Hopper DVR and Joey Review
The Hopper whole home DVR system and its satellite addon, the Joey, are bringing a new twist to Dish Network DVR subscribers. The whole home system comprises of two units, the base unit and the satellite unit. The Hopper is the base unit that stores all recordings and can hook up to your main television. The Joey is a satellite addon, that hooks up to any additional tv you wish to access the Hopper base system.
From the review, I’m a bit disappointed by the storage space. The hopper comes with a 2TB drive, but only 1TB is usable. However it does provide eSata port allowing you to expand you storage. It also lacks HDMI CEC, streaming capability to your mobile devices, Hopper to Hopper sharing, and numerous USB ports (can this be used for storage as well?).
The Hopper and Joey whole DVR system to be a fairly capable entry level unit for almost any TV enthusiast. However, I think more demanding users might look to something like a Media Server with CableCard Tuner or an all in one system like the Ceton Q and Ceton Echo.
A full review can be had over @Engadget reviews the Dish Network Hopper DVR and Joey addon.