DISH Wireless Joey Passes Thru FCC

Dave Zatz —  February 15, 2014 — 3 Comments

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The DISH Network Wireless Joey, unveiled at CES, is one step closer to release having just passed thru the FCC. The Echostar-produced Hopper extender hums with 802.11/a/n/ac to handle those high def streams of live and recorded content, without requiring a coaxial connection. Those with 802.11g networks need not apply. Via the filing, we also learn the Wireless Joey will ship with an RF remote – meaning a more sprightly response and the ability to hide WJ in a cabinet or behind your television. While I prefer DISH’s whole-home solution over TiVo’s, due to unrestricted placeshifting and Android support, I’m not quite motivated enough to switch providers given an ongoing reliance on Comcast or Verizon for broadband services. And despite TiVo’s recent layoffs and new emphasis on cloud services for cable providers, like Jason Nealis of RCN, I too hope they have a little more hardware left in them and pine for a similarly specced wireless TiVo Mini.

3 responses to DISH Wireless Joey Passes Thru FCC

  1. Here here on the wireless tivo mini front. I’m ok with AC-only if that’s what it takes.

  2. The TiVo Mini works fine through a wireless N Bridge. When I tried it for a few days the experience was identical to when I used a MoCA connection and when I used an Ethernet connection.

  3. Yep, we covered that here:
    http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2013-10/22-take-slingbox-tivo-mini-wireless/

    Integrated wireless is cleaner tho – I hate clutter and my main problem location is the kitchen/nook where I don’t have as many hiding spots. Also, this option isn’t suitable for folks like my mom – wouldn’t make any sense.

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