Dish has upgraded its kangaroo-themed DVR with a faster 1,305MHz Broadcom processor, added Wi-Fi, integrated Slingbox, and served up a new feature called Hopper Transfers that allows you to transfer recorded programming to your iPad for offline viewing.
The three services broke ground and helped changed the way we watch TV. At CES 2014, they showed that they're still going strong.
Despite a less-than-perfect connector design, the Black Rapid Sport Slim RS-Sport 2 is a great sling strap for people with more important things to do with their hands when they're not shooting.
If you want something far superior to the bundled neck strap that came with your camera, the Custom SLR Glide Strap is a very comfortable alternative.
Slingbox users are getting improved mobile apps, Roku compatibility, and -- soon -- even a dedicated Windows 8 app.
Sling in January accused Belkin and another rival, Monsoon, of infringing on patents used in its Slingbox device that lets users watch and control their home TV from anywhere.
Fox Broadcasting contends that Dish doesn't have the right to make "bootleg, commercial-free, on-demand programming available over the Internet and on mobile devices via Sling."
Citing CNET's disqualification of the Dish product for the Best of Show competition, CEA is also seeking a new partner to run its Best of CES awards program.
Along with built-in Slingbox, this revamped PVR has Wi-FI and the power to transfer video to your iPad for offline viewing.
The EchoStar subsidiary that makes the Slingbox alleges that its rivals unfairly copied aspects of its place-shifting devices.