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Tata Sky now getting MPEG4

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    Default Tata Sky now getting MPEG4

    Tata Sky has made a deal with Broadcom for its hardware based MPEG4 which will be for SD set top boxes. During the intitial starting years of Tata Sky many have the MPEG 2 set top boxes and these will be replaced with the new MPEG4 set top boxes. From the beginning of 2012 MPEG4 was capable on the set top boxes for SD, SD+, HD and HD+.
    The replacement will be free of cost from Tata Sky, but because there is a large number of customers who have the old MPEG4 set top boxes the process of replacing will take about a year.

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    That is good news but Tata sky has been a bit late in this department. Other DTH providers are already mpeg4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge View Post
    That is good news but Tata sky has been a bit late in this department. Other DTH providers are already mpeg4.
    MPEG2 or MPEG4 makes no difference to the end consumer. Tatasky will be able to save and optimize on bandwidth due to the move. This will help them to add more channels. I think that the HD set top boxes and the DVR is already MPEG4 compatible - it will need a software update probably. The SD STBs (the silver gray STBs) are MPEG2 only and will need to be replaced. Tatasky is also suffering because they are unable to get the promised transponders from G-SAT 10. They are contemplating a legal action against ISRO. Read more here: http://www.thinkdigit.com/TVs/Tata-S...SRO_15101.html
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    This news item clarifies further on the move to MPEG4: http://www.thinkdigit.com/TVs/Tata-S...ith_15252.html
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    About time that Tata Sky moved to MPEG4, the last in its league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preeti_20 View Post
    Tata Sky has made a deal with Broadcom for its hardware based MPEG4 which will be for SD set top boxes. During the intitial starting years of Tata Sky many have the MPEG 2 set top boxes and these will be replaced with the new MPEG4 set top boxes. From the beginning of 2012 MPEG4 was capable on the set top boxes for SD, SD+, HD and HD+.
    The replacement will be free of cost from Tata Sky, but because there is a large number of customers who have the old MPEG4 set top boxes the process of replacing will take about a year.
    Hi,

    I am a tata sky subscriber since 2007 and have the old MPEG 2 STB.I was given the free replacement of new slick and slim MPEG4 STB on 29th July by the local dealer.The picture ans sound quality is much better now with a clearer sharper picture and better sound on the bass frequency.it has a USB port at the back.Do u know how it is to be used?

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    Can you have another look and see if it is indeed a USB port and not an HDMI port?

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