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Old 29th October 2008, 17:11   #631
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@ Dash,

Thank you for your review on Airtel Set top box. I am thinking on getting one for my home and your review serves me really good.
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Old 29th October 2008, 21:12   #632
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We watch all sorts of channels at home: Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, English movies, English news channels, all sports channels, Nat Geo, Animal Planet, Discovery, Travel & Living, History, all music channels, FTV, all cartoon channels including Chutti TV and Hungama !!
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I was in similar situation, except that I was looking for Kannada channels. I got BigTV's South Popular package @ 2190 for 1 year (all included). Checkout this package if it meets your requirements (Smart South 2190 - BTW, this link is not updated with all channels).

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Old 29th October 2008, 21:36   #633
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@ Dash,

Thank you for your review on Airtel Set top box. I am thinking on getting one for my home and your review serves me really good.
After sale service is also excellent for Airtel. Go for it
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Old 30th October 2008, 01:25   #634
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List of channels in South Popular package (Rs 2190, 1 year) of BigTV:
  1. DD1
  2. STAR PLUS
  3. SONY
  4. STAR ONE
  5. ZEE
  6. SAB
  7. SAHARA ONE
  8. STAR UTSAV
  9. NDTV IMAGINE
  10. ZOOM
  11. UTV BINDASS
  12. DD BHARATI
  13. 9X
  14. FIRANGI
  15. AXN
  16. STAR WORLD
  17. ZEE CAFE
  18. FTV
  19. ZEE TRENDZ
  20. SET MAX
  21. STAR GOLD
  22. ZEE CINEMA
  23. UTV MOVIES
  24. UTV BINDASS MOVIES
  25. ZEE PREMIER
  26. FILMY
  27. STAR MOVIES
  28. HBO
  29. ZEE STUDIO
  30. PIX
  31. UTV WORLD MOVIES
  32. DD NEWS
  33. AAJ TAK
  34. STAR NEWS
  35. ZEE NEWS
  36. NDTV INDIA
  37. INDIA TV
  38. IBN7
  39. TEZ
  40. DD LOKSABHA
  41. DD RAJYASABHA
  42. SAMAY
  43. ETV UP
  44. ETV BIHAR
  45. ETV RAJASTAN
  46. ETV MP
  47. TIMES NOW
  48. NDTV 24X7
  49. HEADLINES TODAY
  50. CNN IBN
  51. CNN
  52. BBC
  53. NDTV METRO
  54. NEWS X
  55. ZEE BUSINESS
  56. NDTV PROFIT
  57. CNBC TV18
  58. CNBC AWAAZ
  59. UTVi
  60. DD SPORTS
  61. ESPN
  62. STAR SPORTS
  63. TEN SPORTS
  64. STAR CRICKET
  65. NEO CRICKET
  66. NEO SPORTS
  67. DISCOVERY
  68. NATGEO
  69. TRAVEL & LIVING
  70. ANIMAL PLANET
  71. HISTORY
  72. NDTV GOOD TIMES
  73. GYAN DARSHAN
  74. DISNEY
  75. CARTOON NETWORK
  76. HUNGAMA
  77. JETIX
  78. ANIMAX
  79. NICK
  80. POGO
  81. AASTHA
  82. SANSKAR
  83. MH1
  84. GOD
  85. MTV
  86. CHANNEL V
  87. VH1
  88. MUSIC INDIA
  89. 9XM
  90. SUN TV
  91. STAR VIJAY
  92. JAYA TV
  93. KALAIGNAR TV
  94. CHUTTI TV
  95. RAJ
  96. KTV
  97. SUN NEWS
  98. SUN MUSIC
  99. ISAI
  100. GEMINI
  101. TEJA
  102. ETV TELUGU
  103. MAA
  104. ZEE TELUGU
  105. TV9 TELUGU
  106. ETV2
  107. GEMINI NEWS
  108. GEMINI MUSIC
  109. ASIANET
  110. SURYA
  111. KIRAN
  112. KAIRALI
  113. ASIANET PLUS
  114. AMRITA TV
  115. SHALOM
  116. DD MALAYALAM
  117. ASIANET NEWS
  118. MANORAMA NEWS
  119. UDAYA TV
  120. ETV KANNADA
  121. SUVARNA
  122. ZEE KANNADA
  123. UDAYA MOVIES
  124. KASTURI
  125. UDAYA VARTHEGALU
  126. TV9 KANNADA
  127. U2
  128. ZEE MARATI
  129. ETV MARATI
  130. Mi
  131. ZEE TALKIES
  132. SAHYADRI
  133. STAR MAJHA
  134. IBN LOKSABHA
  135. ETV BANGLA
  136. ZEE BANGLA
  137. AAKASH
  138. STAR ANANDO
  139. 24 GHANTA
  140. DD BANGLA
  141. ZEE GUJRATH
  142. ETV GUJRATH
  143. DD GUJRATH
  144. DD PUNJABI
  145. ETC PUNJABI
  146. ZEE PUNJABI
  147. PTC PUNJABI
  148. MH1
  149. DD ORIYA
  150. ETV ORIYA
  151. OTV
  152. NE TV
  153. DD URDU
  154. ETV URDU
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+ 20 FREE MOVIE CHANNELS (3 MONTHS ONLY)
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Old 30th October 2008, 02:15   #635
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That must have taken some effort -- Thank you!

I wonder why the COLOURS channel is not a part of the Reliance Bouquet - All other DTH services have them one way or the other! (either as a part of the basic package or an add-on)
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Hi guys,
I have tata sky since more than a year. But am now waiting for IPTV, which would have real video on demand apart from PVR. And probably HD content also in future. And greatest benefit is no interruption during rains (you know how it rains during the 3 months in Mumbai)
So would advise all to consider this option also before taking the plunge. Ofcourse it depends on how bad your cable is and how long can you wait.
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I have tata sky since more than a year. But am now waiting for IPTV, which would have real video on demand apart from PVR. And probably HD content also in future. And greatest benefit is no interruption during rains (you know how it rains during the 3 months in Mumbai)
So would advise all to consider this option also before taking the plunge. Ofcourse it depends on how bad your cable is and how long can you wait.
Bombay is probably one place where you don't require DISH.

All the years I have spent in Bombay, had never any problem with cable.
Maybe 2-3 times a year, you have 5-10 minutes interuption, nothing
more than that. Even in places in Bombay which have a power problem
(Mulund etc), the cable guys have a generator, so if you have an invertor
your cable is going to be fine.

And the quality of cable is also good. Even in the worst rains, there is
hardly any disturbance. Even after the really bad 2005 rain when the
whole city was flooded, cable at my parent's place was up within 12
hours of the rain stopping - this is the probably the biggest ever interuption
of cable ever.

I don't recall ever calling the phone number of the cablewallah ever in
Bombay, other than for the install.

Places like Pune, Hyderabad etc are pathetic - atleast those areas
where I have lived in these cities. You need your cableguys number of
speed dial usually till you realize it's no use calling them.
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That must have taken some effort -- Thank you!

I wonder why the COLOURS channel is not a part of the Reliance Bouquet - All other DTH services have them one way or the other! (either as a part of the basic package or an add-on)
Even i was wondering the same. No colors channel

@Msdivy, how was the experience of getting Reliance DTH installed? I am planning to move to the same package as currently with all damn add-ons i pay over Rs.350 per month for Tata Sky
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Even i was wondering the same. No colors channel

@Msdivy, how was the experience of getting Reliance DTH installed?
Only the channels that are present on the reliance website will be there and not all the channels as mentioned in another post. Initially, they will be giving all the channels, but within a month, channels like Cartoon Network, Pogo, Neo Cricket, Neo Sports, HBO, Zee Studio and some other channels will be removed and only the channels that are present as part of the package on the website will be there. Its not that the web site is not updated.
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^^ I guess the default is to install all the channels.
Then when the system gets your package details and so on they will send instructions to your set top box.
This will restrict you to your chosen plan and the other channels will be disabled.
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I have the DISH Full Package currently with the Tamil/Malayalam Regional channels.

What package should I opt for to get a similiar lineup in BIG Tv?
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So what I read is that BigTV has got many channels on their xyz packages but then those channels are taken off after a few months. How much are the charges for re-enabling them? Is it more than what is it worth on Airtel Digital TV?
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So what I read is that BigTV has got many channels on their xyz packages but then those channels are taken off after a few months. How much are the charges for re-enabling them? Is it more than what is it worth on Airtel Digital TV?
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So what I read is that BigTV has got many channels on their xyz packages but then those channels are taken off after a few months. How much are the charges for re-enabling them? Is it more than what is it worth on Airtel Digital TV?
I got Airtel for a friend of mine, the plan he took is
Total he Paid = 2000Rs
He got Dish + Box + universal remote + 65Ch free for 1 year + free installation.
He would be going for a topup =49rs/month

So in the end he has to just pay 50/month for the topup as he is getting 65other ch for free for 1 year.
I was told that only Airtel has MPEG-4 (good picture quality and sound). No other Co has MPEG-4 till date.
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@Msdivy, how was the experience of getting Reliance DTH installed? I am planning to move to the same package as currently with all damn add-ons i pay over Rs.350 per month for Tata Sky
Please check this post: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1024637-post590.html

BTW, BigTV offer of Rs 2190 for all the channels is only for 1 year. After 1 year, expect a monthly bill of ~Rs.350 for the same package.
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