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**Why I chose Videocon d2h over others**
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**Why I chose Videocon d2h over others?**

I recently purchased a samsung plasma 51 inch t.v, which was connected to a local digital cablewallah, the video quality was obviously average, this is when my search for a dth began, spoke to friends, online forum sites, and finally shorlisted 3 Dth services, those were

1) Dish T.V
2) Tata Sky
3) Airtel

Yes, videocon was no where in sight while shortlisting, due to many factors...first thing, i never felt
it was a big brand, since i am a large brand conscious, second, it was just new in the dth platform.

**Here we go, break open Dish DTH**

pay 2290 and get dish truHD Connection +1 month HD pack

I looked at the package 'HD Royale Pack' for rs 560, includes 325 +channels with 40 HD Channels

Wow!! everything u would ask for, like always all that glitters is not gold... broke my heart
when i closely looked at the Hd Channels especially STAR CRICKET HD, ESPN HD, STAR MOVIES HD,
STAR GOLD HD & finally STAR WORLD HD missing in the HD royale package.

It was obvious, the above HD channels belong to Star network, and its a rival to dish network, the war is ON and the customer has to suffer.

I cannot accept this, when u pay rs 560 and get upscaled HD channels like axn, hbo,warner bros,mtv and many other channels as HD, the real HD channels are only 20 currently in india. the truth was exposed, had to drop Dish DTH. my advice, please stop this rivalry.

**Now, Here we go, break open TATA SKY DTH**

Tata Sky HD DTH RS 2709 incluses set top box, and 2 months waiver on HD Access Fee
I included base pack 'grand sports' for rs 410 p.m and rs 100 mandatory for HD access

which gives 121 SD channels and only 11 HD channels

so for total rs 410 grand sports package + rs 100 for HD access= 510
i get only 121 SD channels and only 11 HD channels

Hmm..my greedness for more channels came better off and i had to drop them.
I heard from many the customer service is good on this, but the ease of packages
is confusing and expensive.

**Now, Here we go, break open AIRTEL DTH**

Hd set top box for Rs. 2940 with cashback worth 250 and one month free subscription

I looked at magnum pack with 248 channels@ rs 590/month with 15 Hd channels

Here too, like tata sky the channels were less and the cost was huge.
the advantages are very good picture quality, they use mpeg-4 unlike
dish & tatasky who are on mpeg 2.

The other thing that pulled me was abou the airtel set top box, heard many complaints
about the set top box getting reset every now and then and bad customer support, totally ignorant of the customers needs or a basic understanding.

Here too, the airtel site was slow, as if the design and development of the airtel site was
done by newbies, its pathetic and confusing to browse the website.
My advice, you are #1 in mobile service.. pay more and get a good looking design for your customers.

Here u go, i was now confused many things criss crossing.

Then i looked at reliance DTH, turned down immediately due to many bad reviews on the forums and big logos of big tv on the screen and all the channels being upscaled and less Hd channels.

**Now, Here we go, break open VIDEOCON DTH**

Then one moment tried videocon DTH website, the site was interactive, easy to move around, it got my attention.

Chose HD digital set top box product the price was rs 2890 with rs 400 cashback & one month free subcription. ( Now, it is evemn nore cheaper Just rs 2190, with 2 months subscription, 6 Months d2h Cinema Free and rs 2250 freebies from yebhi.com)

I looked at the packages, wow!!! it blew me over it was so easily setup even my grandma would have
loved it.

I looked at Platinum HD pack, 388 channels & 22 Asli channels + 20 FM Channels..my eyes were popping as if i met an celebrity.

How come 22 Hd Channels, this was the only dth which was giving 3d HD channel with Ten HD, Sony Six HD,UTV Star HD and couple of other Hd channels.. so after some researching i agreed this were true or ASLI channels.

The package channels were properly laid open, the North india package was 462, while south india was 442.

Awesome pricing, mpeg 4 picture quality...

Now how about the service, the forums mentioned good customer service, so i personally called videocon customer care , enquired about the service, installation and tried irritating the guy, he showed patience and guided me. he just asked me to book online and the installation will be done on the same day. what!!!

Yes, booked online from office @ 12 p.m , and in the evening by 5 p.m was at my residence, he quickly setup the the dish and it was set within 30 minutes.

The picture quality on HD was just awesome,much better than other dth, the remote was well designed and it was easy to move around.

I am jusy enjoying the videocon from one month, i must say iam proud with my decision.

More channels less price.. nothing to be sacrificed or compromised...
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I agree with Shacks, around ten days back after using TATA SKY for more than 6 years because of their priceing and their HD STB price I had to move to D2H. Picture quality of HD channels are superb and Picture quality & Audio of SD channels are good. I think for south users they should have allowed 3 regional packs free. As most of south indians watch Telugu, Tamil and Kannada Channels I think this is only drawback in D2H
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(11-25-2012, 11:24 PM)shacks Wrote: Here too, the airtel site was slow, as if the design and development of the airtel site was
done by newbies, its pathetic and confusing to browse the website.
My advice, you are #1 in mobile service.. pay more and get a good looking design for your customers.
site not developed by newbies,maintained by IBM.
Global Rank-1,202 ,India-74
videocon Global Rank-19,271,India-995

i agree their portal section is slow not site,server maintenance made some slow,because of customers (10 millions). videocon is not getting that much customer and also there are some access restriction.but airtel customer can do anything on portal site.

(11-25-2012, 11:24 PM)shacks Wrote: Now how about the service, the forums mentioned good customer service, so i personally called videocon customer care , enquired about the service, installation and tried irritating the guy, he showed patience and guided me. he just asked me to book online and the installation will be done on the same day. what!!!
customer care response is based on your queries and that particular person,so don't show all are bad.you are new to videocon so wait for sometime.

(11-25-2012, 11:24 PM)shacks Wrote: The picture quality on HD was just awesome,much better than other dth
are you checked all dth?
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(11-26-2012, 01:07 PM)waytobala Wrote:
(11-25-2012, 11:24 PM)shacks Wrote: Here too, the airtel site was slow, as if the design and development of the airtel site was
done by newbies, its pathetic and confusing to browse the website.
My advice, you are #1 in mobile service.. pay more and get a good looking design for your customers.
site not developed by newbies,maintained by IBM.
Global Rank-1,202 ,India-74
videocon Global Rank-19,271,India-995

i agree their portal section is slow not site,server maintenance made some slow,because of customers (10 millions). videocon is not getting that much customer and also there are some access restriction.but airtel customer can do anything on portal site.

(11-25-2012, 11:24 PM)shacks Wrote: Now how about the service, the forums mentioned good customer service, so i personally called videocon customer care , enquired about the service, installation and tried irritating the guy, he showed patience and guided me. he just asked me to book online and the installation will be done on the same day. what!!!
customer care response is based on your queries and that particular person,so don't show all are bad.you are new to videocon so wait for sometime.

(11-25-2012, 11:24 PM)shacks Wrote: The picture quality on HD was just awesome,much better than other dth
are you checked all dth?

Quote:U are right, the site is maintained by IBM, doesnt matter which rank they hold,
the design of the site and difficulty in navigating is surely by the newbies.
I am from IT industry... U can always tell the experienced for the freshers Smile

Doesnt matter 1 million or 10 million, look at amazon.com, milllions visit their
site, boss, airtel has enough money and they know the power of internet, but
lazy to situp and change.

Yes, i have checkd the DTH of others, i can assure videocon is better, i also believe
airtel picture quality is good. since bothe videcon & airtel use mpeg 4.

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welcome developer,could you explain the design issues and what you expect on that site.?
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(11-27-2012, 12:51 PM)waytobala Wrote: welcome developer,could you explain the design issues and what you expect on that site.?

Buddy, First thing.. too much of flash is run on many pages, which slows the loading,
and the navigation is boorish...i am being with airtel for nearly a decade, and iam respect the service...just that the website is not upto the mark...my two cents.
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Good review & time saving for new customer to choose his/her dth safely & wisely :hot:
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well Shacks bro MEPG-4 is a comression technology. The PQ depends on the bit rate, higher the bitrate the crisper the picture. MEPG2 and MEPG4 has nothing to do with PQ. with MEPG-4 we can add double the no of channels to a single transponder in comparission to MEPG2
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(11-28-2012, 07:33 PM)bprrkl Wrote: well Shacks bro MEPG-4 is a comression technology. The PQ depends on the bit rate, higher the bitrate the crisper the picture. MEPG2 and MEPG4 has nothing to do with PQ. with MEPG-4 we can add double the no of channels to a single transponder in comparission to MEPG2
My mistake, Yes, the future is MPEG-4/DVB-S2 ( forgot to add this), I have to say the S-2 and mpeg4 are the way of the future because they are more efficient.

The context surrounding the introduction of DVB-S2/MPEG-4 offerings is different from the context in which DVB-S and MPEG-2 were introduced in the past.The largest gain is in replacing mature MPEG-2 systems with MPEG-4, a situation that, in fact, is not yet as measurable in standard definition as it is in high definition.

When combining DVB-S2 with MPEG4 AVC (H.264 Layer 10) technology,
it will be possible to transmit contribution quality HDTV in less bandwidth
than SDTV with DVB-S and MPEG2

example:
DVB-S 8PSK 5/6: SD MPEG2 4:2:2@ML at 21.5Mbits/sec (video
19Mbits/sec)
in 11.7MHz
DVB-S2 16APSK 4/5: HD MPEG4/AVC MP@L4.0 at 27.5Mbits/sec (video
25Mbits/sec)
in 10.5 MHz


Thanx
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You suggest to go for videocon?I have tatasky and thinking to change my DTH,will videocon worth to change?how much cost will be for HD DVR?
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