Reliance Jio GigaTV Set Top Media Box Announced

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Reliance Jio, in its Reliance AGM 2018 keynote on July 5th 2018, has unveiled a new set-top Box for the Indian TV viewers. The new set-top box by Jio will be called the GigaTV set-top box and will offer a 4K resolution on TV channels.

The new set-top box by Jio will also support voice commands in most of the Indian languages, the company claims, aiming to fulfil the motto "Bhasha anek, Bharat ek." In addition, the set-top box will also enable multi-party video conferencing, i.e. it will enable peer-to-peer video calls over the broadband through the Jio user's TV.

With the Jio GigaTV set-top box, Reliance Jio promises more than 600 movie channels, 1000s of movies as well as millions of songs to be available as and when the customer demands.

Source: Reliance Jio Brings 'GigaTV' 4K Set-Top Box With Voice Control And 600+ Movie Channels
 
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Do I need a 4k TV?
 
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All dth providers in danger. They don't have transponder to launch all hd channels how compete with 4k?
 
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I assuming almost all will be upscaled to 4k with only few channels real 4k right?
 
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More than half movies are upscaled 4k, while upscaled 4k provide better quality than 1080p because of the higher bitrate, HDR is more important.

Real or Fake 4K
 
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Sorry to burst your bubble, but all they're talking about is supporting 4K resolution in their set top box. That's it.
Do you really think they'll provide actual 4K over streaming?

Heck, do they even provide 1080p or even 720p streaming right now in their apps? They don't.
 


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Yes Jio Tv android app does indeed provide 1080p feed. Its miles ahead of its mobile variants.
 
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Do you have it running on an Android TV? I've tried the Android TV specific APK on an nvidia shield, but all I've ever gotten is 480p (just like their mobile apps calling it HD).
 
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I've got a solution for Android TV but that's technically Piracy. I use it on my Firestick. Tell me if you want it.
 
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Do you have it running on an Android TV? I've tried the Android TV specific APK on an nvidia shield, but all I've ever gotten is 480p (just like their mobile apps calling it HD).
yup..... all their HD channels are 720p...... using it on my android boxes(shield and bee link) for more than a year. you get HD content on Hotstar, ditto, airtel and many other apps....
 
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But that's 720p, where's the 1080 for android boxes? If they can't provide 1080p, why do we think they'll even provide 4k... that's what I've been trying to say, lol.
 
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Sorry to burst your bubble, but all they're talking about is supporting 4K resolution in their set top box. That's it.
Do you really think they'll provide actual 4K over streaming?


Heck, do they even provide 1080p or even 720p streaming right now in their apps? They don't.

I think you have explicitly asked for 720p....
Hotstar has some 1080p content.....

for 4K try Netflix.
 
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Fair enough, but I still don't consider it 720p as the bitrate isn't high at all.

I'm not interested in 4k with Netflix, but if JioTV can do 1080p (or at least same like DTH), that would help a bit.