TataSky Dish TV dth antenna system - (Tata Sky Pictures) - How better company? all block diagram and remote
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DTH means Direct to home service. It is a method of providing TV channels to the TVs through individual small dish antennas along with their set top boxes. Instead of using cable television where basic facilities are not good and for remote areas where cable network has not reached yet this service has found tremendous potential so far.
DTH Service Block Diagram
Principle of service
A broadcasting station first receives individual channels to be transmitted get mixed over a single signal which is transmitted by high power dish transmitting antenna to the satellite. Satellite receives this signal, removes distortion and amplify signal further to improve their quality. These signals are sent back to the earth regions. On earth users having individual small dish antennas receive these signals. Depending upon the subscribed packages the signals for different channels are separated in the set top box.
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Different channels are available in tatasky packages. It also offers various channel packages. Keeping in the mind for less paying customers, television in india channel packages starts from the cost of Rs 100 per month. User can even select even single channels to combine them for forming their customized channels.
Dish tv also provides add on channel packages which can be added to the base packages. Add on packages like English movies channel pack, news channel pack, infotainment channel pack, kids pack, entertainment pack etc.
English movies pack include: - HBO, STAR MOVIES, SONY PIX, MOVIES NOW, ZEE STUDIO, WB.
Infotainment pack: - DISCOVERY, DISCOVERY SCIENCE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, ANIMAL PLANET FOX HISTORY.
English entertainment: - STAR WORLD, ZEE CAFÉ, AXN, TLC, FOX CRIME, FX, BBC ENTERTAINMENT.
English News: - HEADLINES TODAY, TIMES NOW, CNN, NDTV, NDTV PROFIT.
Hindi News: - AAJ TAK, STAR NEWS, NDTV, IBN7, NEWS24, ZEE NEWS.
Hindi Entertainment: - STAR PLUS, SONY, COLORS TV channel, NDTV IMAGINE, ZEE TV, SAB TV, LIFE OK, UTV BINDASS, DOORDARSHAN, STAR UTSAV, Doordarshan dth.
Hindi Movies: - SET MAX, ZEE CINEMA, UTV MOVIES, STAR GOLD.
Music channels: - V CHANNEL, MTV, ZOOM, VH1.
TATASKY channel package selector interface
Special services offered by TATASKY
With every direct to home or DTH connection of TataSky you get a unique ID available in your set top box. Use this ID when needed to recharge, change packages or to refer you by using customer care services.
You can make payments by using recharge cards easily available at consumer electronics shops. You need to use your phone to sms the code seen after scratching the card. Another way is to tell any consumer electronics shopkeeper to recharge it for you by using his phone. You just need to pay the amount of money you need to get recharged.
Payment is also flexible from few, Rs 150 per month to annual and semiannual packages which may cost up to Rs 5000 per annum. Some special facilities are also provided like showcase movies are also provided. If you want to watch a newly premiered movie on the showcase channel than you have to pay an amount of Rs 50 to watch a single movie without any break. You get repeat telecast of the same movie also but for one day period, you cannot access either the movie or channel on which you got allowed to watch movie. Other special facilities like playing online games and buying products on active malls are also available and for each service you need to pay separately.
Drawbacks of DTH TV systems
In case of heavy rain and dense clouds the receiver stops receiving signal causing no channel to display. At places where heavy rain occurs frequently this service might not be good idea. The quality of signal also degrades during light rain.