No, the Hopper 3 is not wireless. It requires a wired connection to your television, and a power source. However, it is compatible with a Joey Wireless Receiver, so you can utilize the power of the Hopper on various screens in your home without running wires from the Hopper 3. There is no DVR on the market that delivers quality content comparable to the Hopper 3 and is completely wireless. While the Hopper 3 does require some wired connections, it’s state-of-the-art features put it far above its competition. Still not convinced? Check out our top three reasons the Hopper 3 is the best DVR on the market today.
The pros and cons of 4K content have riled the content industry for the past few years. Whether you think 4K is worth it, or not, it’s still nice to have the capability should you choose to invest in the technology at a later time. The Hopper 3 offers full 4K support. That means the Hopper can watch, record and store 4K content at any time on it’s two-terabyte hard drive. Of course, you will need a 4K-capable screen to enjoy the 4K support offered by the Hopper 3.
Arguably the most exciting update from older Hopper models to the Hopper 3 is the addition of more tuners! The Hopper 3 boasts a total of 16 tuners. That means you can watch and record up to 16 different shows at the same time. No more fighting for the remote, or missing episodes because someone got to the television first. With the Hopper 3, the entire house can watch what they want, when they want. When coupled with Joey receivers, a single Hopper 3 can support seven different televisions simultaneously.
While listing a remote control as a reason to buy a particular DVR may seem silly, it is true with the Hopper 3. The Hopper Voice Remote redefines what is expected from a stock remote. The Voice Remote acts like Amazon’s Alexa, responding to voice commands using advanced voice recognition technology. The remote features an illuminated touchpad, button backlights, and dual control of both your television and your AUX input. The Hopper Voice Remote even makes losing the remote a problem of the past with its remote locator feature. If you can’t find your remote, simply click the locator button on your actual Hopper 3 Device and your remote will emit a loud beep until it’s located! No more will dozens of old remotes pour from your couch cushions when you finally decide to clean.
In summary, no the Hopper 3 is not completely wireless, but it is completely worth the investment! Whether you’re excited about never losing a remote again, 4K content or having the ability to allow everyone in the house to watch what they want to watch, one thing is clear–the Hopper 3 will completely change the way you consume video content. If you are in the market for a DVR, or are thinking about upgrading your existing one, you should seriously consider a Hopper 3 from DISH Network.