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Do you think BSNL IPTV is unsuccessful ?

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    Default Do you think BSNL IPTV is unsuccessful ?

    After a almost one year BSNL IPTV still in the same place where it started
    because lots of disadvantages in IPTV
    * High monthly rental and deposit charge

    01 Installation and activation charge (One time)
    Non refundable along with 1st bill 600/-
    02 Security deposit for SED will be charged in 1st bill 1500/-
    03 Fixed monthly charge for SED (per Month) 100/-
    04 IPTV basic charge per month 150/-
    05 Monthly modem Rent 90/-
    06 Modem Purchase(One time payment) 600/-

    * Poor service still most of the time picture is break-up or still
    * Very poor customer care service of BSNL
    * Lots of technical equipment is needed(SED or ADSL2)
    * BSNL has a problem of cable fault very frequently
    and recently new problem BSNLís IPTV launch delayed due to lack of agreements with content providers
    Do you think that it will be successful later ?

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    DTH is so much cheaper and reliable that no one would even look at bsnl's iptv. IPTV is only succesful in those countries where infrastructure is very developed and downtime for phone lines is almost nil which is not the case in India.
    DTH rules the roost when it comes to television and I dont see this scenario changing very soon.

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    Yes i learn this that some western country IPTV got success specially France,Italy few eastern country also got the success like Hong Kong,Japan
    but all this country has well develop those country can't be comparable to India so IPTV is not practically possible to get success in India.

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    IPTV is a non-starter in India. 98% people are not even aware of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    IPTV is a non-starter in India. 98% people are not even aware of it.
    I am one among them....I don't see much marketing abt IPTV...
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    My friend uses MTNL iptv service. He faces frequent disconnections & the picture quality is also not up to the mark. I dont think iptv would be successful.

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    Its always nice to have alternative and options.....

    Does any one remember WLL....?

    Wire less local loop...?

    it is stil being operated by BSNL and MTNL......No it is no match for GSM but yes some what of a alternative....
    Let them be.........

    I would be really happy to see a review of iptv from some one on bsnl and mtnl...have not even heard of them yet

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    Thumbs down

    IPTV is successful or not can not say but BSNL never can be success it.
    in U.P. BSNL installed multiplay system in telephone exchanges
    Broadband internet connection are started over multiplay . iptv services launched. but 0 subscriber , no iptv stb,modem , nobody (BSNL's senior officers) aware about tarriff services. even channel listing not avillable over BSNL site

    noidea about reliance IPTV but think so its costly then Bigtv

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    IPTV is flop-show till now becuase bsnl is using a third party to provide non-standard services.

    Lets see if Airtel IPTV improves the standard

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    ip tv never moves on top because it is connected with the broadband system and broadbnd is connected with telephone line
    it is not indepadent service i think

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    Spot on gaurish, it is the third party service providers who mar the image of BSNL IPTV service. Recently one of such provider in bangalore stopped their service abruptly and BSNL was left aloop for some weeks.

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    i got IPTV installed afer long pursuation after its booking say after 15-20 days. it worked for 2-3 days. thereafter i am on the mercy of IPTV joint Akash the frenchiees of BSNL in Chandigarh.

    The system is halted for error in domain name i.e. iptv.com (83%) and the attendant of complaint visited 3 times with week gap after lodging of complaint but go back with futile exercise.

    i donot know when the problem will be sorted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cool_techie_tvm View Post
    Spot on gaurish, it is the third party service providers who mar the image of BSNL IPTV service. Recently one of such provider in bangalore stopped their service abruptly and BSNL was left aloop for some weeks.
    Yep, no one better than me can tell the horrors IPTV and aksh opticfibre.

    they installtion guys are really dump, they make adjustments to settings every now and then like they are making some cutting-edge rocket

    even after all trying, they fail and say "Sir, sorry we can't fix this".
    then what i am supposed to do?

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    No Doubt IPTV is better than DTH, but bsnl has to develop their infrastructure to promise consumers for best IPTV service
    and the prices are also so low i think BSNL will take few yrs more to boost up IPTV SERVICES in India Like Broadband.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    IPTV is a non-starter in India. 98% people are not even aware of it.
    even i didnt knew abt it ... and by the facts i read here .... i dont think it will be anywhere close to a success in india for years to come

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    IPTV as such may be a very good concept. But BSNL's IPTV suffers from the following deficiencies,
    1. Serviced by third party - so niether BSNL nor third party takes responsibility for fault
    2. High costs for relatively few channels
    3. Very little advertising
    4. Most commonly viewed channels not available
    5. Non-availability of combo plans in conjuction with BB and Landline service

    Now that Airtel has also entered the field, we may see a difference in perceptions.

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    Coming back to the question if iptv is dependent on broadband speed.
    Hmm i think no.
    Its more like the cable tv service which is being offered by the local cable providers by a cable

    Same thing here too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tejaswy View Post
    Coming back to the question if iptv is dependent on broadband speed.
    IPTV of BSNL requires a minimum of 3.5mbps for streaming. It uses MPEG-4 compression technology. Hence subscribers opting for IPTV are provided 6mbps downstream, 2mbps for broadband purposes and the rest for IPTV.

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    Default get the internet working properly first !!

    yes,,infra is the issue...
    my dsl link goes off frequently ... it comes alive in few seconds but this is certainly not desirable for television..imagine your tv shows a still image admist ur favrite show for 20seconds !!!

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    Hilarious

    My wiffy wathing her fav soap serial ..... she is waiting all month to know who the who killed her soap star in her fav soap serial


    Mujhe khoon karne wala ..... [dsl link goes off and comes back with a commercial break]

    Man, i can imagine my wify just kicking and the stupid bsnl set top box.....

    I would not want to be anywhere near her ,and if the bsnl line man is any smart and death fearing, he would be hiding in some jungle in another continent

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    wel m living happy single life till now with DTH... but now sure will switch to BSNL IPTV as i get married ;-)... "Sukhi vaivahik jivan ka raz...BSNL IPTV !!!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tejaswy View Post
    Hilarious

    My wiffy wathing her fav soap serial ..... she is waiting all month to know who the who killed her soap star in her fav soap serial





    Man, i can imagine my wify just kicking and the stupid bsnl set top box.....

    I would not want to be anywhere near her ,and if the bsnl line man is any smart and death fearing, he would be hiding in some jungle in another continent

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    Quote Originally Posted by abhizit123 View Post
    wel m living happy single life till now with DTH... but now sure will switch to BSNL IPTV as i get married ;-)... "Sukhi vaivahik jivan ka raz...BSNL IPTV !!!"
    WHats the relation of your cable connection with your marriage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary4gar View Post
    WHats the relation of your cable connection with your marriage?
    :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary4gar View Post
    WHats the relation of your cable connection with your marriage?
    if your have a faulty cable like BSNL your wife will be spending more time with u than ekta kapoor .. thats the relation buddy,,, kinddy refer previous posts :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by abhizit123 View Post
    if your have a faulty cable like BSNL your wife will be spending more time with u than ekta kapoor .. thats the relation buddy,,, kinddy refer previous posts :-)
    :lol: ... good one ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by saurav_kataruka View Post
    :lol: ... good one ..
    It would be too early to say whether it would succeed. but it is meant for those who would not mind paying for more bandwidth charges. somehow i find there is a lot of proud or fashion in holding private facilities and the PSU based facilities are ridiculed by some sections of society.

    It would slowly grow being an Indian PSU and if there is political will not to kill PSUs, BSNL and its many services would do well.

    This is my belief and conviction. May be partly due to my earlier association with it.

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    Marriage and IPTV, what a discussion.

    Is IPTV available in HYD. ?
    Last edited by puchu; 26th April 2009 at 10:47 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Even I came to know about this through this forum. If I weren't reading this thread, I would have wondered what IPTV means. Some publicity won't harm.

    You can find too many people in India who believe BSNL enough to subscribe to such a plan.

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    Believe it or not !!

    IPTV will be a flop, cannot say about 3g version of it... but wired cousin will be sure shot flop.

    Take for example British Telecom which overhauled its telephone network 21CN but still there is lots of problem coz of which IPTV fails..

    Three things which will be give inhibits sales of IPTV:-

    1.> Cost and awareness, classical example of Demand and Supply.

    2.> Competition from DTH and CAS

    3.> BSNL poor service.

    I fear it will be like few technology hotpot which will melt away sooner than we realize.
    But If Mr. Kuldeep Goyal, CMD BSNL, is deterrent to market IPTV else its going to fail :death:

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    There are no additional charges for bandwidth for using IPTV Services.
    You pay only for the broadcast channels and the valu-added services like Video on Demand, Games, Music, etc

    yes. check out myway.in

    Quote Originally Posted by puchu View Post
    Marriage and IPTV, what a discussion.

    Is IPTV available in HYD. ?
    yes. check out myway.in
    Last edited by contra; 27th April 2009 at 09:50 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Talking Bsnl iptv

    If Bsnl can handal there phone connection without disconnection for any moment then they think about successfulness.

    But salo se 1 broadband to chalta nahi hai thek se baar baar disconnethota hai,o sala iptv khak chalayenge

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    Yes I also think that BSNL should more concentrate about their BB service at first I always faced low SNR problem twice in each month.BSNL took almost 3-4 days to restore it.In such condition IPTV did not have any prospect in India.Also DTH and local cable is cheap than IPTV.

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    IPTV of BSNL is served by myway. you can find the tarriff and the channel list at My Way which is their own site. Presently they giving the service for Rs.280/-(126 channels)-Super value plan and Rs.200/-(96 channels)-Value plan. Sun Group channels yet to come. They giving the modem for Rs.2000/- (own) or for rent of Rs.50/- per month with refundable deposit Rs.1500/-

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    Talking The cause of poor service ip tv

    It is true that Ip Tv service is not proper.As per my experience the main cause of poor service is to give this service on contract.As for as Rajasthan concerned that is on contract with The Aksh Optifibre Ltd.this company has many service engineers having art faculties instead of science. there are no cordination between bsnl and contractee.As u know this service is based on broadband connection which is under BSNL and IPTvservice is on contract .
    I am very fedup but I think BSNL will improve this letteron.

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    I think IPTV (not just BSNL, any other service provider) is new and rather untested. I think we should wait a bit and watch. Although I quite agree that if your BSNL landline is gone, so is everything else

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    I have to pay 280 rs for one good tamil channel (vijay tv). It is really too costly. There is no sun network, all the tamil music and news channels are missing. In the last three months, I did not see any improvements from MyWay.

    Of course, I have problem with pictures becuase of the broadband disconnection.

    In my view, IPTV is better than DTH. But BSNL failed to use the chance to develope it before competitors enter.....

    I have decided to use AIRTEL DTH. Is that good idea?

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    The settop box is slow as hell, have to press remote buttons twice or thrice to change the channel
    And the customer service is great as hell, typical of BSNL, no one bothers what you want, noone knows nothing of plans or procedure to change the plans, the worst iptv in india.

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    iptv sucks as of now, nobobdy even the customer care knows about the exact channel list. hope it improves in the future.

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    The set top box functionality is really bad and slow. You have to press the remote buttons repeatedly.
    But overall, I am not that dis-satisfied with the performance. Have been using it for the last six months with absolutely no trouble. May be because my home is very near to the telephone exchange and the telephone is rarely out of order.

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    Even though the IPTV package is costlier, we should realised that it gives you one week program back up absolutely free for Rs. 280/- package. Also it gives you some online reservation status and free movies on demand in tamil, telugu, hindi and some other languages. I agree that there is no sun group of channels. I also agree that there is no raise in channels right from the beginning. My Way should look in this matter seriously. They must increase their list of channels in affordable price band.

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    What is Iptv? plz give me detailed explanation along with price and rent and quality

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    Now a days IPTV service through My Way is suspended. BSNL staff are unaware when will be IPTV resumed. My Way IPTV representatives also not appeared in BSNL customer care center where they were present to explain about the IPTV service.

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