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Old 8th November 2010, 18:26   #1096
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The oft beaten question:

Guys which is better Airtel or Tata Sky?
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Old 8th November 2010, 18:47   #1097
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The oft beaten question:

Guys which is better Airtel or Tata Sky?
From what I've seen (and owned), go for Tata Sky. Costs a bit more than Airtel, but worth it. I have bought Airtel and regretted it. Their customer service is pathetic btw.
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Old 8th November 2010, 20:13   #1098
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Called up Tata Sky. They say HD boxes are out of stock. Will take at least 15 days to get one!
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Question Which HD DTH to go for 40" LCD TV?

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Kindly help me to choose the Best HD DTH service provider in South Delhi. Right now I am using SUN Direct SD connection. For last 6 months Sun Direct service is pathetic. Most channels disappeared due to Satellite problem. Customer service is a joke.

Now I need a new HD connection.

Which HD service provider to go for 40" Samsung LCD? Viewing distance 10' - 11'.

My top preference is TataSky over Airtel and Big TV.

Anybody using TataSky HD in Delhi?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 9th November 2010, 12:40   #1100
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guys
i own a sun hd , iget 4 hd channels-nat,discovery,hd service,dd hd (from 7 to 10 pm).
the quality of these hd channels in my plasma is amazing.
the dd hd doesnt have audio,is any body experiencing this problem.
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Old 9th November 2010, 15:00   #1101
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From what I've seen (and owned), go for Tata Sky. Costs a bit more than Airtel, but worth it. I have bought Airtel and regretted it. Their customer service is pathetic btw.
I've been using Airtel DTH for almost 2 years now and never had any reasons to complain.
I'm yet to contact their customer service (never had the need to), so don't quite know how it is.

The advantage Airtel had over others was the inclusion of Worldspace radio but then that service is stopped in India.

If you're looking to get the HD connection Airtel has an HD STB with recording capability which IMO is missing among all the DTH providers.

The cheapest DTH service is by DishTV.
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Old 9th November 2010, 15:29   #1102
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Guys, bought a Satellite LCD from Videocon over Diwali. This included freebies like a Videocon Dual sim phone and along with that Videocon D2H South Diamond pack for 12 months free of cost. Sounded good to me. Installation was done next day and since then i have no issues with it. Since it was raining all of last week here in bangalore, i was a little skeptic. But no problems whatsoever and the reception is very good.
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Old 9th November 2010, 15:45   #1103
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I've been using Airtel DTH for almost 2 years now and never had any reasons to complain.
I'm yet to contact their customer service (never had the need to), so don't quite know how it is.
Same here. I am having Airtel DTH since close to 2 years, and I am very happy with it. I will probably upgrade to their DTH-HD package soon.
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@ deepakhon. How do you rate Airtel's Channel Guide in comparison with TataSky's.

In TataSky it's very easy to schedule a Program for watching later with onscreen alert.

Cheers!

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How do you rate Airtel's Channel Guide in comparison with TataSky's.

In TataSky it's very easy to schedule a Program for watching later with onscreen alert.

Cheers!

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@myavu, I have not seen/operated TataSky interface for more than 2 years. Sorry, I do not remember anything about that.

The only channels I end up watching are Pogo, CN and Hungama, courtesy my daughter. The only time I get to hog TV is during an F1 race. In effect, I am not a power user of the features. I just remember the channel numbers, as there are very limited ones that I need to remember
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I've been using Airtel DTH for almost 2 years now and never had any reasons to complain.
I'm yet to contact their customer service (never had the need to), so don't quite know how it is.

The advantage Airtel had over others was the inclusion of Worldspace radio but then that service is stopped in India.

If you're looking to get the HD connection Airtel has an HD STB with recording capability which IMO is missing among all the DTH providers.

The cheapest DTH service is by DishTV.
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Same here. I am having Airtel DTH since close to 2 years, and I am very happy with it. I will probably upgrade to their DTH-HD package soon.
Maybe I'm the unlucky one. I got the HD set top box and I have paid the subscription for one whole year. I have been facing transmission problems right from day one and the customer care does not even understand my problems. I had the number of the guy who installed the dish and when I call him about my problems, he says call up customer care and lodge a complaint, when I call up customer care, they don't care a hoot about my problem

I am able to watch only a few channels properly. Most of the channels are not transmitted properly and it is irritating when I watch them. When I contact customer care, they say that I have not subscribed to that channel. I have told them that I am getting the channel, but it is not coming on properly. Then they say that my account balance is negative and hence the problem. This when I have paid subscription for one whole year.
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Maybe I'm the unlucky one.
I've described my experiences with Airtel DTH customer care on another thread. After the initial hiccups, i havent had much reason to complain.
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Guys,

Kindly help me to choose the Best HD DTH service provider in South Delhi. Right now I am using SUN Direct SD connection. For last 6 months Sun Direct service is pathetic. Most channels disappeared due to Satellite problem. Customer service is a joke.

Vinu
Sun Direct DTH Changed to 91.5° E Measat(from 93.5°E Insat) and their Technicians are re-aligning Dish Pointing at 91.5° E .Call SD or Hire a Technician to Realign Dish.
Here is more on this:
Exclusive: Realignment Procedure - SD moving to MEASAT - Big TV, Tata Sky, Dish TV India, Airtel Digital TV, Sun DTH on SaveOnDish.com

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Considering this is an automotive forum....

I dont think Airtel DTH has Discovery Turbo (last time i checked). Although its not the end of the world, i hope many are aware of this fact before choosing Airtel DTH.
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I am able to watch only a few channels properly. Most of the channels are not transmitted properly and it is irritating when I watch them. When I contact customer care, they say that I have not subscribed to that channel. I have told them that I am getting the channel, but it is not coming on properly. Then they say that my account balance is negative and hence the problem. This when I have paid subscription for one whole year.
Very sorry to hear this. Perhaps it would be best if you could escalate this issue at Airtel.
The only reason I am hanging on with Airtel is due to the HD STB with recording feature. At this point its priced exorbitantly, waiting for other players to launch this and then switch over.
DishTV has the cheapest HD options ATM.
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