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    friends can i use the set top box of dish tv for other service provider like local cable or tata sky??
    i m finding dish tv quite expensive

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    simple asnswer, No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farukh99 View Post
    friends can i use the set top box of dish tv for other service provider like local cable or tata sky??
    i m finding dish tv quite expensive
    No you can't use dishtv settop box with any other cable or Tata sky.

    You Find dishtv Quite expensive ..............????????

    Dear Friend Dishtv is most cheapest among all dth operator. Where other tatasky sun direct airtel and bigtv cost you more then Rs.400 for all channels dishtv cost you Rs.310 for all channels.

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    thank you freinds for clearing me

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo001 View Post
    No you can't use dishtv settop box with any other cable or Tata sky.

    You Find dishtv Quite expensive ..............????????

    Dear Friend Dishtv is most cheapest among all dth operator. Where other tatasky sun direct airtel and bigtv cost you more then Rs.400 for all channels dishtv cost you Rs.310 for all channels.
    That is true. But DishTV has downgraded the multi-TV scheme.

    Earlier, you paid 100% for the first connection and 50% for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th connections and you used to get all the channels of the main connection.

    Now also you pay 50% but you get a connection that is devoid of many useful channels such as - no Star TV channels, no ESPN/Star Sports/Star Cricket, etc.

    So for me, it works out expensive. I am seriously thinking of switching after my current contract runs out.

    Here are my calculations:

    Tata-SKY
    Super Saver Pack = 3025
    Lifestyle Gold Pack = 450
    Sports Gold Pack = 650
    ----------------------------
    1st Connection Total = 4125
    2nd Connection Charge = 1500
    ----------------------------
    Grand Total = 5625
    ----------------------------

    Dish-TV
    Titanium Annual Pack = 3167
    Tax on Titanium pack = 326.50
    ----------------------------
    1st Connection Total = 3493.50
    2nd Connection Charge = 3493.50 (* same as first)
    ----------------------------
    Grand Total = 6987
    ----------------------------

    (*) In case of DishTV the child pack is 155 pm + tax. If I add top-up packages to have all the channels of Titanium pack, the cost becomes more than the TI pack.

    Conclusion: For one connection, DishTV is cheaper. For multi-TV, TataSky is better. Of course, things may change in the future.

    p/s. TataSky also offers the Annual Mega Pack:

    Annual Mega Pack
    (Rs 5,000 per annum: 172 channels* + 12 Showcase movies)

    The Annual Mega Pack offers all the channels and services on Tata Sky (except the Topper composite channel) & 12 Showcase movies, just for a price of Rs 5,000 for an entire year! The advantages of subscribing to the Annual Mega Pack include:

    • Freedom from monthly recharges for an entire year
    • No hassles in managing different Add-On packages or a la carte channels
    • Price protection for a whole year
    • All new channels introduced on Tata Sky automatically become a part of the pack, at no extra cost
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