DISH on Monday introduced its "Hopper" multiroom DVR and said it would join with ViaSat on a satellite-based broadband service. The Hopper carries an array of new capabilities with its three tuners: a 2-terabyte hard drive that can store 2,000 hours of content; the ability to stream shows across four TV sets; and a service called "PrimeTime Anytime" in which one of the tuners can tape the entire prime-time lineup from the top four broadcast networks. Web-enabled set-top boxes will be able to access a growing number of titles from DISH's newly rebranded Blockbuster@Home service. Those without Internet access can download hundreds of movies to the Hopper's hard drive.
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