Tata Sky Review: Is it the best DTH in India?

TATA Sky DTH is making a lot of buzz in India and is also spending a lot of money on advertisements. This post explains in detail about the features and benefits of TATA Sky over several other DTH providers that are available in India.

It is hard to judge a particular DTH provider as the best DTH service in India. This is because every DTH provider has some merits and demerits. For instance, Tata Sky which offers better customer care support is on the costlier side. Similarly, Airtel DTH might appear economical but the post sales support is not exceptional. Similarly, in case of Videocon d2h there is a problem related to its sluggish software and thus bad user interface. However, in terms of pricing it beats all the other DTH providers. Interestingly, Tata Sky is gaining a lot of popularity in metro cities as well as in small cities across India. Huge and lucrative advertisements by the company have already pushed its initial sales and this increasing sale number certainly indicates good things about this DTH service. This post evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of Tata Sky DTH in India.

Advantages of Tata Sky over other DTH providers:

Tata Sky has following advantages over other dish TV providers:

1) Starting with the hardware, the Tata sky set top box has more professional look when compared with other DTH service providers. Moreover, heating is also comparatively low in case of Tata Sky set top box. If we compare Tata Sky with Dish TV, there is a major difference in terms of their storage capacity. Tata Sky comes with a 500 GB internal storage while in case of Dish TV, user gets only one USB pen drive whose size is 4 GB. Moreover, there are separate additional indicators for recording progress and remote function of the Tata Sky DTH.

2) If you are going to record programs or movies from your TV set, then Tata Sky is the better option because of two reasons. Firstly, as mentioned above Tata Sky comes with a 500 GB internal hard disk which is a lot of storage space. Secondly, there is a unique feature called series recording which helps to save many episodes of a particular channel. This feature allows users to save the future episodes automatically once any serial is being preset for recording. Moreover, Tata Sky also allows the user to record shows of more than one channel and this feature helps in watching several channels even while the recording is in progress. In case of Dish TV, this option is not present.

3) The best thing of Tata Sky DTH service is its post sales support. Most of the Indian DTH providers claim that they provide good customer support but one can find reviews against such claims all over the internet. However, Tata Sky is the only company that sends an engineer in less than 24 hours of complaint. Most of the buyers ignore this aspect and focus only on pricing and the number of channels. However, it is important to consider this customer support facility as well while searching for a new DTH connection.

Disadvantages of Tata Sky:

Following are the limitations of Tata Sky DTH in India:

1) Tata Sky is not the cheapest DTH provider in India. Thus if you are a price sensitive consumer (most of the Indians are), you can look for options like Videocon d2h.

2) In case you are going to watch HD channels, Tata Sky offers only 12 HD channels. Dish TV, on the other hand offers 39 HD channels. The important thing to note here is that the user has to pay additional charges for the HD channels. This limitation might not be relevant to many users as most of the people opt for standard and limited channels only.

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Author: krishnakumari17 Feb 2014 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 0

No Doubt that Tata Sky is one of the best DTH service providers. They have launched their mobile app on apple phones which is one of the revolutionary moves.

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