Posted Thu Jul 14, 2016 at 01:15 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
A new voice remote has been released for DISH customers.
DISH has announced the launch of its new voice remote. The remote is available for new and existing Hopper 3 and 4K Joey set-top box users.
"Voice Remote is simple to use, affordable and, most impressively, operates with incredible speed and accuracy," said Vivek Khemka, DISH executive vice president and chief technology officer. "Leveraging modern navigation paradigms like touch and voice, this remote represents a complete reinvention of the outdated remote control customers have come to expect from cable providers."
The DISH voice remote features voice recognition, a clickable touchpad, and backlighting. The voice recognition technology can search for results based on program title, actor, or genre. Likewise, customers can also use voice commands for basic control functions like recording and changing channels. Meanwhile, the touchpad offers two modes -- a blank mode for navigation and a numeric mode with an illuminated keypad for entering in channels and passwords. In addition, the device can also act as a universal remote with infrared capabilities for up to two IR components (TV/AUX models). Finally, the compact remote has been designed to fit in the palm of a user's hand with dimensions of 5.59"(L) x 2.25"(W) x 1.02"(D).
Hopper 3 and 4K Joey customers can now purchase the Voice Remote for $30 through www.dish.com or by calling 1-800-333-DISH.
The Hopper 3 features 16 tuners and runs a Broadcom BCM7445 quad-core ARM application processor at 1.5 GHz, 21K DMIPS with a 2TB hard drive for up to 500 hours of high-definition recording (or 2,000 hours of standard definition recording). For 4K playback, the Hopper 3 can decode and output 60 FPS and 10-bit color and can support H.264 and H.265. The device also supports HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2, USB 3.0, and HDR10/BDA 2.0 encoded streams.
Meanwhile, the 4K Joey offers Ultra HD video support, full Joey functionality for standard and high-definition televisions, and supports playback at 60fps in 10-bit color. In addition, the set-top box also includes a picture-in-picture option that allows viewers to watch two HD sources side by side at the same time. Under the hood, the 4K Joey uses a Broadcom dual-core chipset and Broadcom 7448 dual-core ARM processor.
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