You have probably heard about the Hopper from DISH for the past few months, but now one of its innovative features is getting a lot of the attention: AutoHop™. This incredible feature of the Hopper allows you to actually skip commercials of many of the shows recorded using the Hopper’s PrimeTime Anytime™ feature.
Because DISH technology is so advanced and there has never been anything like this in the satellite TV industry, people have questions. If you have already chosen to get the Hopper from DISH, you could be enjoying most primetime TV shows without commercials already, but if you are still considering signing up for DISH, you may have some questions about how this technology works. Please read on, and hopefully many of your questions about commercial skipping with DISH technology will be answered right here.
I’ve never been good with technology. Will I be able to figure out how to skip commercials every time I want to record and/or watch a TV show?
The Hopper from DISH has an easy-to-use interface that you can easily navigate. All you have to do to watch commercial free TV is first enable PrimeTime Anytime™ once, so your primetime shows in HD are recorded automatically. Then, when you want to watch any of these shows, simply select them from the PrimeTime Anytime™ library and you will then see a popup to enable AutoHop™ at the beginning of the show if it is available. AutoHop™ is available at 1am the morning after the program initially airs. .. The beauty of AutoHop™ is that you, the viewer, are in complete control of whether you want to enable the commercial-skipping feature.
Is AutoHop™ available on other DISH DVRs?
Only the Hopper from DISH offers PrimeTime Anytime™, which you must have to enable the AutoHop™ feature.
I’m not quite sure I need an HD DVR as advanced as the Hopper from DISH. How will this DVR change the way I watch TV?
The Hopper from DISH can record up to six shows at a time during primetime, and you can access those shows from any of the TVs, which have “Joeys” (smaller receivers) throughout your home. That means you can DVR a show in one room and watch it in any other. The Hopper from DISH allows you to watch more TV shows in less time, and with PrimeTime Anytime™ you won’t miss any of the prime time shows on the four major networks in HD (ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX), because they will be recorded for you automatically and saved to your Hopper for 8 days. The Hopper from DISH also features more than 2000 hours of recording time (2 TB—the largest hard drive of any provider); a sleek, new intuitive guide and menu; a very cool remote control locator; Dolby SRS TruVolume capability; and a number of other features that really do change the way you watch TV!
If you are ready to make the switch to DISH and upgrade the way you watch TV, simply order online or contact a DISH customer service representative via phone, email or online chat.