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Experience the best home entertainment with the DISH Hopper® Whole-Home HD DVR.

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Feel the Power of the Hopper 3

Ever since the unveiling of the 4K Hopper 3® Whole-Home HD DVR, experts have been blown away by its slimmer design, increased storage capacity, and added 4K HD features. CNET praised it as "the most powerful and feature-packed DVR to date." PCMag gave the Hopper 3 its coveted Best Home Theater Gear award. And if that wasn’t enough, WIRED even called the DISH Hopper 3 "the most ludicrously powerful cable box ever." The experts agree that DISH has made America’s best DVR better.

But don’t just take their word for it. DISH is confident that you’ll fall in love with the Hopper 3 when you order a DISH package today. You can add a Hopper 3 to any DISH package for the low monthly cost of $10. And, don’t forget to expand your HD viewing experience throughout your whole house with some 4K Joey receivers® for the low price of $5 a month per TV. With DISH, you’ll never be short on high-definition entertainment options for your entire home.

4K HD available
More HD storage
Just $10/mo.

for qualifying customers

4K Joey $5/mo. per TV

How Does the DISH Hopper 3 Work?

Many home-entertainment experts have weighed in positively on the Hopper 3, but why exactly is this DISH DVR widely considered the best on the market?

Conflict-Free Viewing with a DISH DVR

For some TV aficionados, DVR storage can get pretty complicated when they’re recording exclusive kids shows, original TV series, hard-to-find movies, and live sporting events—perhaps all at the same time. With the DISH Hopper 3, your family will never have a recording conflict ever again.

Watch More with the DISH Hopper

In addition to more tuners, the DISH Hopper 3 gives you the ability to watch and customize four channels at once in 1080 HD with MultiView—informally known as "sports bar mode." When you add all of that up, you’ll see that, with the Hopper 3, your family can watch more TV at the same time all around your home.

4K DISH DVR for Crystal-Clear Views

4K TV owners can watch, record, and store their favorite shows and movies to the 2 TB Hopper 3 hard drive, which has double the storage capacity of the DIRECTV Genie. Plus, use MultiView to watch even more sports channels in 4K — the highest HD resolution available. Step into the future of entertainment today.

DISH Hopper Smart Technology

With the DISH Network Hopper 3, you can effectively upgrade your TV to a smart TV. That means your family can enjoy internet TV, online interactive media, and third-party apps, in addition to channels already included with your DISH Network package. Not only that, but the new search functions on the Hopper 3 help you browse and filter content on Netflix® and other apps according to genre, actor, and much more—appealing to binge-watchers of all ages and tastes.

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Why Is the Hopper 3 Better?

Compare other DVRs to the DISH Hopper 3.

Finding the best DVR for your home can be tough. Fortunately, the decision is easy when comparing the DISH Hopper to DirecTV's Genie. The Hopper holds up to 500 hours of HD storage with 2TB and can record up to 16 programs at once. The Hopper beats out the competition with extras like a backlit voice control remote, the ability to Autohop commercials, and 4K compatibility.

Check Out More Hopper 3 Features

Did we mention that that was just the tip of the iceberg? For all the geeks out there, here’s a list of some other top DISH DVR tech specs. Among other things, you’ll be able to switch TVs and pick up wherever you left off on your Hopper with Sling®, skip prime-time ads with PrimeTime Anytime, and watch your DVR recordings on your cellphone using the DISH Anywhere app. Learn a bit more by scanning through these lists and then call to speak with a knowledgeable DISH representative.


  • Prime-time ad skip

  • 3D compatible

  • 4K ready

  • Sling technology

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the DISH Network Hopper?

The Hopper is a 4K HD DVR–one of the best on the market. The Hopper helps you watch, record, and store the shows you love, with the option to record multiple shows at once and store up to 2,000 hours of content. The DISH Hopper also lets you watch in multiple rooms of your house and is compatible with Amazon Alexa, along with many other features.

How many tuners does the DISH Hopper have?

16 tuners, allowing you to watch up to 4 shows at once and record 16 shows at once.

How many shows can I record at once on the Hopper?

The Hopper allows you to record as many as 16 shows at one time.

How many shows can I watch at once with Dish Hopper 3?

Side-by-side allows you to watch 2 shows at once. MultiView lets you watch up to 4 shows shows at once, on the same screen. And Multi-Channel View lets you watch the 6 top-trending channels at once on channel 100.

How do I set DVR preferences on my Hopper?

On your DISH DVR, you can manage preferences for Personalized Folders, Default Timers, Primetime Anytime Settings, and Preparing for Mobile. To set these preferences follow these steps:

Personalized Folder

  1. Select the DVR button.

  2. Click the Options button. This will bring up a menu.

  3. Select Manage Folders from the menu.

  4. From there you can add content, name the folder, and hit save to ensure your new folder is saved on your account.

Default Timers

  1. Select the Home or Menu button.

  2. Select the Settings button. This will bring up a menu.

  3. Select Timer Defaults from the menu.

  4. You can then edit and save your desired timers.

PrimeTime Anytime Settings

  1. Select the Menu or Home button.

  2. Select the Settings button. This will bring up a menu.

  3. Select PrimeTime Anytime from the menu.

  4. The next screen that comes up will let you edit and save your desired PrimeTime Anytime settings.

Preparing for Mobile

With the DISH Anywhere App, you can view your DISH content on other devices. To set your preferences to transfer your recordings from your DVR to your devices:

  1. Select the Home or or Menu button.

  2. Select the Settings button.

  3. Select Timer Defaults from the menu that appears.

  4. Scroll down to the option that says Smart Select Prepare for Mobile.

How do I connect my DISH Hopper to the internet?

There are 3 ways to connect your Hopper to the internet:

Ethernet Cable

To connect your DISH Hopper to the internet via Ethernet cable, connect an Ethernet cable from your internet router to the Hopper. This cable is included when you order a Hopper for the first time.


To connect your DISH Hopper to a wireless internal internet connection:

  1. Navigate to the Internet tab under Settings.

  2. Select Wi-Fi Setup Wizard and follow the instructions to choose your home network and enter your password.

  3. Select the Save button when finished.

Wireless Adapter

To connect your DISH Hopper with a wireless adapter, plug the wireless adapter into the port in the back of your Hopper and follow all the instructions for connecting to a wireless internal internet connection.

How do I manage recordings on DISH Hopper?

To manage DVR recordings, press the DVR button on your remote, followed by the Options button. Then you can select recordings and move them into personalized folders. To search your recordings, use the Smart Search feature. Delete recordings by selecting the DVR button, arrowing to the show you want to delete, and pressing the recall button. You can also set and change parental controls to limit access to TV content and recordings.

What is DISH PrimeTime Anytime and how does it work?

DISH PrimeTime Anytime is a recording feature on the Hopper that allows you to access any prime-time show from ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox within 8 days of each show’s airing date.

If you want to keep PrimeTime Anytime shows, follow these steps:

  1. Go into your DVR settings.

  2. Find the PrimeTime Anytime tab.

  3. Select the show you want to keep longer than 8 days and click the save button.

You can also change the PrimeTime Anytime settings in the PrimeTime Anytime tab.

How much does it cost to add the DISH Hopper?

The cost of adding a DISH Hopper to your existing DISH subscription is a monthly Whole-Home DVR fee of $15 for the first Hopper ($10/mo. for qualifying customers), plus an additional $15/month for each additional Hopper.

How much does it cost to upgrade to the Hopper and Joey if I am an existing customer?

The cost of upgrading to a Hopper and a Joey for an existing customer is a monthly Whole-Home DVR fee of $15 ($10 for qualifying customers).


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