DTH is an acronym for ‘Direct to Home’ service. It is path-breaking in terms of
broadcasting of satellite channels on our televisions. Currently, cable operators
are providing analog signals to us. In effect, a viewer gets to watch fewer channels
and lesser quality. In a digital set up, the signal receptivity is clear and all
the channels have the same reception quality. Also as both the signals are received
at the same time, there are no issues with the synchronization of sound with video.
In DTH the customer will receive broadcasting signals directly from the satellite
on his set top box (STB); so that automatically means fewer disturbances. The pictures
broadcasted are of superior quality and carry crystal clear sound. Another big advantage
is that the viewer can opt to watch programs of their choice with a wide range of
channels and packages available. The package can be totally customized based on
the choice of the viewer. DTH enables the customer to select and pay for only what
he wants, unlike a single package provided by cable operators.
There are only handful cable operators who have an organized set up and are large
enough to be able to switch from analog signals. It is practically impossible for
other cable operators to provide digital signals because of the cost involved. Even
if they provide the Set Top Box, they cannot match the bandwidth by the organized
Videocon d2h has a large bandwidth and is one of the top DTH players in the country
today. They provide the highest no. of channels and 29 Asli “HD” Channels &
Services on their platform which is an evidence of the bandwidth that they carry.
They are swiftly moving towards becoming the no.1 player in this spectrum.