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Old 25th April 2011, 12:02   #1441
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HD is totally different experience in itself. I remember thinking about it 5 years back when I was part of an American Home Theatre forum and used to think this will never come to India soon, but it has come sooner than I thought and that too at an affordable price.

Am waiting for Star Asli HD package to be available on Airtel (hopefully this week), to enjoy more of HD channels.
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To join in what everyone is saying, HD Rocks. Yesterday was watching National Treasure on StarMovies HD with the HT on and boy oh boy was it wonderful. I am not much of StarPlus watcher but now in HD i might get hooked on the shows and keep the wife company.
still waiting for MoviesNow HD on TataSkyHD
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Am waiting for Star Asli HD package to be available on Airtel (hopefully this week), to enjoy more of HD channels.
That is great. Star Asli HD Pack, I hope it contains Star World and Star Movies. Any idea how much they would price it?
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I had one question reagrding recording in DTH set-top boxes. I think Tata-Sky and Airtel have this recording feature where you can record a TV serial or a match. Has anyone tried using this feature? How long a file one can save? I mean can it save a 30 minute TV serial only or can it save a 1.5 hours football match too?
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my recently bought tata sky HD PLUS which has recording facility on it has a 500 GB hard disk. This can record upto 625 hours of programming.
I never get to watch Top Gear for example because Im normally asleep when it comes on at 10 ish. Hence I ve now programmed it to record all the Top Gear telecasts when they come on. I have tried it by recording a few minutes of some other tv programme while testing it and it works just fine!

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I had one question reagrding recording in DTH set-top boxes. I think Tata-Sky and Airtel have this recording feature where you can record a TV serial or a match. Has anyone tried using this feature? How long a file one can save? I mean can it save a 30 minute TV serial only or can it save a 1.5 hours football match too?
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I had one question reagrding recording in DTH set-top boxes. I think Tata-Sky and Airtel have this recording feature where you can record a TV serial or a match. Has anyone tried using this feature? How long a file one can save? I mean can it save a 30 minute TV serial only or can it save a 1.5 hours football match too?
Actually it saves the program length declared in program guide. Also tata sky has buffer time to be added at start and end of that program. e.g. 1, 2, 3, 5, 10 or 15 min

example -
Program A: 9:30-10:00 ( then buffer time in minutes (user setting) at start and end of this time)

I saved WC cricket matches India v/s Pakistan and final match.
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still waiting for MoviesNow HD on TataSkyHD
thats available on Airtel already.

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That is great. Star Asli HD Pack, I hope it contains Star World and Star Movies. Any idea how much they would price it?
The Star Asli HD pack contains Star Plus, Star Gold, Star Movies, Star World and NGC.

TS is currently selling the complete HD pack at Rs 50, it should be same for others when they start broadcasting.

Rumour is that Airtel will launch this HD pack with their HD recorder this week.
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Guys, a friend of mine just told me that Ten Action plus is now avaialble on TATA SKY on channel no - 417. It will be available as an a la carte channel & also with Sports Bonanza, Mega, Mega Lite & Big Packs. Can someone please confirm this?
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I have the Old Airtel DTH Box. To be able to view HD channels, do I have to get the new Airtel HD box? Any idea if there is an exchange offer?
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I have the Old Airtel DTH Box. To be able to view HD channels, do I have to get the new Airtel HD box? Any idea if there is an exchange offer?
Yes, if you took an SD service earlier it would be a SD box. Your subscription can reamin the same they will just swap the card from the old box to new. They have some offers for existing customers, call the CC.
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Iam in my final process of ordering Tata sky HD - 2 boxes. Mega pack - Rs. 5300
Multi connection - Rs. 160/month or pay for 11 months get one month free.

Alternatively Airtel is charging Rs. 6600 for a single connection of its HD box with supler ultra pack for one year.

Pls advise comments which is a better deal.

I have to finalyze it by tomorrow.
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speaking as a tata sky owner for the last 5-6 years I would any day prefer them to Airtel or anyone else. I just upgraded my old standard box to an HD + box. its fantastic. Ive retained my old second connection which is a normal standard box.
each HD + Box costs Rs 3999/- If you dont want Record Facility then you need to buy the normal HD Box at Rs 2599 each.
Annual Mega Pack costs 5500 or something of the kind.
Well worth it in my opinion.
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Iam in my final process of ordering Tata sky HD - 2 boxes. Mega pack - Rs. 5300
Multi connection - Rs. 160/month or pay for 11 months get one month free.

Alternatively Airtel is charging Rs. 6600 for a single connection of its HD box with supler ultra pack for one year.

Pls advise comments which is a better deal.

I have to finalyze it by tomorrow.
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speaking as a tata sky owner for the last 5-6 years I would any day prefer them to Airtel or anyone else. I just upgraded my old standard box to an HD + box. its fantastic. Ive retained my old second connection which is a normal standard box.
each HD + Box costs Rs 3999/- If you dont want Record Facility then you need to buy the normal HD Box at Rs 2599 each.
Annual Mega Pack costs 5500 or something of the kind.
Well worth it in my opinion.
all the best
Thanks Shankar for your quick response.

Iam already using Airtel Standard box in my office on a 32 inches Samsung LCD, which in my opinion is just ok.
Therefore I was more inclined towards Tata sky to have a better comparison between the two.
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Thanks Shankar for your quick response.

Iam already using Airtel Standard box in my office on a 32 inches Samsung LCD, which in my opinion is just ok.
Therefore I was more inclined towards Tata sky to have a better comparison between the two.
Technically Airtel is using MPEG4/DVB2 which is a superior Satellite broadcasting technology and has its benefits(its the next level) over DVB1 or MPEG2 broadcasts used by other providers.
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Guys, we're finally gonna get DTH, but since we've been out of the market for so long (9 years actually), we're virtually clueless. A few questions, it'd be great if you could answer them. We're looking for Standard Definition connection without any fancy recording option.

1. Which brand ? Is it OK just to look at plans which fit your needs the best or other factors need to be considered ?

2. Is going for a premium plan just for BBC Entertainment worth it ? All cool english programs like Smallville and Top Gear, they are screened on BBC E, right ? We'll be needing BBC Entertainment only for a few months in a year, when I'll be back from college (Yay, I'm going to college ).

Advice, team ?

Thanks.
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