Indian DTH Market is now leading by some popular companies & Dish TV is the best one out of them, as this is the first Paid DTH service provider in India. Dish TV launched by Essel Group’s Zee Entertainment Enterprises in 2004 has gone up to the top position in the Direct To Home (DTH) Satellite TV Service Provider’s list. It is a popular Paid DTH service with more numbers of customer or subscriber than all its competitors. It uses latest technologies to avail more or better quality picture & sound to the subscriber’s TV sets. Dish TV provided Set-Top Box (STB) as CPE to the subscribers to acquire the TV signals through dish antenna. Currently there is three types of STBs are available in market by Dish TV as Standard Set-Top Box, Dish tru HD & Mobile dishtv (On the go STB for vehicles). The Standard STB features heavy power to receives dishtv signals from a minidish for turning the signals into content to subscriber’s TV screen with an uniquely number or identity of the subscriber & remote control option.
Dish TV broadcasts a large number of channels & which are digitally encrypted, compressed & beamed from high power satellites (sky located) to the subscriber’s dish antenna or receiver. The small sized dish antenna, which are placed at the subscriber’s house roof that capable to receive the multiplexed signals & it transmits it to the Dish TV Set-Top Box (STB) through a wire connection, then the STB converts it to TV Signals & forward it to the subscriber’s TV set.
Dish TV Dish Antenna - Subscriber need to buy a dish antenna as a receiver from Dish TV (it is bundled with every new connection). It is a small 60 cm diameter (Approx) Ku-Band Satellite Dish Antenna with a LNB (Low Noise Block) with much capability of amplifying & down converts the signal. It is connected with STB using a wire or cable.
Dish TV Set-Top Box - The provided Standard Set-Top Box or STB is a capable digital or electrical equipment & connected to the dish antenna with a cable, placed at near by the TV set. It receives dishtv (multiplexed) signals from the receiver (LNB Connected) & turns the signals into content (TV Signals) on TV screen. It comes with a remote control system & which works like a common medium control option for both TV & STB simultaneously. The STB has also a port a insertion point for a card or VC. It also features Parental Lock, TV Guide, Auto Search & VGA/MPEG quality picture output.
Dish TV VC - Every Dish TV STB has a port for inserting Viewing Card or VC. This card is just like a mobile phone SIM card with an unique numbering. After installation this card needs to be activated for receiving satellite signals. The VC is pre-activated so that the subscriber can start watching the channels as soon as dishtv installed at his/her own place or with TV. Every VC is uniquely numbered by a 11 digits followed by a hyphen & 1 digit. This VC Card number is used as subscriber’s identity. The VC decrypts the TV signals chosen & paid for by the customer, for better clarity of viewing on his/her TV set.
Available Tariff Plans - Dish TV offers True Value Packs as a list for the subscribers to choose. Listed packs are designed as all new & improved packs to give best entertainment at unmatched prices. This list is categorized by two terms as South Pack & Rest of India.
Rest of India Packs -
- Silver Saver @ Rs 165/month
- Family Pack @ Rs 176/month
- Gold Cricket @ Rs 225/month
- Gold Saver @ Rs 285/month
- Platinum @ Rs 350/month
South Packs -
- South Silver Cricket@ Rs 135/month
- South Silver Saver @ Rs 165/month
- South Family @ Rs 185/month
- South Platinum @ Rs 350/month
Dish TV Set-Top Box Price in India - Dist TV offers Special Online Offer @ Rs 1040. This offer bundled with Set-top Box, Dish TV Kit, free one month any pack choose offer & Free home delivery as an offer for all India subscribers.