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Videocon d2h to launch Wi-Fi enabled smart HD STBs

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MUMBAI: Direct to home (DTH) platform Videocon d2h is planning to launch HD Smart set-top-box (connected set top box), which converts existing LED TVs into a Smart TV besides showing more than 500 channels & services in High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD).

While the DTH tech in it brings television channels in SD and HD, the connected STB allows one to browse content from Twitter, Facebook, Daily Motion, video on demand sites, OTT apps, news, weather etc through applications residing on the STB. 

The HD Smart STB will work as a tool for personalisation, engagement and new customer experiences and with internet connectivity, one can convert one’s TV into a smart TV using it. 

With this new launch, Videocon d2h has taken a step towards providing an advanced product that delivers next generation solutions as part of the idea of Internet of Things (IoT). The feature of unlimited external recording is also available, by plugging in an external storage device for recording programs.

The HD Smart STB can be connected to the home network of mobile internet, wifi or cable broadband connection to enable data streaming. 

Through the Daily Motion app, one can watch the latest videos trending. Additionally, users can also connect with their social media page to tweet and post updates.

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 Set Top Box 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 & internet all in one place.”

Videocon d2h CEO Anil Khera added, “We aim to empower people with our connected set top boxes. Our HD Smart Set Top Box offers exceptional features like internet based apps, USB recording, HD quality viewing and reverse path which enable 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.”

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