What Is The Hopper?

The Hopper was first introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January of 2012 and the first iteration was released in March of that same year. The Hopper is a line of digital video recording (DVR) set-top boxes offered by the U.S. direct-broadcast satellite television provider DISH Network. It is in its third iteration, […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Cancel DISH Network Early?

If you have a long-term contract with DISH Network and decide to cancel your services early, you will be subject to early-termination fees. DISH charges $20 for every month left in your contract, with a maximum charge of $480. Since the company has built its business model around these two-year contracts, they are incredibly strict […]

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How Do You Connect The Hopper To The Internet?

Connecting your Hopper DVR system to your home internet is incredibly easy. If you are using a wired connection, simply plug your ethernet cord into the back of your Hopper device. If you are trying to connect to a wireless account follow these steps: Select the “Menu” option on your DISH Remote Select the “Settings” […]

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How Do I Get DISH Anywhere?

Using DISH Anywhere requires an internet-connected Hopper 2 or 3 DVR and access to a compatible mobile device. After signing up for DISH services, visit dishanywhere.com to stream content to your computer, tablet or mobile device. If you are using a mobile device, download the DISH Anywhere app and log in from there.   Once […]

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Ready Or Not, 5G Is Coming

Although cell phones represent an unprecedented advancement in technology, the most common complaints associated with these tiny technological wonders are that of speed. “My phone is so slow.” “OMG, I hate my phone it’s wicked slow.” Everyone has heard some kind of comment to that effect. The reality is that phones are faster than they […]

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Chicago Extends Amusement Tax

The idea of amusement taxes being applied to restaurants and bars is not a new one. However, Chicago is the first to begin including satellite television services in that tax. Earlier this November, the city of Chicago served notice that its 9% amusement tax now also applies to businesses that subscribe to satellite television services, […]

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How Does A DISH TV Work?

DISH TV provides television content through satellite services. A satellite dish is installed on your home and acts as a special antenna that focuses on a specific broadcast source—in this case, a satellite in space. A satellite dish is a parabolic surface combined with a central feed horn. The controller transmits a signal through the […]

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Sling TV Opens Up Paid Access To Cloud DVR

DISH Network has been testing a Cloud DVR service for their Sling TV users since November 2016. This initial round of testing was done through a closed beta of Sling users who accessed the service through a Roku product. Those DISH customers who don’t use Roku products can finally rejoice as DISH invites them to […]

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