This week the folks at DISH have announced the Wireless Joey. This system allows you to bring the Joey system with you anywhere, having no need for the coaxial or Ethernet wiring of yore. This is the first Whole-Home HD DVR system made by DISH to connect to a dedicated 802.11ac (wi-fi) access point.
You’ll find this system rolling out with “an identical experience to a wired Joey,” effectively turning that system into a release of the past. It would appear likely that DISH will move to this entirely wireless system in the near future save for business and wire-friendly institutions.
Inside the Wireless Joey is PrimeTime Anytime, AutoHop, and the same abilities to record, pause, rewind, fast-forward, and view TV content as the previous hero Joey system.
Inside you’ll find a 900MHz 2000 DMIPS BCM7418 processor as well as a Broadcom BCM4360 802.11ac chip operating at the 5Ghz band. This system connects with both Wireless Joey and Access Point, and works with 3×3 MIMO with beam forming internal antennas – quickness and reliability, that is.
Users of DISH’s Hopper system will be able to add the Wireless Joey to their collection for a one-time $50 fee for the wireless access point as well as $7 per month per device. Each wireless access point is able to serve up to three Wireless Joey units.