Indian DTH (Direct-To-Home) operator Tata Sky became the first to launch 4k resolution set top box (STB) in the country. The set top box will be available for existing customers as well as new subscribers.
Tata Sky 4K is a new set top box with the capability of delivering Ultra High Definition picture quality and Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound. 4K at 8.3 Megapixels (3840x2160) has approximately four times the pixels as that of 2K (1920x1080), the current HD standard. This means that it brings far greater clarity and better on-screen colours.
Even though many companies are going for 4K TVs and cameras with 4K recording capability, there is still not enough production on this resolution. The release of this new set top box is expected to solve this purpose.
Subscribers can now book their Tata Sky 4K set top box at Rs 6,400, while existing subscribers can avail the box at Rs. 5,900. The Subscribers can enjoy it as their first connection or an additional STB at home with the Tata Sky MultiTV connection option. Apart from relaying 4K content, the box will also show Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) channels. The 4k set top boxes can be pre-booked through the Tata Sky 24X7 helpline, Tata Sky website and dealers.