The Dish Hopper with Sling was named Best of CES 2013 for Best Home Theater and Audio product and Best of Show by technology website CNET.
That was until CNET's parent company CBS told CNET they were no longer allowed to review any Dish products because of active litigation between CBS and Dish.
At the bottom of the CNET Best of CES 2013 website they clearly state:
"The Dish Hopper with Sling, the original pick for Best Home Theater and Audio product and Best of Show, was removed from consideration due to active litigation involving our parent company, CBS Corp. We will no longer be reviewing products manufactured by companies with which we are in litigation with respect to such product."
The litigation isn't exclusive to CBS, the other major television networks, NBC, FOX, and ABC are also involved in lawsuits with Dish.
The major networks are not too happy with the Dish Hopper because it lets users record up to six channels at once and automatically skip commercials for primetime network shows.
Many other members of the technology community such as engadget.com are giving the Dish Hopper rave reviews. The decision by CBS to censor CNET and not allowing them to discuss the Dish Hopper draws more attention to Dish and removes credibility from CNET. So much for a review site having unbiased editorial content.
If a site has a goal to give opinions on technology, how much can they be trusted when they have to filter out content because of the opinions of their parent company?
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