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Dear Friends,
iam Planing to Buy Tatasky +, is it a Good Buy @3999/-What about HD Quality? Users Pls. Suggest.

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It is really worth and the HD quality is really good. Especially the movie channels and watching IPL without ads is really good. However the number of HD channels are limited and they are slowly increasing.
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SD quality is pretty poor compared to Airtel or even digital cable. HD is good.
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Re: TATA Sky HD Plus

I do not have a first hand experience save what I have seen in TV showrooms. I will comment only on the HD channels.
  • Some channels are true HD channels such as NGC HD and Discovery HD.
  • Star Gold HD, Star Plus HD, Star World HD are touted as HD but when I was in the showroom, the quality was not up to the mark.
  • Star Plus HD: I don't care about such channels. I do not need to see sweat droplets on the foreheads of all those bahus and saas' and neither care how neatly groomed the hair is of all the heros.
  • Set-Max, Star Sports, ESPN will show real HD content during specific events such as IPL, Wimbledon, etc. I expect the India-England cricket series to be shown on HD.
  • Movies Now, a real HD movies channel is not shown on TS.
Regarding the '+' feature (PVR) that you are looking at, I suppose that it is an indiviaduals choice. The PVR allows recording of programs but to me none of the content is worth recording. Believe me. I have a VCR since 1995 and I have hardly recorded anything since the last 10 years. OK. One cannot compare a VCR with PVR but back in those old days when I had cable, I could record anything just like the PVR: set the timer to record a specific channel at a specific time, create a recording timetable so that VCR will record any channel at a specified time, etc.

With the VCR, at least I could extract the content and copy it. No such luck with TataSky+. The adverstisment says, "you can record your cricket/football/tennis match while you are away". But does anyone really enjoy watching a recorded event?

But these are my views. Other may beg to differ.
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I do not have a first hand experience save what I have seen in TV showrooms. I will comment only on the HD channels.[list][*]Star Gold HD, Star Plus HD, Star World HD are touted as HD but when I was in the showroom, the quality was not up to the mark.

well I am glad you mentioned that you do not have first hand experience because the STAR HD channels are absolutely Real as in 'ASLI' HD channels, believe me even their feed is completely different.
the movies sound great in real 5.1, though you have to use optical/coaxial for that.
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Perhaps. I do not claim to have first hand knowledge of any HD DTH chanells on any provider. Maybe, when I was in the showroom, the content of HD channels may not be up to the mark. Because the difference between NGC HD and Star World HD was noticeable.

I have heard from people and including on this forum that TataSky HD give "asli HD". And perhaps they are right. But non-availability of "Movies Now" which is a real must-have in any HD package is big let down.
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Perhaps. I do not claim to have first hand knowledge of any HD DTH chanells on any provider. Maybe, when I was in the showroom, the content of HD channels may not be up to the mark. Because the difference between NGC HD and Star World HD was noticeable.

I have heard from people and including on this forum that TataSky HD give "asli HD". And perhaps they are right. But non-availability of "Movies Now" which is a real must-have in any HD package is big let down.
Trust me, overall Star World HD or for that matter any Star HD channels usually look better than Nat Geo or Discovery HD on TS. They definitely look better on Dish HD but on TS, too much compression (not sure of other operators). However on these "Asli" HD channels except Star Plus, several movies and programs are still in upscaled 4:3 aspect SD! Worst is, they do not bother converting those widescreen 4:3 letterboxed content like Koffee with Karan to 16:9 before upscaling! This is something really UNFORGIVABLE. However, for Rs.50 you really can not expect more, its almost like getting those channels for free..

Talking of Movies on Star Movies, like in Movies Now, most of them are cropped to 16:9 and worst is, the SPEED is INCREASED from 23.98fps to 25 (PAL) so the Audio can not be from the original Dolby Digital and we hear unnatural higher pitched voices, music, etc. Probably this difference of 4% more speed might not make you uncomfortable, but particularly in Hindi Movies, I can feel that they are playing much faster than the original..

However, you may not miss Movies Now as movies on Star Movies are equally good.. But I also do miss Movies Now.. hope it comes to TS soon
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Re: TATA Sky HD Plus

i think in a six months or a year all the channels goes hd
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Re: TATA Sky HD Plus

Am planning to take the HD plunge too. I am a very satisfied TATA Sky subscriber since the past 4 yrs. I already have a multi room connection i.e. 2 digicomps and my question is this

If I opt for the HD box will i able to take it as a third box under the same subscriber ID?

I am already subscribed to the Annual Mega Pack. Will the HD Gold pack be automatically available?

Which is the better choice TataSky HD or TataSky + HD?
A DVR for an additional Rs. 1499 seems like good value.

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