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    I was using Dish Tv from 5 years and from my experience, its the worst DTH service provider in India.

    If someone looking out to choose between Dishtv and other DTH providers like Airtel, Big TV, Tata Sky or Videocon DTH. You better buy any other DTH service except Dish TV.

    The worst and pathetic customer service, though in India we donít have terms like customer care but they are more than that.

    Some of the major reasons of writing about Dishtv are given below :

    1. The software and UI of setbox is laggy as always. The loading time is not at par as comparable to other DTH specially Airtel.

    2. Dish TV released a new software which is not available for old customers like me.

    3. They want me to pay 350bucks plus tax to swap the DTH, 150bucks plus tax for the agent who will come to my place for box swap. Why would I give them my working old STB lol crazy policies.

    4. They increased the platinum package to 350rs and the 1 year package will change as per the new terms.

    5. They removed ten sports from platinum package and added it as a la carte package.

    I donít mind paying few extra bucks to other service provider when I get peace of mind while watching tv.

    My personal suggestion to all the new DTH users, please save yourself some time and donít buy dishtv. After using dishtv from 5 years, I must say what I was missing while not using other DTH services.

    Thanks to all for reading my review. Do post comments and feedback about Dish tv and share your experiences too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neerajvohra View Post
    I was using Dish Tv from 5 years and from my experience, its the worst DTH service provider in India.

    If someone looking out to choose between Dishtv and other DTH providers like Airtel, Big TV, Tata Sky or Videocon DTH. You better buy any other DTH service except Dish TV.

    The worst and pathetic customer service, though in India we donít have terms like customer care but they are more than that.

    Some of the major reasons of writing about Dishtv are given below :
    Very true. But DishTV is much cheaper than others with the exception of Videocon D2H. On a normal CRT TV, Gajodhar Bhaiyya will not be able to notice much difference in terms of picture quality. So why pay more? When it comes to LCD TVs, then it is a different equation.

    Quote Originally Posted by neerajvohra View Post
    1. The software and UI of setbox is laggy as always. The loading time is not at par as comparable to other DTH specially Airtel.
    DishTV's STB/UI is one of the worst.

    Quote Originally Posted by neerajvohra View Post
    2. Dish TV released a new software which is not available for old customers like me.
    Quite true.

    Quote Originally Posted by neerajvohra View Post
    3. They want me to pay 350bucks plus tax to swap the DTH, 150bucks plus tax for the agent who will come to my place for box swap. Why would I give them my working old STB lol crazy policies.
    Quite true.

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    4. They increased the platinum package to 350rs and the 1 year package will change as per the new terms.
    Quite true.

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    5. They removed ten sports from platinum package and added it as a la carte package.
    Quite true. But then other providers also do the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by neerajvohra View Post
    I donít mind paying few extra bucks to other service provider when I get peace of mind while watching tv.

    My personal suggestion to all the new DTH users, please save yourself some time and donít buy dishtv. After using dishtv from 5 years, I must say what I was missing while not using other DTH services.

    Thanks to all for reading my review. Do post comments and feedback about Dish tv and share your experiences too.
    I have more or less made up my mind to switch to TataSky HD in the near future or as soon as my DishTV subscriptions comes up for renewal.
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    Dish tv's user interface needs a lotttt of improvement. Why wait for them to improve it when there are others who already provide a much better experience.
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    Only waiting to get the subscription term over.

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    i have perched distv in 2007 ,tii date my setop box is suffering from current supply i have go to ganpati enterprises faizabad (u.p)which is distributor of distv he avoid to change my setop box.he told me that you should perches a new setop box.i have already recharge my connection with 500 rs. which going leaps.i also talk to distv customer center but i dont find any result.
    is this service of distv which assured i m the best service provider in india ,where distv customer are also suffering from above problem.i want take immediate action against distv or ganipati enterprises any person who responsible this problem.

    rahul srivastava
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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    Very true. But DishTV is much cheaper than others with the exception of Videocon D2H. On a normal CRT TV, Gajodhar Bhaiyya will not be able to notice much difference in terms of picture quality. So why pay more? When it comes to LCD TVs, then it is a different equation.


    DishTV's STB/UI is one of the worst.


    Quite true.


    Quite true.


    Quite true.


    Quite true. But then other providers also do the same.


    I have more or less made up my mind to switch to TataSky HD in the near future or as soon as my DishTV subscriptions comes up for renewal.
    On 21", the picture quality will be similar from all the DTHs. If however you are planning to go for a bigger screen - 29" and above CRT/LCD's in the near future, Airtel/TS would be a better option.

    The pic quality on some of the channels are awesome (Airtel DTH) even though they broadcast in SD. Some channels like Mtv, Discovery and Sports channels are so clear as compared to Dish TV.

    Personally, its not about the picture quality which was the sole reason to move. Its about how bad the setbox boxes are. So, why to keep continue using bad,laggy setbox's, no series of channel numbers, and they keep changing the series of channels whenever they want.

    It was pain for me to remember where what comes as I don't watch more than few hours so my experience was getting worse.

    I hated the most about the dishtv was the logo and flashing of VC numbers every few seconds. The red active bar turns on/off every now and then which really takes the pleasure of watching away.

    If you are asking about the HD price :

    Tata Sky = Base Pack + HD = 150+50 =200 PM

    Dish TV = Base Pack + HD= 350+100=450.

    Every DTH has its pros and cons
    , some go for D2h to get reasonable price, or pathetic setup boxes of Dishtv to get all channels. Others willing to pay higher price, to get better features.


    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Dish tv's user interface needs a lotttt of improvement. Why wait for them to improve it when there are others who already provide a much better experience.
    Exactly. We have so many choices now, and even the setbox is cheap. There is no point to stay with your current DTH if you are not satisfied for even one reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    wow awesome. How much it gonna cost you ?

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    Close to 1 peti. But I feel that that is an overkill - going way over budget. My actual allocated funds are 70K. At most 80K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    Close to 1 peti. But I feel that that is an overkill - going way over budget. My actual allocated funds are 70K. At most 80K.
    But you can get better options in this budget. Good luck.

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