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    Is anyone using tata sky plus? I am planning to buy one. Can anyone provide me their feedback or experience?
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    ohh i really don't have any idea about tata sky + but tata services are good

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    Rewinding,Pausing,Recording the serials/movies/sports.Is it really worthful?
    I dont find it worthful.Before buying ask yourself "What are the advantages of these features? In what way will these be useful?"
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    Hi there

    I have booked the Tatasky+ Set top box more than a week back.
    I was promised that it would be delivered on the next working day itself.
    At the most within 2-3 working days. Brilliant!!
    Today almost 7 working days later i have yet to see the end of the tunnel.
    The helpline exec says the delay is dur to unavailibility of the STB.
    Then why accept orders?
    they have already chrged the amount to my credit card and now whenever i call, they give no replies but say ' the system is being upgraded'

    I have a good mind to demand a refund

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    Quote Originally Posted by jee.ramesh1983 View Post
    Rewinding,Pausing,Recording the serials/movies/sports.Is it really worthful?
    I dont find it worthful.Before buying ask yourself "What are the advantages of these features? In what way will these be useful?"
    And paying 8999/- for the same. :nono:

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    After the bombardment of too numerous to count DTH services in India recently, now it is the turn for the next step and that is the premium DTH services. This was actually very much expected in the very distant future but Tata Sky has beaten others on this front and has introduced their new DTH service targeting those who have been looking for a plus to their existing pretty ordinary DTH services. And thus they have launched this service with a plus and hence named it as Tata Sky Plus.

    What is that “plus” in the Tata Sky Plus that sets it apart from other services other than the vast difference in the payment front. And the pluses, according to the Tata Sky, are that you can pause, rewind, and record the live TV or any TV programs that you watch through them. Haven’t you heard it elsewhere, yes you would have heard the same from Windows XP Media Center PCs some time back where they had mentioned about pausing live TV and viewing it again later. But this time it is the turn of Tata Sky DTH to offer this service but with a slightly premium price.

    In India they have launched this service targeting those ever crazy cricket fans that used to have fights with the fellow family members on who controls the remote especially during cricket matches. Now with this Tata Sky Plus you don’t have to rue over missing up an important cricket match or any TV shows for that matter.

    Now with Tata Sky Plus, you can pause the live TV if you had to attend any telephone call or visitors on the door and can come back and continue from where you left off with one press of a button in your remote.

    With the recording of the live TV, you can record any TV programs if two programs from different channels coincide at the same time. You can record either one of the show and watch it later. There is an option of recording up to two live shows on TV at a time while you watch any other shows. And also you can set the automatic recording of any of the shows at particular time and watch it later.

    You can actually rewind your live TV or for that matter any shows that you watch through Tata Sky Plus if you had missed any important scenes, just like you do it on your DVD player, etc.

    All these options are available at the special remote control that will come along with the Tata Sky+ digital receivers.

    The big drawback of this service is that you cannot watch it from your existing set-top boxes but will need to buy a special DTH set top box called digicomp from them. Hence the existing Tatasky users will need to buy or replace your existing set-top box with the new digicomp and enjoy these special services from them. For the new users you will need to buy the digicomp along with the regular Tatasky dish and other accessories for a premium price of Rs. 8999 plus installation charge of Rs. 1000. The package subscription actually starts from Rs. 99 per month.

    At present this service of Tata Sky+ is available only at select cities that include all major metros in India.

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    There is one other thread on the same topic.

    The unit is priced at Rs. 8000+ which may be detrimental to many.
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    This feature of tata sky + is just so temptin.. this is gonna save my ppl from all those fights they have over who gets to watch their prgm on tv.. awesome stuff they have come up with.

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    i think its a matter of personal choice whether one would want to invest the amount or not. They're introducing this whole new feature which i personally find tempting coz its something new plus extremely useful i may say. iM presently working and cant catch up on any evening shows that i love, but with this i can manage to follow up fav stuff on tv, plus the added advantage of no arguments over tv anymore.. I would not mind it, but again as i said its a personal choice.

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    dude the thing is this is not a product for the mass.. what they are offering is new to us so, there will be people who would want to try it out coz the features can be of great use to many.. its just a question of choice ..

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    i think having TS+ is a luxury for tv .. lets see if other DTH can follow up with the same.

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    TataSky+ is an option that can allow you to record programs, pause live TV, etc. But according to me, it is too costly for the common man in India.

    I have no idea about the quality of recording.
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    yes./.. i agree with kixxi.. overall the quality of recording will be mattered the most... and expensive.. but i think soon will go cheaper due to competition.. but one thing.. if we reord things.. where will it be saved? is it like some kinf of HDD they provide in STB? or what? and there again will be limitation for the time or amount u record stuff... i guess..
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    dude i have been trying to find the same and i think the quality of recording is good, u can record upto 45 hrs,and even 2 live prgrms at a time which sounds good. i dont know as to where it is saved, ill find out . and they have made an good deal for existing TS ppl , who wish to switch , its 40% off..

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    guys any idea if can one fast forward the recorded item as well?

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    any idea if they have offers for TS users who wish to upgrade to TS+?

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    Quote Originally Posted by asim_rocks View Post
    any idea if they have offers for TS users who wish to upgrade to TS+?
    They do have.You can save upto 50% Check out this.
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    k lets see.. i also find it little interesting.. though i know i never gonna record and see those stuff again.. am not so much into it.... anyways it depends on ppl's choice..
    Am just the dreamer,,,, I dream my life away..:confused::confused:

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    yes the service is very good n all... but the main question: when does anything good even airs on the telly when u wud want to record one thing while watching something else!!

    even a single good thing is a rarity these days, when will u find two things simultaneously, or even one if u wanna record for a later time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ensine View Post
    And paying 8999/- for the same. :nono:
    U see, its not just about the price. U might think 9000 is alot, but you must see what all you're getting for it. I have Tata Sky Plus and I love it.
    Firstly, its cheaper for existing subscribers (like me).
    Secondly, pausing a cricket match or a TV show when some idiot decides to call you or you need to go to the bathroom is unbelievable.
    Thirdly, rewinding TV to watch those moments that you missed or wanna hear something again is great too.
    Fourthly, if you have ever seen the back of the Tata Sky Plus box, you would notice it has 2 cable inputs, 1 USB port and component inputs. If you're remotely aware, this has everything to do with HD video. I have clarified with Tata Sky, and this box is the same box that you can use for using HD Video whenever that service starts.

    So you may be investing heavily now, but its only one time. Hope this helps people who are looking to buy Tata Sky Plus also.

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    oh thats sounds great!.thanks.. U a TS+ user?.. how s it?

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    Tata sky plus - sounds good.

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    ya , i think u are right.. its one time investment, and u did make it sound worth it as well. i m keen on buying it.

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    one time investment.. never thought bout that.. its a good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarryKnight View Post
    yes the service is very good n all... but the main question: when does anything good even airs on the telly when u wud want to record one thing while watching something else!!

    even a single good thing is a rarity these days, when will u find two things simultaneously, or even one if u wanna record for a later time...
    you dont seem like a TV fan to me, otherwise m sure you would not have had this prb, as for me.. sometimes i am caught between two movies and every saturday between cookery show tht my mom wants to watch and friends on zee cafe tht i dont like to miss, some times same issue in the eve... for people like me, this is a good option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kavi View Post
    Is anyone using tata sky plus? I am planning to buy one. Can anyone provide me their feedback or experience?
    hi,
    i just ordered a ts+ the day before. features sound really tempting. with live pause and programmable recording options. the pack looks really good. they promised me delivery within 2-3 days. customer service is not really great as i asked for the delivery but got the run around. some supervisory escalations in the contact center later, i got the guys to get home and get the installation done. there is this senior advisor by the name karan who is amazing and helpful. he got my stuff done in a matter of hours. so i ended up getting the delivery and installation (both are done by seperate agencies, so you need to book their time slots) done in one day flat !!!
    the product is good and the live pause is kick ass !! however the programmable recording was some hangups and i am testing it. will post my observations on it some time.
    as for the price, they have some offer before diwali where the STB is available at 4999 (+1000 extra for installation, which is waived off if you are already a tata sky subscriber) . you retain the price plan you are on ( no need for a yearly package commitment) and the monthly DVR subscription of rs. 50 is waived for life.
    looks like a good deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by asim_rocks View Post
    . its one time investment
    It is better to grab this opportunity during the festive season offer to derive the benefit of one time invetment. It has good feature to record and watch later as per convenience. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kavi View Post
    Is anyone using tata sky plus? I am planning to buy one. Can anyone provide me their feedback or experience?
    dear kavi,
    i have just received delivery of the tatasky plus settop box and any day the installation will take place. I will certainly describe my experience once i myself get my hands on it. i bought it in Rs.4999 festive diwali offer and as existing subscriber i have to just exchange it with my present STB and pay nothing else.
    rgds/pradeep

    Quote Originally Posted by Rameshjeee View Post
    Rewinding,Pausing,Recording the serials/movies/sports.Is it really worthful?
    I dont find it worthful.Before buying ask yourself "What are the advantages of these features? In what way will these be useful?"
    dear ramesh sir,
    going by this thinking, nothing else should be of any use. after all what is use of recorded music, movies, better products etc. etc. well i am a traveling exec. and fond of movies and good programmes like discovery, NG etc. i will record or ask my family to do so in my absence and then perhaps watch on weekends. if my kids have to study then they should only study in those fixed hours not bothered about missing a programme.
    At rs.5000 only it is a fair enough means to keep recordings of up to 150GB
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    Considering how well a customer can exploit the features and advantages a product has to offer the product will be that useful like, pradeep said he is a travelling exec so this features of the product adds to his benfits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kavi View Post
    Is anyone using tata sky plus? I am planning to buy one. Can anyone provide me their feedback or experience?
    dear friends,
    today only my tsky+was installed, the dish was changed to slightly larger one and two cables are now coming into the TV. suddenly the picture quality has become stunning! though, i have just a normal 29in. samsung DNIE TV and don't know how much better it will be on LCD!
    it really is wonderful so far. I have already recorded one 2 shows and watching one. My purpose was to fix up a study and a Tv time for my school going daughter, we have subscribed to topper learning also and would record those episodes (and of course, anything on NG, discovery and what not while i am traveling on offiicial tours).
    I have not returned the old STB though the service guys were keen to take it away, i realized it is my property and if there is no loss in giving it back why to give! if i need another secondary connection, i dont mind giving extra activation fee to re install it.
    would come back if i find any nasty surprises.
    rgds/pradeep

    Quote Originally Posted by ananddivan View Post
    Hi there

    I have booked the Tatasky+ Set top box more than a week back.
    I was promised that it would be delivered on the next working day itself.
    At the most within 2-3 working days. Brilliant!!
    Today almost 7 working days later i have yet to see the end of the tunnel.
    The helpline exec says the delay is dur to unavailibility of the STB.
    Then why accept orders?
    they have already chrged the amount to my credit card and now whenever i call, they give no replies but say ' the system is being upgraded'

    I have a good mind to demand a refund

    BE VERY CAREFUL BEFORE YOU ORDER

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    dear Anand,
    i hope you have taken the delivery of your Tataskyplus, have you?
    i ordered it last thursday on helpline nos. and was promised everything fixed in one week time. i was debited the amt 4999 on same day (i took option of 3 emi from my ICICI card). on tuesday STB was delivered and on calling them today, the engineers have fixed up the new dish, new two cable wiring and the service is on now. The picture quality is real stunning and i have already recorded two programmes and right now watching one.
    Do describe your experience if you have received and installed it. rgds/pradeep
    Last edited by pradeepivon; 29th October 2009 at 09:52 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    It seems tomorrow is the last date to avail of the special offer.

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    we have get a new connection of tata sky plus and we are not not getting religious channel on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    we have get a new connection of tata sky plus and we are not not getting religious channel on it
    There is something better than religious channels activ Darshan is an activ service with this you could devoutly watch religious series.

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