DISH Hopper vs. DIRECTV Genie

For customers looking for the ultimate Whole-Home HD DVR experience, the DIRECTV Genie is no comparison to the Hopper by DISH. From exclusive features like PrimeTime AnytimeTM and AutoHopTM to its industry-leading 2 Terabyte hard drive, the Hopper has no match.

With the Hopper, you get:

More music! DISH is the exclusive TV provider of SiriusXM music channels, plus customers can enjoy music from the Pandora app on their broadband-connected Hopper or Joey.

More movies! Access thousands of titles from Blockbuster @HomeTM, DISH Online, and On Demand directly on your TV through the Hopper or Joey (based on subscription).

More magic! Features like AutoHop, the Remote Control Locator, integrated apps, and stunning graphic menu displays were designed with customers in mind and make watching TV even more intuitive and enjoyable on every TV in the customer’s home.

Compare DISH HopperTM vs. DIRECTV GenieTM

Hopper by DISH

Genie

PrimeTime AnytimeAutomatically record primetime shows*

YES

NO

AutoHopAutomatically skip commercials in select shows*

Yes

NO

Hard Drive Size

2TB

1TB

Recording Capacity

Up to 500 HD hours

Up to 200 HD hours

TV Everywhere Technology(with connected Sling Adapter or nomad (sold separately)

Live TV and DVR recordings

DVR recordings only

Maximum Number of Simultaneous Recordings

6 recordings

With PrimeTime Anytime enabled

5 recordings

On Demand OptionsWhen connected to broadband internet

Access to more than 15,000 IPVOD titles

Access to 7,000 IPVOD titles

On Demand OptionsWhen NOT connected to broadband Internet

Access to 80 new release titles

Access to 12 new release titles

Sports AppsDISH GameFinder vs. DIRECTV ScoreGuideTM

Available on Hopper & Joey Lists games 4 days in advance Doesn’t interefere with TV viewing ThuuzTM Excitement Ratings

Available on Genie only Same-day games only Interferes with TV viewing No Thuuz Excitement Ratings

Bluetooth® Integration**Listen to TV audio via Bluetooth headset

YES

NO

Remote Control Locator

YES

NO

Receiver Fees for 4 TVs***1 Hopper and 3 Joeys vs. 1 Genie and 3 Clients

$31/mo

$38/mo

Free with Eligible Programming Package1 HD DVR & up to 3 clients; everyday monthly price shown

America’s Top 120 & Higher $44.99/mo DishLATINO Dos & Higher $44.99/mo

(DHA/DHA24 qualification)

Entertainment & Higher $54.99/mo Optimo Mas & Higher $46.99/mo

(Low Risk qualification)

Set-Top Box Size

YES. 38% smaller than the Genie**

NO

External Hard DriveSold separately

Adds to the DVR storage

Replaces the DVR storage

SRS TruVolume®Prevents annoying volume fluctuations

YES

NO

Number of Supported TVs on Whole-Home DVR2 Hoppers with 4 Joeys vs. 1 Genie with 3 Clients*****

6 TVs

2 Hoppers allowed per account

4 TVs

Only 1 Genie allowed per account

Integrated AppsPandora, Facebook, Twitter, weather, news, and more

Available on Hopper & Joey

Available on Genie only

* During primetime hours record ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC plus two additional channels (feature not available in all markets). AutoHop only available with playback after 1 AM Eastern Time of select primetime shows recorded as part of PrimeTime Anytime. Both features must be enabled by customer and are subject to availability.
** Available on the Hopper Fall 2012.
*** Based on DISH fees of $10/month DVR Service fee and $7/month Additional Receiver fee for each Joey; and DIRECTV fees of $20/month Advanced Receiver Service fee and $6/month Additional TV fee for each Client.
**** Hopper dimensions: 16” W x 11.4” D x 2.05” H; Genie dimensions: 15.75” W x 11.85” D x 3.25” H.
***** Additional HD DVR receivers may be added to Genie accounts to support more than 4 rooms, however the additional HD DVR’s will not be visible by the Clients. The Genie also supports RVU-enabled devices, for a maximum of up to 8 rooms.

 

 


DISH Terms and Conditions

Important Terms and Conditions: Promotional Offers: Require activation of new qualifying DISH service. All prices, fees, charges, packages, programming, features, functionality and offers subject to change without notice. After 12-month promotional period, then-current everyday monthly price applies and is subject to change. ETF: If you cancel service during first 24 months, early termination fee of $20 for each month remaining applies.

Additional Requirements: Hopper: Monthly fees: Hopper, $12; Joey, $7; Super Joey, $10. With PrimeTime Anytime record ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC plus two additional channels. With addition of Super Joey record a total of four additional channels. Commercial skip feature is available at varying times, starting the day after airing, for select primetime shows on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC recorded with PrimeTime Anytime. Recording hours vary; 2000 hours based on SD programming. Equipment comparison based on equipment available from major TV providers as of 6/13/14. Watching live and recorded TV anywhere requires an Internet-connected, Sling-enabled DVR and compatible mobile device. HD Free for 24 Months: Additional $10/mo HD fee waived for first 24 months. Requires continuous enrollment in AutoPay with Paperless Billing. After 24 months then-current everyday monthly price applies and is subject to change. Premium Channels: Premium offer value is $165; after 3 months then-current everyday monthly prices apply and are subject to change. Blockbuster @Home requires Internet to stream content. HD-only channels not available with select packages. Installation/Equipment Requirements: Free Standard Professional Installation only. Leased equipment must be returned to DISH upon cancellation or unreturned equipment fees apply. Upfront and additional monthly fees may apply. Miscellaneous: Offers available for new and qualified former customers, and subject to terms of applicable Promotional and Residential Customer agreements. State reimbursement charges may apply. Additional restrictions and taxes may apply. Offer ends 12/05/14. HBO®, Cinemax® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc. SHOWTIME and related marks are registered trademarks of Showtime Networks Inc., a CBS Company. STARZ and related channels and service marks are property of Starz Entertainment, LLC.

PROMOTIONAL OFFERS:

Require activation of new qualifying DISH service with 24-month commitment and credit qualification. Offers valid from 6/13/2014 through 1/16/2015. All prices, fees, charges, packages, programming, features, functionality and offers subject to change without notice. Welcome Pack not eligible for offers.

EARLY TERMINATION FEE:

For customers receiving Programming Discount for 12 months, a termination fee of $20 for each month remaining will apply if service is terminated during the first 24 months. For customers receiving iPad 2 Offer, a termination fee of $30 for each month remaining will apply if service is terminated during the first 24 months.

PROGRAMMING PACKAGE CREDITS:

Available with qualifying programming packages. Must maintain qualifying programming to receive all credits. After 12-month promotional period, then-current everyday monthly price applies and is subject to change.

HOPPER WHOLE-HOME HD DVR:

First Hopper HD DVR and up to 3 Joey receivers available for one-time $199 Upgrade fee. $199 Upgrade fee waived with subscription to America's Top 120, America's Top 120 Plus, America's Top 200, America's Top 250, America's "Everything" Pak, DishLATINO Plus, DishLATINO Dos, or DishLATINO Max at time of service activation. A second Hopper HD DVR is available for a one-time Upgrade fee: $49 for a Hopper, $99 for a Hopper with Sling. With a second Hopper HD DVR, one additional Joey receiver is available for $99 Upgrade fee. Hopper and Joey receivers require an eligible HD package and cannot be combined with any other receiver models or types. PrimeTime Anytime and AutoHop features must be enabled by customer and are subject to availability. PrimeTime Anytime is not available in all markets. Availability of On Demand titles will be based on your programming subscription. Select DVR recordings cannot be transferred.

Additional Requirements:

Hopper: Monthly fees: Hopper, $12; Joey, $7; Super Joey, $10. With PrimeTime Anytime record ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC plus two additional channels. With addition of Super Joey record a total of four additional channels. Commercial skip feature is available at varying times, starting the day after airing, for select primetime shows on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX recorded with PrimeTime Anytime. Recording hours vary; 2000 hours based on SD programming. Equipment comparison based on equipment available from major TV providers as of 6/13/14. Watching live and recorded TV anywhere requires an Internet-connected, Sling-enabled DVR and compatible mobile device.

PREMIUM MOVIE PACKAGE OFFER:

Value is $165; after 3 months then-current everyday prices apply unless you downgrade. Blockbuster @Home requires online DISH account; broadband Internet to stream content. HD-only channels not available with select packages. HBO®, Cinemax® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc. SHOWTIME is a registered trademark of Showtime Networks Inc., a CBS Company. STARZ and related channels and service marks are property of Starz Entertainment, LLC.

Blockbuster @Home:

For the first 3 months of your subscription, you will receive Blockbuster @Home free (regularly $10/mo). After 3 months, then-current everyday price applies unless you downgrade. Requires online DISH account; broadband Internet to stream content; HD DVR to stream to TV. Streaming to TV and some channels not available with select packages.

HD FREE FOR LIFE:

Requires continuous enrollment in AutoPay with Paperless Billing. Must maintain minimum qualifying monthly programming, including America's Top 120 or DishLATINO Plus.

SHOWTIME is a registered trademark of Showtime Networks Inc., a CBS Company. STARZ and related channels and service marks are property of Starz Entertainment, LLC. © 2013 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. HBO® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc. HBO GO® is only accessible in the U.S. and certain U.S. territories where a high-speed broadband connection is available. A minimum connection of 3 Mbps is required for HD viewing. Select titles not available in HD.