[Discuss] [Project query from India]

Ashfaq Farooqui ashfaq.farooqui at gmail.com
Wed Jan 8 12:56:34 UTC 2014

Hi Prabhav,

>From what I understand of your project you will provide a device which will
have Internet access, and the user must just use his/her television as a
display device.
As far as my knowledge goes, most of the new television sets have a wifi
module in them, The difference of price is negligible for a non -wifi
television and a wifi television.

If you are looking at integrating it onto the older televisions still
prevalent in few parts of india, i would suggest you use the Raspberry pi,
which costs around $25.

If you still want it lesser than this, I suggest build system with
wifi+simple controller+vga out custom to your needs and I think you can get
that done in $15. what you save on price you add in the effort required.

On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 1:29 PM, prabhav <prabhavgd at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm Prabhav from Bangalore, India.
> I'm working to build an ecosystem which would help make internet access
> easy and affordable to masses.
> In a country where a desktop cost starts from $220, I'm looking at a small
> OTT box which can bring internet on television costing *sub-$20*, thus
> eliminating the cost of a display device and giving an extremely affordable
> hardware to access internet.
> Currently we are testing on android powered Beaglebone black along with
> HDMI-VGA converter, total cost adding up to $60. But if $20 mark could be
> achieved, I promise you all nothing short of a digital revolution as there
> id a big market opportunity here.
> Would you be interested in such a project? If so please write back with
> your inputs and comments.
> In hope of a positive reply.
> Regards,
> Prabhav Garudadhwajan
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