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Dune HD Unveils HEVC-Enabled Set-Top Box

Dune HD announced that it will demonstrate its new HEVC-enabled Set-Top Box (STB) at NAB Show 2014.

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Dune HD Shows New HEVC-Enabled Set-Top Box At NAB 2014

Dune HD TV-204 is the First Cost-Effective, Full-featured Set-top Box to Support HEVC, with Samples Available by May 2014

LAS VEGAS, April 4, 2014 — Dune HD, the award-winning manufacturer of full HD media players and connected set-top boxes, will demonstrate the first full-featured set-top box to support HEVC at NAB 2014 April 7-10. With HEVC support, the Dune HD TV-204 provides operators a more cost effective and efficient means to deliver content into the home and samples will be available to operators by May 2014. Dune HD will demonstrate the TV-204 at NAB, South Hall Upper, Booth 10713.

HEVC-encoded content is expected to be 50% smaller than comparable H.264 / AVC files, allowing bandwidth savings for operators and streaming service providers. The TV-204 supports up to Full HD resolution and many streaming formats, containers and technologies, DRM / CA systems from Verimatrix and other leading technologies, and popular web interfaces, Webkit and HTML5. Dune HD offers flexible middleware integration options and highly competitive prices. Dune HD plans to sample the TV-204 model in April-May with mass production beginning in June-July 2014. Additional support for UHD 4k will be found in new Dune HD products in the third quarter this year.

“The TV-204 has attracted great interest from IPTV/OTT providers, and leading system integrators as HEVC is an exciting technology to enable CDN cost savings and improved frame-rate and resolution (4k) which directly translates to a better user experience,” said Konstantin Dyshlevoy, Dune HD CEO. “We have always made a commitment to supporting operators in the areas of cost savings and market innovation, and our new products do exactly that. We look forward to meeting with operators at NAB to show the performance and cost savings they’ll experience with the TV-204.”

Dune HD highlights its solutions for operators in a video featuring another of the company’s innovative products, the Dune HD TV Connect StickSTB, the smallest set-top box in the market today. To learn more about Dune HD products and benefits for operators, visit

About Dune HD
Dune HD is a global leader in high definition media players and connected boxes for consumers and operators. Over the past five years Dune HD has received more awards than any other company in the category for universal media players. Dune HD products support a wide number of digital formats, from Internet-based digital streaming and download to disc-based formats such as 3D, Blu-ray and DVD, along with supporting IPTV, VOD and OTT. Designed by world-class engineers, Dune HD media players are enjoyed by more than half a million consumers in more than 60 countries. Learn more at

TV-204 Specifications

SoC Sigma Designs SMP8756
CPU Cores 1
RAM 512MB (1GB Optional)
Flash 256MB or higher
A/V Outputs HDMI 1.4A
4K video support Optional / Partial
DVB tuner Optional on future products variants
RF Connectors 1 or 2 (Optional)
Card interface 1 SDIO (Optional)
Storage 2xUSB 2.0, internal 2,5″ SATA HDD (Optional)
Video codecs HEVC (H.265): Main profile @L4.1, Main 10 profile @L4.1, MPEG-4.10 (H.264): BP@L3, MP@L4.0, HP@L4.2, MVC HP@L4.2 (2-view), Temporal SVC, MPEG-4.2: ASP@L5  (up to Full HD, 1-point GMC), MPEG-2: MP@HL, VC-1, WMV-9
Audio codecs MPEG-1/2 layer I/II/III, AAC, PCM, FLAC, multichannel FLAC, Vorbis, WavePack, APE, ALAC, AC3*, EAC3*, Dolby True HD*, DTS*, DTS HD HRA*, DTS HD MA*,WMA*, WMAPro*
3D video support MVC, Side-by-side, Top/Bottom
Streaming protocols Multicast UDP, Multicast RTP, RTSP, HLS, HTTP, UPnP/DLNA**, NFS, SMB
CAS/DRM Verimatrix IPTV, Verimatrix Web, Verimatrix DVB**, PlayReady**, SecureMedia**, other DRM/CAS systems**
Web Browser Webkit, Ekioh*, Opera*
Ethernet 10/100 PhY or 10/100/1000 (optional)
Wi-Fi 2.4GHz b/g/n single band with external antenna or 2.4GHz + 5GHz b/g/n/ac dual band band (Optional)

* Technology requires licensing costs
** Technology is available on per-project basis and may require project-specific integration process