Virtual Joey

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ImageUploadedBySatelliteGuys1388971977.173710.jpg This is cool looks and acts just like a real Joey. Dish even sends you a Joey remote when you activate service.


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Your next assignment is to find out what the costs of this Virtual Joey. It would sure be nice if it was a one time fee per TV (to cover the remote).
 

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DISH App Delivers Hopper Experience on LG Smart TVs

DISH App Delivers Hopper Experience on LG Smart TVs

Software-based "Virtual Joey" client delivers DISH Hopper experience and control on LG Smart TVs
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DISH Network L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), today announced that it has developed a "Virtual Joey" software application that delivers the DISH Hopper® HD-DVR experience on 2013 and 2014 LG Smart TVs. The app can be used instead of DISH's hardware-based Joey, increasing installation options where coaxial or Ethernet wiring may be difficult to access.


"Television placement is so often dictated by where the set-top box can be and where the wires are — this new application literally unleashes the TV," said Joseph P. Clayton, DISH president and CEO. "Together, we are giving our customers more choice and control over their entire television experience."

"By offering DVR capability directly through LG's Smart TV platform, DISH's Virtual Joey app gives consumers even more options to customize their viewing experience. Our collaboration with DISH is consistent with our philosophy of making Smart TV simple and more intuitive," said Sam Chang, vice president in charge of the LG Electronics Silicon Valley Lab, which developed LG's new webOS Smart TV platform.

This new Virtual Joey app provides a nearly identical experience to the Hopper Whole-Home HD DVRs currently available to DISH customers. When loaded on an LG Smart TV, the app offers access to and control of the Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR -- including live TV, recordings and navigation of the electronic program guide. The software-based clients operate on users' wireless or wired home networks.

DISH expects to release the app in the first quarter of 2014.

DISH will provide Virtual Joey demos on LG Smart TVs in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Central Hall at booth #8243.

About DISH
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.049 million satellite TV customers, as of Sept. 30, 2013, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life®. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company.
Visit www.dish.com.

http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20140105005089/en/#.UsoKnn-9KK0
 

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...and when will it escape the confines of LG to other Smart TVs?

Did LG pony up for some sort of exclusivity for some period of time?
 

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Assuming there is a monthly fee :haha, can we activate and deactivate it like we can with owned Joeys?

I've held off deactivating my owned Joey and dropping BB@H, just waiting for the CES "word" to come out. I probably just wasted money.
 

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I posted this a long time ago, it's been an app on my LG TV.

You're saying you have a Dish (or Joey) app on your LG TV? Just a placekeeper or has it any function?

I sure missed THAT post!
 

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I don't have a Hopper system so I can't use it, but it certainly seems functional. It tries to find a Hopper.
 

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You're saying you have a Dish (or Joey) app on your LG TV? Just a placekeeper or has it any function?

I sure missed THAT post!

I added the link to that post.... just tried again and it still seems to ask for and try to find a Hopper....
 

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I added the link to that post.... just tried again and it still seems to ask for and try to find a Hopper....

Thanks for the link. I wonder if your TV somehow got authorized as part of a beta program. Would be GREAT if the TV was on the Internet and a Hopper and you entered a valid IP address. Might "just work" as part of a test program, no fee or anything.
 

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I don't have a Hopper system so I can't use it, but it certainly seems functional. It tries to find a Hopper.

No luck on my 2013 LG, although I don't have a Hopper to try it with, even if I got lucky and it was there. I will have to remember to check my sisters 2 new LG's. She has 2 hoppers
 

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No luck on my 2013 LG, although I don't have a Hopper to try it with, even if I got lucky and it was there. I will have to remember to check my sisters 2 new LG's. She has 2 hoppers

And you will report back promptly. Won't you! :dev
 

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Here is a hypothetical for those who are rolling in cash & can afford to have both the Dish Hopper system & Directv Genie,if you had a smart TV that could support both the Hopper & Genie without clients,could you run both systems on said TV(not at the same time,but both be connected to same TV together),or is it an either/or proposition?
 

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Since you would be selecting an app, I don't see why both would not be available.
 

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