Thursday, June 21, 2007

"The Buddhist" : Soon on Dialog TV and update about scrambling issues

There is a billboard at the junction near the Technical College (on the way to Maradana) about the launch of a channel called "The Buddhist", soon on Dialog TV. This channel we believe will be launched along with the channels in the third transponder.

In other news that there is mixed information coming regarding the scrambling of channels on Dialog TV. We hope that whatever problems/decisions that resulted in the test channels being restricted for only a certain section of subscribers will be rectified soon and the channels are made available for everyone until testing is complete. If the channels are no longer testing as some other information suggests and have being packaged then an announcement should have been made that channels are not testing anymore then subscribers could have decided whether to upgrade or not. We hope that Dialog TV will make an announcement regarding this soon. Anyway since no announcement has been made yet, we can assume that the channels are still being tested. Subscribers who are desperate to watch the new channels should call (011) 4606000 and speak someone from senior management but others who can wait should could adopt a wait and see attitude until the official launch.

It seems that Dialog TV will have only three packages Rs 500, Rs 900 and Rs 1400 in the future and the older packages will be removed. This leaves a question whether older subscribers who are enjoying ESPN and POGO in the Rs 875/= package will continue to do so when they are upgraded to the Rs 900/= package. It will be very foolish if they remove these channels for the older subscribers and we do not believe that they will do this. We think that they will add ESPN and POGO to the Rs 900/= package thereby benefiting the newer Rs 900/= subscribers who are unable to view them now.

We once again stress that Dialog TV should not introduce any more packages higher that Rs 1400/= and should not raise package prices too. They should leave the package prices to the three mentioned above and use it to increase their sales. We however think that most of the new channels will be allocated to the Rs 1400/= package. In addition the upcoming religious channels such as "The Buddhist", "God TV" and fashion channel "Fashion TV" may be included to the lineup on request probably at an extra charge but it is not advisable for Dialog TV to categorize any channel as pay per view since the pay television market has not yet matured. The official launch date for the new channels is June 30th but this may change.

We like to stress that Subscribers Unite is not dead (like some have mentioned) and if you need to contact them please email dialogtv@yahoo.com, you can forward your complaints to them and they will forward it to Dialog TV.

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alf said...

test

alf said...

You fools,I told youll to throw that away and get dish tv,Now i am watching 162 channels for 900.00 rupees,no discrimination,no scrambled testing and ydont have to pay 1400.00 to watch 50 channels.Now you guys are fighting for nothing and we are enjoying everything.

Its not late to buy a dish tv connection,contact the telecave guy and you can get this for a reasonable price.

kaluperuma - hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

alf said...

CALL ROSHAN 0724219804
FAROOK 0777-634136

TELECAVE - 4515798

TO WATCH 162 CHANNELS FOR 1000/- ON DISH TV PACKAGE.

AUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTER FOR SATNET AND MR.LAKSHMAN HULUGALLA THE FATHER OF DTH IN SRI LANKA.

AMD said...

@ ALF,

Does Dish Tv have HBO, HBO HITS, HBO SIG, HBO FAM, CMAX, NEO , NEO + ????

Ya 162 channels,, but 1/2 are all hidi crap...

Check it for urself:

http://www.dishtvindia.in/default.asp

Jesika said...

alf
I think you ave a good knowledge in these languages...
Hindi
Punjabi
Gujarati
Oriya
Tamil
Malayalam
Bangla
Marathi
Telugu
Kannada
Good you can start tuition classes for those languages

cableguy said...

Adoooo Alf

You are back huh???

Looks like one by one the senior bloggers are voicing their opinion.

Machang Kalu... Oyage parana yaaluwa ayeth podi saddayak daanawa. Kiyapang ko hondawayn dekak.

To all new Bloggers.....
Get ready for some good blog entertainment.
Its all good. Please dont take anything said on this blog personally (except when DTV steals your money)

alf said...

# amd

DISH HAVE HBO,STAR MOVIES,MGM,TCM AND SONY PIX, NEO WILL BE THERE VERY SOON.

BUT WHOLE 162 CHANNELS ARE GIVEN FOR 900.00 AND WHAT DO YOU GET IN DIALOG 900.00

ITS YOUR CHOICE,I DONT FEEL DISCRIMINATED,OLD AND NEW ITS TREATED SAME BY DISH

Jesika said...

By the way
what is your favorite language?

Gujarati ? Malayalam ?

OR

i THINK Telugu

Give regards to your GRAND FATHER OF DTH IN SRI LANKA!!

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

alf,

On Blogger Since June 2007
Profile Views 1

This is some new whacko who just created a blogger account not the old Alf.

By the way, why would anyone pay Rs 1000 for Dishtv while it's actually Rs 750? Rest goes to 'the father of srilankan DTH' just like he earns Rs 600 monthly from EVERY satnet customer ? Yeah, he's your daddy

Dude said...

"MR.LAKSHMAN HULUGALLA THE FATHER OF DTH IN SRI LANKA" - My Ass.

"Mr." is not worth it, he should
be "PISSA LAKSHMAN HULUGALLA THE PROSTITUTE OF DTH IN SRI LANKA"

Dude said...

@@ LST

He could be the old Alf since, he must have created a new account because he could not upgrade his previous one into a Google Account from a Blogger Account.

Even I had to create a brand new one and name it as Dude because I could not upgrade my previous one.

alf said...

# LST , I THOUGHT YOU WERE USING A DISH TV CONNECTION AS PER SOME PREVIOUS COMMENTS MADE IN THE BLOG AND WHY ARE YOU RUNNING IT DOWN.

YES,I WAS OUT OF THE BLOG FOR SOME TIME,BECAUSE I DONT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH DIALOG TV PROBLEMS.I ONLY THOUGHT OF COMMENTING AFTER SEING THE WAY OLD CBNSAT CUSTOMERS ARE TREATED AND I HAD TO CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT AS MY OLD ONE WAS NOT WORKING.

ITS UPTO YOU TO DECIDE

Vishkid said...

Ignore this new Alf profile and lets concentrate on getting our 'test' channels back.

This DishTV promoter should notice that NO WHERE in this blog we have mentioned a worthy competitor to DTV even if we hv some issues with them. DishTV is NOT an alternative to DTV and I think this is old hat we hv discussed and discarded a long time back.

So that's not a fact. The fact is we must continue to wait till we get official confirmation from DTV as to how they are going to assign these channels to packages.

My humble appeal to all (and inform your offline friends too) is NOT to change or upgrade your packages at this juncture just to watch new channels for a handful of days. If you do - you are loosing to a marketing tactic. Wait till the launch date and make up your mind. Also hang on to see how DTV combines the existing two package structures. IMO, there is NO WAY that they can take off existing channels from any subscriber. So new DTV subscribers are set to benefit as they will get to see more channels (ESPN, POGO on 900 package).

Also, thanks Admin about the news on Subscribers Unite.

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

alf,
of course i'm using a dishtv connection. But I'm not obsessed with it or i havent forced anyone to buy one so far. I have my own reasons for using dishtv but dude... calling Hulla 'the father of DTH'...

Dish has 2 million customers but DTV with it's small 25k customer base have made some giant leaps and if it enters Indian market, i'm sure more ppl will abandon tatsky and dishtv and switch over.

AMD said...

Alf -

as per the comments in this blog, u can see that ur not wanted here, so please take ur hindi crap dish tv and ur father of DTH and keep both for urself ok.

This is a DTV blog not a DISH TV or any other blog.

alf said...

DISH HAS ACTIVE SERVICES ON MANY CHANNELS,GAMING,EPG FOR ONE WEEK AND THEY HAVE AQUIRED THE TRANSPONDERS VACCATED BY DD ON NSS6 AND THEY WILL HAVE CHANNELS WHICH YOU CANT EVEN IMAGINE.

IF YOU GUYS ARE REALY SATISFIED IN PAYING 1400.00 TO SEE 50 CHANNELS YOU MUST BE OUT OF YOU MIND WHEN YOU CAN SEE 162 FOR 900.00

# JESIKA - I AM VERY GOOD AT SINHALA,TAMIL AND ENGLISH AND KEEP DAY DREAMING AS YOU WANT GET GOD TV ON YOUR 900.00 PACKAGE.

AMD said...

@ Alf,

Which part dont u get ???

THIS IS A DTV BLOG. WE DO NOT NEED TO PAY 900 AND GET 1/2 HINDI CRAP. SO WE PAY 900 or 1400 FOR QUALITY CHANNELS.

REMEMBER ITS NOT QUANTITY BUT QUALITY.

PLEASE DONT USE THIS BLOG TO PROMOTE UR FATHERS DISH TV CONNECTIONS.

cableguy said...

Hey Guys

We need some good entertainment on this blog while most of us patiently wait until June 30th for DTV to get their act together.

And what better way to entertain the blog than to have Alf around. So let him have his say. After all, its a "Free and Democratic" blog.

Kalu...where are you?????

Alf avilla visit ekak daanna...

alf said...

JESIKA AND LOT OF BLOGGERS USED TO MAIL ME AND ASK HOW TO GET DISH TV CONNECTIONS,AND WHAT A CHANGE OF HEART FROM THE OLD BLOGGERS WHO CAME AFTER ME.

WHAT IS DTV,DISH HAVE NOW SURPASSED 3 MILLION USERS,DTV DONT EVEN HAVE 30K.

DISHN TV HAS NOW INTRODUCED A FUNCTION WHERE YOU CAN SELECT THE CAMERA ANGLE OF CRICKET MATCH,DTV WILL TAKE 10 MORE YEARS TO INTRODUCE THOSE,AND FOOLS LIKE KALUPERUMA,JESIKA, AMD,VKID AND DUDE WANT COME OUT OF THE WELL.EVEN THOUGH LST DOESNT ADMIT HE IS WISE ENOUGH TO STICK WITH DISH TV.

D.L.R. said...

Alf is back with Huluballa
But Kalu is not coming to screen.
He may know what will going to happend to CBNSat customers in future.
Machan Kalu, Apita sorry weida?

Yesterday cus care guy said 1350+ people will get all channels but we (850+) will get only what we can see during test period.

another funny thing in FUTURE TODAY
you can listen to ICC worldcup jingle two months after the worlcup. it says buy paying additional 200 you can upgrade to watch icc world cup.
FUTURE TODAY

Priyantha De Silva said...

ALF,
Very much thanks for your advice & dedication of your time for us & making sympathy,


This is the DTV blog.We all believe DTV is the Best. That's why we pay for that.

Not others. This is the DTV blog.We all believe DTV is the Best. That's why we pay for that.

Our intention is to rise up DTV not others. We don't want crap Hindi channels with adds anymore. Then, we don't want Dish TV.We're much satisfied with DTV compare to Dish. This is a struggle in the HOUSE to build up comfortably. Not to live in a neighborer's house when angry with own home.

@ HBO Hits,

I think HBO Hits & Family must add to the subscribers who pay below 900 rupees. Because all the Films that has been shown, did broadcast some tomes back on HBO , Signature. ( See the schedule of them )

@ ABC,

Also since ABC is a FTA channel it must come to the lowest Package.
If, Not,
DTV's very unfair , not even for whom that bought DTV, For the future buyers .

@ Test,
There isn't any software problem regarding the test channels.If anyone Upgrade , How it works in few hours to get the Test channels back.It's marketing,
The Sri lanka's Most successful traders TACTIC.



@ AMD,


( Repeat from a past post )

really really there was a IRD Upgrade.
If any one say NO,
How could this happened ?

*After IRD Upgrade,

1.Time GMT is +0530h. Before +0600h ,

2.Password was 9949, Now 1234.

3.If we use Antenna in to give signal to the TV set, It'll get Black & White Colors.Before the IRD Upgrade there were Multy colors.

Then, there is something wrong with Upgrade., Because anyone can't see the channels in COLORS using antenna position. But Can , using AV inputs .

*******
* ALF must be LAKSHMAN HULUGALLA ,
Himself. Any other in this world not barking for him, Even His Own Dog.He is crying to sell Dish TV.....................)Like going to Die when DTV market develop.

so.. so.. sorry.. Hulugalla alias ALF.

laksirif said...

Alf,

Don't remind us about that name Hulugalla. He is the one who deprived many of us to suffer without the facility for 6 mths. Hulugalla's idea was to entice us to abandon CBN Sat & join his facility. Fortunately, many of us didn't fall in to his trap. Neither do we wish to waste our time about that guy.

Our main idea is to get a good & reasonable deal from DTV. Many of us who have Dialog Mobile phones would know that if you keep silent with Dialog they will think that they can have their way. Therefore we need to voice our protests. That's all.

As suggested by Ricky lets wait until 30th.

BTW my attempts to contact Kasun to get his response what I gathered last night, have failed so far. In one instance when asked for Kasun, I overheard some guys at DTV talking in Tamil(I can understand Tamil to a fair extent) that its a another complain & to transfer my call to C/Care.

Kasun said...

Hey Guys,

Why are we care about what this stupit ALF say. Lets Talk about DTV. DTV is the Best for us. So Lets Talk about it not those Hindi Crap.

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

"WHAT IS DTV,DISH HAVE NOW SURPASSED 3 MILLION USERS,DTV DONT EVEN HAVE 30K."

Yeah. And India has 1 billion population while SL has 20 million. Do the math.

"EVEN THOUGH LST DOESNT ADMIT HE IS WISE ENOUGH TO STICK WITH DISH TV."

I'm keeping it coz it has Classic Cartoon channel Boomerang with them. Otherwise i'd have switched do DTV long ago. But honestly, when you take the overall content, DTV is way ahead of dish.

btw u are wasting ur time here mate. U cud have sold a few connections through the blog when there was cable tv blackout but i dont think anyone will buy dishtv now.

Hanees said...

BEFORE TESTING CHANNELS WE HAVE 36 CHANNELS.
FOR 900/- , 32 CHANNELS , 47%
FOR 1400/- , 36 CHANNELS , 53%

CONSIDERING THESE PERCENTAGE,
NEW 18 CHANNELS SHOULD/MUST BE AS FOLLOWS

FOR 900/- , 16 CHANNELS
FOR 1400/- , 18 CHANNELS

I THINK THIS IS FAIR ENOUGH

WHAT DO YOU THINK ?

D.L.R. said...

I hate DTV's marketing strategies,
and the way they treat us (CBNSat customers)

But remember, it doesn't mean that we like Huluballa's coment in our DTV Blog. This is DTV blog, We r strugling to strengthen DTV's quality & future , same time customer's benifits & rights.

Sumzy said...

DTV will be increasing their charges and the will be having a new package for expensive channels

As far as I know Nimbus charges 100 SL Rupees for both neo channels (Neo Sports and Neo Sports+) per each DTV subscriber.

And paying that is crap since it only telecasts matches that india plays in India only. Getting Star Cricket will be a good investment as the 20/20 world cup is also in there. But I doubt DTV getting it

alf said...

WHO IS THIS PRIYANTHA DE SILVA,HE WAS NOT EVEN BORN WHEN GUYS LIKE JESIKA,LST WERE BLOGGING HERE AND WAS TRYING TO GET DEFUNCT CBNSAT BACK.PRIYANTHA DE SILVA DONT TALK NONSENSE WITHOUT KNOWING HOW THIS BLOG CAME INTO BEING,I DONT MIND JESIKA,DUDE,CABLEGUY,AMD,ROB,LISURU,CBNSATVICTIM,MICHLE,JOKIYA,VKID AND EVEN KALUPERUMA CRITISISING ME,BUT NOT THESE GUYS WHO HAVE LANDED TWO OR THREE DAYS BACK.

BUT WITH THE 6 NEW TRANSPONDERS AQUIRED BY DISH,YOU CAN IMAGINE WHAT THE CHANNEL LINE UP IS GOING TO BE,THEY WILL HAVE THE BEST CHANNEL LINEUP IN ENTIRE ASIA,ITS GOING TO BE QUALITY AND QUANTITY,DONT REGRET AFTER THAT

Sumzy said...

I have both Comet and Dish TV and I think Dish TV is far better. There are several channels that are Hindi and Other languages as Jesika told, but I don't mind those as I only watch English Entertainment and Sports

Who cares Hulugalla, Dish TV is his property it's indian. And I don't care anyones openion. If I can get Dish TV and use it here, If I can pay the money there, who cares ?

They have acquired 5 new transponders from NSS6 and will be adding some new channels. and Cricket+ from ten sports and Star Cricket is in that list !

That's it

soorapappa said...

I also agree with sumzy regarding NEO channels. Those are bad channels, whenever I put those... it shows Indian matches. Seems like nothing else :-(

About Dish. Ya man... it's also a bullshit. Most of it will have non english channels with tons of adds and english ones also an indian feed. You'll break your remote soon due to frequent channel changes.

Channel change time 30%
Watching time 70%

DTV lath hama jaraawama deela honda channels walath quality anagaththo me tikama thamai kiyanna wenne.

Vishkid said...

@ Sumzy - so what the fuck? Go and say that in DishTV blog (if you can create one that is).

We don't wanna hear about Dish or LBN or Comet - if we want well hv a look at those blogs.

And so sir .. you can just f* off.

nimal said...

Ara cableguy kiwwa wagey meka "Free and Democratic" blog ekak.

@AMD umba gihin Comet & LBN blog ekey comments dammeth e freedom eka nisamai..eka nisa alfwa pan nana hadanna epa..apita thaamath mathakai Kalugei Alfgeyi parana waada tika

@alf
Hulla kohomada bang umbey bosa uney...a dawas wala umba thaniyen neda business kaley? Besides how come hulla may indutry ekey father wenney? ai ethkota srinimal gey bosa "baluwardena" ..U MOKADA?

wadak naha habai Kaluwath dan ambarena paart...

Common Kalu ...keep this blog alive until we get the new channels

riky said...

ABC will be there in the 500/-pack,but honestly what hanees thinks is not going to happen and only a few channels will be available on the 900/-pack.

I can confirm that DTV did not do a IRD upgrade other than testing the software(iderto).

As sumzys price increase,its not going to take place other than getting the packages in to a commen platform (not having 875/- and 900/- ,but having only 900/-)

soorapappa said...

@ Riky,
What will happen to existing 500 pack. Will it remove/change any channels ? will AXN removed from 500?

Because I've planned to go to 500 and get others extra.

Dude said...

@riky

Does this mean that the only packages will be Rs 500/=, Rs 900/=, Rs 1400/=. Dialog will not increase rental more than Rs 1400/= is it?

One more thing riky, Admin has posted here that a channel called "The Buddhist" is also to be introduced. Does this mean that "God TV" will be also available with this transponder launch.

elakiri said...

According to my friend having comet, star channels off air from comet. Interesting comment from Comet blog (posted here because it will have a effect on monopoly).
" Anonymous said...

Star world,star movies and star plus i out due to non payment.James scobie has tranffered everything back to australia and is missing.The star world signal is from tatasky.Comet cable is re broadcasting tatasky star world signal.I doubt they will activate start movies today.
The new owners are sri lankans.I do not wanna tell you guys more about this cos im scared of the white van.They are very well connected to the most powrerful group.As said they are the agents for the newest port project which is coming up as well as the brokers for airbus deal which went through mihin air.DTV guys are trying to create a stroy by saying comet is now owned by an indian company.This is bullshit.Lets wait for few more days.The battle for supremacy will begin.DTH service will hot up soon.

Thursday, June 21, 2007 2:19:00 PM "

arnold perera said...

One thing is very clear, DTV will make money playing the fool with customers. Other than the religious channels, nothing will be added to 900 package.
You can think of any coonection whis legal and worthy for the money you pay.
You do not have to promote any service provider, try to get the best service for the money you pay.

AMD said...

Riky,

If there was no software update,
how did the new menu come, the password change and my epg menu also change ? before i did the update my s/w date was june 2005, now it is June 2006.

laksirif said...

Managed to speak to Kasun 15mins ago. He confirmed that they have not yet decided about the new channels. DTV Snr. Management including himself will be having a meeting at around 3.30pm and he said the issues about old CBN customers will be taken up, with due consideration for the letter DTV sent us after the take over in Dec 2006. Further, he said the final decision will be taken tomorrow & he took my contact no: with a promise to call me back.

Shall update friends if I hear anything new.

riky said...

They will have 500/-,900/-,1400/-,but i dont know which of the channels will be added to 500/- and 900/- from the new content.

Yes they will have the "The Budhdhist" and "God TV" in their lineup.

riky said...

amd

What i am telling is the confirmation i got from the engineering guys,They confirmed that they did not do an IRD upgrade.

How you got and what you got,I dont know how and why.

Amalka said...

@ Riky

any thin know about STAR CRICKET

cbnsatcustomer said...

@riky

Normally IRD Upgrade option is disabled in the menu. But one night it was enabled. So some of us including me selected that option and software was downloaded and upgraded to 01 June 2007 version. Next day it was disabled again. With that upgrade our old cbnsat customers decoder software became up-to-date with new DTV customers as far as I can understand.

Jesika said...

Riky
as ams says IRD update was available for few days. but i couldn't able to do it. I think DTV guys just did check. They didnt officially did a s/w upgrade.

will God Tv in the lineup when DTV officially lunch on 30th?

TERRY said...

Didnt i tell you about Gamini,The bugger is missing from the day he got to see the test transmission and untill they came he was a pain in the ass.Cant we get his account number deactivate the test and get all the other guys ones activated,Then the bugger will be commenting here untill we get irritated.

riky said...

cbnsatcustomer/jesika - It would have happened on the day tested (They did a test without checking the software from iderto),They will officialy do the upgrade when they get the ok on software.

God TV is scheduled prior to the launch and it will be there if everything goes to plan and i am unware for which package it will be available.

elakiri said...

Jessika,

Ammapa me GOD Tv ekata wada ekak attema nedda. Blog gaanak purama mekata maragatta neda. hamadaama zee studio eke 7.30-8.30 wage baluwanam oyata ati wenna god gana ahaganna puluwanne. Oita wada entertainment channels oone taram tiyenawa neda. Kaman ne eka oyage choice ekane. eetha itin oka gana ahanawa iwarayakma nene. Dan ekasarayak riky kiuwane god tv and buddhist dekama denawa kiyala. tawa monawada ?

TechnoGuy said...

DialogTV against DishTV and Tata Sky

+ Non-Indian channel feeds of AXN, HBO, Zone Reality and STAR (as said by Riky) which have less ads and better programming (and do not get banned by the government all the time)

+ No problems and disagreements with any content providers, and therefore provides everything at equal quality.

Zee channels are owned by the same as DishTv. Therefore Tata Sky (owned partly by STAR) gets a low quality feed of Zee channels, and only a few of them.
Similarily, until recently DishTV did not get the STAR channel. Even now they are in low quality on DishTV.

+ Better customer support, becuase DishTV (mostly) has awful customer support

+ Better contact with the customer through places like this blog. Tata and DishTV hardly notice the customers except for the money.

+ Radio channels at high quality.

- Less total channels

- No multiple audio feeds

- Channels all come from abroad, not local (excpept radio and free local channels of course). Therefore the price is higher. It can't be helped, but DTV should reduce it as much as possible.

TechnoGuy said...

@ Riky
Thanks for all.

the upgrade we got was: JUNE 1 2006

not 2007!


@ Elakiri and Jessika
The channels will probably be available at your own choice.

So Jessika can have it. Elakiri can scramble it. All will be happy.

Just don't bring up th religious issues again.


@ Alf
Hi! Goodbye! For Ever, please!

You are only a clown in this place. What you say or do will only be taken as a joke.


@ Admin
Can you delete these comments by Alf, Arnold Perera and other idiots. Get rid of them, please. They disfigure this blog.

If you don't have time (most people dont; what a busy life), maybe you can trust another friend to watch the blog and delete the shit. It'll be a help for everyone!

AMD said...

@ Riky - Thanks.

@ Admin - I 2nd that statement by Tguy. Please delete those comments. They hav nothing to do with the issues we are discussing here.

Priyantha De Silva said...

Are you not born yet ? Don’t behave like a child in the Womb.

Don’t measure people from Ages , do from what they’re doing.
You can’t market your things here. In vain you are wasting time with arguing.
I wish all the success, Mr. Hullugalla. But not here. You can’t afraid me anyway. If you want anything I can do it. Do your own work . That’s kid’s work measure people from there Age. Then give the Presidency to Rathnasiri Wikramanayake, ‘Cose he is older than Mahinda.

Also, Tell Kinsly to resign from Sirasa. To give the post Anyone older than Him, Idiot !
Even, CBN time I was here, But didn’t participate for a reason. Then I know who are the real ones & “Kalakannis”( Wasting Timer )

Priyantha De Silva said...

@ That was for ALF

soorapappa said...

@ Riky. Thanks a lot for all info. But I would like to know (I'm sure most of us) that what will happen to existing channels and packages. Will they remain same or will they shuffle as well ? or only new channels will be put to 500,900,1400 ?

Do you know anything regarding this ?

Priyantha De Silva said...

riky,

please note,
I really assure there was a IRD Upgrade. Something changed after that. I know you tell the truth as you can. but there're many, who did the Upgrade, got changed the menu as Time(GMT) +0530h from +0600h default.

If you can try again to get to know what happened at that time ( about 2 days time )

Thanks very much for what you're doing in this blog.

hsjaya said...

Alf,

Do you think you are god ? No body can critise you? Who gave you that right. When you come and blog here you accept all condition apply to all bloggers. That is, your comments are subject to comments of all other fellow bloggers. There is no juniors or seniors here. This belong to all Bloggers who have DTV connection. You may have done yomen service during the black out. Thanks for that. But now dont come and promote other products here. Go to DISH TV blog and comment and promote. We dont respect or care abount your seniority. We only care and respect about the sensible comments and suggestion made by DTV bloggers here. This may be too harsh, E unata illan kanna kemethi nan monawa karannada.

We have a serious problem now. If you are faithful to DTV try provide a practical solution for that. Donot take advantage out of our problem and promote hindi bullshit DISH TV.


For your information I am also a newe blogger. But Bought DTV on 01 June 2005 and lost the connection on June 06th.

hsjaya said...

Correction......

My Dtv connection date should read as 01 june 2006

SAG said...

Dear All,

Please tell me from where i can get the IRD Software and how to up grade.

Thanks
SAG

YES FM Morning Show Community said...
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soorapappa said...

@SAG,
Please follow previous comments and threads.

Nathan said...

Hi

its nice to be back after a few days.

Well there's been so much going on but i cant believe how Dtv can discriminate its customers considering this issue of 1,375/- and 1,400/-. I being an old CBN Sat customer feels highly let down and wonder if this is the price for our loyalty.

To all this DishTv promoters on here: this is a blog spot to discuss issues of Dtv. We dont care if you receive 300 channels for 900/- we are happy with what we have as we are confident that Dtv's service provider has the technology to provide us better in future.

So just leave it be.

Nathan said...

@sag

There is no upgrade mate at the momnet..join the wait and see club!

hsjaya said...

Hi Priyantha,

You are absolutely correct about the comment made about ALF.

There is no room for anybody here to promote other products. This is only for DTV bloggers to discuss their issus, concerns, problems or whatever it is.


If anybody wants to promote any other cable tv he should find some other place for that.

Thanks for your comments !

Looser said...

Is this the real old alf?

I don't think so.

Anyway DTV is much better than DishTV. But DishTV is much cheaper and the quality is also low.

(I'm using the both at the moment)

Lasa said...

Hi Guys,
I don't think it's about treating 500, 900 & 1400 customers deiferently. I have 1400 package and still i can't watch test channels. Also i think we should strictly blog here only about DTV issues, not marketing of other DTH providers. If any one want to promote other DTH providers pls open a new blog and do your marketing there.

KIDO said...

Hi Everyone...

BREAKING NEWS:
§ DTV going to introduce 100Pkg from July.

§ GOD & THE Buddhist TV are available from July 1st week for FOC.
§ 850 Pkg CX’s able to get all the 900Pkg channels with the new updates from July.

hsjaya said...

KODO,

Thanks for the news

Could you explain further

Does this mean old 850+ will loose ESPN and POGO or New 900pkg will get ESPN and POGO

hsjaya said...

HI KIDO,

My apologies for spelling you as KODO.

Sorry |

KIDO said...

Hi Hsjaya,
No worries, 850Pkg holder able to get both ESPN & STAR. (but in future there is no more 850Pkg)

cbnsatcustomer said...

Hello KIDO

"DTV going to introduce 100Pkg from July."

Do you mean a Rs.100 package?

KIDO said...

Hi cbn(DTV)satcustomer,
Yes,ul be able to get only 10-12channels under this pkg.

TechnoGuy said...

There is another tv channel called

DHARMAVAHINI

on LBN! I have never even heard of it until Sudhar mentioned in on their blog.

How many Buddhist TV stations do we actually have?

cbnsatcustomer said...

Hi kido

Thanks for the info. Do you know the situation with the test channels. If you know anything pls share with us.

SAG said...

Dear Friend,
I call the customer care and made a complain about AXNs audio issue with the right channel and it’s happening since last weekend. It seems them were not aware of the problem. And guy who was at cs asked me to do several activities with the remote control, but nothing didn’t work. I know there is nothing to do with remote or something wrong with my setup. I’m they are having the problem with their end. Finally cs guy told me that he will inform it to the relevant dept. About 5 mins after ending the call I got the sound on right channel. BUT IT’S NOT STEREO like earlier. 

SAG said...

Dose any one of u guys have any e-mail addresses of DTV managers or signor engineers. If u have please let me know.

Nathan said...

@alf

wow nice language mate!

keep it up, you would go places.

Ok here is an update for all you guys.

I called CC at around 7pm yesterday and the guy on duty said that they have received an official announcement that only the 1,400/- subscribers would have the new channels on. So its official...get upgraded..its pointless having a wait and see approach..we are at the mercy of Dtv..

If you want newchannels and which are of importance and quality of programming is high you will have to pay that extra 25/- and in future if Dtv increases it to even 2,500/- you will still have to pay it if you want such channels. After all they are the service provier,,,we are only bloggers who are their customers. (some are not ..lol)

Lets hope for the best!

hsjaya said...

I am giving you an extraction from
http://en.wikipedia.org related to dialog TV. This will give some information about DTV and current postion. I think you all should read this

Dialog TV currently provides 29 international TV channels and 6 local TV channels, plus 10 local radio channels. Channels are provided within 3 packages, having 17 channels, 26 channels and 29 channels respectively.


Channels

Television
CH01 CNN
CH02 BBC
CH03 Al Jazeera English
CH04 HBO
CH05 HBO Signature
CH06 Cinemax
CH07 AXN
CH08 ESPN
CH09 Star Sports
CH10 Discovery
CH11 Animal Planet
CH12 Discovery Travel and Living
CH13 National Geographic Channel
CH14 The History Channel
CH15 Nat Geo Adventure
CH16 Zone Reality
CH17 Pogo
CH18 Animax
CH19 Nickelodeon
CH20 Cartoon Network
CH21 Rupavahini (Local)
CH22 Channel Eye (Local)
CH23 MTV India
CH24 SET Max
CH25 VH1
CH26 ITN (Local)
CH27 Zee TV
CH28 Zee Studio
CH29 Zee Cafe
CH30 Zee Sports
CH31 Zee Cinema
CH32 Zee Trendz
CH33 Zee Muzic
CH34 TNL (Local)
CH35 Derana (Local)
CH36 Swarnavahini (Local)
(Test channels in third transponder are listed below as of June 18th)

CH37 Ten Sports (TEN Sports)
CH38 Hallmark Channel (Hallmark Channel)
CH39 SET (SET)
CH40 HBO Hits ([HBO Hits])
CH41 Australia Network ([Australia Network])
CH42 Test 6 ([Neo Sports])
CH43 Test 7 ([Neo Sports Plus])
CH44 Test 8 ([Sony SAB])
CH44 SRTV ([SRTV])
(As of 18th June 2007, the channels below do not have valid audio visual data)

CH45 Test 10

[edit] Radio
CH01 Sha FM
CH02 Sooriyan FM
CH03 Gold FM
CH04 Sun FM
CH05 Hiru FM
CH06 TNL Radio
CH07 Lite 89.2
CH08 Asura FM
CH09 Isira FM
CH10 Max Radio

Future Television Channels
These are channels which have been confirmed by Dialog TV internal sources. These will be launched soon (as of June 2007) in the third transponder. DialogTV first promised to launch these channels way back in April but the plans were delayed due to undisclosed reasons.

STAR Movies
STAR World
STAR Plus
STAR Gold
STAR Vijay
Neo Sports
Neo Sports Plus
TEN Sports
HBO Family
HBO HiTS
Hallmark Channel
Australia Network

Returning Television Channel
These channels were at least once available previously on Dialog TV. They are confirmed to be relaunched with the third transponder.

Fashion TV
SET
Sony SAB

[edit] Infrastructure
Dialog TV broadcasts using the DVB-S System through the IS12 (Formally Known as PAS12) Satellite positioned at 45° East. KuBand Signals are received using a 60 cm diameter Aluminum Mini-Dish and a Sharp LNB. The LNB is connected to a COSHIP CDVB5110D SetTop Box. Irdeto 2 technology is used to unlock the encrypted signal. The SetTop Box is also programmed to block Free-to-Air satellite channels, as well as preventing manual changes to transponder details (in June 2007 update). Software updates are downloaded through the satellite network.


Competition and Coverage
Dialog TV reportedly has the highest number of cable TV subscribers in Sri Lanka. Its main competition is currently Lanka Broadband Networks (LBN), providing cable based television services both in analog and DVB-C in a few areas of Colombo. LBN has some reliability problems due to frequent damage to cables and power failures to its amplifiers although being a cable based 'cable' network it has better quality than DTV.

Competition may soon come from other expected DTH services, although none have been confirmed yet.

Confirmed competition in the future is SLT IPTV, although the service is still awaiting their broadcasting license to set up the system.

Dialog TV has coverage over the entire of Sri Lanka and up to Nepal and neighboring countries through the IS12 satellite.

It is unlikely that DTV will launch its services in India which has a potentially huge audience is currently well served by DishTV India and TataSky. These providers offer almost all the channels offered by DTV plus more channels to suit the various regions of India.


[edit] Development and Expansion
Dialog TV expresses its hopes to soon expand their digital network to other neighboring countries. It is said that there are already Dialog TV customers in Maldives.

Dialog TV signed an agreement with ESPN and Star Sports on 7 March 2006, and launched the channels on 24 March 2006. The Zee package (Zee TV, Zee Cafe, Zee Cinema, Zee Trendz, Zee Sports, Zee Muzic, Zee Studio) was launched in January. Al Jazeera English was launched on 19th April 2007, replacing the SET channel.

Dialog TV's third transponder was launched in late April 2007. A software and NIT upgrade was tested on 8th June to make new facilities available for subscribers. These include a 7-day Electronic Programming Guide. The third transponder is now available on Dialog TV for all subscribers, and the new channels on the transponder are expected to be launched very soon.


[edit] High Defenition Tests
Dialog TV is believed to be carrying out private test transmissions of High Definition broadcasting.

It is rumored that Dialog TV is using the Discovery HD Channels, available on the same satellite as Dialog TV, for testing purposes.


[edit] Closure of Dialog TV (then CBNsat) and halt of services for 6 months
On June 6th 2006, the Sri Lanka Police's Criminal Investigation Department raided the CBNsat broadcast premises and ordered to shut down the service. CBNsat was accused of not possessing the correct DTH broadcasting license and broadcasting the NTT channel (of the LTTE) on their service. CBNsat was also blamed for broadcasting possibly illegal content on Fashion TV.

The Media Ministry took over the case when the CID dropped their charges in late 2006. It was not possible to show evidence of CBNsat broadcasting the NTT channel as it blocked Free To Air channels form the customer decoders and NTT was a Free To Air channel.

The Media Ministry could not prove any of the allegations and was finally forced to provide the necessary license to CBNsat. Meanwhile, CBNsat was financially crippled and was acquired by Dialog Telekom in December 2006. The service was finally relaunched in February 2007.

As a result of the closure, a few subscribers gathered together to form CBNsat Subscribers Unite. The subscribers worked hard to bring CBNsat out of trouble during the closure, and ultimately caused the government to give up their vested interests.


[edit] Current status
Dialog TV is now relaunched together with most of their original package. zOOm, Raj TV package and the Goal TV package have been dropped from the lineup due to low viewership. The Zee package (consisting of 7 channels) was added to lineup to replace those channels, and also in gratitude for the support of its many loyal customers.

The subscriber group still exists, renamed as Dialog TV Subscribers Unite, in order to sort out customer problems directly with the Dialog TV management.

AMD said...

@ laksirif , any - any update about the new channels, can u confrim what Nathan has said about the packages ?

hsjaya said...

Hi guys,

You may have seen that SLT is going to provide IPTV. Since I did not have any idea what IPTV I made some seraches and found some articles.

If you are interested pl read. Otherwisie forget about it.

I think we have to konw what is going to happen in the Cable TV industry to respond properly to DTV markting strategies.

IPTV
(Internet Protocol TV) Also called "TV over IP," IPTV delivers scheduled TV programs and video-on-demand (VOD) via the IP protocol and digital streaming techniques used to watch video on the Internet. In order to receive and decode the images in realtime, the user requires either an IPTV set-top box or a computer and software-based media player.

IPTV enables a data-voice-video "triple play" service to be based entirely on IP because Internet access, voice over IP (VoIP) and IPTV all use the same IP packet format. To compete with cable TV, the telephone companies have taken the lead with IPTV over DSL lines. Rather than tune into one of many video channels being transmitted simultaneously over cable TV, IPTV users request a particular channel, which is routed to the user like every resource on the Internet.

TV over the Internet

There are a multitude of IPTV stations that deliver their content only via the Internet. Although there are paid subscriptions to some services, most are free. In addition, many TV broadcasters send their video over the air and to the Internet simultaneously. See IP, streaming video, IP on Everything and triple play.

Overview
In the past, television was only distributed via cable, satellite, or terrestrial systems. Today - with the increase in Internet connection speeds, advances in technology, the increase of total number of people online, and the decrease in connection costs - it has become increasingly common to find traditional television content accessible freely and legally over the Internet. In addition to this, new Internet-only television content has appeared which is not distributed via cable, satellite, or terrestrial systems.

Internet TV can come in many forms. For instance, it can

be watched on a regular TV (via a Set-top box), or on a computer, or on a portable device (such as a mobile phone)
show a channel 'live' (like regular TV), or allow the viewer to select a show to watch on demand ("Video-on-Demand")
involve any budget - from home camcorder productions to expensive professional productions
be protected from copying, or easily duplicated as a perfect copy
be free or paid for - and may be supported by advertisements
be an interactive or passive medium
One of the barriers to wider adoption of Internet television is streaming technology, which can be of poor quality and high cost to the providers. The BBC's Dirac project seeks to address this by creating a scalable, high-quality, free codec for streaming video content over the net.

As Internet television becomes more pervasive, efforts are being made by companies to develop the transmission of existing pay-TV channels to regular TV sets over the net, while retaining control over how the media is used. Such control is required in order to protect existing subscription and pay-per-view business models

Implementation
Internet Television services have at least two different models:


Fee based
This type of service is generally funded and supported by large telecom providers and follows the previous cable, satellite or terrestrial systems, based on a subscription fee, adding new features like high-definition TV, video on demand and digital video recording.

The usage of internet protocols to provide two-way communication will also open the way for interactivity with the TV program content, for example making it possible to choose between multiple camera angles, vote on an interactive TV show, or order a product sample.

Europe and Asia have been the leaders in implementing these Internet Television services for paying customers, which are expected to become mainstream in just a few years replacing traditional cable subscriptions. In the US the providers have not shown so much interest about this technology yet. Internet Television is a more interesting alternative to cable TV also in countries where there is a poor cable infrastructure, like India and China.

The software platform chosen by network operators to provide the most recent Internet television services has been Microsoft TV IPTV Edition, which works together with a set-top box.

These services are limited to the offer supplied by the provider meaning that you can only get on your TV set the channels and services you are paying for.


Free
Free Internet Television is available from the Web, and is accessible without the need for either a set-top-box, a specific carrier or an operator.

The greatest core theme of the free Internet Television model is that it is based on the same publishing model that exists on the Web: it allows access to an open platform, that anyone can access, use and build for, together with the development of open source software, open standards and formats.

Those that create valued and interesting video products have now the opportunity to distribute it directly to a large audience - something impossible with the previous television distributing models (closed software, closed hardware, closed network). The free model has been used around the globe by local and independent television channels aiming for niche target audiences, or to build a collaborative environment for media production, a platform for citizens' media.


Barriers to Internet TV
Some perspectives indicate there are several technological barriers to wider adoption of internet television, the reality is that it is easy to hook up your television to your computer. While some media player streams are less visually clear than others, some of the television coming across from stations rival the broadcasts from the cable box. All it takes is a wireless mouse and the right connections to the TV. Add a stereo or better sound system and the results are quite credible for television viewing. Sites like www.fantasy-tv.com outline the connection from the computer to the television in an easy to understand and visual format.

Some of the technological arguments to broad internet television acceptance are:

Lack of set top boxes - these need the latest compression technologies (MPEG-4's H.264/AVC codec; and VC-1). Decoding chips are still new and expensive.
Incompatible standards (different software and/or hardware are required to watch different providers)
Low bandwidth to the home - a standard definition digital signal requires a 2 Mbit/s connection. High definition requires 8 Mbit/s.
Restricted bandwidth in the internet backbone (this will be a problem if many people decide to adopt internet TV via unicast.)
Streaming technology - which can be of poor quality and high cost to the providers. Multicast and P2PTV are some of the suggested solutions.
Old media meeting new media - licensing regulations, existing deals, and uncertainty over payment, security, and advertising has led to only slow steps being taken hyhy by the companies which own the TV content.

Priyantha De Silva said...

@ hsjaya ,

I think the main Editor of the DTV of wikipedia is our TechnoGuy,

@ TechnoGuy,,
Im I right ?
Give some information for the new comers. ( Old Anea, )

( If I'm new to this blog as 2/3 das as some said , I wouldn't know these information ? )

@ Everyone,
please don't give answers to whom they don't get this blog is dedicated the matters of DTV.Not others. Leave them there own till get tired.

hsjaya said...

Hi Priyantha,

Ok pal lets ignore these buggars who do not belong here.

D.L.R. said...

Ricky,

What r the channels will add to 850+ (or new 900 as you said)
will they add only set & sab.
It seems 850+ old cutomers will going to suffer more

laksirif said...

@amd

Not yet he promised to contact me this afternoon.

Amalka said...

i changed the my package on 19.06.2007 from 1375/= to 1400/= one.but still testing channels are scrambling.(w/o SET,SAB)

cableguy said...

Hey Ricky

I like to ask you the same question d.l.r asked.
What are the changes that will happen to the middle package (I have the old 850). I have no problem paying the new package price(900) but I want to know if I will get value for the money.
Any info on this will be much appreciated.

Priyantha De Silva said...

Amalka ,

Now (in office time) Call Customer care (011)4 60 60 60
& request your ownership as others. tell them others requested Upgrade has got the channels back ( So me, I was an Old CBN customer I've changed to 1,400 as you from 1,375 in this week.)

If they ask a name of anyone who got the channels back, Tell my name. (I don't afraid to lose the channels)

(what I did , I've described on older Posts)

After that you have to wait few hours to watch the channels back. It'll come one by one in few hours.

Dil said...

Amalka,

Just call customer care & inform that ur test channels R scrambled. (Without mentioning anything with regard to the package change)
Then they will do the needful.

Amalka said...

@Priyantha & Dil,

i called to them they told me still u are in the 1375/= package..still they didn't upgrade my package...he said he will check...then i asked how can i confirm it...he said after apgrade u can c the all testing channels....that is the DTV reality...

hsjaya said...

Hi guys,

When you call DTV custeomer care after giving their bullshit answers for all the qustion we are raising, they asking are us a funny question.

That is " Is there any thing we can do for you sir "

I said there that there are so many things.

First allow all the customers to view test channels and allow them to create an opinion about whether they should upgrade their pkgs after June 30 to view premium channels.

Secondly send the programe guide in time

and thirdly not to discriminate customers

But I am of the view there is no point calling these customer care guys becos they are giving sterotype answers prepared by the management.

But at the same time it will also create some preassure on DTV to think twice about their policy as these Cus care guys may be giving some feed back on the calls received by them.

However I am with you. I wanted to upgrade my 850+ pkg to 1400+. But now that we have decided no to do so till 30th June, we all totgther will wait and see. Any action you are, taking I am with you.

hsjaya said...

Blog Admin,

Thanks for removing the filthy, unwanted blogs from non DTV promoters from current Blog

Priyantha De Silva said...

@hsjaya ,
Now you are an active blogger here. We need ones like you , who updates this blog frequently. Not the ones come & go like relatives in the Awrudu Season.

Thanks for the information you've provided.

@ Gamini,
What happened to you ?

AMD said...

Ok, here is another update.

I hav the 1375 pk.
Spoke to c/care, asked why i cant see the test channels. He asked for my a/c no, and i soon as i gave he said "i am an old customer" and becuz of that i cant see the test channels
AND - EVEN AFTER THEY LAUNCH ON 30TH I WONT BE ABLE TO SEE THE CHANNELS UNLESS I UPGRADE TO 1400/-.

So anyway i wont do anything now, wait till the 30th and see.

Riky - any comments ?

Jesika said...

Hay guys ! i have a question to ask

I have old 850/=
do i think i should wait until 30th?
What is the advantage ? will they give new channels?

specially old 1350/= customers? do they need to wait until 30th?
What is the advantage? 25/=? or something else?

I'm asking this bcos i dont know about this

pls comment

hsjaya said...

Hi Priyantha,

Thanks for your appreciation.

During last one year I have been reading all blogs on DTV, Comet and LBN and I really wanted to contribute during that time. I did my level best to made some comment. But all the time I was unsucessful. I did not have any idea how to joint this blog and contribute.

Luckyly few days ago I accidently saw that you have to create a google account to sign on to this site. After few attempts I was successful and was very happy so that I could join the blog and share our views and concerns and be together all the time.

fiqri said...

Yes,

I had the same response from the customer care that "amd" had.

They said i have to upgrade to 1400 .. said send them a fax inquiring that..

nimal said...

Some say that the rupee has got depreciated, but..C what you could do for 25/- :(

Man hithanney...methana thiyenney 25/- Prashnayak nemei...package prashnayak..api danna hatiyata package 06 withara thiyanawa...staff ekatath packages athi...

Eka nisa aluth channels daaney mokatada kiyala mall wela aththey...

Me langadi paththarey vacancies daala thibba pricing gana balanna accountantslata...

Hope they will sort these out soon..or mess this up further

Nathan said...

@amd

pointless waiting mate..the need of the hour is to upgrade if you need new channels. This has been confirmed by internal memo at DTV.

laksirif said...

@ Jesika & others,

I am of the opinion we should wait until the DTV make an official announcement & see how they are going to distribute the new channels among whatever pkg. Then sometime who knows even if DTV tries to ignore our request for fair play & try to distribute the channels among their new pkgs (1400, 900 etc) then who knows, there may be some of us who may decide that the channels offered on 900 pkg which may obviously include, are sufficient & then we can down grade from 1375 to 900. Then we can see who wins the race.

Therefore, lets wait until the official announcement with the distribution of channels. Otherwise next time,DTV will add a few more good channels with FTA & jack up by a further 500.

@hsjaya

Well done. Thks for the Camaraderie.

soorapappa said...

I too got a response like that. Previously when I've called to reactivate, they said that all new channels can be watched only for 1400 new package.
@Jesika,
For me, I have 900 new package and can see hallmark, ABC, neo, neo+, set and set sab. But I don't have ESPN and POGO. So if you go for new 900, you'll loose ESPN and POGO. I recommend you to wait until 31st. Then probably we can see the full picture.
I've a bit concern about 500 pkg and AXN. As I remember one said DTV given a special offer(for connection) to some company/institute which don't have AXN for 500 pack. I don't know the truth about this. If someone know please comment. That's why I've asked from RIKY, whether they also going to shuffle existing channels or only new channel distribute to new packages. This I haven't got an answer.

Nathan said...

@ all

I dont mean to be negative!

But we are not going to get the channels at 1,375/-

Trust me!

alf said...
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bank_dude said...

Paying another 25/= more is nothing comparing to 1375/=. Though I got lucky enough to get activated new channels does not mean that it will last forever. We have to wait till 30th to see what are they up to. If they want us to upgrade to 1400/= in order to watch new channels, they should send us a written document as they sent saying that they have added new channels. They the same thing when they first introduce CLI. I had a 300 package and only SMS was available at that time. Once they introduce CLI I had to pay additional 50/= (now rental is 350/=) to activate CLI facility. Now CLI & SMS is free when u get a connection but still old customers they still pay additional 50/= as rental. Due to that reason I disconnected my old connection & bought a new one.

arnold perera said...

Don’t be surprised to see a new package above 1400/- sooner. This digital tech has very good individual profiling. That’s why so much confusion with the same package. Even if you have good patience you will end up loosing money by moving to high value package because no good channels will be available for 900/-.
Where is Rahdus, the sales rep?

Nathan said...

@alf

Oh cut the crap! do u know the meaning of a blog?

and this reads as dialogtvblogspot if i'm not mistaken.

not your stupid SaucerTv..lol..sorry Dish tv ....lmfao

nimal said...

@alf

umbagey 3 ekkada macho channel 165 wuney?

Free-man said...

The decision by DTV management, not to allow CBNSat package customers to view the new channels leaves a bad taste. It is very unfair to treat old customers (since July,2005) like us, asking us to switch packages. Hope DTV will remember that;

• It was the CBNSat customers that established a customer base of 25,000 for over one year before the events of 06-06-06
• Dialog had an ambition to start their own DTH service
• It was CBNSat that spent close to Rs. one Billion to establish a world class DTH studio
• Dialog paid only half that price to buy CBNSat in December, last year
• Now, Dialog has their own DTH thanks to the investment of CBNSat and CBNSat customer base
• I have personally promoted CBNSatand brought many pals to CBNSat
• It is the loyal customers that bring in more customers; not large billboard in every junction
• All CBN & DTV customers have paid extra monthly rentals whether they can see new channels or not
• Although the new connection is now, Rs. 12,500/=, prospective new customers will judge how DTV has treated loyal customers

Hope DTV will take this criticism in the right spirit, avoid discrimination, not have favourites and treat all customers fairly

alf said...
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AMD said...

@ ADMIN

I think we are having a problem with this ALF fellow. He has been posting unwanted comments, filth, ever since he came to the blog a few days back.
We have enough of problems with DTV and we dont need an idiot like him here promoting his DISHES. Please take some sort of action to prevent him from creating unecessary problems here.

SAG said...

@alf

Don't use bad words here that not nice

AMD said...

Everyone -

So i guess its now official that DTV wont give us "old customers" a piece of the new cake. So guys do we take some action now or wait until the 30th or till DTV sends us a letter or something ?

hsjaya said...

Hi Gyus,

I suggest that we wait till to see the composition of the pkgs. Becoz whatever we do now will have no meaning if DTV do something that totaly unexpected BY US

So why to have surprises.

BY the way, I write some thing for fun, Read and enjoy

SEVEN SECRET OF SUCCESS FOUND IN THE ROOM

1. ROOF SAID - AIM HIGH

2. FAN SAID - STAY COOL

3. CLOCK SAID - EVERY MINT PRECIOUS

4.MIRROR SAID - REFLECT BEFORE YOU ACT

5.WINDOW SAID - SEE THE WORLD

6.CALENDAR SAID - BE UP TO DATE

7.DOOR SAID - PUSH HARD TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Rukmal said...

Soorapappa:

that mean the new 900/= get hallmark, ABC, neo, neo+, set and set sab ?

It means those channels belongs to second package?

cableguy said...

@FreeMan

Very well said. Hope Dialog as a respectable company takes note of the early customers who built the foundation of CBNSat(and now DTV). There is absolutely NO REASON for them to openly and bluntly be discriminating against the largest group of their customers. Please correct me if I am wrong, but I believe there are much much more CBNSat customers than new DTV customers helping DTV make all the profit. So why this step-child treatment? If it is a technical issue, I am sure it can be sorted out without asking people to change to Rs1400 package. Not everyone can or want to subscribe to the 1400 package. I for a fact dont care about HBO and other movie channels, but if they take away ESPN from my Old850 package, I will be really pissed. I dont mind paying 900 for the new package, BUT I WANT MY ESPN!!!!!

KIDO said...

@ cbnsatcustomer:
New channel status: Official launch date not been informed yet, mean time before 07.07.07 DTV users able to get the entire channels.
EXTRA:
Additional Decoder: 9000Rs
From July, over the Phone DTV CX’s able to do the PKG Change.

Tks.

AMD said...

@ KIDO

What is ur info on the 1375 - 1400 package issue ?

@ Riky

Hope u will have some good news for us soon

alf said...

OH DEAR AMD,SORRY DEAR,WHAT THE PROBLEM YOU HAVE WITH DISHES,AND WHATS THE PROBLEMS YOU HAVE WITH DIALOG,YOU WEIGH THEM BOTH AND YOU WILL SEE THE ADVANTAGES OF DISHES,SO AFTER THAT YOU BUY DISHES.

OH DEAR THOSE F"S PRYA AND HSJAYA ARE P"S WITHOUT A C

riky said...

I dont know what they will allocate from the new content to 500/- and 900/- packages.

As for the the 1375/- package,they will have everything that 1400/- will have and it will be sorted out once the engineering team is back from singapore.

laksirif said...

Hi Friends,

After several unsuccessful attempts, managed to contact Kasun. In fact he called me in response to my messages.

According to him the Top Management has decided that the old CBN premier customers should pay Rs.25 more & join their 1400 group with all new channels & 850 to pay additional Rs.50. For 900 pkg,there will be two categories A & B one for the old CBN 850 customers with ESPN but without any new channels & the other for new DTV customers with new channels listed here & without ESPN:-
NDTV, Hallmark, Star+, Star Movies, SRTV, ABC, Vijey, Neo Sports.

DTV will announce regarding these pkgs next week & will officially launch on 30th.

I told, the main question here is not whether customers are prepared to pay another Rs.25 or 50. But the manner in which DTV are trying to force it upon them. Explained that they should have allowed the Test Channels for everybody & put this across more diplomatically. Further, I said we consider it as a high handed act by DTV to prevent part of their customers to enjoy these Test Transmission without any notice. However, even if let's say I decide to down grade to 900 then I will enjoy ESPN but not new channels. They are real 'Shylocks'

As a last request, I told him at least its not too late for them put things right by activating Test Channels tonight, so that all customers can enjoy the Test Transmission over the week-end & throughout next week by which time they can decide.
Otherwise even if the customers agreed to upgrade at this moment , it will leave a bad taste & at the first opportunity when another reliable Service Provider, like SLT commence their IPTV, customers will drift. I already have ADSL & will definitely do that.

As a passing remark I said, I for one will never agree to their 'strong arm tactics' .

hsjaya said...

Hi Laksiri,

Thanks for the information,

Now I have a question for you

Is Dtv going to incerase the 850+pkg to 900 for old CBN customers. If so still these customers will not be given any new chanells. Even FTA - ABC ?

hsjaya said...

Laksiri,

What is position of 500+pkg customer ?

fackalf said...

Hi guys,

Who is this fucking alf, what is the fucker doing here. Why cant he do mother fucking with the buggars fucking dish.

you fucker put your bloody ars hole on your fucking dish and furt on it while shouting huluballas name.

KIDO said...

Official: Time to change the OLD pkgs to NEW pkg ppl. (Eg: 1375/= to 1400/= / 850/= to 900/=) main reason for this change is to minimize the minor billing Errors. Now onwards you can send your request through the nearest Dialog arcades & service centers or simply send a fax to DTV Billing 0114606099 with your Request letter & NIC copy. Within 24Hrs DTV ppl will do the need full.

hsjaya said...

Hi Kido,

If we 850 is upgraded to 900 will there be new channells ?

Or will it be with old channels given for 850 with espn n pogo

If we do not upgarde 850 to 900 what is the position ? Is upgarding is compulsory ?

Sorry to bother you like this

Vishkid said...

Ok .. now all you fellas are falling like straws in a hurricane.

There are several bloggers here who are in fact DTV sales persons. some of them support us with good info - others just try to "strong arm" (as Laksiri put it) to changing packages.

In the end, one might change package or not. But the point is you are falling for the DTV trap whether you like it or not.

OTOH, 1400 (actually 1650) seems like nothing much for some ppl, right? Personally, it's peanuts compared to what I spend on DVD's for a month. But the fact of the matter is if we fall to DTV trap and voluntarily change packages they are getting away with a civil offense. (yes, a legal offense - just because we accept to be .. well not strong).

I can't ask anybody to wait till 6/30, even if it is just 7-8 days! I might also change packages when it comes to that. But I wont do it before they send a letter to me saying that your package is worthless.

And when I get it - I'll first send it to TRC (just for the heck of it) before picking up the phone to speak to some DTV moron and get him to change my lousy package.

Just my two cents guys .. and to the DTV sales promoters, who now seem to outnumber genuine bloggers.

Vishkid said...

They cant take way my ESPN and POGO from my package ... but what do they do .. ? They tell me you can keep those two but you're not going to get anything new!!!!

What a joke! And let me check the legality of that joke as well ...

KIDO-CMB said...

@ hsjaya:

:: If we 850 is upgraded to 900 will there be new channels?

Yes of course, 900Pkg Holders managing to get at least 3-6 New channels.

:: If we do not upgrade 850 to 900 what is the position

No, Not compulsory, but 850Pkg holder not be able to get the new updates in future.

NOTE: TP4 is Available from July END

Free-man said...

@Cableguy: Thanks for your compliment.


Dialog CEO, Dr. Hans had a great vision: it was to allow people of all walks of life to have affordable mobile telephone access. As his vision was service-oriented, (rather than mere profit oriented), Dialog GSM became the no. 1 mobile service provider in Sri-Lanka.

Mr. Canagay too had a service oriented vision; to provide affordable DTH-TV through CBNSat and that’s why CBNSat became a force to be reckoned with. Only businesses that are service oriented can survive nowadays. It has to be a win–win situation; both the customer and the business has to win: not one side only.

Still there are more CBNSat customers than DTV customers. They all want a quality service for what they pay and don’t want step motherly treatment.

Last week, DTV decoder price was reduced from Rs. 17,900/= to 12,500/= as DTV couldn’t reach the expected customer base. If DTV wants to retain existing customers and attract new customers, it will have to treat customers fairly.

yakuza said...

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hsjaya said...

Hi Good Morning Friends,

It seems that no body is here yet. Doesnt matter I will give a start.

After following up all the comments and views by everybody yesterday, I would like to summarise the views as follows

500pkg - Old chanelles will remain. We are not sure what new channells will be given

850cbnPkg - This could be upgraded to 900pkg. We will have POGO, ESPN and few new channells. But not HBO, and Ten sports

900DTV - This will not have ESPN, POGO but will get few new Chanells most porbably without HBO and Ten sports.

1375 - This could be upgraded to 1400 and will get all channells.If not upgraded there will not be TEn sports, HBO hits and HBO Famiys.

This is my undersatanding.

Please correct If I am wrong.

My understanding was that we agreed yesterday to wait till June 30th and see channell allocation among packages and then take a decision to upgrade

Are we still with that agreement.
If there is no agreement can we come to a agreement what should be our course of action till June 30th

alf said...

GUYS DTV HAS DECIDED TO CARRY OUT THE WISHES OF (P)HSJAYA AND (P)PRIYANTHA DE SILVA,WHO SAYS THEY WERE WATCHING THE BLOG WHEN CBNSAT WERE IN TROUBLE AND STARTED TO COMMENT 3-4 DAYS BACK WHEN DTV IS ADDING MORE CHANNELS AND DOING GOOD.

THEY HAVE BECOME THE (P) BLOGGERS

alf said...

OK, I WANT TO MEET YOU AT 5.00PM OPPOSITE VIHARAMAHADEVI PARK,WHERE THE OLD CBNSAT SUBSCRIBER UNITE MET,I DONT THINK YOU CAN DO A SHIT WHAT LISURA AND THE OTHERS DID.

YOU ARE ALL FART NO SHIT

Looser said...

@hsjaya

I think we better wait till 30th June and take a decision

hsjaya said...

Hi Looser,

Ok Agreed. I will definitely wait till June 30th

Jesika said...

I think the old 850/= ppl are lucky
they will have ESPN , POGO + New channels.
But New 900/= ppl will not have ESPN & POGO + only new channels

am I correct ?

hsjaya said...

Hi Jessika,

It seems so as per KIDO-CMB's comments

D.L.R. said...

I also wait till 30th.
If they do any unfair things I'm coimg forward against DTV.
If they treat us well, I'll introduce atleast 5 new customers during first month

hsjaya said...

Hi guys,

Thats great

Can we take a count ?

Who else will wait till June 30th for upgrading.

No offence mates if you want to upgrade now. You have freedom for that. This is only a count.

As DLR said we can introduce so many friends to DTV if they treat us fairly.

If not we can do the reverse.

The DTV marketing buggars should know that WORD OF MOUTH is very strong than all their marketing.

laksirif said...

@Hsjaya,

Sorry for not being able to respond yesterday as I couldn't log-in to net last night.
Well, Kasun didn't say anything about 500 pkg & I too wonder how can they force 850 pkg customers to pay another Rs.50 without giving additional channels, if so why do they say that if we in the 1375 pkg down-grade ourselves to 900 pkg, we can not get any additional channels?

These can easily be proved as 'Unfair Trade Practices' and we will be able to take up (apart from TRC) with "Consumer Affairs Authority".

@Friends,
My stand is,

1).I want to get an official communication from Dialog TV before deciding about an upgrade.(may be after 30th)
2).Even if I decide, I will only do it under protest. i.e. Will take up with above authorities.As I said earlier I will not permit DTV to twist my arm.

'though I can not push anybody, you are most welcome to join my position and fight like 'LIONS'

Pls. remember if any of you decide to follow my suggestions, we should write separately to the two authorities,(TRC & CAA). One should not know that we have taken the matter up with the other. AS otherwise each one will try to pass the ball to the other.

Another suggestion is to get a Media institution(News Paper) to publish a report about Dialog's Unfair Trade Practices.

Meanwhile don't forget if we give up w/o a fight, this can be the beginning and I'm pretty sure there will be further 'Arm Twisting' in the future too. Dialog are famous to 'only sell their products using monopolizing situation without giving a good after sales service'.

hsjaya said...

Hi Laksiri,

THanks for the update.

So we can do so many things . Laksiri you can take the lead. Can we list out the strategies we are going to implement if DTV is going to use their strong arm tactics and try to victimize customers.

I am with you all for any action you are taking. If you want to write I will also write. Or else if you all want to meet any official I will definitely be there with you. So lets get together and do some meaningful thing. However as Laksiri said we have to wait patiently till June 30th to see what is the DTVs strategy

laksirif said...

All Genuine Contributers To The DTV Blog ,

It's probably my duty to inform you all that 'though I started to comment in this blog only for the past 3 to 4 weeks, I have been following this Bog Spot's contributions for a very long time. Last year during the darkest period we all faced as CBN customers, I was not aware of this Blog Spot and I came across accidentally somwhere in February this year. This is to clarify any misunderstanding which some of you may have about myself. I will definitely contribute to this Blog.

Tks

laksirif said...

@hsjaya,

Tks. It's good to note that their are others to make it a joint effort let's take up the issues as it come. Hope we will have some more who are prepared to accept our position.

Pls remember "This is the beginning" and DTV are testing us to see how far they can continue 'Twist our Arms '

hsjaya said...

Dear Laksiri and all others,

It doesnt matter whether you are old or new. What matters is the need of the hour and who will be there to move ahead.

I have strong feeling all genuine DTV bloggers will be there to collectively support any action we all propose against DTV unfair trade practises.

We should not allow to have DTV their onway since that will create a precedence for them to do the same thing in future.

So mates lets move ahead and have a strategy to counter DTV marketing strategies

D.L.R. said...

When DTV introduce their new package to my company my all coleagues requested my opinion as I'm old CBNSat customer. At this moment they R holding their application till 30th as per my request. If they treat me badway I will definitly divert them to another option.

If anybody going to meet Cus care after 30th I'll be present. But before go there we must write to TRC first.

laksirif said...

Hi hsjaya & others,

In my opinion our strategy should be,

1.Wait until the official announcement is out.
2.If DTV tries to be unfair to any customers belonging to three categories under CBN, analyse them and first write to TRC & CAA and place the facts before them under Registered Mail. We can send individual letters but the main arguments should be similar. For that even I can draft a letter and e-mail it to any of our fellow bloggers who are with us.
3. Meanwhile if any of you have contacts with any News Paper Publisher get them to write an article about this injustice. Better to be in all three medium.
4. We may have to share our e-mail addresses or any other communication method to distribute the the draft of the letter. But will have to do it in away so that the spoilers in this Blog will not have access to them.

Any other suggestions are most welcome.

D.L.R. said...

I'm Sinhala, But already DTV has unfairly treated our tamil brothers by removing Only few tamil channels availble when they start DTV. IF we write to trc we must exchange our idea & must write with strong evedence.
If any one can voluntarily send us specimen then we can get idea & do any modification & send to TRC. Anyway all letters must address with evidence to prove DTV's 3rd class marketing strategy.

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Apart from that I downloaded midlet for my mobile which can read RSS through my mobile. But when I write this blog address , after updating feed it says unpair something

Can anybody help me. This will allow me to keep in touch with blog while i'm not in office.

laksirif said...

@d.l.r.

Most certainly, we should address all issues together without any discrimination to any section of our Group to safe guard interests of DTV users. Unfortunately most of the injustices are directed towards old CBN Sat customers who gave Dialog the proper platform to start.

hsjaya said...

Hi Friends.

This has become very serious. Time to have bit of laughter. I hope you will enjoy following story.

Pardon me if I have wasted blog space and time. But it is always good to have bit of fun and laughter. We will come back later to serious matters of course.


A father passing by his teenage daughter's bedroom was astonished to see the bed was nicely
made and everything was neat and tidy.

Then he saw an envelope propped up prominently on the centre of the pillow. It was addressed "Dad". With the worst premonition, he opened the envelope and read the letter with trembling hands:-

Dear Dad ,
It is with great regret and sorrow that I'm writing you, but I'm leaving home. I had to elope with my new boyfriend Randy because I wanted to avoid a scene with Mom and you.

I've been finding real passion with Randy and he is so nice to me. I know when you meet him you'll like him too - even with all his piercing, tattoos, and motorcycle clothes. But it's not only the passion Dad, I'm pregnant and Randy said that he wants me to have the kid and that we can be very happy together.

Even though Randy is much older than me ( anyway, 42 isn't so old these days is it? ), and has no money, really these things shouldn't stand in the way of our relationship, don't you agree?

Randy has a great CD collection; he already owns a trailer in the woods and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. It's true he has other girlfriends as well but I know he'll be faithful to me in his own way. He wants to have many more children with me and that's now one of my dreams too.

Randy taught me that marijuana doesn't really hurt anyone and he'll be growing it for us and we'll trade it with our friends for all the cocaine and ecstasy we want. In the meantime, we'll pray that science will find a cure for AIDS so Randy can get better; he sure deserves it!!

Don't worry Dad , I'm 15 years old now and I know how to take care of myself. Someday I'm sure we'll be back to visit so you can get to know your grandchildren.

Your loving daughter ,
Rosie.

At the bottom of the page were the letters " PTO ".

Hands still trembling, her father turned the sheet, and read:


PS:

Dad, none of the above is true. I'm over at the neighbour's house. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than my report card that's in my desk centre drawer. Please sign it and call when it is safe for me to come home.

I love you !

Your loving daughter,
Rosie

KIDO-CMB said...

With immediate effect DTV Cx’s able to transfer the PKG from 1375/= to 1400/= (or 850/= to 1400/=) over the PHONE. For more info pls call 777679679.

hsjaya said...

Hi Kido,

We know that we can get our pkgs upgraded at any time we want.

I thought we are going to wait till June 30th for that. That was our agreement in this blog.

Are you suggesting that we should do the upgarding now ?

Is there any special reason for that ?

Dear KIDO Please clarify.

KIDO-CMB said...

Dear hsjaya,
Is said OVER THE PHONE.

Is there any special reason for that ?
Yes. 2 catch the NEW channels & expand ur ENTERTAINMENT.
Cheers & Stay tune 4 more info:::

hsjaya said...

Hi Kido,

Thanks for explanation

TechnoGuy said...

GUYS

KIDO-CMB is correct

I've now got all the test channels and the old channels. By Upgrading from CBNsat Rs.1375 Package to DialogTV Rs.1400 Package.

Its great news.

I believe that Dialog is trying to get rid of the CBNsat packages for good.

That way it is easier for them to maintain our channel structures. Or else sometimes they may make mistakes when adding new channels if there are about 6 or 7 packages spread out.

So Dialog it trying to simplify the package system by having only 3 (or 4 with KIDO's Rs.100 package).

I think the top package (Rs.1400) will not change in price, and neither will the other packages (DialogTV, not the old CBNsat ones).

But the channel selection is the problem. The top package will of course have everything. Other packages, I am not sure.

But I will keep my trust in Dialog to improve DTH in Sri Lanka like they did with Mobile communications.

For now, CBNsat Rs.1375 customers should upgrade to Rs.1400 package. Others should wait till 30th June and see what happens to the middle and lower packages.

TERRY said...

ALL BLACKS BEATS SPRINGBOCKS BY 24-19,What a game,Thank you DTV for bringing the best in Tri Nation rugby which we were starving for.

cbnsatcustomer said...

Hi kido

It's not possible to upgrade the package over the phone.

KIDO-CMB said...

@ cbnsatcustomer:
No, it’s possible, you can transfer your Package to GREAT 1400/= over the PHONE. Make sure only to 1400/= PKG. (850/= to 900/= you can request through FAX)

arnold perera said...

@TechnoGuy

Don't be another sales rep for DTV. Don't give a silly reason to upgrade the package. If DTV could not handle 6 to 7 packages, how can they handle DTH services properly.
This is rough handling of customers for 50 rupees.
Tell me how many packages are there in the mobile phone section? How they are handling that???

arnold perera said...

Phone lines are open to suck all your blood, they are using all the means to trap the customers.
For all techinical inquries the phone lines will not work properly or you will not find the answers but for package changes any means is open, that too for the great 1400/-

TechnoGuy said...

@ Arnold
You, Alf and Rahdus should go together and manage DishTV alone.

Then you will understand how easy it is. You will get hands on experience on DTH.

And also run the 6th mobile operator in Sri Lanka, run by yourself and no one else. Then you can also see how easy a mobile network is.

Next you can understand the differences between the technologies used in both.


I admit, once I was like a sales rep. for DTV. But not any more!

I have changed my ways.

Unfortunately some haven't.

@ Admin
Please delete these shit comments. Even this one too, because I am foolishly replying to an idiot.

alf said...

Arnold-
let these guys do what they want(The 3 or 4 guys),If you look at the blog you can see only three bloggers who have landed from nowhere trying fart against thunder.I dont think neither DTV or TRC is going to listen to some fools,I was talking to a top trc guy at the Bradby and what he said was "read the agreement",they can remove or add channels at their discretion and TRC cant do anything.

TERRY said...

I have to agree with this ALF guy,Just blogging here or three or four guys protesting fo 25 or 50 Rupees is not going to work,Most of the guys i know have already upgraded their packages.The thing is whether its right or not,DTV has the right to decide on the content of the packages and the subscribers has to decide what you are going to take,Thats what basically the agreement says.

laksirif said...

Whatever anyone say. If even a single subscriber decide not to change the pkg from 1375 to 1400, what are they going to do? DTV have agreed to uphold the terms & conditions of the agreement with CBN & therefore they are legally bound.

kumara said...

ALF, ARNOLD,

MACHANG UBALA NIYAMAI, MAMA BALAGENA HITIYE, ME BLOG EKE DEN INNE OKKOMA PONNOYO. MUNTA MONAWADA PULUWAN. UMBALA API ISSARA MONAWADA NOKERUWE.

DEN MEKATA ALUTEHN APU EVUN APE PUKE ARINNA HADANAWA. PULUWAN THARM MEKA KADAKAPPAL KARAPAN.

BALAMU MUN DTV EKATA PADAM UGANNANA HETI

alf said...

THESE (P) GUYS SEEM TO BE PONNAYAS WHO CRY FOR 25 OR 50 RS AND LOOKS LIKE VICKRAMABAHU KARUNARATHNES PARTY WHO HAS ONLY HIM AS A SUPPORTER

alf said...

(P)HSJAYA- YOUR STORIES ARE NOT FUNNY AND THIS IS NOT A BLOG FOR FAIRY TALES OR BEDTIME STORIES

cbnsatcustomer said...

I requested to change pkg from 1375 to 1400 several hours ago. Still no changes.

alf said...

IF YOU DONT HAVE ANYTHING CONSTRUCTIVE TO DO,LOG ON TO LST"S SITE (FILENETWORKS) AND GET SOMETHING DOWNLOADED,BECAUSE HE IS DOING A GREAT JOB,AND THEY ARE THE REAL MASTERS,NOT PONNAYAS LIKE YOU

TERRY said...

cbnsatcustomer - They want do it unless you fax a request with a copy of your NIC,That is the procedure and just check with them.

cbnsatcustomer said...

terry I did that tnks.

TechnoGuy said...

@ cbnsatcustomer
Did you send the fax?

I did it yesterday by providing the NIC number OVER THE PHONE. I did not send a fax.

I guess this depends on whether you get a good customer service person or a lazy one.

Yesterday's one was a nice fellow. He got the channels activated in a few minutes, even though he said 2-3 hours.

cbnsatcustomer said...

terry and technoguy

I gave a call and channels were activated within minutes. :)

TechnoGuy said...

Good to see that customer services are improving.

@ Riky, Kalu and KIDO-CMB
Are we going to see STAR channels and more this week? What happened to NDTV and SR TV?


FYI for those idiots who are commenting in here

All the proper bloggers here love DialogTV since it was CBNsat.

We all want what is best for the company, service and ourselves. If not, why did we hang on to CBNsat and wait till they relaunched in last December? If not, why did we trust Dialog to push forward the service?

I am very proud of the service and how it has improved since May 2005. I simply love it.

And the new channels only heighten that.

But becuase of our love, loyalty and trust in DTV, we will continue to scold and criticise them. Why? Becuase we all want the service to improve to greater heights! And we shall go on doing so for ever. For our good, and also for the others' good (through providing good competition in the market).

So whatever the idiots say, THEY WILL NOT HARM OUR TRUST. Only we have the control over what we want to do, listen, watch and play. So we will control it.

No outsiders can harm our souvernity of mind. So I suggest that you finally take the hin and leave.

Or anyway it does not matter if you stay here and continue to trouble us. Becuase we will ignore you and do our own work.

THREE CHEERS TO DIALOG TV WHO ARE GOING TO GREAT HEIGHTS NOW! AND LET US NOT BE BOTHERED ABOUT THE COCKROACHES THAT COMMENT AROUND HERE!

Priyantha De Silva said...

Hay! Something happening to laugh Here !

We use DTV to get entertainment & be in happy with peace. That’s my idea.Not to trouble. If any one break the peace , They must go to MULLERIYAWA. Not here. There are jealous ones who live in the Past , not going to the future forgetting past, & Learning from the past. But some, still live in the past . As OLD they’re going to Die.( we know ALF is a Dog of a tele series , All thing it (Not “He”) does, Dog Works , including Shit on the road when others looking)

@ Everyone, who dedicated to keep this blog live,

Don’t bother about others . Do Whatever for DTV ‘Cose this’s DTV Blog. Some new comers going to read old CBN Blog & getting their names Act like they were here when CBN time.

Blog Admin,

Please, to keep this blog in peace ignore other networks sellers. They come to this blog from Old CBN names, reading older comments of CBN. But their Profile comes even after May of this year. They are going to hit the ones who are keeping the Blog live . even, TechnoGuy, Who’s the creator of DTV site of the Wikipedia. Then we can see their intention is to throw away the real DTV lovers from this blog. Because this blog is the most successful one. Because the Guys , who are CBN & Newer ones.
See the LBN Blog, It’s going to vanish, ‘Cose there aren’t new comers.

Some new comers ( Who called themselves as OLD CBN) called new ones in Bad language. The names , Others called them, They throw away for others. But we can’t. ‘Cose others don’t call us in bad language) .

We have so many things to do than Blog here, But we do for others.It is our duty to help them as we can. I will do my work without care others, who are here to do something conspiracy.

I write this ‘cose I was unable to do last 2 days with other works. If some think, I would afraid some REAL “PO…” s in this blog. Who have a problem in the house with wife, Suddenly comes here to get bite us as wake up in a dream. Old (Naki) ones who live in the past, not living with the Future, that’s DTV’s logo, any one can’t deny that.

He must have building blocks in the house to play with. Don’t know how to handle people in the country, even like this blog. Every one has own feeling, he express as his own. We must listen to every one when we makes friends. Blog, This goes around the world, different people, different thinking , different ideas. We must listen to all of them as a Man Kind. Not like Dogs shit everywhere.


@ Arnald Perera,

I Don’t think he is in this category. He is somewhat educated man to follow for Non-DTV fellows . He doesn’t insult others as personal here, Only giving his personal ideas what he feel. I think we must bear up his sharp words.

Finally,
Hay! Guys !
I’m here with you. Keep this blog from Shitters . Do as yesterday, don’t get anything to mind. Even, Don’t read or look on shit. The world is same. Not always peace. But it’ll come. We can do it . Be happy, Feel Happy, Do whatever you can to others make happy.
Now, turn on DTV & get the entertainment, waiting 30 of this month.

---------Thanks for reading, Now throw away these filthy Non-DTV F…. Off from the Blog.---------


@ Welcome,
If there is a any new blogger, Please, sign with “Google account” Freely & come here. All of us welcome you with old CBN & DTV bloggers here as before ,

There isn’t different between Old or New, as Ethnicity , but What Can You do !
( not only from Mouth)
- From Lord Buddhas Preach –


******Open for comment*****

Priyantha De Silva said...

@ Kalu.............

I think we need you like this moment to escape the DTV bloggers from hackers. ( They will show some love for you to escape, & get you for their side with DISH TV on their hand )

alf said...

I FEEL BORED BECAUSE THIS (P) PRIYANTHA DE SILVA IS WRITTING COCK AND BULL STORIES NO ONE UNDERSTANDS,YOU TAKE YOUR REQUESTS TO THE DTV MANAGEMENT,AND GET A 24MM IORN ROD IN YOUR ASS,BECAUSE ONLY YOU AND (P) HSJAYA,NEEDS THAT.

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Priyantha De Silva said...

The Dog Of ALF Shit Again On The Blog.......
Oh!!!!
What a quick,
He is not sleeping . do Medicine. do meditation. angry persons will not get sleep till then.

"I FEEL BORED BECAUSE THIS (P) PRIYA......"
That means you can't sleep until hurt me. It'll not happen Pissa..
You don't know who I'm. that's why you thinking like this. " Angoda"
is your real home place.Now i know where you living.

What a pity !
he can't understand English.
( Use a Malalasekara dictionary to learn English words.) That seems he is not educated even Grade 5. so.. so.. sorry to break your sleep tonight. You'll not get the sleep. "cose your wife run away with another man . That's why you came here to blog without wife.
Here is a link to chat, Chat till dawn http://www.justachat.com
It's free.As you want.

Go to a chat web Pissaa..break the rest till Dawn.
you are a real Pissa, watching PC all the day till others give respond.You can't


Don't tell others publikly. Now go to other web, Copy & Paste here to show you know English as you read Old CBN blog letters on PC all the day to prove yur a old CBN custermor to get the respect as others )

@ TechnoGuy,
yes, i'm with you. we can throw away these Shits together from DTV Blog. He thinks It's from his Late-Wifes Dowery.

Priyantha De Silva said...

@ ALF alias Doggy,( To the Man with Dish In The ass h..)

Hey, Son Of Bich (S.O.B.) ! you are not belong to here. But you can’t go anywhere . Think , If you live anywhere everyone will reject you as a shit. Because you are a shit of a Son of Bich !
( anyway, you can’t understand English, Because you’ve been thrown away from the school before 5 )

* How you find time to give answers any time , Because you don’t have a Job or anything, ‘cose you are a “Real Kalakanniya” with always before the PC, seeking if anyone blame you, to give answers. That’s a Sick Man’s Job. ‘Tit For Tat’ is prohibited even by “Load Buddha’. You’re Mentally ill Person. Why you haven’t seen last months. YOU WERE IN ANNGODA Mentally Hospital. After came from there doing again the same.

* Don’t insult our Old CBN brothers here. They tried very hard to get back the CBN. Because of them, we all here with Admin. Without CBN Subscribers Unit, This blog isn’t exist. We owe to them, what they’ve done & always must respect. Also, there must be a chance to new bloggers to behave like their own , to generate their power.

* But this ALF Doggie..
Using their names & different Google accounts, Going to show He Is a F….Hero In this blog with Anngoda true colors. What are you doing before the Computer always. Reading the Old CBN Blog. Reading their names F..ALF is ( or AL_F….your “f” is suitable very much ) creating new Google accounts & publish comments in different personal names trying to prove he is the right person here.
He can’t cheat us to be “REAL ‘ALF’” reading and making comments on the CBN blog’s older posts. How he can stand by us with ‘DISH TV” with his hand. Son of real Bich.

* Do you think are we afraid to your F..words ? Those are only words. Nothing real as you shit everywhere as a Dog. Only smells bad as a something new put a dog on a road in front of others. Dog minded people can’t understand How Human being feels.’Cose you are a real shit to this Blog. Before you come this was a nice place to Old & New DTV Customers. F..away from here.

* to one thing I can Imagine about you. You have something Back problem in your Ass. That’s why you put ideas about others. It must be something his own experience. I know There is a huge Dish TV “ dish” in your ass. Then why you can’t do a job with the dish in the Ass.That’s why your wife run away with another. U have a “ Noolakgaya”. And a ass problem. If you want your girl come to me & beg me with your kneel. Then I’ll look after whether I would give her back or not.Don’t angry with us , we’ll give her back after sometime. Because You didn’t treat her well as a P... ( The name others called for you, then you know the meaning well than others in the world. Because you are the Real & Original P’… f..S. O. B.)

* This Son Of Bich of “ALF” doggie.. is not worth as a dust in the sand. And any one don’t get U & Has a Mania in Mind. Be Cool Guy ! still I want to be a friend of everyone , nothing except.
All of we are here to get some information, not to waste time like insulting each other.

Priyantha De Silva said...

@ hsjaya ,
Good Morning !Happy day !

Do to day more than yesterday . don't get what these F..Guys tell. They can't stop you till you doing right things.

I meet many people like this mentally ill persons in my job. I know how to treat them & handle them. Don't care these Son Of bitches & Do whatever you can. I'll look after about him .

really, They have some personal problem with attitude. in their vicinity,
they are sided persons by others & feel neglected. Then they try to get some respect from anyone else doing nothing. If that not happened, like this they get angry & anxious.feel neglected.

we must sympathy for them because he has a mental problem. Only I can Handle this. you can realy get this by he is with PC all the day till get a response. He is insane.

Also, Publish a Fun story as before . There are many heard working people. they don't have time to even read a book. your story will help them to relax their mind. Not to the ones like job-less , mentally ill hurt people who are on PC 24/7. they don't understand the happiness & humor. Only to F.. Someone in P.. A..hole.

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AMD said...

Good morning..

ADMIN, everyone, can we please do something about this ALF fellow, ADMIN can u block his comments or something ? all her can do here is scold everyone in filth and degrade the integrity of this blog. Please delete his useless comments from this blog.

piya said...

Priyantha De Silva said

"this blog is the most successful one. Because the Guys , who are CBN & Newer ones.
See the LBN Blog, It’s going to vanish, ‘Cose there aren’t new comers"

@priyantha

umba danney DTV nam a gana katha karahan....mata penney umba e ganawath dan nadda koheda


CBN ekata aapahau patan ganna puwan wuney dialog ekey pihiten, eka nisa blogasla jaaathi dekak innawa...LBN ekata ehema prashna thibbey naha..eka nisa blogasla jaarthi dekak naha...

dan nathi huththawal hana katha nokara hitapang

most successful..wenney...inna gaana anuwa nemei....comments wadee kiyanney prashna godai..eka dana ganin

LBN eka kiyapuwa channel deela thiyenney..ekai blogasla adu...
( dan naththan dana ganin..LBN eke aluthen patan gaththata passey Neo, NEO +, HBO hits, HBO family, Travel & Living,Discovery, Animal Planet dunney nikan...BBC was the only cahnnel they lost)..arath a okkoma nikan...keeyaka hari saadaranawa wadi kalath api ganan gan naha..umbala wagey 25 ta 30 ta kahin naha

min passewath gon comments daan nathuwa...danna deyak katha korahan...umbata wadak nathi nisa dawasa pura monawa hari gon comments tikak daanawa....ehema karankota ara senior blogaslatahth nondi pako...

umba hsjaya ,
Good Morning !Happy day....niayamai kiya kiya hitapang...umbala denna maaru gahanawada?

alf said...

AMD - KEEP OFF THIS AND I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH YOU.

THIS IS REGARDING TWO PONNAYAS WHO LANDED FROM NOWHERE AND IS PUBLISHING BED TIME STORIES AND FAIRY TALES IN THIS BLOG,AND TRYING TO FART AGAINST THUNDER FOR PETTY AND USELESS REASONS.

THESE FUCKERS ARE A DISGRACE TO THE PIONEER BLOGGERS.

AMD said...

Guys this is my problem:

I have the 1375 pkg.
* Riky says that the 1375 will have everything that the 1400 will have and that this will be sorted out once the tech team is back ( i Beleive thats after the 25th ).

* KIDO / DTV C.care / others are saying to upgrade now to be able to see that channels.

What do i do ?

Micheal said...

Hi All,
Some bloody interesting shit seems to be happening here. Can we all please stick to the freakin' subject matter, and TRY TO GET A BETTER SERVICE FOR THE BUCKS THAT WE PAY, in this economically unviable times? Please!
Trading insults between bloggers only strengthens the service providers.
Is this what we want?
Nobody should care a damn which cable operator anybody else is using. They are all providing a service at the end of the day.We select whom we think is best, and blog in the specific blog to try to gather ideas to improve our quality of service. why run down another provider?
people here dont need to talk about wives or mothers and their sexual preferences. Wives and mothers are revered in any religion. If not for them we would not be here people! So please respect your own and that of others.
It would be best if we stick to the subject guys...

Stay cool, as usual.....
Micheal.

Micheal said...

FYI,
My comments re wives and mothers were in response to some harsh comments present in here, but it seems that those have been subsequently removed by admin.
So pls do ignore the reference. thanks.

Micheal

Jesika said...

Guys this is the real truth

I called the cus/care last night and asked why i cant see the test channels
his name was Amila
he checked and said i have old cbnsat connection and I don’t gat those channels.
then i asked whit should i do to get those channels.
he said i have to upgrade to dtv 900 or 1400 package, and ha said if i upgrade to 900/= package i will loose ESP and POGO. but get the new Hallmark, hBO hits, Australia Network, and Set channels only.

This it the important thing !!
Then i asked what will happened after 30th to the old cbn customers?
He said they wont get any new channel and they remain the old channels until they upgrade to new dtv package.
Then i asked why don’t you inform this to old cbn customers, they are waiting until 30th to get those channels. They are wasting there time.
e said the management took this decision a while ago and still they didn't inform this to any one.

I don’t wonna lose POGO, so I decided to upgrade my old 850 package to new 1400 package.
The funny thing is they are not asking to fax documents now. We can change the package on call.
They asked me not to turn off the decoder for 24 hours and they transfer the package within 24 hours.
But I got all the channels within 1 hour.
Now I can see all the channels except STV.

They said they are hoping to giving 15 new channels like hbo family, the buddiest, godtv..etc on 30th or soon

My advice is
Don’t wait until 30th. you wont get anything new, only SET
Upgrade to dtV package and receive new channels.
The only thing happen in 30th is they officially launch new channels
cbn customers wont get anything. the dont care about the loyalty. The do what they need. so don’t be suffer until 30th and brake ur dreams.

do not misunderstand me
This is the reality!!

arnold perera said...

@TechnoGuy
I dont know what rahdus doing but i never asked any 1 to get some other connection, I never marketed for some other service, i always fight for the customer benefits.
Tell me, why hell dtv cannot give the top package at 1375/-. why cant they give the 1400/- package at 1375 for every 1.
why cant they reduce 25 and 50 and give the package at 1375/- and 850/- for all.
its all like bullying the customers for nothing

Jesika said...

AMD
You won’t get anything new on 30th. You remain the same channels until you upgrade.
Don’t waste time. Old cbn customers can keep there package. But the thing is they remain the same channels..

Don’t waste ur time. This is their target. We have 2 options

1. waits until 30th and do the upgrade after 30th
2. do the upgrade now and receive new channels

After 30th they don’t care about old packages, they will remain without new channels

So don’t be fooled !

Lankikaya said...

test

Lankikaya said...

Hi, I am an old blogger, from CBN Sat time. Got stuck due to not having a Google Account, but I was reading the blog throughout.

To introduce myself for the newcomers, I have a 850/= package which was purchased in Dec 2005.

Yesterday DTV was having a promotion campaign at Nawala Junction. They were advertizing connections for 8000+ (just below 9000/-), but with 3 months rental also to be paid at the same time.

I made an inquiry and they had the channel list for 1400/= package, and it did not have HBO family, Bhudhist, God TV etc. (I cant remember others as I only checked for the HBOs.

So does that mean, when these are introduced, they will put another package out, which is more expensive. If not I think they would have advertised saying those are also pending for the 1400/= package.

I wonder whether they will come with a selection for those with the launch. If that is the case waiting for the launch will be benificial.

Just to do my bit, I accused the sales team there about the unfair trading parctice the DTV is employing, but of course I don't think it will go beyond the promotion team to the management.

Micheal said...

AMD,
What I would suggest to all would be to be patient until the 30th and then decide. By then you would know where you stand. I myself have the 1400 package and can view all test channels. So it looks as if I am a hypocrite, BUT, like I said, Its just a suggestion..

Stay cool.
Micheal

Micheal said...

I remember posting in an earlier thread that there will be two basic package structures with an option to add on particulat channels on a channel pay per view basis.
Thay were going to call it " A la carte",. This is a bit of info I picked up sometime back. But remains to be seen how true this is.I am not sure whether the source was just speculating or was giving accurate info.(Just a bit of info I wanted to share with fellow bloggers)
Anyway 30th june is not too far away guys. regards to all bloggers.

Micheal.

soorapappa said...

Hmmm... this page is having lots of unwanted comments. Please don't do this. Don't insult anyone due to new/old, black/white, fat/thin or for any other difference. Anyone can join and post comment here. But only matters is whether it has any value or not. So I think anyone can post a comment with advertisement. All the services have their own advantages and disadvantages. One can choose what he/she wants and its good to have so many differences. anyone can have constructive arguments regarding those. But without any insults or filth please....

ok... now regarding the subject. I think DTV hope to have only 3 pkgs 500, 900 and 1400 for the future. So they use new channels to attract their existing customers to those 3 new packs. What I don't agree with DTV regarding 850-->900 movement, because its unfair to ask from old CBN customers to drop ESPN and POGO. What I think they could've done is to add whatever tho new channels with ESPN and POGO for 900. Then it'll be no problem for new and old customers. Old customers will get something for 25, 50 rupees (I don't think anyone will keep with old packages then for just 25,50 rupees).

@Admin,
Please start new thread. This takes long time to load now :-)

@rukmal,
I don't know they belongs to 900 pack exactly. But previously I've watched all test channels and now I can watch SET, SET SAB, NEO, NEO+, HALLMARK, ABC (other new channels scrambled). So I suspect those will belongs to 900.

@laksirif,
Are you sure they'll also add star movies to 900 ? because, previously I've planned to go down to 500 (now I'm in 900) and get star movies separately. Please confirm.

AMD said...

@ Micheal,

Tks for the advice. Are u a new Dialog TV customer or did u upgrade ur package ?

How is the pic quality of NEO & TEN ?

Called c/care again and they said that i defenetly hav to upgrade to see all the test & future channels, he said that the they are hoping to give the STAR package, NDTV, GOD, and Buddhist TV by Aug. And all these will be included in the 1400 package.

Micheal said...

@ AMD,
No probs. Thanks for taking it in the right spirit. I was a bit worried how it sounded, and how it would go down :-)
i am a Dialog tv customer. I took the service the first month that Dialog took over, not long ago.Picture quality on TEN Sports sometims has a bit of pixellation,and on NEO too. But most times its ok, especially in the latter part of the day towards late evening.

Micheal.

Dude said...

AMD are you sure of this?

When I called last Saturday I was told that the channels will launch on 30th officially. When I told that it is a Poya day I was told that they will launch on that day.

So now I wonder what this Aug is now?

Anyway in Neo Sports, Neo Plus, HBO Hits sound is coming only on the left side speaker. Hope that they sort out that soon. Also Ten Sports sound quality has to be improved it sound a bit like the sound quality on some low quality on line radio stations.

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AMD said...

@ DUDE,

What i was meant to understand is that the current test channels will be launched on the 30th, and the other ones, star, ndtv etc. later on before aug.
I guess they will rectify the sound and other problems by the launch date.

@ Michael

Tks for the info.

I also wanna know from anyone who can tell me, will a S-Video cable enhance the video quality significantly, from where can i buy one and how much will it be ?

hsjaya said...

Hi Everybody,

Blog seem to be expoloding with very heated unwanted arguments which I think very unfortunate.

All our intention was to exchange views and participate in this blog to get better product from DTV.

@Priyantha, Pl dont take things personal. There will be so many people throwing insult, and filthy language, without any reason. That shows how much they are hurt. So be patient and tolarable.

Best thing is to ignore all this unwanted filthy blogs and be focussed on what you are doing.

Personally, I dont take any of these filthy remarks directed at me personally. They can throw any amount of bullshit and filthy language . But I dont care and no body can chase me away from this blog.

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