Which is the best DTH service provider in india and why?

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  1. samaresh7

    samaresh7 New Member

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    Please give your valueable suggations for buying a new dth connection in westbengal.
     
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    you have to check your channel preferences and look for the best available package from all the dth services. The viewing quality of every dth is same.

    So now we are left with only one thing and that is how easy the software of your STB is. For example i really hate the software of Dish TV, its unusable for me. Also check, many STBs take 2-3 or more seconds to change the channel.

    I personally like Airtel for the single most reason of the unified remote they provide.. so you dont have to use two remotes (tv+stb). Secondly their customer care is very good.
     
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    Best dth- Tata Sky
    why-1) Hardly suffers downtime except rain and cloud.
    2) Arguably the best software. Great picture,audio quality.
     
  4. dreatica

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    +1 except for the cc.

    PS: all depends on your preferences.

    Numbers of channels :

    Dish tv-265(185 own tp + 79 dd )

    big tv- 263

    d2h- 240

    airtel-201

    tatasky-193

    sun dth-172

    dd Direct Plus-79
     
  5. shoaib

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    around westbengal area airtel n tatasky is best suiteddue to there flaw less performance and best services but if u consider of capital, then big tv could be preferable, but my first option will be airtel.
     
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    .=Pyro=. Burning in the skies

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    i guess it s tata sky, cause it has more feature than other ones. interface ais good too.
     
  7. MegaMind

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    I vote for Airtel...

    Good pic n audio quality...

    Best Customer Support(IMHO)
     
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    Is there any DTH service come with reasonable Price? I am currently using Digicable STB, which is practically useless, tooooo much stuttering...but I get all the channels I want(all the sports channels, English Movie channels, Business channels, and Bengali channels for my mom :). My budget is max 225-250 p.m.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  9. dreatica

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    ^You should try Videocon DTH. Thats the only DTH which is cheapest with good amt of channels.

    Best CC- :shock:
     
  10. gagan007

    gagan007 Uhu, Not Gonna Happen!

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    In some parts of Bangalore Hathway provides cable connection with STB. For 200/mo you get all the channels. Video quality is decent. Please check with more people for reviews and find whether it is available in your locality
     
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    I bought tata sky around 4yrs back....still using the STB without any problem.....i also worked for tata sky as a CCE (customer care executive) for 20days. :)

    my opinion is that ......
    1.ALL DTH PROVIDER LOOT PEOPLE BY GROUPING CHANNELS BY THEIR PACKAGE SCHEME.
    2.BUT CURRENTLY ONLY THE DTH WILL PROVIDE U WITH A VERY GOOD PICTURE QUALITY AND SOUND IN UR IDIOT BOX (TV).

    SO U CAN OPT FOR ANY OF THE MAJOR DTV PROVIDER IN INDIA LIKE TATA-SKY,AIRTEL,DISH TV.

    "I STILL REMEMBER I BOUGHT MY STB FOR Rs.3000 AND PAID ADDITIONAL Rs.1000 FOR THE INSTALLATION CHARGES WHEN I BOUGHT MY TATA SKY BACK IN THOSE EARLY DAYS... : {
     
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    i agree with this.. i bought mine more than 3 yrs back..i paid 2500 for the STB and paid them 1000 extra for installation, lolz.

    I like tatasky the best, quality wise, service wise, channel updates, etc (and many other things)

    But, a few months back due to its high channel pricing i changed it to Videocone. Before, I was paying 400 approx every month, now i am paying less than 300 every month..

    I am having the same channels as before and can watch the same show ;)
     
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    Take anything, Never take Airtel in life.

    One of the worst ever customer care in India. They dont know what they are talking about & if you try to make them understand your issue, They will keep the phone.

    Repeat - NEVER EVER Take Airtel DTH in life. (worst ever customer care)
     
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    Might be bad in ur area..
    I have Airtel DTH in mine and my bro's home... CC is best in my experience in chennai n south of Tamil nadu...
     
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    Airtel is very good in Delhi though... might depends on places
     
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    Airtel Digital TV. Even comparatively, I felt that it's video quality it's noticeably different than tata sky. UI is decent too. In my opinion, it's one of the best service providers (at least in India). Customer service isn't necessarily bad either.

    Digit even reviewed both of these providers in an issue, you should look that up (Airtel won by a low margin). Also, most of the problems with Airtel addressed in that article has now been fixed/improved.
     
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    Airtel is the worst. Run away from it. Every now and then it comes out with Installation Error type of thing even in good weather condition. Sometimes it's get cured automatically, other times you get to the customer care, and they charge 100 bucks every time they come. And yeah, definitely the best customer support around!!! Whenever, I booked a complaint, it gets automatically closed without the technician ever showing up. And you have to book a fresh complaint again. And even that gets closed. And this step will continue almost half a dozen times before the technician actually comes.


    If you can put up with it, picture and color quality are good. And it's one of the cheapest IMO.
     
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    There is no best or worst DTH when it comes to Channels.

    Most popular is Tata Sky and Dish TV. Better to stick with the bigger ones.

    [Tata Sky HD + Tata Sky + Dish TV in my house]

    I had this. It was good and cost effective. However I ditched it for the Sky HD.
     
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    Who told you Dish TV and Tata Sky are big ones ? I was using Dish TV from last 5+ years and now they are worst in customer care. Moved to Tata Sky HD+ but regret due to less no of channels, and purchased Airtel DTH 1-2 months back. will disconnect Sky HD once my one year term is over and buy Airtel HD.

    There is no term as BIG with DTH industry. Dishtv promote 30+ HD channels, AFAIK count the actual channels they are providing in HD ? 5-6 lol Most are upscaled and looks bad with 52' plasma.

    Regarding the customer care, every care is worst for you if your concerns are not resolved. So, taking reviews from others to know which customer care is best is also a bad thought. Dish tv bad for me, doesn't mean it will be bad for you.

    Buy which satisfy your HD/SD channel needs. All are same in SD, except Tata Sky has better picture quality in HD, and Airtel has better sound quality. You cant compare dishtv,D2h for quality/sound with Tata Sky and Airtel in HD. (I dont know about reliance dth but their cc are horrible )
     
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    Tata Sky HD+ = less number of channels? Whats missing?

    I have the annual mega pack and I am actually sick of all the channels. I am planning to take a smaller package and get rid of those 100s of channels. Most people only watch 5-15 channels regularly. I don't know how Tata Sky is failing you?

    BTW Tata Sky HD > Tata Sky (standard) > Dish TV in video quality (SD)

    I actually wanted to get an upscaler for my HDTV and ever since those guys started doing it themselves, I felt it stupid that others complain. But if they were charging you for those pseudo-HD channels than thats bluffing and a reason to cry about.
     

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