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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you still watch your television programs on cable?

The cable operators transmit the channels in analog signal mode which is very hazy. The common problems associated with the analog transmission include ghosting of images or even hazy and noisy signal. You will notice that after a particular number, the quality of channels become very poor.

In high end televisions, cable is more distorted and one will not be able to watch the programs clearly. You need to switch over to the Digital signals provided by a DTH service provider to reap the full benefits of a high end television and its superior features.

What is a Digital Signal? How are they superior then Analog signal?

In a digital signal, the receptivity is much clearer and all the channels have the same reception quality. As both the signals are received at the same time, there are no issues with the synchronization of sound with video.

Are Cable Operators ready to beam digital signals?

Cable operators are currently providing analog signals. There is a huge cost involved in digitization of cable signals and many cable operators are shying away from this kind of investment, barring few organized and large scale cable operators

Why do you need to switch to DTH today?

DTH means, Direct to Home Service. Through this service, the recipient will receive the signals directly from the satellite on his Set Top Box. The viewer gets a wider range of channels to choose from which can be activated through packages. The picture quality is much superior and the sound is crystal clear. The viewers are also able to watch High Definition content which is set to make television viewing even more superlative. HD Channels is one of the major advantages for a DTH Service subscriber along with other features mentioned below. One can now watch his favorite sports action or travel & adventure series in high definition; he can now also see all the movie action with higher clarity. There is upto 5 times picture quality over normal or standard definition picture quality and the images carry 16: 9 aspect ratios.

Digitization : The way ahead for Indian Television

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Govt. of India has passed an ordinance mandating the digitization of Cable Services? What does this mean?

An ordinance has been passed by the Govt. of India on the mandatory digitization of the Cable Services. According to this amendment made in the section 9 of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Amendment Ordinance, 1995, the I&B ministry will make Digital Addressable System mandatory. This measure will empower consumers to an increased number of channels and high quality viewing. The concept of a prime band will be passé after introduction of digitization. Viewers will be able to access digital services only through a set top box (STB).

Phases of Digitization

Phase I : Mumbai & Delhi completely digitized as per the deadline of 31st October, 2012.
Digitization is still in process for Kolkata & Chennai.

Phase II : 38 cities were completely digitized as per the deadline of 31st March, 2013.

Phase III : All the urban areas in India are to be digitized by 31st December 2015

Cable TV Digitisation
List of Urban areas under Phase III of digitisation
(as per Census 2011 data)
States/ UTs No. of Districts No. of Urban Areas
Andhra Pradesh 13 111
Arunachal Pradesh 18 28
Assam 25 96
Bihar 38 198
Chhatisgarh 18 169
Goa 2 70
Gujarat 32 167
Haryana 20 83
Himachal Pradesh 10 53
Jammu & Kashmir 21 83
Jharkhand 24 40
Karnataka 29 330
Kerala 14 59
Madhya Pradesh 50 370
Maharashtra 33 524
Manipur 9 55
Meghalaya 7 22
Mizoram 8 23
Nagaland 11 26
Orissa 30 113
Punjab 22 164
Rajasthan 33 188
Sikkim 4 9
Tamil Nadu 31 1095
Telangana 9 73
Tripura 4 20
Uttar Pradesh 75 908
Uttara Khand 13 131
West Bengal 18 858
Delhi   Covered in Phase I
Andaman & Nicobar 1 1
Chandigarh   Covered in Phase I
Dadar and Nagar Haveli 1 6
Daman & Diu 2 8
Lakshadweep 1 6
Pondicherry 4 5
Total 630 6,092
List of Urban areas in Phase III of Cable TV Digitisation

Phase IV : Complete India on 31st December 2016

Every Household in India must have a Digital Set Top Box post these deadlines to be able to watch Satellite TV.

The process of Digitization will definitely benefit the television viewers in India. Digitization will lead TV viewers to more qualitative viewing with access to digital picture and High Definition Digital (HDD) Sound Quality. The real advantage for TV viewers will be when they opt for a DTH Service provider like Videocon d2h.

TV viewing services in India is currently provided mainly by three mediums analog Cable Services, Digital Cable Services and Digital DTH Services. Analog cable services have been existing in India for more than two decades in India, however, analog cable services have limited number of channels and do not have extra features and value added services. Digital DTH services in India have been started less than a decade back and are gaining popularity and acceptance in India mainly because of their superior picture and sound quality.

With Videocon d2h one can have the following features:

and many more features....

These are missing in local analog cable services. With Videocon d2h Reflectors (Dish) being Normal Rain Proof, the signals will not get affected.

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