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Post  plum on Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:53 am

Immediate trigger was to select and install a DTH connection - have been happily piggy backing on the local cable connection so far but the govt has forced my hand.

I explored SUN Direct and Tata Sky - the problem is a package tha actually reflects my interest.

Tata Sky's Malayalam package for instance has just Asianet, Surya, Kiran and Surya News. That's pathetic. I would want atleast Asianet Plus for the 80s movies they telecast regularly.

Similarly, their tamil package doesnt have SUN LIFE and Murasu, both of which I want.

basically, ella packagelayum adequate indhi coverage irukku. But South Packnu pEru vechuttu orE the tamil and telugu mayam.

Other than that, invite your gyan on qolty of connection, customer service, ease of availability of signal, robustness etc on various providers

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Post  Wizzy on Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:21 am

How did you survive this long on cable Shocked Tsky is for hindi speaking urban elite, their market share is meagre downsouth so wouldn't expect them to add any more south channels even with their newly acquired bandwidth.
unless and until you want their HD service which is the best in the country I would stay far far away from them.

If you are seeking a cable tv alternative viz a viz more south channels+less price with a compromise on PQ I would suggest Videocon D2h/Airtel. check out saveondish.com/forum for nirai kurai on all dth services.


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Post  plum on Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:56 pm

Wiz - that makes sense. I survived on grainy cable so far. enakku mainA vENdiyadhu

* Tamil SUN etc for Serials for Mom
* Jaya, Vijay for occasional Raja programmes that they muster up
* Malayalam - if I pay this much for cable, I would like to use the opportunity to catch up maximau malayalam classics. As I understand, for this, I need Asianet Plus. Sun Direct have a whole bunch of Mallu channels but not Asianet Plus. TataSky is pathetic. Let me check Videocon, Airtel etc
* Sports - maximau coverage is desired - but only Cricket and World Cup football in my must watch list. STAR.ESPN gropu with Ten and Neo should cover all bases I think
* Telugu - 3-4 channels should be fine. Unlike Malayalam, the quality of fare is similar in all channels here. So any combo is fine
* News Channels - ore kuttai. Any mattai chalega
* Travel, History, NGeo should be enough among others
* Sun Life and Murasu - I want both. Both of them screen good old movies regularly
* Cartoon Network and Pogo for the kid

ipdi oru combo evanumE vikka mAttengaRan.

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Post  plum on Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:12 pm

Videocon seems to have a decent combination. Any gyan on their qolty and service Wiz? I am seeing the other forum you linked but if you have any info on the top of your mind, do let know.

They have more than what I need in Malayalam and everything except Sun Life in Tamil and exlend coverage of sports channels I need.

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Post  Wizzy on Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:59 pm

Videocon is a new entrant in this space so they are stuffing as many channels as they could to get their numbers going.
irrespective of any dth you choose, installation will be done by a franchisee. only thing you ought to check is the signal strength after the installation and the stern test will be this rainy season/outage that comes with it. If your connection can survive this you should be good to go.

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Post  plum on Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:34 pm

Took Videocon d2h. Combos are good and offers are sensible. Let's see how it goes....I counted the dishes in my apartment terraces
28 Tata Sky, 19 Airtel, 5 DIsh TV, 4 SUN Direct, 2 Videocon d2h(Including mine).
Tata Sky market share Shocked
Kalanidhi Marar epdi DIshTVkkum keezhE? (Admittedly unscientific study but Tata Sky market share is staggering and equally, airtel way above SUN is a surprise)

I do hear SUN DIRECT Service is worshtttu....but how does mArar not manipulate his way to the top?

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Post  kid_glove on Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:31 pm

Hey Wizzy,

Suggest a handheld gadget with decent screen size that behaves like a laptop for 15-17k for reading books, watching films, accessing internet, and other work related applications (MS OFFICE, SAP GUI, Citrix)

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Post  Wizzy on Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:53 pm

Plum, suffice to say you are in posh locality. Sundirect burnt their finger by getting into HD.

K-G, what form factor are you looking at? only android possible in that price range, idiots @ Asus are selling Nexus 7 for 20k Mad


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Post  Wizzy on Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:59 pm

anyone here used/use reliance internet, they are offering 4mbps @ 1000rs w/o FUP Shocked that translates to 1 bluray remux per day.
too tempting bounce

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Post  kid_glove on Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:09 pm

Asus Transformer prime looks good. Something like that. That you could just as easily detached/connected to keyboard/mouse/external hdd, etc.. Also a HD camera ..

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Post  Wizzy on Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:18 pm

if you can source it from US get Acer Iconia W510 or Asus VivoTab Smart..both run Win 8/clovertrail and retails ~450-500$
should run anything you throw

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Post  kid_glove on Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:09 pm

Actually no, want to buy off Indian retail shop. Have a coupon. Suggest me something good available in Indian market/shops.

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Post  Wizzy on Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:49 pm

^if you are cool with Android I would suggest Samsung tab 2 but these are majorly overpriced for its specs in India.

I wouldn't spend more than 10k on a tablet if you consider how hurriedly manufactures are dumping
their new devices there by stagnating the support/development.

imo these chinese tabs make up for great consumption devices wrt ebooks/movies/youtube/portable mkv player/light gaming via hdmi with a battery of 6-8 hrs.. have used/gifted 7" Aurora II/Elf II , no complaints thus far. great pricing wrt h/w..they have a shop in ebay India(ainolindia) so all your coupons should work. Ainol even opened up their source code and the sloths @ Slatedroid have already ported Ubuntu to Elf II so you don't have much to worry wrt support.with M$ planning a office app relase for androids by jan-2013 this is a no-brainer.

Ainol's new 10" version Hero http://www.ainolindia.com/Ainol-Hero-10-ips-jelly-bean.html

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Post  sid_316 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:07 pm

Reliance plans are awesome seriously afro. wizzy do let me know if u hear any good things about it

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Post  Wizzy on Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:53 am

Sid, they offer wired connection in either DSL/metro ethernet modes //metro is with static ip and 1:1 up/down(yeah I know it is too good to be true )
gotta confirmation on feasibility in my area awaiting technician to show up. will keep you posted on speed/reliability.



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Post  kid_glove on Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:04 am

Thanks Wizzy, you're a whizzy...

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Post  app_engine on Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:05 pm

Don't the cable TV fellows provide internet in TN / Chennai?

They typically give much higher speeds for the same cost (here in U.S.)

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Post  Nerd on Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:41 am

Sakal/Wizz and others, Should I pull the trigger on an ASUS TFT300T 10" for $269 + Tax. This will be for my personal use.
Specs: http://www.asus.com/Tablet/Transformer_Pad/ASUS_Transformer_Pad_TF300T/#specifications

Last year I bought a TF101 for $299 which went to my brother. He really likes it.

Thoughts please.

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Post  Sakalakala Vallavar on Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:11 pm

Nerd, Specs, athuvum ASUS, nallaa then irukku! But ungalukku android experience pudichirukkaa! Tablet experience OK nnaa go ahead thaan! Price um nallaa thaan irukku!

But this is last year product, so intha ThanksGiving la innum kammiyaana offer ~ $250 varum nu nenachen. Anyway i don't know market realities this year! Already Note 2 la settle aagittathaala slickdeals, bfads.net pakkame pOgalai!

So, price comparitive aa kammi nnaa yosikkaama vaanglaaam thaan!

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Post  Sakalakala Vallavar on Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:13 pm

Makkals, what about this laptop offer?!

http://cgi.ebay.in/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150945801738&ssPageName=ADME:B:PPOPN:IN:1123

Macbook Pro 13" 2.4GHz i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD OS X Mountain Lion

66K Price which is kind of US Pricing. This generally retails in Indian online and stores around 78 - 82K

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Post  V_S on Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:40 pm

sakala,
If you ask me, I would say yes. I am big apple fan, right from iMac, macbook pro to ipad, ipods and iphones. Mac book pro with mountain lion, I am also eyeing for that, might buy that very soon. I already own an iMac (since last 3 years) and very happy. Very Happy

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Post  Sakalakala Vallavar on Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:50 pm

Thanks V_S! Very Happy

Lets see what our other sagaas have to say abt the deal! Smile

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Post  Nerd on Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:21 pm

Sakala, thanks. I am no mactard. The only product I like is iPhone. iPad is *CRAZY* expensive for what it brings to the table with zero ways to customize it. And I buy iPhones only because they come cheaper with a contract.

Macbooks paakka nallaa irukkum, use panna arumaiyaa irukkum, but again extremely expensive for the specs etc., I am not a keen follower either so don't even take my word for it.

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Post  app_engine on Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:25 pm

Unless someone is seriously into video / audio editing, buying an apple computer is equivalent to throwing money into river, IMVSO!

I agree with Nerd on iPhone (and the music player iPod) - fantastic gadgets!

But notebooks / workstations are outrageously priced for what they can do in the computer world - with the exception of AV editing as mentioned above!

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Post  V_S on Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:40 pm

Everybody has got their own expectations and perceptions. Here is mine: Smile
I agree they are expensive, but for me satisfaction is first money next. I hate windows to extremes, especially for bloating softwares and big threat to security. We need to install that stupid anti-virus every year (as it gets expired). I was at no peace and the computer getting heated up soon and fans running with windmill sounds. So I can never go back to windows in my life again.

Second, the original ideas. As a maestro fan that helps, I don't like to buy a copied product/ideas. If the same ipad or imac or iphone would have first originated from other companies, I would have definitely gone for it, but it will never happen. After apple manufactures a product, everyone tries to imitate them, but they cannot even come closer to what apple does, except for pricing. Basically being a unix guy, I like every idea apple has got right into their systems, that also make me lean towards their products.

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