Videocon D2H: Your TV Just Became Smarter
What if you get smart TV functions in your existing FHD TV? Videocon recently launched HD Smart Connect Set Top Box called as ‘d2h Stream Box’ which converts your existing TV into a Smart TV. As like smart TV you can do various things on it including browse content from Facebook, Twitter, Daily Motion, video on demand sites, news sites, weather sites, etc. The Stream box is powered by the MPEG-4 and DVB-S2 technology to transform your TV into a hub of entertainment and knowledge.
Connect to Internet and Browse the App store: It comes with several preloaded apps, be it social media or movies on Netflix, you would be able to enjoy content in a new way. The apps are curated as wall garden service, apps are not stored in the memory and directly accessed from the d2h server. Each and every app is tested and approved before hosting it on d2h server which is more secure and robust platform. Apps are managed and controlled by VDL (Videocon d2h Limited) hosting the entire categories of the apps.
Using the Wi-Fi, you can connect your TV to your home hotspot and done, browse your favorite app and stream videos or other contents.
The box comes with Dolby Digital supports but as Licence is required so the box doesn’t decode. If the end device i.e. TV supports the Dolby Digital then TV can decode and play. Meaning whatever content, you are enjoying on the TV, the sound quality is going to be awesome.
Forget the small screen: On one hand, you can browse your favorite content directly on your TV by simply connecting it to the internet, on the other hand, you can cast your smartphone screen on the TV using the STB.
Yes, even if your TV doesn’t have casting feature, you can cast your mobile screen using the STB casting feature. It let you cast entire mobile screen and browse different content such as watch videos from phone gallery, YouTube, etc.
Smart remote: The STB comes with a RF4CE (Radio Frequency) remote allowing the user to operate from any angle and direction. It also supports wider range, so even if you are not close to your STB, still operation is possible. Additionally, you get the function to convert your smartphone into the remote. Just enable the Smart remote to connect feature, and connect your mobile with it and done.
Omnidirectional remote has several quick action buttons to ease your life including Mosaic, Video on Demand, Radio and Active. Existing Videocon users know about these buttons and for non D2H users Mosaic -here you get categories of various available channels such as HD Channels, Movies, NEWS, Sports, etc. PROS: Unlimited Recording, HD channels, Apps, smart remote CONS: None
Unlimited Recording: The new HD Set Top Box supports recording, enabling you to record any programme and watch that later. You can record a Live TV programme or you can even record a scheduled programme. Simply connect a USB to your STB and go to the recording mode to record live or scheduled programme, and it’s done. Now you have the recorded programme with you to watch it later at leisure.
You can even record any programme by its title. Manually set the recording for any particular TV programme, also set the timing for the recording so that you do not miss a single minute of the programme.
Once the recording is done you can watch the programme as like you play a movie. Yes, you can rewind or forward any recorded programme up to 32 times the normal speed.
The pause button is also there for quick recording, it let you pause the live programme and then watch it later at your convenience. Bottomline: Perfect device to upgrade your TV experience without spending a whole lot of money. It can convert your TV into smart as well as give your access to several interesting features enabling smarter life.