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Which would be your choice
Cable
20%
 20%  [ 2 ]
Dish Tv
10%
 10%  [ 1 ]
Tata Sky
70%
 70%  [ 7 ]
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:56 pm    Post subject: DTH or Cable Reply with quote

With the proposed CAS comming into effect on 1st April 2007.Cable prices will def drop.However Given the choice.Which would you choose:-
Cable
Dish Tv
Tata Sky

Reasons.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still prefer Cable+ Setup Box
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My vote goes to Tata Sky. Its quality of picture & sound is unmatched.There are some more advantages too like lack of the local cable guy (which means that there will be no blackouts when the cable operators demand something or when there are crucial events).

The only disadvantage being that u cannot choose the channels which u would like to watch, you have to take all the channels on offer.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dish Tv...had a nice time in Bombay watching it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about Max number of channels offered by each.
Also is Clarity of Cable thru Digital STB less than DTH or same.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAWK21M wrote:
What about Max number of channels offered by each.
Also is Clarity of Cable thru Digital STB less than DTH or same.

Well my cable offers a excellent quality image (Hathway) and all channels offered, our wish to select which all we want.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The quality offered by Tata Sky is unbeatable..I have it at my hometown at Vasai.

I am saying this after watching Both Tata Sky & Cable with Set top box.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely TATA Sky Isko lagadala to life jhingalala!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

just used their Showcase feature today and it is amazing.
you get to watch the same movie anytime in day with best quality sound and vedio.(actually cable is better to watch movies as our cable operator used to
put latest movies on cable with pirated cds)
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats the Costwise of all three.
Currently our Cable operator charges Rs 350pm/connection.
Although I use Three Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MEL,

You will have to buy 3 set top boxes for Tata Sky as well as Cable with set top box. The charge for the additional set top box is less then the 1st one. But you cannot be content with just one STB as u will have to watch same channel on all the 3 TVs
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True.With CAS in place i would need 3 STBs.Hence the poll.
Might just Split the usage with DTH & Cable.
Anyone aware of the Number of channels on offer.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tata Sky is Rs 300 per month & in CAS one pays for only those channels which one prefers to watch.

Tata Sky has over 100 channels on offer including all the popular ones.Dunno about CAS, but there are likely to be more channels in CAS.

Another positive about Tata Sky is that the user interface is very easy to use. The interface of CAS is somewhat complicated (I had to refer the user guide for instructions about using the menu, which was not necessary for Tata sky).
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Akshay wrote:
MEL,

You will have to buy 3 set top boxes for Tata Sky as well as Cable with set top box. The charge for the additional set top box is less then the 1st one. But you cannot be content with just one STB as u will have to watch same channel on all the 3 TVs

You are wrong. You can watch different channels on tata sky at the same time in dif tvs. we have 4 tvs wit tata sky, one dish and four stbs.
As for the charges we pay Rs 100+100x4=Rs500 per month.For three months now we have free access to it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

btw there is a BIG DISadvantage... today Delhi is receiving rains and what more... TATA Sky Signal not coming... total blackout.....
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

787, I think that there has been some misunderstanding. I meant to say that with one STB, one can watch inly one channel at a time on all the TVs, but with a separate STB for each TV, one can watch any channel.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might go in for TATA SKY & Cable. What about the Dish TV option.not many takers.
Cable gives 140-145 channels currently.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For such topics it is useful to see the site www.mouthshut.com
The comments on various airlines and airports may also be of interest to people on this group.

I agree with the others who have praised Tata Sky. One aspect which may affect some viewers is that it has exactly the same bouquet all over the country. If you are watching only English and Hindi it is fine, but the coverage of other languages is not so good. All the major regional languages have perhaps three to six channels, but if you are very keen on watching say Bengali or Tamil channels then Tata Sky may not be the best choice. Dish TV has a more complicated pricing system but would probably be better for such cases. However Tata Sky's customer service seems to be much better.

Another little known option is DD Direct, which most of the dealers in Tata Sky and Dish TV should be able to provide. It has NO monthly subscription but has a very limited bouquet of perhaps 32 channels-including ALL channels of DD and some AIR channels, but not much else. This could be useful for those who don't want to spend and are satisfied with a limited bouquet.

Finally all the dish systems are likely to be affected in bad weather-but not for more than a few minutes. (We in Jaipur are fortunate that there are hardly any storms Smile
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