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DISH hails legal victory for Slingbox DVR

R. Stanton Dodge

R. Stanton Dodge

The US District Court, Central District of California, has released its summary decision upholding the rights of consumers to use Slingbox technology and the AutoHop, PrimeTime Anytime and Transfers features of DISH’s Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR.

Slingbox technology, which is built into DISH’s second-generation Hopper Whole-Home DVR, provides a DISH customer, once they receive a television signal in their home, with the capability to remotely view that signal from a single Internet-connected device (mobile phone, tablet or PC).

The decision feasibly has far reaching significance, because it is the first to apply the Supreme Court’s opinion in Aereo to other technology.

“This decision is the sixth in a string of victories in federal courts on both coasts for the American consumer related to our Hopper Whole-Home DVR platform,” says R. Stanton Dodge, DISH executive vice president. “We are proud to have stood by their side in this important fight over fundamental rights of consumer choice and control.”

 

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