CES 2014 News: No cable box or satellite box necessary. Dish Networks “Virtual Joey” app available exclusively on LG Smart TVs (and Sony PlayStation consoles, with more platforms expecting to have availability soon), is an app to allow pay for TV programming without requiring a set top box. The Virtual Joey is truly TV with out the need for a satellite or cable box. This innovation is of particular interest to SVI Systems, LLC and other integrators that sell and install smart TV and sound systems. Eliminating the need for a set-top box makes installation, remote programming, and overall custom installation much neater, cleaner, and easier for everyone involved.
Source: Richard Lawler, Senior HD Editor
Combining a cable-box free system with many of the newer innovations in home theater and entertainment such as using a sound bar or other less visible speaker solution should yield a much cleaner installation and be far less expensive that conventional surround sound systems. By eliminating the need for a set-top box, whether for cable or satellite TV, there are many advantages for both the clients and home theater installation companies like SVI Systems, LLC, New Hampshire’s premier audio, video, security, and automation company. Today’s smart home customer certainly has technology on their side, even those looking for home theater on a budget. Having no cable box certainly would have its advantages.
The Dish Network Virtual Joey System does require the use of “The Hopper” by Dish Network, which is a single satellite DVR box allowing multiple TVs to access the same content simultaneously.
SVI Systems, LLC specializes in audio, video, security, and automation systems for both commercial and residential application. SVI is also an authorized LG HDTV dealer and offers both sale, delivery, and custom installation.