DISH has released Hopper Duo in the US, a dual-tuner HD set-top solution for one and two-TV households. Hopper Duo packages the most essential features of DISH’s Hopper 3 for customers with smaller-scale entertainment setups.
“The average US home has about two TVs connected to a pay-TV service,” said Niraj Desai vice DISH vice president of product management. “Hopper Duo is a feature-rich, high-value product for households that want DVR capacity for only one or two screens.”
The Wi-Fi-capable Hopper Duo includes the modern Hopper user interface with HD graphics a 500 GB hard drive for up to 125 hours of HD DVR recording; compatibility with Amazon Alexa voice control; universal search; Bluetooth audio support via adapter; Picture-in-Picture viewing; Remote Finder; and apps like Game Finder, Pandora and DISH On-Demand, with Netflix coming soon. Hopper Duo ships with DISH’s new voice remote.
Hopper Duo supports a second HDTV when paired with a Joey (Joey, 4K Joey or Wireless Joey).
Qualified new and existing customers can receive a Hopper Duo at no upfront cost. The Hopper Duo system requires a whole-home DVR fee of $10 per month, with an additional $7 per month required for an added Joey.