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Good technology but not for what it does.,
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This review is from: JadooTV Jadoo3-Full HD (1080p) Set-top IPTV Box (Electronics)
It is difficult to review a product like Jadoo3. As a technology piece it is great. It has a smooth interface, it has tons of content that it aggregates from all over the internet and it has some decent apps that modern Smart TVs and DVD Players have. However what most people get it for is to watch South Asian TV channels that are not available on Cable or Satellite here in the US, or are grossly overpriced if available. And in this respect, Jadoo fails. There are a few channels that comes added out of the box, and these work fine. But these are channels nobody has heard of or care to watch.
Now Jadoo has a really slick feature where as a user you can go on their website and add a url to a streaming link for any channel. Visitng the Jadoo site, there are over 1000 such links added to the website and growing each day. The big problem is these are user added content that is not checked to see if they work, and is also not entirely legal. Also the search interface on the website is terrible as nothing comes up when you search. So your only option to go page by page and subscribe to a channel and then check in Jadoo if it actually works. We followed this tedious process for a whole weekend and managed to find about 20 popular Indian channels and we were happy. However 3 days later, all the links we found and subscribed to, were down. And it was back to searching and finding new content.
When you compare it with other devices of the same nature, like Apple TV, Roku or Boxee; it is hard to recommend this product because of its price.
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Initial post: May 27, 2013 9:28:51 PM PDT
To add more this box has some of the pirated stuffs as well specially on MyGroup area. It's basically a rip off.
Posted on Jun 8, 2013 11:35:09 AM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
Thank you for writing such a detailed comment. I was thinking to buy one for watching south asian channels but seems like it is complete waste of money.
Posted on Oct 8, 2013 6:18:03 AM PDT
But Apple TV and Roku don't offer south Asian channels
Posted on Oct 12, 2013 5:11:18 PM PDT
Jadootv only adds channels that it has copyrights for due to which you may find limited channels in JADOO PLUS section.
On the other hand we have MY JADOO section on our box that allows our customers to share channels between their boxes after adding them from the internet. Those channels may be added, remove and edited at any time by the customer who added it.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2013 5:14:43 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 12, 2013 5:16:32 PM PDT
Jadoo box only adds contents that it has copyrights for. MY JADOO section is customer added section.
It allows customers to find URL links from internet and then add them on their account and then share it with other customers.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2013 5:20:33 PM PDT
There is nothing in My Group area that is provided by the company. It is a customer added section where any customer can add any content that he wants from the internet by using his MY JADOO account.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2014 3:49:30 PM PDT
ROKU dish offer all Hindi Chanel's with discount on ROKU box 3 just for $89.00 and $14.00 for mega pack for 3 Months and $44.00 PM. After 3 Months true HD 1080p picture quality only if you have HD LED TV awesome picture quality unbeatable.
Posted on Jun 29, 2014 7:53:40 PM PDT
Looks like Jadoo TV is illegally converting TV signals to internet signals and pirating the channels....and it staff has been arrested in India..
Please do proper research before you buy
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 24, 2014 11:40:08 AM PDT
Roku offers Dish World. You will have to call them to subscribe for a package, but you will get some extra channels for free. Plus some free movies, including some Indian.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2015 4:02:56 PM PST
A. Ahmad says:
Roku has dishworld, and also Yupptv