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What to do with old STB?

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    Default What to do with old STB?

    We first had Airtel DTH at home, but later on changed to Dish TV. We still have our old Airtel set top box with remote and dish (the dish is still installed on the roof), but because we are not going to use Airtel DTH again what can we do with the old set top box and dish?

    If we needed to sell it where can it be sold?

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    You can ask a near by cable operator if he will buy it from you, as cable services in most cities is not active anymore, and some cable service providers now sell STB's.

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    You could have used the same dish and LNB for Dish TV as well, but Dish TV wont compensate for it also.... This is the reason why TRAI is trying to bring STB portability option... As far as your concern is, no hard feelings, no body is going to use that, not even cable operators. Although keep the LNB and cable, they are expensive and useful. STB is 100% useless

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    Then I guess the only option for Neetu would be to sell it to someone they know, for a cheaper price than they brought it at.....I suppose that way its better than lying around in the store room.

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    I sold my Airtel DTH box which came free with Samsung TV as I was already using Tata sky. I sold it for Rs350 as thats the highest price I could get. It is hard to sell these things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevinjohn View Post
    Although keep the LNB and cable, they are expensive and useful
    Whats a LNB?

    Quote Originally Posted by OneManArmy View Post
    I sold my Airtel DTH box which came free with Samsung TV as I was already using Tata sky. I sold it for Rs350 as thats the highest price I could get. It is hard to sell these things.
    Rs350 thats it! You said you got it free with a TV so you got 100% profit...

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    If you sell your set top box and dish you wont get much for it, instead I would suggest you to keep the box. If you have another tv in the house connect it to that, or keep the set top box until you get an additional tv in your house, so it could be connected to that.
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    All DTH providers have a muti-room/multi-TV option. It is much cheaper to go that route as the second/third/fourth connections are given at nearly 1/3rd the main/parent connection price and you get the same channels as the parent connection. Subscribing to another provider means paying the full fee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neetu800 View Post
    Whats a LNB?
    LNB, or Low Noise Block converter is the heart of any satellite communication. Its the small device that is fixed on the dish. MB lnb.jpg