The new Dish Network Hopper is now shipping, bringing Bluetooth technology to the company's newest and best DVR. Dish is promoting the feature as a way for its customers to use Bluetooth wireless headphones with their TV.
The main Hopper DVR is designed as the centerpiece of a "whole home DVR system" that also uses smaller Joey units connected to other TVs in different rooms of the house. The Hopper has three tuners, picture-in-picture, and 2TB of internal storage that can hold up to 250 hours of HD content or 1,000 hours in standard definition.
It also uses DISH's newest, high-definition user interface and has a unique feature that uses one of the tuners to record all prime-time content from the four main networks nightly, creating an on-demand library stored for eight days.