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2013 Product of the Year Entrant

EchoStar Hopper with Sling by DISH

Hopper with Sling is the only set-top box in the industry that can simultaneously stream four unique DVR events to four different TVs, incorporates full, true TV Everywhere with SlingLoaded technology, provides full, beautiful HD at every connected location, and is amazingly small and sleek for packing so much punch into a single receiver.

Integrated components/features include:

  • Fully enabled embedded Wi-Fi
  • SlingLoaded™ via the new Broadcom™ BCM7425 (TV Everywhere from anywhere in the world, including all live, DVR and OnDemand programming, on any device)
  • DISH Explorer® USB sideloading for iOS, tansfers DVR content to your mobile device via the home WiFi network (take your DVR content with you)
  • DISH 2nd Screen App for iOS (enhance your TV viewing experience on a 2nd mobile screen)
  • PrimeTime Anytime® (automatic recording of ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC primetime programming)
  • DISH On Demand® (first-release DVD titles on the hard drive)
  • Blockbuster @Home® (movies and TV shows on demand for Blockbuster subscribers)
  • DishONLINE® (IPTV incorporating DISH’s huge online content catalogue)
  • DISH Remote Access® (remote DVR access)
  • Massive 2 TB internal hard drive
  • Automatic formatting for external USB hard drive and expanded DVR storage
  • Embedded MoCA for home networking and independent viewing at multiple locations
  • DLNA for home network file sharing and multimedia integration
  • AutoHop® (user-controlled optional commercial-skipping application for non-live recorded network primetime programming)
  • Predictive Search feature with unprecedented ability to locate content and programming across all media, including networked hard drives, with advanced filtering capability
  • Advanced Graphical User Interface
  • Picture-in-picture functionality at all connected TV locations
  • Mac-addressed universal RF remote controls with two-way learning, continually updated device code databases, and long-range protocol that never requires line-of-site for functionality
  • Embedded Bluetooth technology, especially great for wireless headphone use
  • Remote Control Locator feature at each connected TV location
Learn more about Hopper with Sling by DISH.
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A single Hopper with Sling DVR can support up to three Joey thin client products, providing an integrated independent DVR experience for up to four HDTVs in the home. Joey is a small tuner-less thin client device that comes with an optional stand for either convenient vertical storage or hidden wall-mount behind a cabinet or TV. Utilizing the Mac-addressed RF remote control and integrated MoCA technology, Joey sends commands to the Hopper host, and Hopper responds to those commands by sending the requested information to the TV screen at the Joey location with an incredibly fast response that appears instant and seamless to the user. In addition, only the Hopper with Sling DVR provides users with embedded, automatic placeshifting technology that allows them to view all of their content on any connected mobile device, from anywhere in the world.

The Hopper with Sling solution was designed to provide maximum convenience to subscribers wishing to extend and share their DVR experience throughout the home, as well as an innovative system design that greatly simplifies content delivery and installation. With only a single Hopper host DVR in the home, subscribers can enjoy their DVR independently, with full DVR functionality, on up to four HDTVs simply by connecting a Joey thin client device to an additional TV with either HDMI or component connection. The Hopper host and Joey clients create an integrated DVR network throughout the home utilizing MoCA technology, and a home media sharing hub utilizing DLNA technology. In addition to the networked DVR experience, the Hopper solution includes the most advanced feature-rich solution available to subscribers in the industry today. With a solitary focus on the consumer TV viewing experience, Hopper with Sling was engineered and designed to provide ultimate value and convenience in one powerful yet simple package.


Users will enjoy a full-service entertainment experience that exceeds their wildest dreams, and also discover new features and conveniences that are destined to become home viewing standards. For example, the patented PrimeTime Anytime feature stores up to eight days of network primetime programming on a partitioned portion of the hard drive, yet utilizes just a single tuner so that users are able to set additional consecutive timers with no disruption. As a result, users have convenient access to programming that they may not otherwise have thought to watch. If they discover a new show that they would like to add to their regular DVR lineup, one simple click of a button automatically sends that program or series to the user's portion of the DVR - and they never have to set an additional timer. Users have never had such unprecedented control of their TV entertainment experience, and programmers have never had such unprecedented access to user eyeballs. And with the integrated SlingLoaded functionality, users don't even have to be at home to have their full TV living room experience.

Company Info


EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is the premier global provider of satellite operations and video delivery solutions. EchoStar’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Hughes, is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband services, delivering network technologies and managed services for enterprise and government customers in more than 100 countries.

Headquartered in Englewood, CO, with additional business units world-wide, EchoStar is a multiple Emmy award-winning company that has pioneered advancements in the set-top box and satellite industries for over 30 years, consistently delivering value for customers, partners and investors through innovation and outstanding quality. Over the last three decades EchoStar’s contribution to video technology has been a major influencer to shifts in the way consumers view, receive and manage TV programming.

EchoStar’s consumer solutions include HughesNet®, North America’s #1 high-speed satellite Internet service, Sling Media’s Slingbox® products, and EchoStar’s line of advanced digital video set-top box products for the European free satellite and terrestrial viewer markets.

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Englewood, Colorado
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