Indian DTH Latest Price and Offers Comparison: TataSky,Airtel,BIG TV,Dish TV,Sun Direct,VideoCon

Update: For for Latest High Definition DTH Prices and Latest offers refer: HD DTH Comparison: TataSky HD vs Airtel HD vs Dish TV HD vs BIG TV HD vs SunDirect HD

The latest entry cost and offers of Indian Direct To Home Services are given below. These offers may include the Set Top Box, Installation and free monthly package subscriptions:

Please check the official sites for current offers as they change the offers on a weekly basis.

1) Tata Sky: Official Offers At TataSky

2) Dish TV: Dish TV Offers: Platinum offer. For other offers just select the offers section from their home page.

3) Sun Direct DTH: The latest SunDirect Price Plans and offers.

4) BIG TV DTH: Latest BIG TV prices & offers

5) Airtel Digital TV: Airtel DTH offers

6) Videocon D2H DTH: D2H Videocon offers and promotions

TataSky reduces STB cost to Rs999 from 1599

Competition is heating up in India DTH space. The entry cost for TataSky DTH has come down to Rs999/- . this includes Set Top Box and installation charges.

Offer also includes:

Standard installation worth Rs 1,000 free
1 month subscription of Super Saver /South Jumbo Pack free
4 showcase movies free

I like their “No conditions apply” tag :). Example Sun Direct is advertising they offer connection at Rs400/- but they charge Rs1250/- as installation charge.

Economic Times writes:

Direct-to-Home operator Tata Sky on Wednesday slashed the price of its set top boxes (STBs) to Rs 999, a move that will further fuel the competition in the DTH space.

“The aim is to make the STBs as affordable as possible and drive digitisation. Rural markets is a big opportunity and a major portion of our monthly additions are coming from the smaller towns,” Tata Sky Chief Marketing Officer Vikram Mehra told PTI.

The price of Rs 999, which includes hardware and installation cost, will help add significant numbers to the subscriber base, he added.

Videocon D2H DTH Service

Videocon D2H Direct to Home may be a late entrant in DTH space in India, but their services are professional and use the latest technologies for their service.

Web Site: http://www.d2h.com

Technology: MPEG-4 DVB-S2

Minimal Entry Cost: Rs1390/- for Satelite Box ( may change in future )

  1. UNIVERSAL REMOTE -Can Operate TV as well as Satellite Box.
  2. Mosaic (12 PIP) –Genre wise
  3. Favourites
  4. Multilingual Channel Guide
  5. Preview Screen (Full Guide)
  6. Info Bar
  7. Tickers
  8. Watch while Play
  9. Active Services –Direct Activ(Darshan, State, DD & Finance) /
    Direct Games / Direct Puzzle

D2H is the only service to offer DTH Set Top Box combined with DVD Player.

Satellite DVD:

  • UNIVERSAL REMOTE –Can Operate TV as well as Satellite DVD.
  • DTH enabled Satellite DVD
  • DiVX / MPEG 4
  • DVD / MP3 / VCD / SVCD / ACD / KODAK
  • Power Resume
  • Smart Power Control
  • USB Port

Web Site Screen shot:

Tata Sky DTH

Incorporated in 2004, Tata Sky is a JV between the TATA Group and STAR. Tata Sky DTH endeavours to offer Indian viewers a world-class television viewing experience through its satellite television service.

TATA GroupThe TATA Group is one of India’s largest and most respected business conglomerates. It comprises diversified businesses in sectors such as materials, engineering, services, energy, information systems & communications, consumer products and chemicals.

The Group and its enterprises have been steadfast and distinctive in their adherence to business ethics and their commitment to corporate social responsibility. This is a legacy that has earned the Group the trust of many millions of stakeholders in measure few business houses anywhere in the world can match.

Home Page: http://www.tatasky.com

Number of Channels: 183+ interactive services. Find the complete list of TV channels and packages

Entry cost: Rs1599/- if you choose online buying.

For free home delivery, call:

From MTNL/BSNL lines:
From other lines:

SMS:

1860 425 6633
Western India: 020 6600 6633
Northern India: 0172 6600 6633
Southern & Eastern India: 040 6600 6633
BUY to 56633

TataSky Customer care Numbers:

From MTNL/BSNL lines: 1860 425 6633
From other lines: Western India: 020 6600 6633
Northern India: 0172 6600 663
Southern & Eastern India: 040 6600 6633

Delhi: 011 6000 6633
Mumbai: 022 6000 6633
Kolkatta: 033 6000 6633
Chennai: 044 6000 6633
Bangalore: 080 6000 6633

To become dealer/business Partner:  Use this page.

Bottom line: Good customer care compared to other DTH services. Bit costly. Many interactive services. Good picture quality.

Other Services: TataSky HD, TataSky Plus

Nokia’s cheapert 3G phone :Nokia 2730 classic Mobile

Nokia has launched cheapest 3G mobile 2730 Classic in Indian market.

Nokia 2730 Classic Phone

Price expected to be around Rs5000/-

Still India has not got proper 3G services. I am not sure how this is going to help the consumers.

Full spec of the phone:

Physical features, power and memory
Physical features, power and memory
Size

* Form: Classic
* Dimensions: 109.6 x 46.9 x 14.4 mm
* Weight: 87.7 g (with battery)
* Volume: 65 cc

Display and 3D

* Size: 2.0″
* Resolution: 320 x 240 pixel (QVGA)
* Up to 262,144 colours

Keys and input method

* Numeric keypad

Colours and covers

* Available in-box colours (Available colours may vary per region):
– Black
– Dark Magenta

Connectors

* MicroUSB connector, USB 2.0
* 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector

Memory

* microSD memory card slot with hot swap, max. 2 GB
* 30 MB internal dynamic memory

Power

* BL-5C 1020 mAh Li-Ion standard battery
* Talk time (maximum)
– GSM 7 h
– WCDMA 3 h
* Standby time (maximum)
– GSM 360 h
– WCDMA 400 h (Ectel)

Communication and navigation
Communication and navigation
Operating frequency

* Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
* WCDMA 900/2100 and GSM 850/900/1800/1900
* WCDMA 850/1900 and GSM 850/900/1800/1900
* Automatic switching between GSM bands

Data network

* CSD
* GPRS class B, multislot class 32
* EDGE class B, multislot class 32
* WCDMA 2100, maximum speed PS 128/384 kbps (UL/DL), CS 12.2 kbps
* TCP/IP support
* Capability to serve as data modem
* Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes

Local connectivity and synchronisation

* Bluetooth version 2.0
* Support for PC synchronisation with Nokia PC Suite
* Support for local and remote SyncML synchronisation

Call features

* Built-in hands-free speaker phone
* Number screening for messaging and calls
* Automatic answer with headset or car kit
* Any key answer
* Call waiting, call hold, call divert
* Call timer
* Logging of dialled, received and missed calls
* Automatic redial
* Speed dialling
* Voice dialling
* Fixed dialling number support
* Vibrating alert (internal)
* Mute/unmute
* Contacts with images
* Conference calling

Messaging

* SMS
* Speed dialling for SMS sending
* List of recently used numbers in message editor
* Multiple SMS deletion
* EMS picture messaging (send and receive)
* MMS version 1.3, message size up to 300 kb
* Automatic resizing of images for MMS
* Nokia Xpress audio messaging
* Common inbox for SMS and MMS messages
* Distribution lists for messaging
* Cell broadcast

E-mail

* Email client ( native): IMAP4, POP3, SMTP

Web browsing

* Supported mark-up languages: HTML, XHTML
* Supported protocols: WAP 2.0
* TCP/IP support
* Opera mini browser
* Nokia Mobile Search

GPS and navigation

* Nokia Maps application

Image and sound
Image and sound
Photography

* 2 megapixel camera
* 4x digital zoom
* White balance modes: automatic, daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent
* Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, vivid, negative
* Light sensitivity modes: automatic
* Landscape (horizontal) orientation

Video

* Video recording at up to 176 x 144 pixels (CIF) and up to 10 fps
– Up to 4x digital video zoom
* Video recording file formats: .3gp
* Audio recording formats: AMR, .3gp
* Video white balance modes: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
* Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, vivid, negative
* Video player
* Video playback file formats: .3gp
* Video streaming: .3gp
* Landscape mode video playback

Music and audio playback

* Music player
* Music playback file formats: AMR, AMR-WB, MIDI, MXMF, MP3, AAC, MP4/M4A/3GP/3GA(AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, AMR-WB), X-Tone, WAV(PCM, a-law, mu-law, ADPCM), WMA(WMA9, WMA10)
* FM stereo radio with RDS support
* 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector
* Ring tones: AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, MP3, 64- Midi, WMA, WAMR, MXMF (40 built-in tones)

Voice and audio recording

* Voice recorder
* Audio recording formats: AMR
* FR, EFR, HR, and AMR
* Digital stereo microphone

Personalisation: profiles, themes, ring tones

* Customizable profiles
* Ring tones: AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, MP3, 64- Midi, WMA, WAMR, MXMF (40 built-in tones)
* Themes
– wallpapers
– animated wallpapers
– organic wallpapers
– full-screen wallpapers
– screensavers
– animated colour screensavers
– colour schemes
– ring tones
– icons
– logos
– pre-installed themes
– changeable colour themes
– user defined themes