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Old 14th June 2011, 23:12   #1486
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Upgraded to TataskyHD and the initial impression on the quality is: Awesome!
(On Sony 32 inch FullHD TV).
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Old 15th June 2011, 01:01   #1487
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After hearing so many people on all the forums finally thought what the heck,let me get the TS HD and see what its all about.
Marvellous decision!
First of all am always impressed by tata sky CC people. I bought it on friday and asked dealer to ask tata people to come on monday for installation when am home. However i was available on sunday so called CC at 11pm on sat to see if someone can come and do the installation on sunday(had no hopes but still tried). He said i will try and make request a priority.

Sunday-9am- call from unknown number- its TS installation guy asking for directions. 15 mins he is at home. 30 mins installation done on both tvs and Voila i can watch HD for whole day

Initial impressions- Star movies HD is a killer!! And all other are good but somehow i felt Ten cricket HD showing India's matches wasn't too impressive.

Is it me or someone has observed that SD picture quality is also better in HD box than the normal TS box which i had earlier.

All in all- excellent buy!

P.S- Hd is on a samsung 42 inches plasma.

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Old 16th June 2011, 20:56   #1488
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Is it me or someone has observed that SD picture quality is also better in HD box than the normal TS box which i had earlier.
I too find the SD better now.
One reason is that now data is fed digitally through the HDMI cable, so there is no loss of info from the STB to TV.
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Old 19th June 2011, 11:09   #1489
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Is it me or someone has observed that SD picture quality is also better in HD box than the normal TS box which i had earlier.

All in all- excellent buy!

P.S- Hd is on a samsung 42 inches plasma.
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I too find the SD better now.
One reason is that now data is fed digitally through the HDMI cable, so there is no loss of info from the STB to TV.
Yes HDMI offers better picture quality compared to composite but for my eyes it gives a flat, washed out look to the pictures on the TV.

Move to component cables (also called RGB) for a sharper, crisper and vibrant picture.

It works on Luminance and I did a physical comparison by connecting both and found component cable much better although you will need more cables since the L-R Audio also needs to go separately but was happier with the overall Quality.

Component ports are available ONLY on HD boxes.
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tata sky hd is not all that great. 5.1 doesn't work over the hdmi. the picture also flickers now and then.
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Old 19th June 2011, 20:02   #1491
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Can somebody guide me if the programmes recorded on TS can be transferred to any external device like a pen drive?
I read a review somewhere that recorded videos had quality issues on TS.
I am planning to go for HD DTH. I find UI of TS to be the best. Any suggestions?
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I have been using DishTV HD for the last 7 weeks and and after initial hiccups I'm fully satisfied now.The PQ is very good especially HD channels.Movies Now just looks great and better than all other HD channels but it has 'grainy' sound.TV is FHD Samsung 40"LED.
Earlier I was using TS for my old 21"CRT (in-fact still using it in other room for my kid) and no one can beats TS's CC experience.

EDIT-I went for ZEE TV Dish TV over TS HD coz later had some bad online reviews against it.

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Component ports are available ONLY on HD boxes.
Components are also available on SD. My new tata sky SD (the new black STB) has it.
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Could anyone suggest me the best DTH HD to go for in Mumbai? I am looking for good HD quality with sound. Which DTH offers the max no. of true HD channels? And are upscaled HD channels any better than SD?

Reliance offers 250 channels in HD like quality but not true HD. Is that a good option?

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Airtel has come up with all 7 HD channels, to go live from tomorrow.

Star Movies HD
Star Plus HD
Star World HD
Star Gold HD
NGC HD
Discovery HD
Movies NOW HD

To subscribe send SMS ADD HD to 54325 (tomorrow onwards)

@Rs. 65 + tax for this pack, smaller packs also available, Check their website
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Airtel has come up with all 7 HD channels, to go live from tomorrow.

Star Movies HD
Star Plus HD
Star World HD
Star Gold HD
NGC HD
Discovery HD
Movies NOW HD

To subscribe send SMS ADD HD to 54325 (tomorrow onwards)

@Rs. 65 + tax for this pack, smaller packs also available, Check their website
You can subscribe today itself, its gone Live & Broadcasted.
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I am looking to buy a DTH connection, can someone please help me buy one.

I am currently using Hathway and paying 200/- PM for all channels. I am upset with frequent disruptions. I missed British and German F1 :(

Heard of the HD, I have a Full HD 42" Pany LCD.
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I am looking to buy a DTH connection, can someone please help me buy one.

I am currently using Hathway and paying 200/- PM for all channels. I am upset with frequent disruptions. I missed British and German F1 :(

Heard of the HD, I have a Full HD 42" Pany LCD.
Get yourself the tataskt hd+,currently it is the best.the quality is amazing.
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When will they start MoviesNow HD on TSky?

Also the ESPN HD ad seems to have dropped the TSky carrier name suddenly. They just show Videocon now. What's up? I was soooo hoping that F1 will be available of StarSportsHD.

But TataSky seems to have just added StarCricketHD recently.
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When will they start MoviesNow HD on TSky?
I am so fed up asking this question to the TS help desk folks. They only have one response "we will take your feedback and let you know" No one has a clear picture even if movies NOW will be broadcasted on TS or not
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