Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears > Gadgets, Computers & Software


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 2nd February 2009, 20:40   #16
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: new delhi
Posts: 7
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

ACT TV looks impressive, never heard of it though...

I hope the quality is as good as they are showing on their website...
cha0s4u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st May 2009, 09:53   #17
Team-BHP Support
 
tsk1979's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 22,852
Thanked: 15,407 Times
Default

Airtel follks called up and said that my 1499 pm broadband plan will be 1599 if I opt for iptv. No other charges except for 1100rs setup charge.
For 100rs extra I get 135 channels?
How is the quality?
How does it compare with normal dishtv etc.,?
I am told that sun dish tv gives HD. Will iptv be also be HD.
I can pause live TV etc., and watch programs later with iptv.
tsk1979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st May 2009, 20:02   #18
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Delhi
Posts: 104
Thanked: 11 Times
Default

Have not tried IPTV from Airtel as the area I reside in has no service from Airtel. I had booked for MTNL IPTV and guess what waited for two months with repeated calls to the customer care and finally one day someone from them came to lay a wire down from the junction box and after that no one called/or turned up. Then about two weeks later got a call that these guys are sending someone to provide a set top box however that person never turned up till next two weeks and then we thought that its good to stay with Tata Sky as these guys are not worried about setting up IPTV today so what if there is any fault that arises. I think they would never turn up if any fault crops up. So better stick to your regular cable/DTH rather than MTNL IPTV.
tajender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th May 2009, 17:21   #19
BHPian
 
Ketan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 827
Thanked: 160 Times
Default

Hi,

Just had a look at some basic information on Airtel IPTV. I was trying to find out more about STB and found it seems to have HDMI/Optical (though they have not yet mentioned it, but looking at the diagram it seems its got HDMI) - hi-q audio output using optical and component as well.

I have not yet gone thru much details on what type of services and what type of BW they are going to provide with this, but overall it seems and interesting thing if we can get the HDTV experiance over it.
VOD and other services are also available, hope to see the rates coming down once the services are available..

I'm using normal TataSky at the moment and was waiting for TataSky+ or something better to come up with good services or at least good stb where I can put my HTS to a better use.
Do you guys think this AirTel IP tv is worth going for (now)? Here you can find some information about the features and STB specs.

[COLOR=#22229c]Digital TV from Airtel[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#22229c]Digital TV from Airtel[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#22229c]Digital TV from Airtel[/COLOR]

Last edited by Ketan : 10th May 2009 at 17:23.
Ketan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th March 2011, 20:37   #20
BHPian
 
ms001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: bangalore
Posts: 917
Thanked: 60 Times
Arrow Airtel IPTV launched in bangalore!!

got a call from airtel today iptv has been launched in bangalore, if you have existing airtel net connection , need to pay for installation and rs 250 per month as rental.
All channels are present except sun tv network
35 channels have time shift.

for details refer to the link below.

If any existing users please provide reviews / caparison to dth.

airtel ipTV
ms001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th March 2011, 22:24   #21
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 826
Thanked: 113 Times
Default Re: Airtel IPTV launched in bangalore!!

I heard their PQ is poorer than regular cable because of compression algorithm used. i.e the end result of SD content on HD screen is much worse than regular cable...

??
Ragul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th March 2011, 13:25   #22
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 161
Thanked: 58 Times
Default Re: Airtel IPTV launched in bangalore!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ms001 View Post
If any existing users please provide reviews / caparison to dth.

airtel ipTV

I have been using Airtel IPTV for over a month at Bangalore.

Quality is good . The facility of time shift TV works and is very useful, though it is limited to 40+ channels.

The STB output is OK, limited to just left /right audio with video. No HDMI , no component video and no HDTV. Otherwise I have no issues with the video and audio quality.

Last edited by adnaps : 16th March 2011 at 13:27. Reason: correction
adnaps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th March 2011, 10:32   #23
BHPian
 
ms001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: bangalore
Posts: 917
Thanked: 60 Times
Default Re: Airtel IPTV launched in bangalore!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by adnaps View Post
I have been using Airtel IPTV for over a month at Bangalore.

Quality is good . The facility of time shift TV works and is very useful, though it is limited to 40+ channels.

The STB output is OK, limited to just left /right audio with video. No HDMI , no component video and no HDTV. Otherwise I have no issues with the video and audio quality.
did you face any outages ? if yes how fast was the resolution
ms001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th September 2011, 18:21   #24
Team-BHP Support
 
tsk1979's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 22,852
Thanked: 15,407 Times
Default Re: Iptv

My Airtel IPTV remote control has gone for a toss, and beetel service center says that it cannot be repaired, as the board has shorted.
New remote from company costs 600+ which, frankly speaking, is too much for a remote control.
I am wondering is it possible to get a third party remote from Noida or Delhi for Airtel IPTV (Beetel set top box)?
tsk1979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th March 2012, 19:44   #25
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Marlborough, MA/Bangalore
Posts: 282
Thanked: 9 Times
Default Re: Iptv

Friends,

Anybody using BSNL MyWay IPTV service?
Would like to get a review/feedback on the quality of service and packages/channels.

Regards
Rex
rex_varghese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th March 2012, 22:21   #26
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: new delhi
Posts: 137
Thanked: 25 Times
Default Re: Iptv

We have airtel iptv for over two years. And frankly, I can't think of shifting to another tv provider. It does not support HD but the option time shift is simply mindblowing. And you don't need to bother with recording as tata sky or dishtv. One weeks of programmed available at the server, so at client end, it's very easy. No outages till now. Just the installation process took a long time from the date of payment till the final installation. had to pull a lot of strings at airtel to finally get it installed. A good decision though.
shivmarwaha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th April 2016, 23:21   #27
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: bangalore
Posts: 38
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Re: Iptv

Does anybody have ACT IPTV? How is the quality?
mkuruvil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th July 2016, 13:02   #28
Distinguished - BHPian
 
drmohitg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Delhi
Posts: 4,399
Thanked: 3,424 Times
Default Re: Iptv

I have been using Airtel IPTV from last 4 years now and it has just changed the way we watch TV at our home. The time shift TV is just phenomenal and has most channels that a regular house hold watches, apart from Sports where it has only Ten sports. We all have stopped watching live TV completely and usually watch something from the time shift category where you can easily fast forward through the advertisements. But now heard that they are closing the service in this month and discontinuing it from July 31 onwards. Any other service provider that gives this time shift feature?
drmohitg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Airtel IPTV, most pathetic service!(Now resolved) tsk1979 Gadgets, Computers & Software 29 4th January 2010 01:38


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 19:45.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks