Dish's 'Joey'

Dish's 'Joey'Last year, Dish found itself involved in a bit of controversy at CES. Things are a bit calmer for 2014, with the satellite provider concentrating on iterating upon and expanding its popular Hopper DVR platform. Dish isn’t updating the main Hopper DVR; instead, it’s expanding the lineup of “Joey” set-top boxes that allow customers to watch programming throughout the entire house. First, you’ll be able to record more shows simultaneously than ever before. A new Super Joey set-top box will add two additional network tuners to the Hopper platform. That means you can now record up to eight shows at once (up from six). That convenience comes with limits, though. The eight-show limit only applies if you’re recording content on four cable channels and the four major networks (NBC, CBS, FOX, and ABC) at the same time. Still, that’s likely more than enough to satisfy even the most addicted TV viewer. The Super Joey will be available to Dish customers in the first quarter of 2014.

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