Read in a Boston Accent—> The Hopper

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True Story:

Two weeks ago B told me he was running to the store to pick up some things, maybe pick up a *small* TV for our kitchen. Now this is nothing new. We have a TV in our kitchen and I love it especially on days that I'm baking all day or dinner take an hour or more etc.

So when he said small I thought cool, we had an old school big one in there and it would be way better to have a flat screen that was a little smaller than the current one.

Fast forward and hour and B comes home. I see the door fly open. And I hear him struggling a bit to get in through the door especially as our dog tries to go outside at the same time. Our *small* kitchen TV turned into a 32 inch TV. I about died on the spot.


After I got over the initial shock I have to say it's not as bad as I thought it would be. It would be even better if we had something like DISH's The Hopper though. The Hopper allows you to watch live and recorded TV anywhere and skip commericials with the AutoHop™ in any shows you've recorded during primetime on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.

Instantly skipping commercials with AutoHop™ is a total win in my book. But the real reason I love The Hopper? You can record SIX different shows at the same time during primetime with PrimeTime Anytime™ and store up to 2,000 hours of our favorite shows.

I know 2,000 hours seems a little crazy but at the same time it means we can record Mason's favorite shows, all my trashy reality TV, B's sports and muder/myster true life stories and my favorite cooking shows for inspirational dinners! Another thing I think would grow on me fast? Whole-Home HD DVR Functionality. It allows you to pause, rewind and record live TV in any room and access your DVR library on every TV in your house. 

It's also great that you can watch it anywhere with DISH Anywhere™! Mason and I take long car trips all the time and it would be awesome if he could watch his favorite shows in the car while driving up to NY (the app is currently available for iPhone and Android phones). But the only thing we have 3G/4G on is my phone and I can't have him playing with that for six hours, I need to have it close by me just in case. That's where the Hopper Transfers™come into play. Using the free Hopper Transfers™ app you can transfer your DVR recordng to your iPad before hitting the road! You can also manage your recordings using the app while on the go. DISH packages start at $24.99 a month and you get the Hopper free when you sign up which makes it pretty damn affordable too!

This would be a huge hit for my parents too. They've had the "I can't change the channel because you're recording two things right now" argument more times that I can count and I haven't even lived there full time in the last SEVEN years! <–that's crazy to think about.  AND they travel a lot.

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