DISH’s Super Joey, with Broadcom Satellite Chip Inside, Gets CES Applause

Although the International Consumer Electronics Show wrapped up last week, the media’s still buzzing about the thousands of new products that debuted at the yearly tech-stravaganza.

Among them was DISH Network’s Super Joey, a companion set-top box based on Broadcom’s BCM7346 processor, that adds two additional satellite tuners to DISH’s popular Hopper.

Last week, the Super Joey took home a CES Editor’s Choice Award, an inaugural competition by and the Consumer Electronics Association, the industry group that puts on the annual Las Vegas-based CES.

The awards seek to “recognize outstanding innovation, design and value” across a dozen different product categories, including automotive, cameras, gaming, health and televisions, among others. DISH’s Super Joey was one of only two recipients in the home theater category.Dish Network Super Joey

The editors who judged the event had high praise:

“Two new Joeys were unveiled at this year’s show, and our favorite is the Super Joey. Last year, the Hopper let you record six channels at once; the Super Joey adds two more tuners, letting you record a whopping eight shows at the same time.”

The Hopper acts as a media gateway, and the Super Joey is a streaming box for secondary TVs in other parts of the house, letting consumers record eight shows at the same time.

The tech media and other gadget reviewers had good things to day about the Super Joey, including  the Los Angeles Times, Slashgear, CNet and Engadget.

Last year, DISH’s Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR was awarded “Best of Show” distinction under the “Best of CES” awards program for the 2013 CES.

Related: From CES 2013: Dish Hopper DVR Powered by Broadcom [Video]

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