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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Marguerite Reardon has been a CNET News reporter since 2004, covering cell phone services, broadband, citywide Wi-Fi, the Net neutrality debate, as well as the ongoing consolidation of the phone companies. E-mail Maggie.

 

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