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    Im from Vashi Navi mumbai & im confused which service should i choose out of TATA sky & dish. closed big tv connection... its not feasible any more.

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    Hello!Do U mean u closed Big TV DTH?U found it is not working after installing it?Surprising.For any DTH the only requirement is that the line of sight to the satellite shud not be blocked by multistoried bldgs etc.AS for choosing between tata sky and Dish(Zee) the only difference is cost.tata sky is the costliest DTH service.In ZEE dish TV u get almost all popular channels fr rs 350/month.Just check whether it includes the sports cvhannels like Star sports pack Neo sports etc.In tata sky all sports channels are separate packs at extra cost.So u decide on zee dish TV after checking how many sports cvhannels are included in the main pack.

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    I will suggest you Dishtv, reason being as you are from Mumbai and might also be looking for more marathi channels along with other channels.

    So at present Dishtv have Max number of Marathi channels on their platform
    Total 9 Marathi channels

    DD10 Sahyadri (Marathi)
    ETV Marathi
    Mi Marathi
    Star Majha
    Star Pravah
    Zee 24 Taas
    Zee Talkies
    Zee Marathi
    IBN Lokmat

    Further Dishtv have more number of channels then Tata Sky

    Dishtv offer most economical packages and ala-carte as compared with Tata Sky.

    Dishtv packaging are quite good then Tata Sky as Tata Sky does not include sports channels and other entertainment channel in their base pack and for which you have to pay extra.

    Where as Dishtv offer all the important channels in their base pack and at very economical price.

    Dishtv has Good software and hardware, better and faster channels navigation.

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    Very important to get detailed information, check their website and get to know the channel packages and offers etc. I have a Tata Sky STB and they have one of the best customer service with good after-sale service. Do thorough research before making a final decision.

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    I feel right now big tv is costing way more than any other I have seen. so I think using dish tv would be a cheaper substitute. Besides every one of them have Good quality signals so its not the reception part i'm complaining about.

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    Tata Sky has good features also with its ongoing offers and promotions it gives a lot of opportunity to win freebies and goodies!!

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    Advantages DishTV:
    • Lowest cost at an good quality. Subscribe to annual Platinum pack (Rs. 3990/- incl. of taxes) and get all channels + one regional bouquet. Comparatively TataSky is Rs. 5500/- for equivalent Annual mega pack (all channels).
    • Good service. I am a subscriber and I have never had to complain.


    Advantages TataSky:
    • Simply one of the best STB and user interface. DishTV's STB and interface is at best, poor.
    • Slightly better quality of Video and Audio.
    • Very good service.
    • Annual mega pack is costly but carries price protection. And any new channel added during the year is automatically added to your pack at no extra cost.


    Basically, it is choice between price and quality. Note that, I have DishTV at home and sometimes watch it on my projector. The image is blown to 8 ft. x 6 ft. and I find the quality reasonably (could be better). And this statement comes from someone who watches and is used to Blu-ray HD.
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    I agree with Tata Sky providing very good service:thumbup1: as it is outmatches others in Dth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasundra View Post
    I agree with Tata Sky providing very good service:thumbup1: as it is outmatches others in Dth.
    Does not mean that DishTV service is poor. Since I am not a TS subscriber, I cannot compare. But I can say that DishTV provides good service.
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    I wanna ask this! I know that we can attach only one set to setup box unlike cable tv, but is there a way to add 1 more?

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    Of course you can. You can take up to 3 more connections in the same home (address). This is known as Multiroom/Multi-TV connection. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th connections are known as child connections.

    Please read this post: http://www.indiabroadband.net/showthread.php?p=251996
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicspy View Post
    I wanna ask this! I know that we can attach only one set to setup box unlike cable tv, but is there a way to add 1 more?
    Yes you can have this option in Dishtv As well, where you can connect max of 4 TV under mutitv Offer.

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    Multi-room connection is also provided by Tata Sky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo001 View Post
    Yes you can have this option in Dishtv As well, where you can connect max of 4 TV under mutitv Offer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vasundra View Post
    Multi-room connection is also provided by Tata Sky!
    Not just TataSky or DishTV. ALL DTH providers offer multi-TV facility at (usually) 50% price for the 2nd/3rd/4th child connection, each.

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    thx just4kix, i bought dishtv with 2 daughter conncetions. its still pretty much cheap & has good quality video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicspy View Post
    thx just4kix, i bought dishtv with 2 daughter conncetions. its still pretty much cheap & has good quality video.
    How much did you pay? as Tata Sky's offer Installation Free Offer : DTH – Tata Sky DTH in India, Leading Satellite Television Provider in India, DTH service by Tata Sky provides at Rs 500 in case of a multiroom connection.

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    @ Vasundra,

    First he already have 2 dishtv child connections.
    Second: Wrong info that Tata Sky provide second connection for Rs.500......They are just giving Installation free which cost Rs.500 for second connection.

    Further Tata Sky packages are very costly and don't have required channels in their Packs where as Dishtv offer all the channels available in your base pack to your child connection as well which include all sports channels and all entertainment channels which lacks in Tata Sky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo001 View Post
    @ Vasundra,

    First he already have 2 dishtv child connections.
    Second: Wrong info that Tata Sky provide second connection for Rs.500......They are just giving Installation free which cost Rs.500 for second connection.
    I have asked the price paid in total for dish connection! and it is NOT A WRONG information at all Tata Sky has a free installation offer and I have mentioned Rs.500/- for additional (multiroom connection).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasundra View Post
    I have asked the price paid in total for dish connection! and it is NOT A WRONG information at all Tata Sky has a free installation offer and I have mentioned Rs.500/- for additional (multiroom connection).
    Quote Originally Posted by Vasundra View Post
    How much did you pay? as Tata Sky's offer Installation Free Offer : DTH – Tata Sky DTH in India, Leading Satellite Television Provider in India, DTH service by Tata Sky provides at Rs 500 in case of a multiroom connection.
    Just Check your Statement once again......

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo001 View Post
    Just Check your Statement once again......
    The statement is perfectly right as it says, Tata Sky's offer i.e. FREE INSTALLATION OFFER (link provided) provides a multiroom (additional) connection @ Rs.500/-. In fact this is a great offer where in the parent connection is of no cost at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasundra View Post
    How much did you pay? as Tata Sky's offer Installation Free Offer : DTH – Tata Sky DTH in India, Leading Satellite Television Provider in India, DTH service by Tata Sky provides at Rs 500 in case of a multiroom connection.
    Quote Originally Posted by neo001 View Post
    @ Vasundra,

    First he already have 2 dishtv child connections.
    Second: Wrong info that Tata Sky provide second connection for Rs.500......They are just giving Installation free which cost Rs.500 for second connection.

    Further Tata Sky packages are very costly and don't have required channels in their Packs where as Dishtv offer all the channels available in your base pack to your child connection as well which include all sports channels and all entertainment channels which lacks in Tata Sky.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vasundra View Post
    I have asked the price paid in total for dish connection! and it is NOT A WRONG information at all Tata Sky has a free installation offer and I have mentioned Rs.500/- for additional (multiroom connection).
    Quote Originally Posted by neo001 View Post
    Just Check your Statement once again......
    Quote Originally Posted by Vasundra View Post
    The statement is perfectly right as it says, Tata Sky's offer i.e. FREE INSTALLATION OFFER (link provided) provides a multiroom (additional) connection @ Rs.500/-. In fact this is a great offer where in the parent connection is of no cost at all.
    The two of you are arguing over pointless things.

    Free installation or not, one should not look at one-time upfront costs. These are very minor in my opinion. The long term view should be taken into consideration:

    - how much I will have to pay year on year
    - what is the quality of transmission that I will get
    - what is the quality of service that I will get
    - will there be any abrupt changes in packages and price in the middle of the subscription
    - etc.

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    Installation is a one-time investment. Dish TV adds regional channels in its base pack later transfers the channel in ala-carte U2 is now Aa-la-cart in Dish TV.STAR anand and STAR jhalsa is going to be paid 25+tax. This is going to increase package price abruptly.

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    i had to pay 145+ as monthly rent for 2 connections & 2990 for package +connection charge+ taxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicspy View Post
    i had to pay 145+ as monthly rent for 2 connections
    Monthly rent :001_huh: this means you are going to pay much more on regular monthly basis.

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    every dth package is one an the same... in some, dth providers the exclude some or the other channels n reduce there rates.... if u want all the channels u hav to pay more... dist tv n tata sky provide good signals n interruption will be less... i m using tata sky

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    Quote Originally Posted by gallant View Post
    every dth package is one an the same... in some, dth providers the exclude some or the other channels n reduce there rates.... if u want all the channels u hav to pay more... dist tv n tata sky provide good signals n interruption will be less... i m using tata sky
    Tata Sky hardware installation is one-time investment. So the FREE installation offer is totally worth it :thumbup1: unlike paying monthly rent in Dishtv.

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    acutally it comes down to 145 per month for each child conncetion even when you take connections in subscription package. thats what salesperson also said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicspy View Post
    acutally it comes down to 145 per month for each child conncetion even when you take connections in subscription package. thats what salesperson also said.
    So you don't mind paying for child connection and subscription package montly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasundra View Post
    The statement is perfectly right as it says, Tata Sky's offer i.e. FREE INSTALLATION OFFER (link provided) provides a multiroom (additional) connection @ Rs.500/-. In fact this is a great offer where in the parent connection is of no cost at all.
    tata sky is no doubt totaly vogas than other.only actve and recrd facility avlable

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    i find tatasky & bigtv quite fluctuating between packages so i settle for dishtv, i dont want to waste more money on a gadget i rarely use.(TV)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcTVEmE View Post
    tata sky is no doubt totaly vogas than other.only actve and recrd facility avlable
    I can't make head or tail of this post. If someone is kind enough, please explain to me. Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasundra View Post
    Monthly rent :001_huh: this means you are going to pay much more on regular monthly basis.
    I think by Monthly rent here he means to say Monthly subscription for Child Package is Rs.145.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vasundra View Post
    So you don't mind paying for child connection and subscription package montly?
    @ Vasundhara,

    You means to say Tata Sky is providing child connection at free of Cost ........???? No harware cost .....no Monthly subscription for Child Pack....????

    Quote Originally Posted by Vasundra View Post
    Tata Sky hardware installation is one-time investment. So the FREE installation offer is totally worth it :thumbup1: unlike paying monthly rent in Dishtv.
    Well Dishtv is charging Rs.200 for Installation which is one time cost and its their since long.........Even Tata Sky is Charging for Installation and their charges are Rs.1000/- Since long .....right now only they have limited period offer on which they won't charge Installation charges...but soon they will be back to charge the same @ Rs.1000/-


    Further if you Still compare then Also Dishtv packs are quite more economical then Tata Sky and afre really value for the money. Not like Tata Sky which is having very costly Packages and won't provide important channels in base pack and charge separately for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasundra View Post
    Tata Sky hardware installation is one-time investment. So the FREE installation offer is totally worth it :thumbup1: unlike paying monthly rent in Dishtv.
    Vasundra, just like AcTVEmE, your posts do not make head or tail in meaning.

    It is nice to be an ardent follower of TataSky and I am sure that TataSky is paying you handsomely in cash or kind.

    But for heaven's sake do some research before your make a comment.

    Neo001, asked some very basic questions. You are implying that TataSky is giving free child connection, i.e., no monthly cost to pay for such connections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    Vasundra, just like AcTVEmE, your posts do not make head or tail in meaning.

    It is nice to be an ardent follower of TataSky and I am sure that TataSky is paying you handsomely in cash or kind.

    But for heaven's sake do some research before your make a comment.

    Neo001, asked some very basic questions. You are implying that TataSky is giving free child connection, i.e., no monthly cost to pay for such connections.
    LOL! That's funny :14:

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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    Vasundra, just like AcTVEmE, your posts do not make head or tail in meaning.

    It is nice to be an ardent follower of TataSky and I am sure that TataSky is paying you handsomely in cash or kind.

    But for heaven's sake do some research before your make a comment.

    Neo001, asked some very basic questions. You are implying that TataSky is giving free child connection, i.e., no monthly cost to pay for such connections.
    If I may not make a lot of meaning the offer does as its is very well understood that Tata Sky will be back to its original price and I did post additional connection cost Rs500/- The parent connection offers you Free installation which benefits the customer during the offer period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasundra View Post
    If I may not make a lot of meaning the offer does as its is very well understood that Tata Sky will be back to its original price and I did post additional connection cost Rs500/- The parent connection offers you Free installation which benefits the customer during the offer period.
    Again you are missing the gist.

    What I said is that, that you are so much engrossed in praising TataSky (and mark my words, I never said that they are bad), you are completely interpreting other things the wrong way.

    - nicspy said that he got the child connection at Rs. 145/- pm
    - you asked him "so you don't mind paying these charges monthly?"
    - and then "Tata Sky hardware installation is one-time investment. So the FREE installation offer is totally worth it unlike paying monthly rent in Dishtv."

    So what are you implying? That in TataSky you pay for child connection installation (Rs. 500) and then there is nothing to pay? Or did you think that DishTV charges Rs. 145/- pm for installation?

    That is what I meant by "do some research". You should visit web sites of both providers and then compare and comment.

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    I have empasized only on the offer it is known that packages require monthly subscription fee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasundra View Post
    I have empasized only on the offer it is known that packages require monthly subscription fee.
    Did you now?

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    i have- BIG TV
    HO TOH BIG HO
    From ur opitions - TATA SKY
    IS KO LAGA DALA TOH LIFE JHINGA LALA:lol:
    I Recommened - Off Topic but Airtel DTH.
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    Out of the rising prices efforts are made by Co.s to bring down price for the customer take advantage of.

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