Originally Posted by P Smith
Whole story doesn't sound appealing when you will try to procure the "nomination" of Hopper with Sling. I don't see it as something what is worth of the award. We already got half-baked 922 with same capabilities and what ?
"Best of..." awards don't mean jaw-dropping transcendence in some absolute sense, but rather that the product is just a bit better than the other toys at the convention. Note that DirecTV's new receiver was not at the show, so it wasn't considered.
The chipset in the new Hopper is 2X faster than the old Hopper, and among other qualifications, can transcode 2 HD streams simultaneously in real time. This allows for another new feature not available on the old Hopper: the Dish Transfer (to an iPad) app. All in all, I agree with the CNET editors; it's the best in show and should have won. It would have won had not the dunderheads at CBS overruled CNET editors. This casts the journalistic integrity of all their news divisions into question, and put the Dish Hopper in the news for days after CES ended. You can't buy Hopper advertising like that!Edited by TheKrell - 1/15/13 at 2:20am