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Videocon d2h expects demand for 4K STBs to pick up (1 Viewer)

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MUMBAI: Direct-to-home (DTH) operator Videocon d2h expects the demand for its 4K Ultra HD set-top boxes (STBs) to grow now that it has launched a dedicated 4K UHD channel.
The 4K UHD channel is a content pipe and is not dedicated to any single broadcaster.

This is because a single 4K UHD pipe consumes a lot of bandwidth and will have UHD content from multiple genres.

The channel will carry multi-genre content like movies, video-on-demand, travel, infotainment and sports. The DTH operator has acquired UHD content from international broadcasters.

Videocon d2h 4K UHD consumers will also get to watch the forthcoming cricket World Cup in 4K as Star India is producing seven matches including the semi-finals and final in 4K.

“People were waiting for 4K content. Now that we have launched a dedicated channel, we have started receiving a lot of enquiries,” said Videocon d2h CEO Anil Khera.

“We have not dedicated the pipe to any broadcaster exclusively as 4K consumes so much bandwidth that it is not possible to have a dedicated channel for one broadcaster. It can consume bandwidth as high as that of 25 standard-definition channels,” he added.


Without revealing the content it has acquired, Khera said that right now all the content is under testing. “All the content is being corrected for correct broadcast and correct STB receiving pattern. Since we are one of the early platforms to adopt of 4K, we are doing a lot of experiments,” Khera stated.

Videocon d2h had previewed its 4K UHD service last year. It is offering 4K UHD STB at Rs 6,590 and for existing subscribers it has been priced at Rs 5,990.

“Currently we are offering 4K feeds to customers on complimentary basis for testing and feeling the 4K technology. The number of people opting for 4K STBs will not be high because total penetration of UHD television sets is 50,000 across the country,” he explained.

The 4K UHD content has four times better resolution than full HD and is 27 times the normal SD picture quality.The technology provides resolution of more than eight million pixels, resulting in better clarity and breathtaking visual sharpness.

The 4K UHD STB also provides Next Generation User Interface, Super Speed USB, True4kP60, etc., which complete the 4K experience.

Videocon group director Saurabh Dhoot said, “Videocon d2h is bringing path-breaking technology into the Indian homes through this wholesome experience of 4K UHD using its 4K UHD set-top box and 4K UHD multi-genre channel.”

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Deepu said:
Bro,can we watch 4k channel in a normal HD ready LED??
 

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sas123 said:
Bro,can we watch 4k channel in a normal HD ready LED??
Yes, provided your LED TV has HDMI port
 

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sas123 said:
Bro,can we watch 4k channel in a normal HD ready LED??
You can! As per the screenshots shared by Sandeep bro, there are multiple options available to set the video resolution based on the TV you are using. So, no problem for that. You can even view it in CRT TV by connecting using yellow video cable.

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Only 50k uhd tvs in india and d2h will not even have 10% of those connections. They have several thousand hd subscribers and should have given more priority to addition of ss hd4 than an uhd channel.
 

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ayanc99 said:
Only 50k uhd tvs in india and d2h will not even have 10% of those connections. They have several thousand hd subscribers and should have given more priority to addition of ss hd4 than an uhd channel.
Right said bro..:wall
 

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ayanc99 said:
Only 50k uhd tvs in india and d2h will not even have 10% of those connections. They have several thousand hd subscribers and should have given more priority to addition of ss hd4 than an uhd channel.
50k UHD tvs is a huge number considering the fact that in 2013 it was only 1000. In 2015 companies are expecting to sell at least a million 4K tvs. Not adding SS HD4 was not due to UHD channel. Its a business decision, ADTV also didnt add HD4. I think a company should cater to all types of audience and embrace new technology faster. I am proud that India is amongst the first few nations to add UHD channels.
 

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OFFTOPIC : Iam waiting for dishtv to launch its 4k service it will be nice to see how much and when does dishtv do that provided that currently they have enough space to add the newly launched 4k channels , which is only one in india right now.. :lol and dishtv have to launch a DVR at 4k launch powered by broadcomm :lol
 

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