Sun Direct DTH upgrading STB manually after satellite change

Sun DTH, faced a major problem after the INSTAT transponder failure. They moved to a new satellite METSAT. But they need to do upgrades in STB of the customers for completely switching over to the new satellite.

They have put up the following notice in their website.

Your DTH service equipment needs to be upgraded for uninterrupted service. Sun Direct is sending its technicians to do this for you.

We request you to please co-operate with them to help us provide you better service.

Please note that this service is free of charge.

Thank you for your co-operation
Sun Direct TV Pvt Ltd

One of our readers has posted a link to do the upgrade manually: Sun DTH SAT Change

I have not tried this. It may or may not work!

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.