I wanted to watch IPL (Indian Premier League) cricket this year that is 2009 . But it is quite expensive to buy the channel that shows cricket , specially if you live in USA and Canada . A friend of mine actually told me about the new TV box that i can purchase online .
Jadoo TV that is . The idea behind this box is that you plug a Ethernet cable ( DSL cable from your Router) behind it , then connect the audio video cable supplied with it to your TV , turn the Box on and start watching your favorite channels on your TV. Don't worry if your router is far away from the TV . This package also contains a wireless USB adapter that will connect your Jadoo TV box to the Internet wireless , but you have to have a wireless router.
The remote control that is supplied with it is tiny , but still big enough for you to see what you are pressing. Over all the good invention , made in china after all , but what thing isn't ? . The price however , is a little bit too much for the quality. Currently going for $199.00 + Tax Plus shipping charges will get you the box for $225.00 . Now if I only want to see IPL , then that is a lot of price for that , because i can get IPL for the same price on TV for a whole year . The quality is much better on regular Dish or Direct TV and i can record it on Tivo or similar device.
If you are looking to see other channels like Geo news , Geo Tv and all other Indian and Pakistani channels then the box is worth the price. Again if you don't mind the low quality picture and sometimes delay in transmission , this box is perfect for you.
Upon searching on google , I found out that this Box is similar to the one already used by a different source http://www.vunow.com/ . This box is identical to Jadoo Tv but the only difference is the software that is installed in it , which only lets you see the American channels.
There is just one more thing to it, the availability of the channels is not guaranteed , you might have it one day and the next day it might not be available. Since this Box brings only the streaming channels from the web , the service is not very reliable. They do give you 3 months warranty on the equipment.
So cutting it short , it is not the best investment , where there is no guarantee on the return. Be sure to leave a comment if you like and more information about any related product.
added : 04/24/2010
Jadoo Tv has a new Digital HD Box , which is going for $250.00 on their website . This new Box has a much better quality , has many new channels , and has a high resolution. One thing that is not good is that the resolution is only 480i , So , if you have a new flat screen TV then you will have to adjust the size or even zoom in to fit the screen . you can get one at http://www.jadootv.com/ .
From Jadoo TV site :
JadooTV™ launches Jadoo2™ - its second generation of IPTV set-top box with 1080p resolution and 11n wireless connectivity.
After two years of very successful IPTV product JadooBox, JadooTV has launched its second generation of IPTV set-top box with 1080p resolution and 11n wireless connectivity. 1080p is the highest resolution available to consumers today in devices like flat panel TVs, Blu-Ray DVD players and game consoles. Now they can stream same high quality content from internet - based on availability and within home network. Three different ways of content playback is supported using wired network, wireless network using 11n technology or USB Flash/HDD.
JadooTV has accomplished this incredible feat using the H.264 video compression codec (you know, the same one that Apple announced as being the core of their high-definition QuickTime 7 format). One of the key features of Jadoo2 is the wireless 11n USB dongle. The increased range of Wireless 11n eliminates "dead spots" better known as buffering issues in homes served by Wi-Fi router communicating with Jadoo2™ box over the network. It also opens the way to high-bandwidth applications such as streaming video from your home network or external hard drive. This standard is also more reliable for multiple users doing multiple things over the network.
Benefits of Jadoo2™
Watch HD content - View Personal Media (Videos / Music / Pictures) from your home networked PC. View content in high quality - up to 1080p (Full HD).
Experience YouTube™ like never before - Watch millions of videos and customized content tailored to your demand including TV episodes, Dramas, Shows, Music, Cartoons, Sports and much more.
View Live TV - Watch live TV content from around the world. Navigation is easy with jadoo2 user interface allowing users to browse through different languages and content quickly.
MyJadoo™ - Personalize Live TV.
Benefits of 11nHigher speeds for streaming HD content. 802.11n equipment typically delivers more than twice the speed of 802.11g equipment, at any given throughput speed)
Longer range transmitting better Wi-Fi signal between your router and jadoo2 box. 802.11n equipment typically delivers more than twice the range of 802.11g equipment, at any given throughput speed.
Better performance for streaming media (necessary to view high quality content on Jadoo2™ - Full HD – 1080p box)
Access Internet video content via broadband Internet connection directly on your TV.
Have wired or wireless N Internet connectivity.
Watch YouTube™ videos by categories.
Share media contents from a computer using Windows Media Player (WMP).
Play personal content like music, videos, and photos stored on any PC on the Local Area Network (LAN) connection.
Use a USB memory for storage to download rented movies from Hollywood to Bollywood.
Play personal content in HD directly from the USB memory.
Bookmark a library of your favorite videos.
TV Standard: NTSC/PAL
Video Resolution: 480i, 480p, 720i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Video Interface: HDMI, Analog RCA video/stereo audio
Network Interface: 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
Optical Interface: SPDIF
USB Ports: 3 X USB 2.0 Ports for WiFi and Flash/HDD
Certifications: FCC, CE, RoHS