John Whitford Communications

7630 El Camino Real

Atascadero, CA 93422

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OFFICE: 805-461-3030
TOLL FREE: 1-866-461-3030
OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Saturday 8:30am - 6:30pm, Sunday 8:30 am - 1:30 pm


Whole-Home HD DVR Service

The Hopper® is a whole-home HD DVR that gives you the power to pause, rewind and record live TV in any room. Exclusive to DISH, when the Hopper® is connected to broadband, the included Sling technology allows you to watch your live channels anywhere.

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Product Features
  • Built-in Sling®
  • PrimeTime Anytime®
  • AutoHop™
  • 2 TB Hard Drive
  • Transfer Recordings to Mobile
  • Web Apps for TV
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth® Audio Streaming
  • Compact—61% Smaller than DIRECTV’s Genie™


People love how the Hopper is changing the way they watch television. Now you have the freedom to access your Hopper's interface from any television in your home by simply installing a Joey in that room.

Out of the way
There shouldn't be a need to install an expensive DVR in every room where you want to watch television. The Joey is the perfect solution to this, and its compact size makes it easy to store anywhere. Access the Hopper's simple-to-use interface so you can discover, watch and record all of your programming like never before on any TV in your home. You can set up a Joey in any room with a coaxial cable, and it simply tucks away in a drawer, within an entertainment center or on a shelf.

TV throughout your home
The Hopper has the capacity to sync and support up to three Joeys within your home. With the power of the Hopper in three more rooms, you can watch your favorite programming throughout your home. Watch the pregame in the kitchen while you cook dinner, catch the halftime show in the dining room and check out the highlight reel as you get into bed. There's no need to limit your entertainment with the Joey.

Award-winning quality
Both the Hopper and the Joey have been named Editors' Choice selections by PC magazine. Their seamless integration, easy-to-use interface and low cost of ownership make them the perfect complement to each other. Pick up a few Joeys today to make sure you're getting the most out of your TV experience.

Monthly fees apply: Hopper, $10; Joey, $5; Super Joey, $10.

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4k Joey

This next-generation receiver delivers the most crystal-clear picture in 4K for compatible televisions. Enjoy the best picture quality for your home entertainment with the 4K Joey, complete with Picture-in-Picture and Bluetooth®. The 4K Joey features H.265/HEVC enhanced compression decoding to support 4Kp60 10-bit video format (excluding graphics), in addition to MPEG-4 and MPEG-2. It also uses MoCA 2.0 and 1.1 technology to connect to the Home Video Network for satellite programming and DVR services via a Hopper or Hopper with Sling. For the very best picture quality in home entertainment, turn to the 4K Joey receiver from DISH!

*Picture-in-Picture (PIP) only available on the Hopper. Joeys only operate in conjunction with a Hopper, not available for individual sale.

Super Joey

Saving TV-loving families everywhere, with our latest Joey addition you can record up to 8 channels at once. With two built-in tuners, Super Joey works alongside the Hopper to expand your watching power and record more shows than ever before. Never again will you have to choose between recording the kids' shows or yours.

Monthly DVR and receiver fees apply.

Wireless Joey

The Wireless Joey™ system gives you the ability to watch TV virtually anywhere in and around the home without pre-wiring or additional coax cabling. It uses the latest 802.11 AC private Wi-Fi network to ensure greater reliability. The Wireless Joey provides an identical experience to a wired Joey, with full Hopper functionality including the PrimeTime Anytime® and AutoHop™ features, and the ability to view, record, pause, rewind and fast forward TV content.

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Having a large amount of programming at your fingertips can be a lot to handle. All of your live TV and up to 2,000 hours of recorded programming shouldn't be left for any remote. For the easiest navigation through your Hopper and TV content, the Hopper Voice Remote is the way to go.

Without needing to constantly look at your remote, accessing and watching your programming is more of a natural and simple process. The clickable touchpad further simplifies browsing through your television content as well.

Hopper voice control, an advanced voice-recognition technology, let’s you easily search for your favorite programming.


End the drawn-out searches for something good on television with DISH Explorer! DISH Explorer is now complete with a new user interface and custom profiles allowing for more tailored recommendations. Find new popular movies and shows, or receive personalized recommendations based off your favorite programs.

Navigate throughout your programming with ease thanks to a number of features. Even control your Hopper, search for specific programming and engage with your favorite programs.

Hopper Now Has Freedom To Roam

The Hopper gives you the power to transform your computer, smartphone or tablet into your TV and enjoy your same TV from home - anywhere! All of your live channels, everything on your DVR*, and thousands of On Demand titles** will keep you and your family entertained anywhere.

*Requires a broadband connected, Sling-enabled DVR.
**Selection will be based on your programming subscription.

PrimeTime Anytime™

With the Hopper's feature, PrimeTime Anytime, three hours of primetime programming are available to you for up to 8 days from initial air date. Plus you can save your favorite primetime content forever. You can also instantly skip commercials in primetime TV on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.

  • You can automatically skip commercials in primetime TV - ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC in HD
  • Connect up to 4 HD TVs using a single Hopper and 3 Joeys*
  • Full HD DVR functionality on every TV, including the ability to pause, fast-forward and rewind live TV
  • Share DVR recordings between any HD TV in the home
  • Record up to 6 live HD channels during primetime**
  • 2 TB hard drive - record and store up to 2,000 hours
  • PrimeTime Anytime™ gives you instant access to your favorite primetime shows from ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC in HD***
  • Watch hundreds of On Demand titles on your TV, no internet connection required
  • Remote Control Locator - Never lose your remote again!

*2 Hoppers support up to 5 HD TVs using 4 Joeys **Feature must be enabled by customer. Record ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC and two additional channels. ***Commercial-free TV feature only available for playback of certain HD primetime shows on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC with PrimeTime Anytime feature. Functions must be enabled by customer and are subject to availability.

Take Control

Watch Commercial-Free Tv

Hate commercials? DISH created commercial-free TV so you can save an hour each night*! Now you can instantly skip commercials in recorded primetime TV.

Feature must be enabled by customer and is subject to availability. Only available with playback of select shows.

Record up to 8 Channels at Once

The Hopper gives you the power to record up to 8 live channels at once, including your 4 local networks and 4 channels of your choosing. Never experience channel conflict again.*

*Requires Super Joey to record 8 shows at once. Additional fee applies.

Store up to 2,000 Hours

The Hopper packs a 2 TB hard drive punch so you can record and store up to 2,000 hours of your favorite programming. And when you connect the Hopper to broadband, you'll have instant access to more than 15,000 On Demand titles.

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Get Connected

Connect the Hopper to your home broadband Internet and open a new world of entertainment. Get instant access to thousands of On Demand movies and TV shows, including titles from HBO®, STARZ®, DISH Movie Pack™ and more. Order Pay-Per-View movies and events using your remote.

An Internet-connected Hopper has a multitude of apps, including Facebook, Pandora, Twitter and MLB Network. No need to fire up the computer when your favorite apps are on your TV.

Transfer Recordings to Watch Offline

Now you can watch your DVR recordings anywhere you want - even when you don't have an Internet connection. Simply transfer your recorded TV programs to your tablet with our free app before you leave the house and you can enjoy your favorite movies or shows on flights or keep your kids entertained during a long road trip, even when you're offline. Your shows and movies - on your time, anywhere.

DISH Hopper Features

State-of-Art User Interface

Hopper features a sleek HD user interface, with super-fast scrolling and colorful channel logos listed for easy visual reference.

SRS TruVolume®

The Hopper includes SRS TruVolume technology, which prevents annoying volume fluctuations. No need to adjust the volume and better yet, no more loud commercials!

Intuitive Search

Search by title, actor, channel and more to find your favorite shows, recorded programs and On Demand content. Plus with predictive search, the Hopper will start showing results immediately as you type, so you'll find your favorite shows faster than ever.

Remote Control Locator

Never lose your remote again! Press a button, and the Hopper will call your remote, so you can hear where it's hiding - and then get back to watching TV.*

*This feature is also available on all Joeys.

SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio

Music lovers will love this. Only DISH offers over 70 channels of SiriusXM satellite radio, the same music channels available in your car, with America's Top 120, DishLATINO Clasico, and higher packages. DISH is the only pay TV provider to give you SiriusXM satellite music.

DISH Anywhere™

Connect your Hopper to broadband Internet and get access to live TV, thousands of On Demand titles and everything from your DVR, even when you're away from home.

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