What can we expect from Dish at CES? (1 Viewer)

smokey982

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I've been interested in upgrading my hopper w/sling to a hopper 3 ever since it was introduced. But I thought I would take my time and let Dish get all the bugs worked out. Lately I've been considering pulling the trigger and proceeding with the upgrade. But with CES around the corner, I'm wondering if I should wait and make sure nothing better is coming. Now I don't really expect an all new box or anything since the H3 is still so new. But is there any chance we could get a H3 series 2? Maybe with some hardware tweaks or upgrades? Any rumors out there?
 
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I don't think they've milked this cow enough. I suspect it will be 2018, or God forbid, 2019, before we see the H4.

2017? Smoke and mirrors.
 

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wow what a great question we all might as well ask the question right now how about hulu,amazon,and some other apps for hopper 3dvr and dish filling out the rest of our channels added in HD and start working on 4k channels,
 
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Hopper 3 could be the last DVR that DISH produces, as most of the content will be delivered by on demand and streaming platforms, and satellite/cable TV might be obsolete in 2 or 3 years. Hopper is quite capable of lasting that long and is already equipped to handle on demand content. Since they have added Youtube, Vevo etc, they already support live streams and could add more apps in the future. DISH already admitted that streaming would be bigger soon. It is unfortunate that not all of the US has good broadband speeds enough to support this transition, otherwise, this transition would have already accelerated.
 

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Hopper 3 could be the last DVR that DISH produces, as most of the content will be delivered by on demand and streaming platforms, and satellite/cable TV might be obsolete in 2 or 3 years. Hopper is quite capable of lasting that long and is already equipped to handle on demand content. Since they have added Youtube, Vevo etc, they already support live streams and could add more apps in the future. DISH already admitted that streaming would be bigger soon. It is unfortunate that not all of the US has good broadband speeds enough to support this transition, otherwise, this transition would have already accelerated.

Except that huge sections of the country with millions of people do not have any expectation of fast unlimited internet anytime soon, much less 2 or 3 years. I can just imagine how fast our internet would need to be to support the 5 people here watching different HD or 4K streams at the same time. That kind of internet is decades and a lot of money away if it ever arrives out here in the country.

No matter what the city people think satellite is going to be around for a long time.
 
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On Demand is a misnomer. True On Demand is a title on my DVR that I control and can keep as long as I want, not one that is subject to the whims of some suit somewhere.

On Demand should really be called On Availability and if there is any common sense left in this world, the DVR would not die.
 

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really my internet is still slow i am uploading car show and cruise night and band videos all the time i am doing 24 down and 2 up and it takes a while to upload a 1080p video onto youtube. my internet provider is frontier anyone know if there is a faster package with frontier if you guys can help me out i appreciate it very much :) and netflix is telling me that my internet is still too slow to stream netlfix in ultra 4k
 

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really my internet is still slow i am uploading car show and cruise night and band videos all the time i am doing 24 down and 2 up and it takes a while to upload a 1080p video onto youtube. my internet provider is frontier anyone know if there is a faster package with frontier if you guys can help me out i appreciate it very much :)
Why not call Frontier and ask them?
 
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Hopper 3 could be the last DVR that DISH produces, as most of the content will be delivered by on demand and streaming platforms, and satellite/cable TV might be obsolete in 2 or 3 years. Hopper is quite capable of lasting that long and is already equipped to handle on demand content. Since they have added Youtube, Vevo etc, they already support live streams and could add more apps in the future. DISH already admitted that streaming would be bigger soon. It is unfortunate that not all of the US has good broadband speeds enough to support this transition, otherwise, this transition would have already accelerated.

What about the millions of rural customers like me. I am supposed to have a 4.0 Mbps connection, but it is rarely that. Usually more like 1.5 at the most. What are we supposed to do?
I bet you either live in a suburban area or a good sized town where you can get real broadband internet.
It always gets me how people that have or have access to high speed internet service automatically think EVERYONE else does.
Plus, do you think their just going to leave those $100,000,000 satellites up there doing nothing, and the hundreds of millions that has been and is invested in uplink centres?


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Very unlikely. That's not a "consumer" product.
Actually, Dish very well could because of the capacity to have multiple H3's, so it is an effect to the consumer in how many H3's per account AND supporting 4th sat for Internationals. I sure Dish would want to crow at CES about that. "32 tuners in a single household!" The DPH42 would not be the focal point, the two H3's for 32 tuners would be, but the DPH42 would be on display for explaining how it is possible. And Dish needs things to crow about since the H3 is no longer a new product, but new capabilities or expansion will be crowed about.
 

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