an external storage option ; PrimeTime Anytime is a great way to discover new content

Unimpressive user interface ; Odd remote layout ; No built-in over-the-air tuner

Although the Hopper offers some unique features you can't find anywhere else, it leaves big-enough holes to prevent us from calling it our favorite.

Apr, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Dish Network Hopper

 

Dish Network's Hopper (along with the accompanying Joey) is the best whole-home DVR and cable/satellite tuner experience we've seen yet.

Inexpensive. Well-designed interface. Three tuners. Tons of storage.

Lacks Netflix, Hulu Plus, or YouTube streaming.

Testing and Conclusions Admittedly, with three tuners and 2TB of storage, you can record about 500 hours of high-definition programming or 1,000 hours of standard definition programming on the 1TB user partition (the other half of the drive is used to...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Clint DeBoer (audioholics.com)

DISH Hopper and Joey Whole-Home DVR Preview

 

DISH is introducing Hopper and Joey, a whole-home high definition DVR entertainment system. The Hopper HD DVR and accompanying small Joey set-top boxes create a whole-home HD DVR entertainment system.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Andrew Robinson (hometheaterreview.com)

Dish Network Hopper Reviewed

 

Dish Network's Hopper has been a much talked about new receiver from the satellite provider. Andrew Robinson investigates all the features of this much touted new product from Dish Network.

It's amazing to think just how far cable and satellite TV have come in such a short amount of time. I still remember when TiVo first hit the market and what a revelation that was. Now DVRs such as Dish's Hopper are bordering on being their own form of...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Rachel Cericola (bigpicturebigsound.com)

DISH Network Hopper with Sling Whole-House DVRReview

 

DISH says, "if it ain't broke, fix it anyway" with the new Hopper with Sling DVR.

Still have one of DISH Network's ViP boxes or using whatever DVR the local cable company provides? You may as well be pedalling your car with your feet. The DISH Network Hopper with Sling is the DVR that makes all other TV watchers insanely jealous. If...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: EH Staff (electronichouse.com)

EH Buyer’s Scorecard: DISH Network Hopper Whole-House DVR

 

A closer look at this digital video recorder, from in-house and around the web.

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Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Rachel Cericola (bigpicturebigsound.com)

DISH Network Hopper Whole-House DVRReview

 

Another black box? Not even close. See how DISH's new product is pumping some much-needed excitement into the DVR category.

It's hard to get excited about a DVR, but DISH Network will certainly have customers jumping for joy over the Hopper. Forget about the apps and extra storage. The private on-demand selection created through PrimeTime Anytime and that Auto Hop feature...

Jul, 2012

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