AirTV 2: DISH Unveils OTA DVR
AirTV 2: DISH Unveils Over-the-air DVR
Of all pay TV providers, Dish Network may be the most energetic in technical innovation. It was the first with picture-in-picture, and the first with a whole-home HD DVR, the Hopper. This morning, DISH followed with release of the AirTV 2. The latter is the latest version of the satellite system’s broadcast video tuner.
Like the previous version, the Air TV Player, the latest model brings in local broadcast stations. With such a device, the subscriber can watch local over-the-air (OTA) broadcast video, in home or away from it, on tablets and smart phones. Both versions feature DVR capability and WiFi connectivity.
The AirTV 2, more powerful than its predecessor, can transmit two live streams of OTA video at the same time. The customer can view one of the streams while away from home, and with a connection to an external hard drive, the device can record two channels at once. Through the Sling TV app, the Air TV 2 enables viewing of broadcast TV on Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android, and iOS devices.
New Sling TV customers can open their accounts via AirTV, and existing Sling TV customers with AirTV players can find their local channels on the Sling TV channel guide.
You can get the AirTV 2 by paying $99.99 to AirTV.net, or through bundle offers from Sling TV via Bundle Deals. The latest AirTV player, plus an indoor antenna, costs a mere $49.00 with a subscription prepaid for three months. For an additional $50.00, DISH will throw in an AirTV mini.
The Mini is a streaming device that plugs directly into a TV’s HDMI port. By itself, it usually retails for $79.99.
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