Dish lets kangaroo out of pouch at CES (live blog)

Dish goes kangaroo crazy as it announces "Hopper," a DVR that lets users watch recorded shows via "Joey" units throughout the house.

James Martin/CNET

LAS VEGAS--At the Consumer Electronics Show here, satellite TV provider Dish Network went kangaroo crazy as it took the wraps off "Hopper," a new multiroom DVR that, with the help of "Joey" units, will let people watch recorded programs on TVs throughout their house.

The new DVR also lets users record prime-time programming on all four major networks at the same time.

The company also announced a new high-speed broadband service with partner ViaSat that will launch in the "first quarter." It's called Dish Broadband and will allegedly provide up to 12 Mbps download and up to 3 Mbps upload speeds. If those speeds prove to be real--and the service actually launches--that would be remarkably fast for satellite Internet service.

You can read more about the new offerings, and additional announcements, here, and you can replay the full live blog in the Scribble Live module below.

Editors' note: The original, barebones version of this story was posted January 8 at 2:49 p.m. PT.

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