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I am using Dish TV HD and it has recently added more than 30 channels
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nopes nomore possible...coz if u r forgetting the stb runs on a magnetic sim card which is unique. Its required to inserted and switch on for receiving the feeds otherwise te stb wnt work. The cable cos. sends the feed only when the stb responds with the card which acts as the sim card. so they really cnt cheat, it used to happen in the past but no more. Thats one of the primary reason why stb came into existence, apart from watching what u like and pay for it.
Most cable subscribers in India are without stb. Where I live you have to insist on a stb else you do not get one.
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I have Tata Sky+ and SCV cable STB. The cable STB is more convenient in many ways. Even during heavy rainfall we have uninterrupted signal. The price is low and there are many channels that can be seen where other DTH operators do not provide like UTV World Movies or Lumiere Movies. There is only a marginal difference in reception quality between the Cable STB and TATA SKY DTH. The colors are more rich in DTH (with some channels only) while the colors are bright with cable STB.

I'm not sure if SCV would bring HD STB as Hathway is planning.
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I am using Dish TV HD and it has recently added more than 30 channels
You should write DUPLICATE channels.
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nopes nomore possible...coz if u r forgetting the stb runs on a magnetic sim card which is unique. Its required to inserted and switch on for receiving the feeds otherwise te stb wnt work. The cable cos. sends the feed only when the stb responds with the card which acts as the sim card. so they really cnt cheat, it used to happen in the past but no more. Thats one of the primary reason why stb came into existence, apart from watching what u like and pay for it.

I really found the clarity better than any other dish based cable provider, which would not have been possible if the sane frequency was being shared by 2 or more tvs.

HD is still in a very nascent stage in india, wait for another 6months, everything would be available on cable stb.

Half of the ppl wnt be bothered by HD thing, they will buy it coz they can afford it or some1 recommeneded. Saas bahu thing will say the same sick story in HD too :P and cable operators lack the fund to be invested in such technology so they wait for chinese to come with a cheaper but reliable solution but they will. as told by my cable operator (Manthan in kolkata, new alipore area)
I believe these cards are linked to the cable operator for authentication and not the content providers. So again, the operators may not disclose the right number of subscribers corresponding to those number of actual users.
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I believe these cards are linked to the cable operator for authentication and not the content providers. So again, the operators may not disclose the right number of subscribers corresponding to those number of actual users.
Hathway/SCV - they are the one who are providing the smart card for Cable STB
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I believe these cards are linked to the cable operator for authentication and not the content providers. So again, the operators may not disclose the right number of subscribers corresponding to those number of actual users.
no no no its linked to the cable guy but the main channel distributor.

eg. I needed to unlock TLC, so my cable took my card to its office, inserted my card to its system and unlocked the channel although now its done over the phone. moreover if u notice 2 tv sets cnt run from same STb, u can but you will end watching same channel on both the tv set. so sharing the frequency is not possible. still will dig into it nxt time my cable guy comes to collect cash....

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Most cable subscribers in India are without stb. Where I live you have to insist on a stb else you do not get one.
unfortunately, my area was the very first localities, area, city, state(New Alipore, South Kolkata, kolkata, west benagl) in the country to implement the CAS-STB system. That time we had no choice but to switch over. We frowned then but smiling now

cable guys try to skip STB thing since that would kill their ill practice, sharing single connection with many...but i think CAS-STB has some implementation deadline sometime this year that too pan india...

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no no no its linked to the cable guy but the main channel distributor.

eg. I needed to unlock TLC, so my cable took my card to its office, inserted my card to its system and unlocked the channel although now its done over the phone. moreover if u notice 2 tv sets cnt run from same STb, u can but you will end watching same channel on both the tv set. so sharing the frequency is not possible. still will dig into it nxt time my cable guy comes to collect cash....
This explanation of providing authentication to the card by the operator confirms that its the operator who authenticate. It doesn't suggest that the content provider is authenticating.

Using one STB, you could not watch multiple channels, that is as per design. Again it doesn't talk of who authenticate the channels.


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