Thursday, July 19, 2007

Dialog TV updates STB software

Yesterday several Dialog TV subscribers have been sent messages that their STB (Set Top Box commonly referred to as the decoder) software will be updated and that the screen will go blank for about 10 minutes. The update was made automatically at 3pm, 6pm and 9pm (all times are approximate). The new software update changes the on screen names from CBNsat to Dialog TV and changes the "loading screen..." that sometimes appears when the decoder is turned on. In addition "multi day" Electronic Programme Guide is available with a host of other features. The default password has been changed to "1234".

Those who missed the upgrade yesterday can do it themselves by clicking on "IRD Update" option that appears when you press the "menu" button in the remote control. Once the upgrade has successfully completed the "IRD Update" function option will turn grey. Please remember not to turn off the decoder until the update is completed - do not press any buttons on the decoder either. If you are not confident about doing the upgrade on your own then you should Customer Care before attempting it, however this is a fairly simple procedure and a call will only add to your phone bill.

There are rumors that Rs 850/= package subscribers could call Dialog TV and get their packages upgraded to Rs 900/= and will be able to get Hallmark, Neo, Neo Plus, SAB, Australia Network in addition to retaining ESPN and Pogo but you MUST mention that you are a old subscriber who has ESPN and Pogo. We are unable to confirm this so we advice you to call Customer Care and confirm with them whether you will be able to retain ESPN & Pogo once the upgrade is done. We can confirm that Dialog is planning to upgrade existing Rs 850/= subscribers to the Rs 900/= package by giving them the new channels and also retaining ESPN and Pogo. This only applies for the old CBNsat Rs 850/= package subscribers and new subscribers will get the new channels but will not have ESPN and Pogo unless Dialog TV has a change of heart and decides to give their new Rs 900/= subscribers also ESPN and Pogo along with the official launch.

God TV and the Star Package are expected to be available on Dialog Tv along with Star Cricket very soon.

194 comments:

hsjaya said...

Admin,

This arrangement for 850 and 900 pkg customers is very unreasonable.

Why is not possible for DTV to give at leaset 03 premium new channells to this catogory of customers.


One of the HBO channell, Ten Sports and a STAR CHANNELL will make these customers very happy. It will go long way to satisfy this segment.

But with what DTV doing at the moment these 850/- and 900/- custoemrs will feel that they have been very shabbily treated.

russel said...

@laksirif

thank you very much for the information. Are they hoping to uplink before this weekend or after that?

I'm getting really inpatient now.

TERRY said...

@ hsjaya.

They will get 3 star channels (Star World,Star Vijay and Star Plus)

Amalka said...
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Amalka said...

@AMD,

i didn't call to CC..u know Mr.Bandara Atthanayake of DTV chief engineer...He & me erlier work @ Abans together....he told me this thing

CN said...

I was a "surprised spectator" of the STB software upgrade last night. The decoder display did put on an interesting light show though : )

Apart from the upgrades mentioned by our Admin, another cool upgrade I noticed is the time zone setting defaults to GMT +05:30. This is great, as now I don't need to manually change it from +06:00 after periodic rescans for new channels.

CN

AMD said...

@ Amalka - ok thanks.

Did he tell u when that may start STAR ?

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Jughead said...

spoke to CC and requested that my package be upgraded from 850/- to 900/- subject to havin ESPN & POGO.

CCR confirmed that it would be a special 900/- package for old CBN customers and it will be done within 24hrs.

So i will be having the channels mentioned by Terry & others as well as VIJE & Star world to come shortly.

Thanks guys for all the help.

soorapappa said...

I'm also with hsjaya with this regard. I think now there is a HUGE difference between 900 and 1400 packs. At least I've expected ESPN for all 900 and one of the HBO(preferably family because this 900 is mostly middle range family pack. I wouldn't mind in place of cinemax which shows most action stuff only).
I cannot go for 1600+ mainly due to 2 reasons (due to cost of living and only watch TV for 10-12 hours per week. More than 80% which I know are like this and I'm sure DTV marketing guys are well aware of this fact). So my only hope is pay per view now (unless DTV change their mind) and seems like no one have new info regarding this also :-(

Thanura said...

Guys,
did u notice that there are some spelling mistakes in the new software.
in EPG screen @ the bottom
they've spelled "cancel" as "canncel"
but thats all.

hope they will give star channels very soon.

cable said...

@terry
From what i know,

Even though the rugby is encrypted in Australia Network DTV dosent pay for it. If you have a C-band sattelite dish and reciver you can request a decryption card from Australia networks they will supply it to you free of charge.

ABC have got the rights to sanzar matches for some reigons only the encryption is for restricting people from other areas like Australia from watching these matches on ABC the rights for those areas are held by other channels

Jughead said...

@hsjaya & soorapappa.

this is the same thing i mentioned in the earlier thread. due to so much of commitments so many subscribers may not be able to afford the 1400/- package(like me)therefore a good lineup below Rs.1000/- will be most welcome.

DTv would be doing a favour to this segment of customers as well as them selves if they allocate one good movie channel (like HBO)to the lineup. I'm sure lot of people who loves to get a connection but shy of doing so due to high subscription charges will definitely consider getting a DTV connection if things are made more attractive on the 900/- package.

further, i'm sure if the ala carte is introduce soon there would be quite a lot of people who would use it as and when special events are held bringing in good revenue for DTV.

Jesika said...

I was a old 850/- customer but i have upgraded to 1600/- to get new channels without loosing POGO & ESPN.
If i downgrade to 900 can i have ESPN & POGO ?

pls comment

russel said...

some guy working in dtv told me why they wont introduce any of the hbo channels to the 900 package. and that is all the hbo channels are showing the same sets of movies. for example these days hbo hits is showing girl interrupted and earlier it was shown in hbo.

arent we gonna get fashion tv?

cableguy said...

For anyone who has two decorders connected to one dish.

If you have more than one DTV decorder(in different parts of the home), and if it is connected to only one Dish with a splitter, please be aware that the automatic(or manual) IRD upgrade may not happen properly. The best way to do this is to power off(from the back switch on the decorder) one of the decorders, do the IRD upgrade on the other one. Repeat the same with the other decorder, while the upgraded decorder is shut down.

Of course this only applies if both (or one of your Decorders) is from CBNSat. It does not apply for the new DTV decorders(which already have the upgraded software.

So guys, apart from the 7-day EPG what are the other cool features of the IRD upgrade. I am really enjoying the 7-day upgrade. Godayata Magic.

@Jughead, hsjaya, soorapappa
I too have the old 850 package and have no intention to upgrade to 1600 due to financial constraints. I fully agree with you guys. DTV should respect and treat this middle package customers too properly, by giving a package structure for their money's worth.

soorapappa said...

@jughead,
Yes mate. If we consider 500 people, they almost get nothing :-(. They don't even have a voice here.

@russel,
No. I think it's called "Carrot ale". they'll try to give this carrot ale to 900 and get them upgraded to 1600. Personally I don't go for that. Even financially I can go for it, I don't like to pay for 70% which I don't use.

AMD said...

Guys have ul noticed the item called "HOME CHANNEL DATA" ?

Do any one of ull know what this is ?

Jughead said...

Guys whats the position on request for SET pix in place of SAB?

AMD said...

Guys any news on STAR or God TV ?

Kido / riky / terry / laksiri ?

hsjaya said...

russel said...
some guy working in dtv told me why they wont introduce any of the hbo channels to the 900 package. and that is all the hbo channels are showing the same sets of movies. for example these days hbo hits is showing girl interrupted and earlier it was shown in hbo.

Dear Russell,

To some extent what you say is correct.

But if you carefully go through the list of films that HBO group telecast, you will notice that they are repeating only very few films like that across the HBO group.

They are repeating some useless films ( this is as of my opinion )
across the HBO group.

But they are not repeating any of the high demand films ("like Harry potter )acrooss the group.

On the other hand is not there any way that we can requst DTV to allocate at least 03 good channells for 850/- and 900/- pkgs.

Cant we do something about it. At least to send a request or send an email. Rather than discussing can we collectivly do something for this mates?

Raki said...

Hey guys;

back after a while. been following though. moved house and just managed to install my dish last sunday (after about a week of trying.... almost gave up!). anyway, got all the channels except Tensports to work. Ten is still showing me a signal scrambeled msg. Does it work for you guys???? Even NDTV and Family works :)

Didnt do the ird upgrade. planning to do it today.

btw, super feeling when u do it yourself!

Really hope Star pkg comes soooooon

AMD said...

@ Raki

If u have 1400, the u should get TEN

cableguy said...

IRD Upgrade

If any of you(or your non blogging friends) have not got the automatic upgrade, I highly recommend that you follow the instructions given by the admin and DO IT YOURSELF. The DTV CC is still getiing accustomed to this and you will put on hold many times for every question you ask(your phone bill will reflect it).
Its a very straightforward process and save your time and money and do it yourself.

DTV CC guys are yet to understand some of the basics of satellite TV. Cant blame the sorry chaps. Management has to do their job and train these guys properly. Get help from Mr. Muhanthan Canagey's people if need be.

Thanks to this blog, I am able to teach a thing or two to the DTV CC guys, every time I call them.

alf said...

@ JESIKA RUKMAL

BEFORE YOU DOWNGRADE ASK THE CC,IF NOT YOU WILL HAVE A PROBLEM.

soorapappa said...

@hsjaya,
I think its good idea to send a request through subscriber unite.

@admin,
Can you help with this ?

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Kavan said...

@cableguy said...
For anyone who has two decorders connected to one dish.

If you have two decorders working independently, do you pay one subscription or two.
How much does it cost to get a second decoder.

AMD said...

@ Kavan

A additional decoder is Rs. 9,000/-
too much no ?

U have to pay 2 separate rentals

cableguy said...

@Kavan

When I got it, it was Rs.10,000+. Plus you pay separate rental for whatever package you want. For all incentive purposes, it is like getting two different connections. You have full freedom to watch whatever you want on each TV.

Anyway, it was not my problem(financially). It was for someone else living in a separate part of the house. That person got a little discount by sharing my dish and paying the lower initial fee as a second decoder.

Jesika said...

Pls check this and tell me this is worth to buy
this will cost $25 + $35(shipping)
around Rs 6600/=

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=005&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=150142463550&rd=1&rd=1

It's a AV sender + IR remote extender

can i buy this unite in srilanka for less than Rs 6600/=?

Pls comment

alf said...

RUKMAL

YOU BRING ALL SORTS OF QUESTIONS LIKE THIS AND BOTHERING MANY.EVEN ON THE FILENETWORKS BLOG YOU POST AS JESIKA,RUKMAL AND BOTHER LST WITH THE SAME QUESTION AS TWO PEOPLE ARE ASKING,SO RUKMAL SMALL THINGS LIKE THIS YOU HAVE TO DECIDE,YOU DONT BUY THESE GADJECTS,JUST QESTION.

I SAW YOU RUKMAL JESIKA QUESTIONING LST ABOUT A VGA CARD AND ASKING THOUSAND QUESTIONS,YOU NEVER DID BUY THAT?

Nathan said...

Guys

I only get 7 day EPG on Cinemax. Is this right? or do other channels have it too?

Pls advice

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

""EVEN ON THE FILENETWORKS BLOG YOU POST AS JESIKA,RUKMAL AND BOTHER LST WITH THE SAME QUESTION"

Just for the record, i or anyone else in the FILEnetworks team are not bothered by questions. FILEnetworks blog is all about sharing information/knowledge. If we thought of questions as trouble, the blog would have been shut down for good long ago. And sometimes we learn stuff we didnt know while we look for answers. It's all good. No offense to anyone.

russel said...

jessica

before ordering just check wheather there would be any taxes charged from our government.
My sister had ordered some ornaments from the internet and she had to pay 100% percent tax for it. Dunno about electrical products though. Maybe the tax would be higher. imaybe wrong.

AMD said...

Guys... no news from DTV ??

Guess we are all waiting impatently for the stars to shine !! :)

Free-man said...

My decoder was on and DTV had done the IRD upgrade frm their end.

* Have colour on my UHF line again in addition to the normal Video IN. Colours look vibrant.

* Looks like DTV has done a master reset - I had to do the favorites list all over again.

* Downloaded date is shown as 18/07/07 at 15:40. the S/W version is 5.04 and the s/w date is 4th July, 2007 as someone had already commented.

* All references to CBNSat has been changed to Dialog TV.

* No repeated channels in the main list - nice order.

@Nathan

Once you switch to a new channel, you have to wait a bit before you can see the detailed EPG. Sometimes, EPG comes in about 15 seconds; sometimes longer.

alf said...

GOD TV IS NOW ON AIR,

LST NO OFFENCE TO YOU.

BUT THIS JESIKA ALIAS RUKMAL IS ASKING FOOLISH QUESTIONS JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT

Free-man said...

@Jessica.

C Care guys repeatedly say that once you upgrade and decide to downgrade later, you will not get the old CBNSat package. Every time you switch the package, they charge about Rs. 400/=, I think.

cbnsatcustomer said...

They have added GODTV. Jesika you must be happy now.

dannymot said...

For Jessika,

I would not advice you to get these items in the mail as these eventually get stuck at the Customs from where you are directed to the TRC to obtain a licence.

The best option is to ask a friend to hand carry the item for you.

AMD said...
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AMD said...

one blogger earlier said that after the new software update, we dont have to re-scan to get a new channel. But i had to rescan this morning to get GOD TV.

Did anyone else get it automaticaly ?

Priyantha De Silva said...

God TV...
CC has said, If we want GOD TV , must request from the phone.So, it will be activated today's evening.
( E 16 error now)

Priyantha De Silva said...

@ AMD,
Also I had to do the Re-scan to get the new channel.

bank_dude said...

To DTV engineers & subscriber unite,

The picture quality of HBO channel is very very poor and it was really awful last night. We are paying a huge amount monthly in order to view premium channels. Therefore DTV must must telecast those channels more clearer than others.

nishantha said...

called to the CC line on last eveninng and they said if I request for upgrading my packege to 900 (Iam old 850) they can do it with in 24 hours. Also they said that I will have espn and pogo in the future.

(We will add to special Old 900 packege)

Then I asked about the official launch and they said. they have already done the official launch and just only two channels in testing.

NDTv, Neo sports, australia, hallmark, both set chanl, strv, star vijey, Gold, plus and world will be on 900.

Ten, stmovies, neo +, HBO on 1400.

AMD said...

@ Priyantha De Silva

when i checked at 7.05 am GOD tv was there. Have they de-activated it now and if we want it we have to call and ask them ?

Jesika said...

Alf

y you are trying to connect me with Rukmal.?
Whats the problem with you?

Jesika said...

russel , Free-man , dannymot

Thanks for ur comments

@dannymot
Y do i need the TRC license to get this item? Is this illegal?

alf said...

RUKMAL

DO YOU WANT ME TO PUBLISH YOUR ENTIRE NAME AND THINGS HERE AND THAT YOU ARE THE SAME PERSON.

I AM UP FOR THE CHALLENGE

Looser said...

Star Cricket on DishTV is having freezing problem. So its not only DTV is having problems.

On DTV Neo channels are having some picture problems too.

Looks like they are adding channels daily now. What will happen to FTV?

@Jesika
About your purchase, it is not illegal but you may need TRC License, there are some issues regarding telecommunication equipments (You know we having Kekille Govmt)

laksirif said...

@amd, Priyantha

It's I who mentioned tt we should be able to get new channels without scanning after the s/w upgrade. After reading your comments this morning I contacted my source of information and according to him, one of the main features DTV had expected with the s/w upgrade was for the subscribers to get new channels they add, without having to rescan, based on the pkg of course. He will take this up with Technical guys.

God TV will only be activated on request, as it's religious channel & in consideration of sensitivities involved.

Star Pkg is on hold yet. DTV is trying hard to give them very soon.

Another feature with the s/w upgrade, according to him is their ability to adjust quality for subscribers who may require it from their end without having to visit the location.

yakuza said...

@kumara

agree with you man. but cant afford 1600/= package

@jughead and nishantha

what happen?
can you see new channels after calling c/c

AMD said...

laksirif -

Tks for the info. Hope they are able to rectify that channel issue soon.
Its ok for us cuz we know how to re-scan and do stuff but for most of the others who dont know it, will be the issue.

kumara said...

Jessika,

DONT WORRY ABOUT THIS BOGUS ALF.

THE BUGGAR HIMSELF IS BOGUS. THIS MAN PRETENDED HE WAS THE ORIGINAL ALF WHO WAS WITH CBNSAT.

THIS MAN IS BOGUS . SO DONT WORRY.

ANY WAY WHO IS HE TO STOP PEOPLE BLOGGING HERE WITH ONE NAME OR TWO NAMES. ANY ONE CAN BLOG AT ANY PLACE WITH ANY NAME.

IT IS LIKE PEOPLE WHO ARE NAKED POINTING FINGERS AT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE WEARING CLOTHES.

laksirif said...

amd,

True. But it's always healthy to point out such things and get them to improve their transmission, which will be of mutual benefit to DTV as well as the subscribers.

soorapappa said...

@amd, terry,
How did you got the leaflet you've mentioned. According to CC it's a fake. 900 pack will NOT get neo+ according to cust care.
They are supposed to be watch NEO sports and cheer India (only show Indian cricket matches). Seems like Sri Lanka is a colony of India.

D.L.R. said...

@laksirif , What do you mean by "their ability to adjust quality for subscribers who may require it from their end without having to visit the location.".

Can they improve quality of our channels?

Although I have upgraded s/w on 13th, Automatic updation has happend while i'm in office. according to IRD info of decorder it's time is 9.15 a.m. on 18/07/07.

But I didn't notice GODTV on my lineup. Ididn't rescan, but as per some comments here it should come automatically. Is it?

TERRY said...

SOORAPAPPA

Its not a fake and it was freely distributed by their sales guys at promotions.But still they have the right to allocate or take out any channel from packages.

Priyantha De Silva said...

@ laksirif ,
Many thanks for quick responding and giving more information regarding the issue.

alf said...

@ SAKKILI KUMARA.

THE THRUTH IS OUT THEIR AND ARE YOU A HOMOSEXUAL?

Priyantha De Silva said...

@ soorapappa ,

"Seems like Sri Lanka is a colony of India."
finally, You've found out the real words to explain Neo,I agree with you.

AMD said...

@ soorapappa

As Terry said, thats an official leaflet. I received it from the sales girls at crescat during a promo.
And, yes, they can add or delete any channels from our packages when they want. Its said in the agreement.

Jesika said...

alf

ok

AMD said...

@ ADMIN - Please delete that filthy comment made by ALF

Priyantha De Silva said...

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MERINO said...

I did a manual scan and got GODTV 2 day after reading the blog in the morning, Auto scan is not working, my s/w was upgraded day before yesterday

Priyantha De Silva said...

@ MERINO <
Do you mean , you can watch GOD without request from Customer care ?

( Still I Can't watch. Only E 16 error )

yakuza said...

the only cricket we can watch are the ones which india won

" india nostalgia " on neo
"india' s gretest" star and espn
"india legends " espn/star

once every two to three days they show series in australia where v.v.s laxman, dravid partnership

those indian cry babies only want to watch the matches they won

soorapappa said...

@terry, amd
ok mate. no offense with you.

It's true that they can give "Carrot" at any time and it's we should decide whether to follow it or not. (Actually I followed it by believing Asset media sales manager who promised us that they'll add very good channels and a la carte soon and it's no charge whatsoever to change packages at any time ect. ect. Seems like neo+ is also like that (it's for future customers). hmmm....)

AMD said...

@ yakuza

I dont think STAR cricket will be any different no ???

Unfortunately TEN dosent show many old cricket matches. Yesterday they showed a NZ vs SL ODI match. I also also saw some SL matches on NEO + recently

alf said...

AMD

WHATS THE FILTHY COMMENT EVEN RANIL WICKRAMASINGHE AND MANAGALA SAMARAWEERA DO THAT,SO SAKKILI KUMARA AND YOU ARE NO EXEPTIONS.

RUKMAL ALIAS JESIKA,

SHA... .AN.W..R.
RUKMAL

AMD said...

ALF SAID :
"WHATS THE FILTHY COMMENT EVEN RANIL WICKRAMASINGHE AND MANAGALA SAMARAWEERA DO THAT,SO SAKKILI KUMARA AND YOU ARE NO EXEPTIONS "

Making remarks like that shows that u r a bigger joker than them and makes me a fool too for arguing with u.

We were having a nice blog, but u always have to go and screw it up by passing some filthy comments, if u wanna scold someone fine, do it, but must u use slang???

Jughead said...

@yakuza

yeah man, they did it within an hours time. by the time i went home for lunch it was upgraded.

Now i get in addition to SET, SAB, & Budhist.....Hallmark, NDTV, SRTV, Australia Network, NeoSports+,Neo Sports

i was looking forward to watching Hallmark but now i realise that its a boring old channel.

yakuza said...

@jughead

so you also have espn and pogo now

Jesika said...

Alf
i'm waiting.....

Vishkid said...

@ AMD - "And, yes, they can add or delete any channels from our packages when they want. Its said in the agreement."

No they can't - any agreement is valid if it is bound by laws and statuettes of the country. In SL there are certain authorities who will deem if a service to customer is acceptable or not.

To be even more clear - any service provider can shuffle one or few channels here or there - but if they remove (say) majority of channels - that would be deemed as an unfair practice and a court injunction could be sought.

So in paper DTV has the right to determine the channels - but in practice they are limited by fair play (if the laws are enforced that is). Pls note I'm not talking abt the Neo+ issue, which is trivial.

@ Terry : Long due thanks for the mention of the RWC on the other post. You said it will be on Neo and not Neo+ - pls confirm. Do you know any other services which will carry at least some matches - ABC?

There were a few comments that 850/- ppl can upgrade now to 900/- with ESPN & POGO. Is there anyone who had actually done the transfer?

Vishkid said...

My last Q was answered by Jughead - so I guee al 850/- customers should now call c/c and upgrade to 900/- if they want to watch the new channels.

Jughead said...

yeah i retained ESPN & POGO

sorry guys i dont get neo+. error on my part.

yakuza said...

@jughead

thanks

elakiri said...

mata ingirisi wadiya be... ee nisa sinhalen liyannam. sorry wenna oone.

matath hitenne neo sports pennanawata DTV ekata un gewanawa (DTV eke kauruhari verify karala kiyanawada keeyak gewanawada kiyala. ANE PLEASE). ehema nathnam ape rate world cup final gahapu ela kollo innakota super 8 wath yanna bari una Indiawa witarak gahana cricket match pennanna hadanne me channel eka gatta buuruwage oluwa honda nedda?

carrot kaamai deemai gana kataa kaloth... ammapa DTV lata wada bari unaata hondata carrot kawanna puluwanne. mamath kaawa DTV carrot eka world cup kaale. Un media briefings tiyala kiuwane EXCLUSIVE rights tiyenawa. Ad free world cup ekak denne api witarai kiyala. mamath hanikata gatta DTV. Ane amme... balanakota eeke pennane bola 5i ovareta. kaapu carrot eka passa patten giye anna etakota tamai. ane amme... ayenam me carrot kanne ne mama 1035 -> 1600+... hah... kaala warenko...

AMD said...

God TV is still there for me, they havent scrambled it.

@ Vishkid,

Tks for the clarification.

cable said...

@terry

Are u sure Rugby WC will be on Neo I tried to find the rights holder for south aisa/india but could not find it anywhere is there any link you have where we can check it out?

soorapappa said...

@vishkid,
I don't think NEO will show rugby as far as I know it's a cricket only channel (and show only Indian matches). Correct me if I'm wrong. My guess is it's NEO+ and the reason they've removed it is that's the one show Rugby world cup :-) business strategies ?

cable said...

As for me GOD tv came after i did a channel scan yersterday night. I could still watch it today morning with no scrambling

Jesika said...

we no need to activate GodTV
When i did a manual scan the godtv came to the channel list. its not scrambled. working fine!

Thanks DTV. once i wished to buy another FTA decoder to watch GodTV.
But now is on DTV !! WOW god answered my prayer!

cableguy said...

I called CC last night and first got them to assure me that I can upgrade my 850 pckage to 900 while keeping ESPN and POGO. They said it will be done in 24 hours. So I am anxiously waiting to make sure that they dont screw up and loose my ESPN and POGO. Anyway I have noted down all the details of my request in case the worst happens.

Why cant they make life easier for all of us and give the new 900 package customers ESPN and POGO too. The effort to keep two different 900 packages seems to be a painstaking job for DTV.

I will update you this evening if it worked, for the benefit of other 850 package holders who are interested in upgrading to 900.

Priyantha De Silva said...

To visit Got TV site
http://as.god.tv/Group/Group.aspx?id=1000015901

( Singapore)

alf said...
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MERINO said...

Priyantha De Silva

Sorry 4 the delay still i can watch GODTV. 12/01pm

MERINO said...

Priyantha De Silva

I didnt request 4 it , when i scan i got it and still GOD TV is working 12/04pm

russel said...

guys

so r we gettin star package today? the customer care guys dont know even wheather there is a movie channel called star movies....

Vishkid said...

@ Soorapappa, Cable -

I too could not find a rights holder for RWC in SE asia. Except that I heard Star - HK will telecast it, as the last time. (we did this search when we wanted to request some rugby channels from DTV. Fox, ABC, Star - HK was in contention and we got ABC).

I don't know abt Neo but Neo+ is for all sports - that's why I wanted to clarify that with Terry.
Also if a Hindi and Hindi Film channels like SET MAX and SAB can show the CWC .. there is no reason why Neo can't show RWC .. :D

Anyways, my hunch is that Rupavahini/Eye will show it from QF stages courtesy Caltex. But really need to confirm if any channel in DTV will show it in full.

TERRY said...

@ Viskid

Yes Neo+ is for all sports and they even broadcast Total Rugby,The IRB sponsard programme on their network.

I couldnt individualy verify but a Indian guy doing some work down here that the WC in france will come up on NEO and he was pretty sure about it.

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Adim

its time to start a new thread !!

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Amalka said...

hi Everybody good news,

DTV Enginear Dpt Trying to given Star Channel today.still they have a technical problem.but they are trying they best for the give today

Jesika said...

Check the LBN Blog

Alf says
"
When LBN comes to my area i will defeneitly buy a connection "

Why your DishTV is not working properly? Remember you cant watch those crap channels on LBN

AMD said...

Wonder what will DTV's 50th Channel ?

Hope its Star world or Star Movies, not some crap hindi channel

hsjaya said...

Vishkid,

The comment you made about taking off channells from pakages is perfectly correct.

Bcoz though DTV can take any channell out of the pakage they cant do that for premium channells.

For example I as a customers upgraded to 1400/-pkg to view HBO group and Ten Sports.

If they are going to take those channells off how on earth they are going to charge 1400/- from us.

So, it is good to know the agreement. Also better to understand and interpret and know your rights.

cable said...

@amalka

thanks for the info

as you said previously you know the head of engineering at DTV why dont you ask him or somebody working for him to monitor this blog and get feed back that will be benificial to DTV as well as us.

I am not saying for him to do everything that ppl here ask but if he can attend to some technical shortcoming that will be great. Like for instance HBO has been allocated such a low amount of bandwidth this dosent make sense as HBO is supposed to be the most expensive channel to get.

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Jesika said...

Alf

Aha ! you are a paied tv collector !!

Dont you have an idea to buy Comet too?

Jesika said...

Aha you gave me another name

RUKMAL, JESIKA ,SHAMIN - this seems to be new one?

thats it?

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kumara said...

ADMIN,

THIS BLOG HAS NOW BECOME A PLACE TO DISCUSS HOMOSEXULAITY OF BLOGGERS.

HOW NICE. THERE WERE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO WHITE WASHED ALF WHEN I USED FILTHY LANGUAGE. NOW WHERE ARE THEY. WHEN A LUNATIC COMES FROM AN ASYLUM AND DISCUSS SEXUALITY OF BLOGGERS ALL THESE PEOPLE ARE
SILENT OR SLEEPING.

ADMIN, IS IT NOT POSSIBLE TO VIEW AND CHECK BEFORE YOU PUBLISH THSES COMMENTS. I HAVE SEEN SOME BLOGS DO THIS ADMINISTRATION

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Priyantha De Silva said...

@ MERINO , AMD , and Jesika ,

The God channel had an error 16 for me. After your comments here I've called the CC and ask why?
They told me, God will give only for the request of ones who need it, and get my whole information like, Name, Ac.No, address etc. So asked whether I want to watch God TV.and after that they have activated it.

Thanks for your posts here..

Priyantha De Silva said...

If anyone interested about,

@ INDIAN IDOL Season 3,

TODAY ! @ 9.00 pm On SET Channel

Now TOP 10 has been selected.It telecast on Friday and Saturday at 9.00 pm on Set.

More information

http://starlanka.blogspot.com/

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laksirif said...

d.l.r.

Sorry for the delay in responding as I was away.

According to them they can assist to improve the picture quality of your channels if a subscriber experience a drop in picture quality of your channels. That is after the installation of the dish, due some other reason if there is a drop. My source is not a Technical guy. But holds a Snr position.

@ Amalka,

Would you be able to gather detail information on this issue from your friend and share it with us?

Rupert said...

The latest news.I heard cometcable is going digital in 2months. with more than 50 channels.New owners spokesperson told me.

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MERINO said...

Package structure @ dialogtv has been updated

http://www.dialog.lk/en/tv/tariff/tariff.html

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Amalka said...

@ laksirif

alredy i spok with him about this issue he said very near futher it will be ok.this days they are checking whare's the falt

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soorapappa said...

@marino,
Thanks a lot for the info. I've checked today morning and not updated. Now it's updated. NEO, NEO+ both there for 900 :-) :-) I'll scr** CC guy today.

MERINO said...

yes its Discovery Travel and living

AMD said...

ADMIN

Can we have a new thread ?

TechnoGuy said...

I really wish there wouldn't be a big fight here everytime some good things happen.

I congratulate Dialog TV on finally enabling all the notified new channels

We will probably get STAR channels in a day or two. Good.

TechnoGuy said...

LAST DAY TO VOTE

What pay television service do you think is the best in Sri Lanka?

Vote at http://www.technoguy.tk

The poll is on the right side bar of the blog.

More polls coming soon!

AMD said...

TATA Sky have also launched STAR CRICKET.

http://broadbandforum.in/tata-sky-dth/14284-tata-sky-best/

AMD said...

No NDTV and HBO FAMILY in the package list - guess they are still in TEST mode...

Jughead said...

cable you said ........why dont you ask him or somebody working for him to monitor this blog and get feed back that will be benificial to DTV as well as us.

well, for all i know (or so far understood) DTV has been using the bloggers without their knowledge for testing purposes like in the case of IRD upgrade etc.it is evidend from previous posts.

so hope they extract the consructive stuff (ideas/criticism)from the blog for improving their service.

TechnoGuy said...

Guys, have you noticed?

When I checked at 5.15 PM, there was not interruptions on SET, SET SAB, NEO Sports and NEO Sports Plus. Only a smoothly moving picture, quite clear.

Have they found a solution to the interruption problem that affected so many channels? Does this mean STAR channels will also be clear?

Riky, KIDO-CMB and others, please explain this to us if you know. And please give any more news if available.

hsjaya said...

Jughead,

If DTV is doing as you say it is mutually benifical since DTV can use this blog to have some feed back about thier service quality and what are actual customer requirments.

Todays marketing is DELIGHTING customers and give what customers will require in future. Not what DTV assume as customer requirements.

Trust DTV will use whatever the constructive criticism in this blog to DELIGHT their customers.

laksirif said...

Jughead & others,

DTV confirmed that they too log in here & read the comments.

hsjaya said...

Laksiri,

That is godd news.

So if we have any suggestion on improvemnts or package composition better to porpose during this period as DTV is testing channells and they are prepared to listen to them.

cable said...

@technoguy

I also noticed the smoothly moving picture without interruptions for me this happened after the software upgrade of the decoder

russel said...

so we arent gonna get anything today know?

laksirif, terry, riky, amalka and others

so can we expect the star package in the week end?

russel said...

cable!

maybe its a psychological factor.

cable said...

@russel

I can assure you that its not. interruptions have stopped but i dont know if its because of the software or something else if it starts again then we will know for sure its not because of the s/w upgrade

AMD said...

@ Amalka

Any news of star ?

Amalka said...

y'day night they ware tryed to adding one star channel..but they have technical problem it will be sortout very soon...

they can adding nather 5 channels..some time star cricket will be adding for Transponder 3( not Confirmed)..other 4 is Star Package

MAHESH said...

Why can't DTV introduce other local TV channels? Channels like MTV & ETV have some good English movies & hey r shown on LBN. Since these channels are rearly visible outside Colombo, most of the outstation viewers will be very happy if they can introduce these channels.

russel said...

@amalka

pls dont lie. i asked them. they said they didnt try to uplink star package yesterday. they would be able to give it by monday.

pls dont give any false information. thank you

mahesh said...

Can anybody tell me, do we have to do another chanel scan when the STAR package is introduced, or will they get automatically upgraded?

Plus what r the STAR channels they r going to introduce?

hsjaya said...

Extraction from an article appeared in last week sunday times
for information of all, is given below

"The proposed overall reduction of 8.72% in charges and tariffs put forth by Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) as part of its ongoing negotiations between the Consumers' Association of Lanka (CAL) is still not enough for CAL.

Chairman of the Association Peter Jayasekera told The Sunday Times FT he was not agreeable to the 8.72% reduction but is willing to negotiate further.

It was announced earlier this week during a Supreme Court hearing that SLT would reduce domestic phone rental charges by Rs.145 to Rs.350. Similarly, office phone rentals would also be reduced by Rs.50 to Rs.950.

"These new rates will be retroactive from January 1, 2007 but I'm not satisfied about the Rs.350," Jayasekera said, referring to the domestic phone rental charges.

He explained that over the past three years, domestic phone rentals have increased from Rs.200 per month which was raised to Rs.495 in September 2003.

Jayasekera also said that SLT is trying to implement a start up charge which means if a person lifts a receiver, the telephone will be charged. "This is not good. This will bring SLT hidden revenues."

Jayasekera said he wants to get the maximum benefit for the people through the work of his association.

He said the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), which was appointed to act as mediator for the negotiations, has been more positive now rather than they were earlier.

"I hope that there is still room for the rates to go down because SLT is making billions. In fact, they boasted that their profits were around Rs.500 billion during the time of the IPO."

"Generally, the TRC is now trying to bring some kind of compromised settlement because we have not agreed to earlier proposals which was taken up on Monday in the Supreme Court,"

Jayasekera said. "SLT had formulated their proposal on Sunday evening so we had no time to study it." CAL has asked the Court for further time to discuss the matter.

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hsjaya said...

Jesika,

You seem be in a real fighting mood.

Come on Jesika ,Shall we forget about it and discuss something else ?

Amalka said...

@ Mr.russel

i didn't tell lie...if u can't belive my comment it's ok i don't mind...i said 100% truth..

Lasa said...

@Mahesh
DTV only gives local channels which they have agreements with. They can't show any of maharaja channels(Sirasa, MTV) bcos maharaja company clearly told that they don't want to give their channels to any of DTH providers(even LBN doesn't show them). I thinks same apply for ETV. So its not a fault of DTV.

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russel said...

alf

I have sumthin to tell you. we are not interested in anyones identities in this blog. And we arent interested in what you say either. ( It's the same to you kumara!!!)We only just wanna share information and get info about dtv and about their future plans. thats it. What ever you say about other people , it reveals lots of things about your generation. Not about others.
Kumara!! this is not a motel. ha? pls dunn use filthy language. thank you

amalka

i was just kidddin. keep up with your great work

admin

is there anyway to block people who use filth in this blog. its really bad for this blog.thank you

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mahesh said...

Hey guys.....

Any news on on STAR?

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Free-man said...

Has anyone with any old CBNSat package got GOD TV? DTV is forcing us to go to the DTV package to get it.

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AMD said...

Guys a friend of mine in dehiwela, yesterday lost all his TP3 channels, when i checked the signal level inb his TP3 was only 32%.

Can this jus happen all of a sudden jus for him and only to TP3 ?

DTV tech guys said thay will come in 2 days to check the problem

MERINO said...

amd

Same thing happend 2 me on friday, i call CC they inform me they will come in 3 days but saturday morning they came and did a adjestment in the dish and it was working properly now

nishantha said...

Sorry Guys I didnt have much time to commnent on this blog for last two days. I have a good news to all of you who are in 850 old CBN packege.

Last time as I tell I called to the CC and telling about my request to changing the package. I asked him twise 'do I have espn and pogo in the future.'

He tell me nothing matter. They can add my account to old 900 package. with espn.pogo.


Next day called back. cc guy said that they have already upgread the packege. Now I can see the whole chanells n 900 packege.

Now I have Espn, Pogo, NDTv, Neo sports, Hallmark, Australia, Srtv

and Looking for Star package

Jesika said...

Alf

You said you have DTV too. So why don't you watch some religious channels like Buddhist TV or God TV ?
They will help you to make your brain peaceful !

hsjaya said...

Admin,

Can we start a new post. This one has 159 comments and it is too long.

bank_dude said...

Admin malli,

Can you start a new thread.

AMD said...

ADMIN

Can u start a new thread and delete filthy comments on this blog as well pls.

AMD said...

@ MERINO - TKS.

@ AMALKA - Whats the latest update regarding STAR ?

Riky/Terry/Laksiri - any news ?

AMD said...

hey guys - NEO + will be showing the Rugby world cup. Confirmed by the people at NEO

cableguy said...

For the CBN 850 pckge holders.

My request to Upgrade to 900 was properly done by DTV. Thank You DTV.

Now I can see few more new channels(Hallmark, SET, SET SAAB, Neo, ABC, NDTV and SRTV) while my ESPN and POGO also works.

So at this point, anyone interested in a few extra channels should call DTV and ask them to upgrade from 850 to 900 WHILE REMINDING THEM THAT YOU ARE A CBNSAT CUSTOMER. They will do it within 24 hours while keeping ESPN and POGO.

Also be aware that the first thing that CC will ask you is if you want to transfer to the 1400+ package. Unless you really want it , say NO and ask to just upgrade to 900 with ESPN and POGO. They are pushy and will pester you to subscribe to the 1400+ package. I had to insist that I dont care about HBO or Movie channels, and he still kept trying to get me to change to 1400.
What part of NO dont they understand?

Anyway good luck and happy watching.

cable said...

Hi all

DTV have drastically reduced the bandwidth allocated to HBO Hits
its only .79 Mbps according to

http://www.satcodx3.com/0450/eng/

russel said...

amalka, terry, ricky, laksirif, kido

whats the latest with dtv? when r they gonna give star package?

amalka

i was just kiddin. sorry

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Jesika said...

Alf My friend

Try to control your self. If you want we can help u

Jesika said...

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Its TIME to go for a new thread !!

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cableguy said...

On the subject of adding more local channels...

Does anyone know why ARTV cannot be added to DTH providers?

Have they also made a decision like Maharaja channels??

The problem is, unlike all 3 Maharaja channels which can be seen quite clearly in most parts of the country, ARTV cant be even seen clearly in most parts of Colombo. ARTV should use the platform provided by DTH providers to gain more mileage for their channel.
Anyone has any ideas what may the issues for ARTV to not get on board with DTH providers?

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AMD said...

I think ADMIN is on holiday !!!

@ Cableguy,

Well no point talking about Maharaja channels, whether they are clear or not cuz we will never get them on to any DTH platform. Idiots !

ETV & ART TV should be added to DTV too, does LBN have ETV and ART ?
I think this should be our next topic of discussion once the issue with STAR is resolved.

Jesika said...

If Swarnavahini in DTV why ETV cant add to DTV lineup? both are EAP

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Jughead said...

the issue re ART & ETV has been discussed at length in this blog in the past.

So its a fact that there is a genuine problem with regard getting them onboard DTV.

So i think we should consentrace on getting the Star package distributed fairly among the packages.

Jesika said...

Alf
You are like our old Alf
Very naughty !!

AMD said...

@ Jesika - ETV is run by Vanguard Management Services

cableguy said...

@Jughead

Thanks for pointing out that the ETV and ARTV issue has been previously discussed. I may have been on a hiatus at the time.

Do you recall if anyone was able to shed some light onto what the real problem was? Was it technical or cost problem on the end of ARTV?

As for ETV, like Jesika pointed out, Swarnavahini is already on DTV. So technical problem may not be an issue there.

Just a brief update would be sufficient so that we dont need to discuss it further.
Thanks

Jesika said...

amd

You mean its not belongs to EAP?

@russel , dannymot :

I have orderd the item i said before (AV Transmitter) I let you know when i get it !

AMD said...

@ Jesika

No as far as i know, EAP sold it a long time ago to vanguard.
Check their site. www.etv.lk

AMD said...

YO ADMIN... WHERE ARE U

bank_dude said...

@amd,

As far as I know Vanguard is an EAP company like Colombo Communication.

bank_dude said...

Admin malli, where are you? Are you not available or still trying to find a topic to start a new thread :)

D.L.R. said...

Hey DTV,

All HBO Channels are running with very low bandwith.
pl allocate Sufficient room for these premium channels. in quick motion times it's like Kotu rool book

To All technical staff of DTV,
good quality UHF/VHF antenna available in 1st cross street for less than Rs.1300/=. Pl put seperate one for Rupavahini & direct it towards Baudhaloka mw.
If you dont know how to install FTA anntena pl ask from this blog. we will help you.

Jughead said...

The basic problem that prevents ETV & ARTTv in coming on board is that they show movies that are also shown on other international movie channels such a HBO, Cinemax etc.. so there happens to be a conflict.

Cinemax, Hallmark and HBO showing same movies would not be a problem due to all of them being Exclusive cable TV broadcasters. but when a local channel gets in the band wagon it creates a conflict which may not be to the liking of the former.

AMD said...

Does DTV has a microwave link with with DERENA & ITN ? Cuz these channels are always crystal clear.
Why cant they do the same for TNL, Rupa & EYE ?

Dont they have the facility of giving DTV a direct link ?

hsjaya said...

DLR,

Yesterday I had the opportunity to view all channels of DTV and found most of them had pixelation problem.

All the new channells are having LEVEL 76% and quality 49% to 50%.

In addition NDTV,STAR SPORTS,NEO SPORTS, NEO SPORTS PLUS, CNN, SRTV all had picture freezing problem. SRTV screen very often was freezing and going blank.

CNN channell also had the same problems. Pixelation and Picture freezing.

All 47 channells are having pixellation issue. If you carefully watch you can see this. When the backgroung becomes dark and picutre is closing up this pixelation was visible in every channell.

This is rather surprising.

DTV is trying to add more channells while existing channlls' quality is poor.

Are they trying to increase number of the channells at the cost of quality ?

The other problem we are going to face very soon is that we may have to pay all the bills together since April.

So far I have not received bill for May, June and July. I dont think customers are in a position to pay all three months bills together these days.

D.L.R. said...

Is Star Movie channel in LBN is ad free or ad suport?

AMD said...

where is everyone today ?

Amalka - any news ?

hsjaya said...

DTV MARKETING AND CUSTOMER CARE ...

When are we going to have our bills for May, June , July 2007. ?

Do you expect customers to pay all the bills at once ?

What is wrong with your billing system ?

Does your billing system also need a software upgrade ?

cable said...

DTV is really driving me up the wall. look at cnn, al jazeera always problems with pixelation and loss of signals, HBO boquet low bandwidth this weekend NDTV & SRtv were also having problems and where is star? who the hell is working in its technical team bunch of incompetent idiots if you ask me.

Oh well there is always Reliance Industries Blumagic DTH starting in India in a couple of months Their set top boxes are going to be MPEG-4 compatible!

Looser said...

@hsjaya

Have you checked with DTV CC about your Billing problem? I got my bills upto June 2007