THIS IS A REVIEW. I DO NOT OWN BTV COMPANY OR SELL THEIR DEVICE. IF YOU HAVE ANY TECHNICAL QUESTIONS THEN PLEASE GOOGLE THEIR TECH SUPPORT DETAILS. DO NOT POST YOUR TECHNICAL QUESTIONS HERE.
With ICC World T20 2012 going on these days, I was getting desperate to watch the cricket matches but did not want to get Foxtel on a 12 month contract to watch a cricket tournament that will last only 3 weeks.
I was referred to buy an IPTV boxset from a Pakistani/Indian shop. I was told that they show all major TV channels from Pakistan and India and he himself watches all cricket matches on it.
So we bought Jadoo 3 which we found a complete waste of money because there are a very few channels available in their Jadoo Plus app and its a painstaking task to find channels and add them to your iptv box. The interface was hard to understand and options are hard to find (especially after being an user of Apple TV).
I went and exchanged the Jadoo 3 IPTV box with a new box called BTV (www.btv.co).The website doesn’t give you any information on what channels it broadcasts.
I will be reviewing the BTV IPTV Box completely this weekend and will extend this post to add enough information for anyone who is interested in this device. I checked online and I couldn’t even find a single decent review or this device.
UPDATE with Review:
I didn’t get the chance to review this device earlier so here it goes.
If you are looking for an IPTV device to stream Pakistani/Indian channels over the internet then this is one of the best devices out there. It’s a bit costly, I got it for $350 AUD but at-least it’s a once off cost and no subscription charges. I watched the entire T20 World Cup on it without any problems. It has enough South Asian Sports Channels and if the streaming on one of the channels isn’t working then you can switch to another channel. It also has all the popular TV Channels like Sony, Star Plus, Hum TV, Geo TV, etc.
This device has a wireless adapter so you don’t need an Ethernet cable running around your house. It says on the box that its 1080p but I guess the makers of BTV have never seen a movie on true High Definition Blu Ray and so there is a difference of opinion between them and me about whats 1080p.
The device has a HDMI out port along with the traditional AV out port, it also has an Ethernet port at the back incase you don’t have WiFi at home.
The Main Screen of BTV
The Channel Lists which are updated automatically from their servers.Sports Channels List. There are more at the bottom of the page but I couldn’t fit them all in one screen. G Sports/ F Sports etc are Star Cricket, Geo Super, Sky Sports, etc. Don’t know why it just doesn’t give the proper name of the channel.
Is it worth it? I guess so…