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Dish Hopper second screen and mobile app updates cater to NCAA tournament fans

Dish Hopper second screen and mobile app updates cater to NCAA tournament fans

If you're a Dish Network subscriber that happens to have a Dish Hopper DVR and likes basketball, you will love this. Dish has announced a new second-screen and mobile app experience specifically designed to enhance the NCAA basketball tournament viewing experience. Dish has announced enhanced apps within its Hopper whole-home HD DVR platform to give sports fans an improved viewing experience.

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Why Does My DVR Suck?

Why Does My DVR Suck?

I remember a time – not long ago in the grand scheme of things – when I had to record my favorite television shows with a VCR. I’d pop in a new tape, set what time I wanted the recording to begin, and barring a power outage, it’d record my show without any trouble. It wasn’t exactly a perfect solution for show recording, but it worked. And at that time, I was happy.

Soon, DVRs entered the marketplace and everything changed. My cable company provided me with a DVR, allowing me to record a show at a given time. Best of all, it was recorded on a hard drive, so I didn’t need to worry about using my tapes. The transition was incredible, and it was something that I thought could never get better.

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CBS says Dish Network pulled a fast one, hid Auto Hop during negotiations

CBS says Dish Network pulled a fast one, hid Auto Hop during negotiations

Dish Network's Auto Hop feature has been the target of more than a few legal proceedings, with networks crying foul over its commercial-deleting abilities. Now, admist the controversy already surrounding the device, is a claim by CBS that Dish Network intentionally concealed Auto Hop during negotiations, something it is none to happy about. According to the network, not providing the information completely altered the resulting deal.

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Dish announces Hopper with Sling HD DVR, offers offline recordings on iPad

Dish announces Hopper with Sling HD DVR, offers offline recordings on iPad

Dish Network has announced the arrival of its second generation HD Whole-home DVR, the Hopper with Sling. With the DVR, subscribers have access to some new features, as well as improvements on existing features, making for an all-around better experience. In addition, the Hopper with Sling will be accompanied by the Transfers app, allowing subscribers to watch recorded content offline via an iPad.

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Walmart to sell Boxee TV starting tomorrow

Walmart to sell Boxee TV starting tomorrow

There are a number of set-top boxes on the market today that allow you to stream content from different services such as Netflix or YouTube. One of those devices is the Boxee TV. Boxee Inc has scored a major win with the announcement that Walmart will be selling its latest device, the Boxee TV, in its 3000 US locations starting tomorrow.

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DIRECTV announces DIRECTV Genie HD DVR

DIRECTV announces DIRECTV Genie HD DVR

Touting it as the "most advanced and intuitive HD DVR" available, DIRECTV has announced their latest HD DVR: the DIRECTV Genie. This new DVR brings to the table a whole roster of features you'd be hard-pressed to find elsewhere, including the ability to record up to 5 high-definition videos at once. According to DIRECTV, this flagship DVR is the by-product of integrating as many of the most requested features as possible.

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Nintendo Wii U will feature expandable memory

Nintendo Wii U will feature expandable memory

Today, as many of you already know, the Wii U finally received pricing information and a release date. Along with those rather important details, we were also treated to a list of specs for the console. Everything seems to be solid, but there's one thing leaving consumers scratching their heads: storage, or lack thereof.

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Apple’s rumored TV box to include cloud DVR, simple UI

Apple’s rumored TV box to include cloud DVR, simple UI

Just yesterday a report from The Wall Street Journal suggested that Apple was in talks with cable companies to provide a set-top box capable of watching live TV while mixing in custom apps. The publication has now further detailed the plans in a second report, suggesting that the company is planning to simplify the methods of watching content. Apple ultimate goal is to “erase the distinction between live and on-demand content.”

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