Airtel Digital TV DTH has 14 High Definition Channels | Highest as of Feb 2012

Airtel HD DTH has highest number of Asli HD channels as of February 2012.

Their True Asli High definition channels are:

  • Discovery HD
  • NGC HD
  • History HD
  • Movies Now HD
  • Star Movies HD
  • Star World HD
  • Star Gold HD
  • Star Plus HD
  • Colors HD
  • UTV Stars HD
  • ESPN HD
  • TEN HD
  • CNBC Prime HD
Comparison Chart:

 Channel  Status  TataSky  Airtel BIG TV  SunDirect  Dish   Videocon
Discovery HD Full time HD Y Y N Y Y Y
NGC HD Full time HD Y Y Y Y Y Y
History HD Full time HD N Y N N Y N
Movies Now HD Full time HD N Y Y N Y Y
Star Movies HD Full time HD Y Y Y N N Y
Star World HD Full time HD Y Y N N N Y
Star Gold HD Full time HD Y Y N N N Y
Star Plus HD Full time HD Y Y Y N N Y
Colors HD Full time HD N Y N N Y Y
Zee HD Full time HD N N Y N N N
Zee Classic HD Full time HD N N N N Y N
UTV Stars HD Full time HD N Y N N Y N
ESPN HD Full time HD Y Y Y E E Y
TEN HD Full time HD N Y N N N Y
CNBC Prime HD Full time HD N Y N N Y N
ICONERT Full time HD N N Y N N N
Travel XP HD Full time HD N N N N Y N
Star Cricket HD Full time HD Y Y Y E E Y
Neo Croicket HD Event Based E N N N N N
Ten Cricket HD Event Based E E N N E N
Set MAX HD Event Based E [1] N N N N N
DD HD Event Based [2] E E E E E N
Sun TV HD Some upscaled N N N Y N N
KTV HD Some upscaled N N N Y N N
Sun Music HD Some upscaled N N N Y N N
Gemini HD Some upscaled N N N Y N N
Telugu Service HD Some upscaled N N N Y N N

Also see:

Full comparison of HD channels

Ten Cricket HD on Airtel Digital TV and Dish TV

The ongoing West Indies vs India series is being Telecast in Ten Cricket. Now they have come up with a High Definition channel Ten Cricket HD, which is telecast in 1080i and 5.1 surround sound. This channel is currently available on the following DTH:

Update(10June 2011):

Now it is available in TataSky as well.

 

But no signs of this channel in TataSky, BIG TV, Videocon and Sundirect yet.

 

Temporarily suspend your DTH subscription in TataSky,Airtel and Dish TV

The problem with any subscription services like DTH,Cable is that, you will be charged the full mount even if you do not use the service. When you go on a holiday for few weeks or month you want to stop paying the daily amount deducted by the DTH operator. Now this has been made possible by the few Indian DTH operators.

How to stop service temporarily in TataSky:

Tata Sky has launched a service through which subscribers can save subscription fees while going on their annual vacation.
‘Once-a-Year Subscription Holiday Offer’ allows subscribers to temporarily disconnect all Tata Sky services for a minimum of 5 days to a maximum period of 15 days. Just call TataSky Helpline and ask to suspend.Make sure if there are fee associated for this as they seem to charge Rs 20/- for this.

Suspend Airtel Digital TV without paying for that period:

Similar offer is available with Airtel DTH service. Call up the customer care and notify them to stop the service for certain period. They can suspend the service for a minimum 30 days and maximum 90 days. But if you want to resume your service even before the period you asked them to suspend, you can do that by calling the customer care again. They will reactivate. But this can not be done every time you go on a vacation.

Stop paying Dish TV Temporarily:

Dish TV DTH service can also be suspended temporarily. Call up the customer support. They will do it for you.

SunDirect, BIG TV, Videocon D2H does not seem to have this temporary suspension service at the moment. This page will be updated once they have such service.

Dish TV DTH Customer Support Number, Email

Dish TV DTH Customer Care Number, Email and other support details are given below:

Online: www.dishtv.in
Email:
customercare@dishtv.in
For Bulk/ Corporate inquiry, mail us at:
corporatesales@dishtv.in
SMS: sms DISHTV to 57575.

SMS dishtv <call me> to 57575
To do state prompt call back,
This service is available only for RMN subscriber
Address: Dish TV India Ltd. FC – 19,
Sector 16 A, Film City,
Noida, Uttar Pradesh,
India.
Pincode – 201 301
Customer care number 0120-2550000 (From all phone lines),
1860-180-3474 (Only for BSNL/MTNL lines),
From all non BSNL/MTNL lines Northern India:  011 -60013474
Southern India:  044 -60013474
Eastern India:    033 -60013474
Western India:   022 -60013474
For getting dishtv in your vehicle 09711166999

To enjoy call at local charges dial your State Capital STD Code followed by this number, Accessible from all non BSNL/MTNL phone lines*

STATES CONTACT NUMBERS
Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir ( STD ) 0172-6001347, 0177-6001347
West Bengal, Assam  (STD) , Bihar 033-60013474, 0612-6001347
Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Chhattisgarh 0755-6001347, 0771-6001347, 0674-6001347
Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa 079-60013474, 022-60013474, 0832-6001347
Tamilnadu, Kerala 044-60013474, 0471-6001347
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka 040-60013474, 080-60013474
Uttar Pradesh, Uttranchal 0522- 6001347,0135-6001347
Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana (STD) 011-60013474, 0141-6001347
There are no toll free number for Dish TV Customer care

Customer Care details of other DTH: Tata,Airtel,Sun.BIG,Videocon

SunDirect DTH STB User Guide

Sun Direct DTH has two different types of Set Top Boxes available in Standard Definition DTH.

The user manual that has complete details on the ports/Cable and connectivity options like cables are given in the following User Guide in PDF format.

HOMECAST DVBS SN9000IR STB

CDVB6750 STB

At present Sun Direct HD STB ( Samsung ) is not available. Shall give details once it is available.

DTH Rain problems in TataSky/Airtel/Dish TV Solution

DTH services like Tata Sky , Airtel, BIG TV, Sun Direct, Dish TV and Videocon DTH offers high quality Video and audio than regular Cable TV.

But these DTH has it’s own disadvantages as well. These DTH have bigger problem during rainy seasons.  This is more apparent in TataSky and Dish TV which started earlier. Though all DTH has problems during rain, old TataSky /Dish Tv subscribers face the problem even during less rain. This is because earlier installation used smaller Dish.

The new DTH and even TataSky are now installing 25% bigger dish to the new customers.

If you face severe issues during Rain like “No Singal”, you need to request them to change to the bigger dish.

This will not 100% solve the problem. But, the channels will be available most of the time. Only during heavy rains it will display the “No Signal” message.

How to change audio language in Airtel,TataSky,Dish TV,BIG TV,SunDirect,Videocon DTH

Indian DTH services has many channels with multiple languages: English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

The audio language from English to Hindi, Hindi to Tamil, English to Telugu, English to Tamil can be easily changed in most of thsi DTH.

In TataSky, when viewing the channel  just press the green button to change to the language of your choice.

In Airtel Digital TV , press the blue button to change language.

In Dish TV, Press the button with the ‘speaker mark’ or A LANG button on your remote, the language will change automatically, from English to Hindi / or to the available audio on the channel.

Sun Direct has poor support in this: Press Audio Button in the remote -> from the menu select-Right -> and the language will be English.

Similar options exists for other DTH services: BIG and VideoCon D2H

High Definition Channels Available in Airtel DigitalTv HD DTH

Airtel Digital TV Direct to Home Service launched their HD DTH.

For the updated list  comparison of HD other DTH see: Ultimate HD DTH Comparison

Out of the handful of HD channels in India, Airtel DTH, at present  have only National Geographic Channel HD as full time channel.

  1. National Geographic HD ( NGC HD)
  2. Discovery HD World( Soon to be added)
  3. ESPN HD( Event based)
  4. Star Sports( Event based )

Event based channels telecast only during specific matches like World cup football or Wimbledon Tennis.

Other DTH Channel List: TataSky, SunDirect, Dish TV,BIG TV, Videocon D2H, Airtel Digital TV DTH