DISH Network’s Hopper: How Does It Stack Up To The Competition?

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Red TV Cable: DISH Network’s Hopper

Tired of choosing between two shows to record because they’re on at the same time? The Hopper 3® eliminates that problem since you can record up to 16 programs at one time. It has a large storage capacity of up to 500 hours of HD content, so you can store your shows and watch them at your own pace.

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What Is DISH Network Hopper 3®?

The Hopper 3® is only available through DISH. Your home only needs one of these, the rest of the rooms in your home can have a Joey installed. (A Joey is an add-on receiver that lets you connect all your TV’s to your Hopper 3®.) You can schedule shows and movies to record on your Hopper 3® and watch them on any television in your home that has a Joey.



  • Record 16 shows at once
  • Can record up to 500 hours of HD content
  • Watch up to 4 shows on one screen
  • Transfer your recordings to watch on a smartphone
  • Voice remote and remote finder
  • PrimeTime Anytime lets you watch primetime shows without commercials
  • 4K Capable
  • Must pay an extra monthly fee for protection plan


  • Hopper 3® DVR Fee: $15/month
  • Joey, Wireless Joey or 4K Joey: $7/month
  • Super Joey: $10/month

Attention Sports Fans

A common reason many people haven’t “unplugged” from satellite TV is because of the sports options. If you’re a sports fan and you have DISH, you’ll want to know about this feature so you can take full advantage of the remote.

Compare It Against DIRECTV Genie

DIRECTV is the other big name satellite TV provider. Make sure you explore all your options, which is why we have a DIRECTV Genie Review for you to read as well.

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About The Author:

Kimberly is our home security expert and has been writing about security and safety since 2013, covering everything from security systems and home automation to identity theft protection, home warranties, medical alert systems, and more. She has personally tested hundreds of system components and interfaced with dozens of home security companies to find out what’s happening behind the scenes. Her work has appeared in many notable brands, including The New York Times' Wirecutter, Reader's Digest, Forbes, People, Woman's World, and Huffington Post.

In 2018, she had her first child, which opened up a whole new avenue of security experience with baby gear. She wanted to purchase the safest items for her family.

Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts in multimedia journalism from Simpson College. Her natural curiosity helps her research as she seeks the truth when learning about, comparing, and personally testing products and services.

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