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Videocon d2h launching HD smart STB

MUMBAI: Videocon d2h is launching an HD smart set-top box (STB) that converts an existing LED TV into a smart TV besides showing more than 500 channels and services in both HD and SD.

While the technology brings television channels in SD and HD, the connected STB allows browsing content from Twitter, Facebook, Daily Motion, video-on-demand sites, OTT apps, news, weather, etc. through applications residing on STB.

The company claims that the new launch provides a high-end advanced product that delivers next-generation solutions as part of the idea of Internet of Things (IoT).
The smart STB also sports unlimited external recording capability—all consumers have to do is plug in their own external storage device for recording programmes.

Users can connect the HD smart STB to the home network of mobile internet, Wi-Fi or cable broadband connection to enable data streaming. Selecting the smart connect feature and then pressing OK from the remote enables one to connect to the world of apps like Twitter, Facebook, Daily Motion, VoD, movies, etc. and watch as per convenience.

Users can also connect with their respective social media page to tweet and post updates. With the additional feature of USB recording, one can also record their favourite programmes while they are away and watch them later.

Videocon d2h executive chairman Saurabh Dhoot said, “We are proud to announce the launch of this breakthrough technology in the DTH space. This launch of gen-next HD smart STB demonstrates our unrivalled expertise and innovation in creation, delivery and execution of technologically advanced products. This product promises to make your existing TV into a smart TV and ensure connectivity with the world. We are enabling convergence of TV, DTH and the internet all in one place. ”

Videocon d2h CEO Anil Khera said, “We aim to empower people with our connected set-top boxes. Our HD smart STB offers exceptional features like internet-based apps, USB recording, HD quality viewing and reverse path, which enables customers to create a unique viewing experience and also stay connected. The customer benefits from an enriched viewing experience through a new user interface allowing seamless navigation.”