Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Still on test

According to reports several channels are being tested by Dialog TV on TP4 such as DW TV, TV5 Monde, Chutti TV, etc. In addition the new Defense Channel 'Rana-Ru' is also being broadcast using the 4th TP. However all these channels are scrambled.

Information about the channel pricing and what packages they would belong to are scare. However the general feeling among subscribers is that like last time Dialog will try to lure subscribers to move to the Rs 1949/= package to view most of the new channels. Even the older subscribers in the Rs 1400/= package may be asked to pay the revised package rate of Rs 1949/= to view the new channels. According to some reports many prospective subscribers are being attracted into purchasing pay television connections by Dialogs marketing campaign but are purchasing Dish TV instead because it is cheaper. It seems that Dialogs strategy is backfiring. Even some existing Dialog subscribers are moving into Dish TV. This will be made worse if Dialog tries the luring game with the channels on the 4th TP. However there are some who are unable to invest in another pay television connection due to lack of finances and are therefore sticking to Dialog TV and hopefully Dialog does not take undue advantage of them.

There are unconfirmed reports that certain channels may be unscrambled today. Please keep us updated on the latest regarding Dialog TV as the days progress.

48 comments:

Tharu said...

I called DTV few minutes ago and they confirmed the new channels in TP4 will be available for 1400/- and 1949/- package holders free of charge. But he was unable to give me the list of new channels.. No wonder.. Typical DTV Customer care..

MANIL said...

I have both Dish and DTV.What i have done is downgrade my package from 1400/- to 100/- in DTV and use my Dish connection.If LBN comes to my area i will surely dump DTV for LBN.

alf said...

THIS IS WHAT JESIKA,RUKMAL,FREEMAN,SHAMIN,619(69),RANAWEERA AND THE FUNDEMENTALIST CLAN DOES,WE REPORT YOU DECIDE.



http://www.lakbima.lk/archive/last_05_02_08/articles/news2.htm

yakuza said...
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619 said...

Alf
What ar the Fonts do we need to read it?

alf said...

http://www.lakbima.lk/archive/last_05_02_08/articles/news2.htm

619(69),JESIKA,RUKMAL,FREEMAN,SHAMIN,RANAWEERA.

MODA PONNAYA,DONT SHOW YOUR "PONNA" QUALITIES IN HERE,YOU FIND THE FONT YOURSELF.

619 said...

:))

trust said...

wat this is??

"South Asia`s inaugural Terrestrial Digital Television Broadcast went on air yesterday with the commencement of Dialog Televisions Pilot Launch of DVB?T (Digital Video Broadcast ? Terrestrial) based Terrestrial Digital Television covering the Greater Colombo area. "

kmrpl said...

Is Shruthi a SL channel?
It shown a Sinhala program about
Maha Bodhi asso. in Chennai It was about buddhism I think.
Dont the normal people like us be able to watch Ranaroo?

kmrpl said...

And I forgot did anybody ricieve the monthly program guide for this month?I didnt ricieve it yet?
Checkout the signal strength and the Quality for tp4. It is very low for me

yakuza said...

no chnnel guide for feb for me also.

LANKA INFO said...

Shruthi channel, totaly its comes under Dialog CITI HITZ team.

Head: Nihal Lakxapatiarachi

alf said...

IF HE IS STILL AT DTV,CANT ADMIN HAVE A INTERVIEW WITH THAT "LORD ROMESH ANTHONY" WHO SAID HE WILL DELIGHT CUSTOMERS,HE MAY BE GIVING BOGUS INFORMATION TO NUSHAD PERERA TO MISLEAD AND SAY THAT THE CUSTOMERS ARE DELIGHTED WHEN MOST OF THEM ARE CRYING AND SHIFTING TO LBN AND DISH.

TechnoGuy Sri Lanka said...

@ Kmrpl
I think the රන රූ channel is only for members of the armed forces and their families. Maybe later on it will be made free-to-air for everyone to see.

And I didn't get my February guide as well. Possibly it has details of the new channels. That is if they published this month's guide at all.

I'm awaiting some new channels soon. Thanks a lot to Riky, Rupavahini and LankaINFO for all the information they have given us.

Looser said...

I got my channel guide on 4th. Little late this time.

Anyway you can DL it from DTV Website.

@Priyantha
We are waiting for your Programme Guide.

kmrpl said...

Got some news about Ranaroo
It is a channel from the Derana team.it is there in order to cheer up or take the moral up of the Army.Looks like only for the army and thir families

LANKA INFO said...

PG Guide will get delayed by a few days to reach customers this month due to some unavoidable circumstances, at the mean time from March onwards no PG available since the 100% accurate EPG (separate page – VAS) is available for the Cx from mid Feb.

Note: Six nation match - all repeat telecast. no live matches on STAR SPORTS

TechnoGuy Sri Lanka said...

Thanks.

I guess the paper Programme Guide is a waste of money IF the EPG works properly.

LANKA INFO said...
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LANKA INFO said...

same time Techno…most properly in future u can get the important channels PG through Weekend News papers.

LANKA INFO said...

Vetri 99.6FM 24/7 Latest Tamil Station Now on AIR

For more info: www.cityhits.blogspot.com

yakuza said...

have you guys experienced some freezing on axn during prime time (7-9 pm)

Priyantha De Silva said...

@ Looser ,

I've almost finished the work . with more than 25 channels guide, This month's Satellite TV programme guide will be available in the evening or later, today.

LANKA INFO said...

Dear Priyantha,
with ur pirmis'on can i take a copy ur IPG (interne pg).
@ admin, can i have ur email address...

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Our Email address is tvradiosrilanka@yahoo.com

Admin

alf said...

I GOT MY P/GUIDE,THE FOOLS HAVE FIRST PUT STAR CRICKET AS BROADCASTING THE TRI NATIONS AND THEN HAVE PASTED A STICKER OVER IT OF STAR SPORTS.

WHEN YOU COMPARE WITH THE EPG OF DISH TV,WHAT DTV DOES IS CHILDS PLAY.

dialog tv mf said...

dish tv sucks
dtv rocks***********************

TechnoGuy Sri Lanka said...
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Nalin said...

Dear admin,
Where's the interview with Mr.Nimal Laxapathiarachchi? Admin please be kind enough to post a reply to this.

alf said...

TECHNOGUY,MIND YOUR FUCKING OWN BUSINESS,IF YOU DONT WANT TO BUY ANYTHING THATS UPTO YOU,YOU BUGGER TRY TO ACT AS A KNOW ALL THING HERE AND DOESNT KNOW A BULLSHIT ABOUT WHATS HAPPENING INSIDE,YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT STAR HUB SINGAPORE AND REPORTING FROM 8000 MILES AWAY ETC,BLOGS ARE THEIR TO COMMENT WHATEVER YOU WANT,IF YOU WANT TO GO SHOPPING FOR DIALOG TV THATS UPTO YOU.

YOU ARE JUST A IDIOT WHO TRY TO ACT AS BIG SHOT,AND DONT TRY TO TELL ME WHAT TO COMMENT AND WAHT NOT,THOSE THINGS YOU CAN DO IN YOUR BLOG WHERE NO ONE VISITS.

AMD said...

ADMIN,

Please dont waste ur time on useless interviews.

MANIL said...

@ Technoguy

I think non of the disgusted subscribers are hanging on with DTV for any of the reasons you mentioned,its just because their is no suitable competitor and most would go for LBN if its within their vicinity.

And as for Dish TV,the thing you call illegal,people still buy it and their are more than 20000 in the country at present.I also dont like the tone of Alf,but talk sense and in this scenario he has valid point.

star said...

@Technoguy,

With reference to your point about "Buy Sri Lanka product", first of all who are the owners of Dialog? Are they Sri Lankans? No.

Are we using always Sri Lankan Products? What about Sri Lankan Tv Channels? Then, we should not telecast foreign Tv channels.

I don't thing there is any sense on thant. We all must go for quality products with price.

MANIL said...

@ Star

Star hit the point,Some guys who were fuming over Rs.25/- (When DTV raised the rental from 1375/- to 1400/-) seem not worried about the rental and guys like Technoguy seem they can afford if the renatl goes over 5000/-,cronics like these are bread and butter for Nushad Perera and Ramesh Anthony to launch their plan.

Nalin said...

Admin,
Don't give ur attention to senseless advices..(12.35)Otherthing is please POST A REPLY TO MY PREVIOUS POST.

alf said...

MANIL,

NUSHAD PERERA MAYBE HAVING SOME SORT OF PLAN,BUT THIS ROMESH ANTHONY FELLOW WE ALL KNOW HE IS A MUTT AND HE IS THERE TO DELIGHT MILLIONERES LIKE TECHNOGUY WHO IS APIRING TO DEVELOP MALAYSIAN TECHNOLOGY AND UNITED STATES PRICES FOR DTH.

LBN IS TRUELY SRI LANKAN AND IS OWNED BY SHIRANTHA HERATH,HERE IS THE GUY WE SHOULD HELP AS DTV MUST BE TRYING TO DERAIL HIM BECAUSE HE GIVES QUALITY STUFF AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE.

IS THIS TECHNOGUY A ROBOT OR SOMETHING? SOMETHING LIKE ROBOCOP?

LANKA INFO said...

TP 4 Down due to FOX channels testing.

TechnoGuy Sri Lanka said...

@ Manil, Star
I'm sorry. I admit I was selfish and foolish when I posted that comment. I was upset about something else and I really shouldn't have posted that comment.

Anyway, I am not a millionaire, and if Dialog forces me to upgrade my package, I will not do so. Instead I will use a cheap package until some better competitor enters the market.

But SLT and other competitors are probably entering the market in greed for money, not to provide a good service. See what SLT has done with ADSL, 3G Internet prices.

I hope and pray that Dialog will provide some good new channels WITHOUT increasing prices.

Please lets forget about what I said and get on with life.

@ Alf
I won't bother answering you.

TheXB said...

The channel quality seems to have gone real bad. It's worse than VCD format especially with quick moving pictures. Lots of pixelation.
Is anyone else facing this same thing? And does anyone know why the sudden and drastic change in quality?
Thanx.

LANKA INFO said...

Coming soon....on DIALOG TV
>>>
www.cityhits.blogspot.com

TechnoGuy Sri Lanka said...

@ TheXB
For me the pciture quality seems to be the same as before: Awful. The good quality that was there last year for the new channels (even after the TP3 was filled) has disappeared. But if there was such a quality, that means Dialog can still attain that quality. Please, Dialog, improve the quality for your customers' sake.

And has anyone noticed that the TP4 signal quality is around 40% all the time. Or is it just my connection?

@ LankaINFO
Thanks.

LANKA INFO said...

@ Technoguy...
Anytime..... & TP 4 is not fully updated for Cx's.(its restricted b'caz of the test channels) most proberly this week end u can get the TP 4 in 65% - 75% quality.

star said...

@ Technoguy...

It is o/k. You are one of most valuable person with updated information.

janaka said...

CH 56 - Ranaroo

But still scrambled

LANKA INFO said...

Watch international HIT TV series through CITY HITS
www.cityhits.blogspot.com

Priyantha De Silva said...

Now, You can Download the ,
February Satellite TV programme guide
Using Below Links,

Link 1 : DivShare
http://www.divshare.com/download/3722695-058


Link 2 : zSHARE
http://www.zshare.net/download/7294751c676354/

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the new post titled "Waiting Patiently......".

Admin

Looser said...

Thanks Priyantha for your hard work