Posted May 10, 2016 by Linux-TV in News

GigaBlue UHD Quad 4K set for end of August release

GB_Quad4K_fron_openThe 4k UHD receivers have not been coming as fast as some maybe had expected after Vu+ launched their Solo 4K. If you are waiting for the next big thing it might be coming from GigaBlue who have their new 4K UHD receiver on the way at the end of August. We are hearing rumours that is has been pushed back to november.

The specs look very interesting. The GigaBlue UHD Quad 4K has Twin Tuner ( Full-Band Capture front end) and Demodalutor 8 x DVB-S2 just like the VU+ Solo 4K. You also have the option of adding a additional PnP tuner (DVB-S2, DVB-C, DVB-T/T2/HEV265). It will be possible to do 4 channel PiP. It has BCM7252S processor newer than the Vu+ Solo4K.


There are plenty USB ports on the receiver 5 in all with 1 on the front and 4 on the back.

There is 1  1 x Ci/Ci+ slot and 2 built in cardreaders big color display on the front. Interesting enough there is both a HDMI 2.0 input and output along with a Gigabit Ethernet port. GigaBlue also have a SD card reader on the back + an e-SATA port.

Interestingly there is support for VP9 which is used by YouTube so 4K YouTube should be possible on this receiver.

Here are the specs as reported by GigaBlue themselves.

  • Fast processor with 2GB DDR4 RAM
  • 4GB eMMC Flash
  • 3″ color display
  • 5 x USB (1 front + 4 back)
  • 1 x HDMI in 2.0
  • 1 x HDMI out 2.0
  • 1 x e-SATA
  • Twin Tuner ( Full-Band Capture front end)
  • Demodalutor 8 x DVB-S2
  • 1 x PnP tuner (DVB-S2, DVB-C, DVB-T/T2/HEV265)
  • optical
  • RS-232,
  • ethernet Gigabit LAN (RJ-45/1000Mbps)
  • 1 x SD Card 2.0 Up to 25MByte/s
  • 4 x PiP
  • 2 x Audio PiP
  • SAT>iP, Multiroom Serverfunktion