AutoHop Explained

This is a transcript of the DISH instruction sheet on how to use AutoHop, the new technology that allows commercials in primetime programming to be skipped. Overview Autohop is a patented technology created by DISH…

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Liveblogging the DIRECTV 1Q12 Conference Call

Here we go! Disclaimers are out of the way. Now they’re talking about Latin America. More than 1 million Latin American subs, net adds of 600k. The majority of growth came from this segment. Colombia…






Did you know we’re part of the SBCA?

Did you know… we’re members of the Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association? SBCA is the national trade organization representing all segments of the consumer satellite industry and we’re proud to add our names to those of…


Hopper and Joey reviewed by Engadget

In case you didn’t get enough with our unboxing and review of Hopper, Engadget.com has published their own review of the new Super DVR from DISH. It’s a great review; Ben Drawbaugh always does a great job and…


UPDATED: DIRECTV and Samsung’s RVU solution

For the original “Hands On” review of Samsung’s RVU-capable TV, click here. It’s been a little over two months since my initial review of the Samsung Smart TV with DIRECTV RVU support. In the meantime, Samsung…



DIRECTV subscribers: Are you in an MPEG-4 market?

DIRECTV subscribers who live in some markets qualify for an automatic upgrade to HD-capable equipment. This is because all their local channels, even the standard-definition ones, use the MPEG-4 technology used everywhere for high definition…