Thursday, May 15, 2008

Maintenance Day 2 : Completed

From midnight last night till 5am this morning Dialog TV completed the second and final day of scheduled maintenance. There were no visible changes (from the subscribers point of view) after the first day of maintenance and it is highly unlikely that the second day will bring about some changes. The real reason for the maintenance is still being gathered but it seems it may have something to do with upgrading the system to supporting MPEG4 & HDTV in the future and also some changes which will result in the reduction of rain fade. But so far after Day 1 no reduction in rain fade has being experienced with Dialog TV loosing signal for upto 10 min in some areas due to rain last night. So hopefully if this maintenance had something to do with rain fade then we should see some improvement from today onwards since they have completed their maintenance plans.

We hope that the pixelation problem on the HBO channels has been sorted out. Some subscribers are reporting that from last night the Dialog TV logo is appearing on all channels in their new decoders but not on their older CBNsat decoders. We wonder whether others are experiencing the same thing.

Please keep us updated on the latest on Dialog TV as the days progress.

27 comments:

AMD said...

Only change i notices is the DTV logo on all channels since last evening.

Funny thing is on my new decoder has it, the CBNSAT one dosent display it.

Anyone else having the same story ?

Eranda said...

no sound in zee cinema(English movies channel).anyone experiencing the same problem?This happened after the maintenance.

hellbreez said...

Sri Lanka Telecom has acquired a 75% stake in Sky Network Limited for US$1 million. Sky Network is a company incorporated in Sri Lanka by the Lycatel Group, a pan-european pre-paid telecom organization, to carry on operations in Sri Lanka with the aim of securing access to their wireless broad-band frequency.
According SLT, the teaming up with Sky Network could provide leverage its island–wide infrastructure for the provisioning of wireless broad-band applications such as IPTV, Video on Demand and Educational Services to the local market. Currently SLT uses ADSL technology for its broadband services. The SLT board resorted to this option as the license for its Wi-Max operation from TRC had seen inordinate delays.

cable said...

Sorry to comment on somthing unrealted but regarding the above post (SLT acquiring SKY) have to say something. It was on Sunday Leader sometime ago

Sky network is a fictious company but has "somehow" got a license to operate a WiMax network. Sri Lanka Telecom which is the largest Telecom operator in SL havent been able to get a WiMax license. I will let the readers decide what to make of it. 1 Million Dollars for doing nothing shit wish i was a Rajapakeshe

hellbreez said...

the above article is from todays daily mirror

Nokia said...

Good News Guys!!!
Channel C will be Free Of Charge for all the packge holders untill further nortice...

Hope they will give it FOC for all for life time!!!

sonik said...

told you so. as far as this logo thing is concerned, i have an old cbnsat receiver and the message $$**LOGO**$$ or something like that appeared. Its in the mailbox. did anyone else get the same?

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

Now we can see some improvement in quality. Check: Aljazeera & Star Cricket. No pixilation issue.

DTV logo is available only in Citi Hitz channel.

England vs New Zealand Test cricket now on Star cricket.

AMD said...

@ LANKA INFO

In my CBN SAT decorder - DTV logo ONLY on CITI HITZ - It was there from the day CITI was launched.


In NEW DTV decoder - DTV logo is there for ALL CHANNELS, since TUESDAY

MERINO ROSHA said...

Sonik
yes i also a cbn customer for me also getting that msg $$**LOGO**$$.........

LANKA INFO said...

@ AMD,

Yes. It’s too ugly. Need to put in transparent

bank_dude said...

It's good to have a old CBN decoder because we can watch all the channels with limited number of logos :)

LANKA INFO said...

Bomblast near fort. Tc ppl.

Rehan said...

well thanx mates for the info

i bought a connection last week and some zee channels , channel C and other were not visible told that E16 error
others work

is this due to maintenance work?
today i din't see it..

LANKA INFO said...

@ Rehan -
Except Shuruthi & Ranroo, other channels are working fine.

Rehan said...

@ lanka info..

Shruthi is working for me last days no ranaroo

but Channel C i havent seen it even.. :(
E16 : the conncetion is scrambled lu

LANKA INFO said...

better u call hotline.

Rehan said...

@ lanka info

i also thinks its better..

Rukmal said...

Sorry off the topic....

What is the corporate version of the Mcafee antivirus that can centrally update the definition like norton antivirus corporate edition?

Shiraj said...

CALL CENTERS - off topic
I called yesterday to reinstall a SET plan and this guys puts me on hold. No probs - as i was listening to standby musis - guess what !? they played a X rates PG rap with total FILTY (with F*** and that and this ??!!) Dialog is loosing control .......

yakuza said...

who says rain effect is off???
yesterday i had no signals due to rain. seems the decoder was bit more resistant against the rain than before, recovering much faster.

have they really made an upgrade? or is it just my imagination.

podiman said...

@rehan,
Are you getting Shruthi channel? From when did you get it, did you request for it?

Eranda said...

I am sorry if this question sounds silly,
But can someone please tell me do i have to tune the satellite again if i change my TV set.
Thank you in advance...

Looser said...

@Eranda

No you don't have to do anything just plug the wires as it was before and switch on the TV and the decoder.

Eranda said...

@looser,
Thanks a lot.
Now i can go for a new TV without the fear of having to do technical stuff i don't know.
If anyone is selling lcd or plasma tv's here just contact me if it is not against blog rules :-)

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the new post titled "Frequent Interruptions in Australia Network".

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