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.

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.

Airtel DTH Troubleshooting Tips

There are many reasons your Airtel DTH wont work.  It might be due to Dish Receiver or some issue in STB.

Problem Possible Cause Action
No picture, No Sound and no front panel display Set-Top box is not plugged into the mains or is not switched on. Check mains connections. Press to ON/OFF button on the front of the STB.
No Picture, No Sound but the front panel shows the display. The receiver is on Standby. Press on the power button  on the Remote control to bring the Set-Top box out of standby.
No Picture, No Sound but the indication on the front panel of the Set-Top box is correct 1. You are watching TV through your cable operator, Aerial connection or VCD, DVD player.
2. The AV connection are wrong.
3. The connections are right, but the TV is not connected up to external AV source [AV1, AV2 or DVD]
4. The cable connections are may be faulty [damaged, broken] or missing
1. Press the AV button on your remote.
2. Check the AV connection in the STB.
3. Check the TV’s AV connection.
4.Check all your connection and consult [see “connection diagram] or call us.
Irregular or bad reception Problem with cable connections. [damaged, broken connection or wires] 1.Check all the connections and cables.
2. Contact customer service.
A blank screen comes when you choose some services. You are watching a encrypted service or program 1. Choose another service or program
2. Contact customer service
The remote works with the TV & not with my STB. 1.You need to reset your remote control. 1.Press STB on your remote control to control your STB
2.Refer this guide to program your remote
The remote control does not operate. 1.Your STB may be off.
2. There are no batteries or the batteries may have become flat.
Make sure you point your remote directly towards your STB and nothing is between the two. The remote command light on your STB and on your remote control should flash each time you press a remote key. If neither light flashes, check batteries in you remote and if your STB is plugged to mains.
I have forgotten my PIN Call customer care to have your PIN reset
I cannot close the electronic programme guide Press   exit key on remote.

Even if these thing don work contact  Airtel Customer Service.