Dish Launches Super Joey DVR, Lets You Record 8 Shows at Once

Dish Network's Super JoeySatellite TV provider Dish Network on Thursday launched the first of its new troop of DVR set-top boxes, the Super Joey. The box, which was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, precedes the Wireless Joey that has broken free of a coaxial cable connection and that is coming in the next several months. The Super Joey adds two network tuners to the Hopper system, so you can record up to eight shows simultaneously when using Dish’s embattled PrimeTime Anytime recording feature, which gives you the option of automatically skipping commercials on recordings of broadcast network shows. Previously, you could record up to six programs. Several networks are suing Dish over the Hopper feature, including CBS, the parent company of CNET. Last week, however, ABC parent Disney settled its Hopper dispute with Dish in a benchmark content deal.

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