CES Update (Yes, it's a little late...)


So another CES has come and gone. No I didn’t go to Vegas to see it firsthand, but as I anticipated, there were drones a plenty, mucho, mucho smart wearables, ideas for self-driving automobiles, and even a personal drone-like helicopter. I was surprised by how much VR (virtual-reality) product was shown, as it doesn’t seem to have an enormous amount of interest from the public at large… As I stated in my last post, if you really are a fan of tech, generically speaking, I would encourage you to Google CES coverage and check out the ridiculous doo-dads that show up at a trade show like this. I can’t address all of what was shown out there, but over the next few days I will post some quick highlights from CES as it pertains to C.A.V.E.S. Integration.

Dish:

The next generation of Dish’s Hopper DVR will clearly be their, if not the industry’s, best attempt at a DVR. All of the traditional Hopper features appear to remain, but they’ve included a whopping 16, yes, 16 tuners!!! In layman’s terms: You can record 15 shows and still watch a live program. Now just one Hopper can truly be the centerpiece of a whole house DVR system; no matter the size of the family recording tendencies…

Another cool new Hopper feature will be the unveiling of “Sports Bar Mode.” This will allow the playback of 4 separate streams on one TV. Four games. Four New Year’s Eve countdowns. Four breaking news events. This is a feature that usually requires an external device that isn’t necessarily inexpensive. All included in the Hopper. Additionally, Dish will be adding a HopperGo hard drive that will let you watch shows on the go w/o any need for internet.

Lots of really impressive improvements. Dish has also recently launched a new promotional rate that allows you to lock in your TV rate for 3 years; no fluctuations or increases...

For more details on the upcoming Hopper release, click here.

Still have questions? Don’t hesitate to call the C.A.V.E.S.man I’ll be happy to answer any question I can.

The next CES recap/blog post will cover the changing landscape of TV technology; 4K content, what is HDR, and even higher resolution and larger TVs that will be realized soon… Stay tuned...

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