Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Dialog TV set top box vs SLT IPTV set top box

Several Dialog TV subscribers who have been issued with letters have not been given the new decoder as yet and the subscribers who are receiving letters at present have been given the switch over date of HBO channels and Star Movies to MPEG4 as September 20th.

We are posting some images of the SLT IPTV set top box and the Dialog TV set top box for comparison purposes. The Dialog TV MPEG4 set top box and the older CBNsat MPEG2 set top box is compared along with the SLT IPTV set top box in the images given below.

Above : CBNsat Set Top Box vs SLT IPTV Set Top Box
Above : Dialog TV MPEG4 Set Top Box (front view)
Above : Dialog TV MPEG4 Set Top Box (rear view)
Above : SLT IPTV Set Top Box (rear view)

Above : CBNsat MPEG2 Remote Control vs IPTV Remote Control
Above : Dialog TV MPEG4 Remote Control

A big thank you goes out to Lisura for providing us with the above images. Please keep us updated on the latest regarding Dialog TV as the days progress.

119 comments:

alf said...

WHEN YOU COMPARE THE TWO DECORDERS ITS LIKE NUSHAD PERERA (DTV) AND POOJA UMASHANKER (IPTV).ONE IS BULKY AND HAS NO SHAPE THE OTHER IS COMPACT AND BEUTIFUL.

dialog tv mf said...

chris brown - forever

alf said...

I CAN SEE KIND OF ADVANCED INPUTS ON THE SLT IPTV,BUT THE DTV MPEG4 HAS THE SAME INPUTS,MAYBE BECAUSE HANS AND NUSHAD LIKE ONLY ONE HOLE THEY ARE RENOWNED FOR.

rupavahini said...

hey guyz,
can u look at this web page?
It is a special package introducing from Satlanka.

It contains some fantastic channels that are not in Dialog or any other package i know.

Can you too look at it and explain it??

http://www.satlanka.com/satlanka_satellite_package.htm

Christo said...

Guys,

Dr.Hans To be appoint as chief coodinator in Telekom Malaysia very soon.His monthly package said to be closer to Rs.10M.

And guess what Our friend Nushad might take over.

God Bless Dialog Telekom!!!!!!!!

alf said...

GOD BLESS DIALOG TV AND MAY "LORD ANTHONY" SAVE YOU.

dannymot said...

From about 8:45PM I have had a blackout on all channels. I get the message "E17-13 Service currently scrambled".

Tried contacting CC for half an hour and absolutely NO RESPONSE!!!

Lasantha said...

hey rupavahini,

Do you really consider about the satlanka package?

It seems 100k for installation and 3000/= rental. Just forget about it, if you need to watch those channels, all you need to do is, buy a DVB decoder and dish, You can buy it from Main street around 10,000/=. Align dish to 93.5 E (opposite direction of DTV dish)

You can watch B4U, Enter10, Music India, 9XM, HM1,KBS, NHK and many DD channels (including DD sport) free of charge.

yakuza said...

@dannymot

no problem to me. do you have the new decoder

donald gaminitillake said...

yes dannymot is correct
But Dialog said they are updating software and will be ready in 60min yet it has not restored

I called them around 910pm 10sept

Donald Gaminitillake

Lisura said...



DTV was down last night only for the new STB's. Couldn't check today in the morning. Is the problem still there ?

Can anyone confirm ?

Kasun said...

Yes Its still their. I have them a call and they asked me the Number that is there in the Decoder. and they will reset it again.

Is the Quality of the New decorder is good. for me I feel like its not good like the befor Decorder.

In the Decorder Signal Levels are like this

Strenght - 68%
Quality - 65%

Is this a good amount or can we improve it more? Im usin from Pannipitiya.

alf said...

THE GUYS WHO GOT THE LETTERS FOR DECORDER CHANGE PRIOR TO 10TH,HAVE THEY CHANGED IT? I DONT THINK THE CC GUYS KNOWS.

alf said...

DIALOG TV MF =DID YOU GET YOUR MPEG4 BOX?

Rukmal said...

Off Topic:

"Sikuru Hathe" is at Demonoid.com

In good Quality..

Sinhalese Comedy Movie


http://www.demonoid.com/files/details/1612591/4144090/

Kasun said...

Can anyone confirm whether the E17 - Error is ok now. Im not at home. so can anyone confirm this.

Rukshan said...

@Rukmal

Can you send me a invitation for demonoid

Rukmal said...

rukshan

give me ur email address

Anura said...

Rukmal,
How can i watch that sikuru hathe film? Can i download full film?
No way to download
anurabw@gmail.com
Thanks

Rukmal said...

aruna

I sent you a reply

dannymot said...

My account was restored last night (10:30PM)after contacting several people at DTV!!

Some how I get the distinct impression that the quality of the video signal is not as good as it was before the upgrade!!

Kasun said...

Whats the Normal Strength and the Quality if the New MPEG4 Decorder?

podiman said...

Looks like with the new decorder subscribers are having more problems than before. Hope DTV will solve these problems soon.

Nokia said...

Hi All,
I got the letter y'day and it says I have to get it changed before the 20th September !!!
I contacted them and they will change the decorder this morning. (Negombo) The service here seems to be superb...

AMD said...

Hi guys....

Recently moved into a new house & found that is has a dish installed on the roof. The landlord says that the previous people had it but they disconnected it & told the service provider & they had removed the decoder, but hav left the dish.

Is there anyway i can make use of the dish by getting a FTA decoder maybe ? The dish looks like one of those EUROSTAR ones.

podiman said...

@amd,
Yes you can use it for FTA. Is it only the dish that they have left or the LNB is also there? What size of a dish is it? If you buy a reciver, FTA is possible but you have to get the dish aligned to the approriate satallite. Need more instructions give your e-mail address.

alf said...

I AM SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT RUKSHAN AND RUKMAL IS THE SAME PERSON.

SO NOW JESIKA,RUKMAL,619,RANAWEERA,FREEMAN,RUKSHAN IS THE SAME PERSON.

dialog tv mf said...

look what sherlock homa has found out

AMD said...

@ podiman

Thanks for info. The dish, LNB & the cable all are there. The dish is fixed in its original position.

anthonylk2005@gmail.com

alf said...

DIALOG TV MF - OYAGE MPEG4 OR 2,PATI JOKEKDA ENDALA INNE

donald gaminitillake said...

Kasun

You got to call Dialog and give decoder number and Sim number

Then they will reset it

I gave these details around 9 pm Thursday and got the reset around 400pm Friday

Rukmal said...
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Rukmal said...

Off Topic:

"Sikuru Hathe" is at Demonoid.com

In good Quality..

Sinhalese Comedy Movie


http://www.demonoid.com/files/details/1612591/4144090/

Nokia said...
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Nokia said...

All,
DTV has changed my decorder y'day and they have kept the Manual of the new decorder too. I thought that it's a chinese product. But its an UAE product.
Funtions are more alike CBN Sat Decorder. Need to get used to it... I's bit bulky but OK with me.

alf said...

NOKIA - ADMIN PICTURES DALA THIYANAWANE,BIT BULKY NEMEI HONDATAMA BULKY,THIBBE MARUTI EKAK NAM MEKA 1210 LORIYAK.

RUKSHAN - SIKURU HATHE BELUWADA MF EKKA?

lokulamaya said...

Can,t anyone organize a wrestling match WWE) FOR alf with rukmal (freeman,619,jesica...........)

ILHAM - The Boss said...

LBN Digital Service is now available with unparalleled picture quality and even more channels. Launched from our brand new state of the art control room this service will revolutionise the viewing experience for Sri Lankan television viewers.

Advantages :

1. Clarity :
The picture quality will be the best available in Sri Lanka on any network. Even digital pictures have grades of quality that is decided by the amount of bandwidth allocated to each channel. With maximum bandwidth allocation on cable that is not available to satellite or over the air networks you will enjoy the best possible picture

2. Sound :
Superior sound quality. Where ever a broadcaster is making available 5.1 surround sound or stereo sound this will now be available to you. For example HBO and VH1 will be available with CD quality digital stereo sound.

3. New Channels :
We will be introducing 80 TV channels such on our Digital service shortly at no extra cost.

4. Future Services :

HD TV – High Definition TV
VOD - Video On Demand
EPG - Electronic Program Guide
Commerce - Interactive services such as shopping etc

Dialog TV Still Sleeping?

kumara said...

ILHAM,

SO YOU WANT ALL OF US TO THROW AWAY DTV AND COME TO LBN. FOR THAT TELL US HOW FAR THEY HAVE COVERED IN SL.

I AM LIVING 25MILES FROM COLOMBO. CAN TEHY GIVE CONNECTION. IF THEY CANNOT FIRST IMPROVE THAT THEN TALK ABOUT ALL OTHER QUALITIES.

OTHERWISE GO AND BLOG IN LBN BLOG WITHOUT TALKING NONSENSE HERE.

cbnsatcustomer said...

I got the new decoder today. There's no component video outputs. Input/output connections are same as old cbnsat decoder. I think picture quality is improved in local channels. Set up password is 0000.

cbnsatcustomer said...

With theold decoder, signal strength was around 55% Quality 40-50%.(I think that's because I have joined the cable in 2 places). But with the new decoder Quality has gone upto 78%.

Lasantha said...

DTV has been improved picture quality in local channels. Previously, there was a shadow effect and kind of blur, Now there is more clear pictures in local channels. Thanks DTV! Good move.

Is there anybody know what's happen to the DTV-MTV negotiation?

janaka said...

The new decoder is bulky and ugly in appearance and the remote sucks.

The picture quality has drastically improved with the new decoder. It has gone to 70s from 60s. The quality of some channels (local and Buddhist etc) has noticeable increased.

The EPG has greatly improved. The channel information will appear almost instantly with switching channels. The EPG information is almost instant.

Timer (reminder) is also bit advance and versatile in the new decoder.

Vista said...

With the new MPEG4 there was an upgrade of software. Does this mean that DTV has now shifted to the new transponder or is the shift taking place on 20th September? Can anyone clarify what we can expect from this shift?... Thanks

@ilham..the Boss ..... it appears that you are promoting LBN. Can you ask LBN to introduce a more SUPERIOR STB?? The STB that they offer on the Digital package DOES NOT HAVE Component output terminals nor S/PDIF optical audio output terminals... so how can they provide improved video and audio quality???

cbnsatcustomer said...

I think DTV is still using MPEG2. You can check this with audio menu. EPG comes up instantly now. Zoom, Pause functions work. But reote is low quality compared to old remote.

kumara said...

Vista,

DO YOU KNOW WHATS WRONG WITH THE BUGGARS WHO SUDDENLY APPEAR ONCE IN A BLUE MOON AND PROMOTE THIER BRAND.

LOT OF THESE BUGGARS ARE GOONS OF COMEPETING CABLE TV OPERATORS. WHEN THERE IS SOMETHING NEW OR GOOD HAPPENNING AT DTV, THESES GOONS WANTS TO DISRUPT THAT AND CREATE SOME KIND OF UNCERTAINTY IN THE MIND OF DTV CUSTOMERS.

NO BODY SHOULD COME HERE TO TELL US WHAT IS LBN OR FOR THAT MATTER ANY CABLE TV. WE ALL VERY WELL KNOW WHAT THEY OFFER AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DTV AND OTHERS.

AND IF WE WANT TO FIND OUT THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF WEB SITE FOR THAT. WE DONT AREQUIRE ANYBODYS PREACHING ABOUT OTHER CABLE TV.

ILAHM... LET THE SLEEPING DOG SLEEP. YOU KNOW WAHT HAPPENS WHEN THEY ARE AWAKEN..

alf said...

KUMARATA MALA PENALA WAGE,MACHANG KUMARA MPEG4 BOX EKA FIX KARADA?

YOU HAVE TO ADMIT CERTAIN THINGS,TRUE LBN HAS GOOD QUALITY ON THEIR DIGITAL PACKAGE BUT HAVE COVERED ONLY 0.1% OF THE COUNTRY,WHERES DTV HAS COVERED THE ENTIRE COUNTRY.

kumara said...

ALF,

MASSINA, MALA PANNINE NEDDA MEWATA.

UMBALA API NODANNA LBN.

DTV UN MONAWA HARI KARANNA HADANAKOTA AHAKA INNA HALPAROWO AWITH WEDA BAKAL KARANAWAA.

AGREED. AVEREBODY HAS THEIR SHORTCOMINGS AND STRENGTHS. WE KNOW STERNGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF DTV. DOES SOMEBDY HAVE TO COME AS AN LAIEN AND TELL US ALL ABOUT THIS TO US.

APITH DEN AVRUDU DEKAK BALA INNAWA DTV MONAWA HARI KARAI KIYALA. ITHIN MACHANG THADA WENNE NEDDA MEWATA.

kumara said...

ALF,

I GOT A LETTER AND REFERENCE NUMBER. ANXIOUSLY WAITING FOR NEW BOX. BUT I AM HAPPY AT LEAST SOME OF THE DTV CUSTOMERS HAVE GOT THE NEW BOX.

MY TIME WILL COME. SO I AM WAITIONG. THERE IS NO HURRY.

Rukmal said...

Sikuru Hathe

Very Fast download speed !!

http://www.flyupload.com/?fid=881078330

Pls Ignore this if you are not interested.

AMD said...

DTV came & changed both CBN decoder & DTV one last Saturday. My landlord has one full package & 500. They changed the full package decoder & said that later on they will be changing all the decoders regardless of the package.

Rukmal said...

amd

Thats a good news!!

Christo said...

Same here!!!

yakuza said...

they would have to, if they are going to broadcast every channel in mpeg4

Observer said...

Guys , have you got program recording capability in the DTV new decode.

I think I saw somebody commented to this extent in a previous thread..

Anura said...

WHEN WE CAN GET TELECOM IPTV ????
NOW EVERYBODY WANT WATCH NEW ENGLISH MOVIES PLEASE CHECK THIS SITE
http://lankadrama.blogspot.com

GOOD LUCK

DLR said...

Hi all,
I received my new decorder yesterday at 9.30PM.

Only thing I can say is DTV tried to ceet us again with new word MPEG4. All the features are same. NO component output, Only one fav list.

I can see two advance options
a. detailed timer, which automatically swith to a chanel
b. fast EPG

as an overall, Mpeg decorder is useless without component / 5.1 sound output

DLR said...
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DLR said...

Hi all,
I received my new decorder yesterday at 9.30PM.

Only thing I can say is DTV tried to cheet us again with new word MPEG4. All the features are same. NO component output, Only one fav list.

I can see two advance options
a. detailed timer, which automatically swith to a chanel
b. fast EPG

as an overall, Mpeg decorder is useless without component / 5.1 sound output

AMD said...

out of topic,

Does anyone know what this new local tamil tv channel is called ? Im getting a very faint signal.

Roshan said...

i came a cross this blog witch is in sinhala about the dialog unlimited hsdpa connections, can any body let me know if this is true ?

http://sinhala.kalingasblog.com/2008/09/16/dialog-unlimited-mobile-broadband-hsdpa-vs-mobitel-m3-borodband/

as im thinking about getting one as for the university student packages.

alf said...

NUSHAD AND HANS MUST NOT BE HAVING CHILDREN (OBIVIOUSLY) AS THEIR IS NO PARENTAL CONTROL ON THE NEW MPEG4 BOX FIXED YESTERDAY.OTHER THING IS NO VOLUME CONTROL ON INDIVIDUAL CHANNELS.

SLP said...

I have also received the new decoder.
.
Agreed to everyone, it's a dam shit.

Thanura said...

I got the new decoder today.
got the manual with it, the code for settings is 0000.

Lets see the pros and cons of this decoder. (I used the old CBN SAT decoder before)

pros -
1.) EPG and channel info are faster.

2.) Zoom function is there.

3.)Timer is there.

cons-

1.) Fav list is there but we cant change the order the way we want, can't customize the order of the channels. (it only allows sort by name)

2.) Remote control is not upto standard. Buttons are not good as the old remote control.

3.) Earlier when we select a channel from fav list, the channel up/down buttons are assigned to the fav list until we use the normal channel list again. that function is not there.

The signal level has reduced, earlier it was in the 60s now its high 50s. But quality level has increased from 60s to 70s,, dnt knw wats happening there...

To conclude,
I'm not happy with the new decoder but i will give it some time, hopefully i will get used to it. I was using the fav list before. (Edited the order according to my fav list.) but now i can't do it. if that was there i would've been happy with the new decoder.

kumara said...

HI.

NEW DECODER WAS FIXED.BUT I DONT SEE ANY BIG DIFFERENCE IN PICTURE QUALITY WHEN COMPARED TO OLD ONE.

TECHNICALLY THE PERCENTAGES MAY HAVE GONE UP. BUT THE QUALITY OF THE PICTURE, WHAT YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN, IS RUBBISH.

I AM REALLY INTERESTED SPORTS AND MOVIES. QUALTY OF THOSE CHANNELS HAVE NOT SHOWN ANY IMPROVEMENT.

HOWEVER DTV HAS ACHIEVED ONE THING BY HOOK OR CROOK. THEY WERE ABLE TO CANCEL THE OLD CBN AGREEMENT AND HAVE INTRODUCED A NEW ONE, WHICH ARE TOTALLY FAVAOURABLE TO THEM.

WELL DONE DTV..

yakuza said...

watch "Discovery" now
9 p.m

"The bloody destiny of a Sri Lanka dynasty"

Vista said...

Has DTV shifted to the MPEG4 transponder??

LANKA INFO said...

@ Vista: No
Check Your DTV Account Balance

ILHAM - The Boss said...

Bracking News
SLT IPTV STARTING TOMORROW.
MONDAY.

ILHAM - The Boss said...

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is to launch its much-talked of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) for the first time in Sri Lanka tomorrow (Monday) with the assistance of UTStarcom headquartered in California, USA, officials said.

The official launching of the new service was scheduled for August but it was slightly delayed due to some infrastructure issues. The channels presently available on the SLT IPTV test transmissions are Rupavahini, Channel Eye, ITN, Max, HBO, HBO Signature, HBO Hits, HBO Family, CNN, BBC World, NDTV 24X7, Al Jazeera, Ujala, Peace TV, Spacetoons, Colors, DD Sports, VH1, MTV, Nickolodean, STC, B4U Music, NDTV Good Times, Ceebies BBC, Zee Music and a few other Hindi channels.

Officials said UTStarcom, Inc. has entered into a multi-million dollar contract recently with Sri Lanka’s Just In Time Holdings Pvt Ltd. to supply its industry-leading RollingStream(R) end-to-end IPTV solution to SLT. This has enabled the SLT to launch IPTV services without much delay, a senior official of the SLT told The Sunday Times FT. UTStarcom is a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and international service and support. The company sells its broadband, wireless, and handset solutions to operators in both emerging and established telecommunications markets around the world, he said .

SLT has set up a subsidiary to broadcast IPTV to its broadband customers. The company has invested $1 million in the initial launch of the SLT Visioncom unit. SLT says IPTV is a value-added service with strategic importance in the future broadband service portfolio of the company.

SLT, a provider of international and domestic voice, Internet, and data services, will use the RollingStream platform to bring IPTV services to its growing customer base throughout Sri Lanka. SLT, with more than 87 percent market share and a wireline subscriber base of more than 1,300,000 customers, expects to grow its residential and commercial business through its increased triple play capabilities now available with this IPTV deployment. It is designed to support approximately 100,000 subscribers in the next two years and will enable the company to provide video services to future subscribers over copper lines in the next three to four years.

The product was to be launched by SLT Visioncom, a fully owned subsidiary of SLT. The company had operated the IPTV service as a pilot project among 100 customers and found that some channels are not working properly. SLT engineers have rectified the defect and they also upgraded its ADSL system to ADSL 2+, to facilitate the launch of the IPTV service.

LANKA INFO said...

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) from Tomorrow

yakuza said...

http://www.tomorrowyou.tv

any idea about package and price range?

Supun said...

Hi All,

Did anyone read the subscriber agreement which came with the new STB. Its totally single sided agreement.

And for CBN time subscribers, the ownership of the STB is with the subscriber. How can DTV ask us to hand over the STB which we have purchased.

"SLT, we need IPTV....very soon"

yakuza said...

what happened to
"Saturday Night Live" comedy
which should have been on yesterday night on VH1.

anybody noticed???

Radikal Zee said...

@yakuza;
VH1 gives a delayed telecast of SNL, it's on today at 9p.

CSS said...

I got this decoder now quite some time ago, and I wrote about it to the blog. At the time of installation I was not given a manual.

My reception has become unwatchable due breaking up of the picture every few seconds & I called the customer service.

First problem was when I selected English (1) & Customer care (1), there is no ringing tone at all. After several tries I selected Sinhala (2) & Customer care (1) and they answered, but in English lol.

Anyway, they asked me to remove antenna wire, switch off the decoder, wait for 10 mts & reconnect. Improved a little bit but after a while became unwatchable again.

Phoned again & same instructions, and I was asked to re-scan again. Became watchable, for about one hour & started breaking again.

Now they promised to send a team within 48 hours to look at the problem. Lets hope it works.

BUT, with my second call I asked about the manual. First the fellow said no manual is supplied, and instructed me to set the FAV list, which I inquired for. But my inquiry was of the F2,F3 & F4. The fellow said there is only one list.
Then I asked what the F2,F3 & F4 buttone are for. He says they are not FAV lists but he also could not explain what they were.

I told him thats why we need manuals. He then said they will be posted. I asked him to then enter it as a complaint & he refused to do so, saying they will be sending. What-ever I said he did not write a complaint about it. But when I insisted, he again contacted some body and then came out with an explanation.

He says that the software has been changed in the new decoder by them so the earlier manual is no longer suitable. DTV is preparing a manual which they will be posting soon. SO, I told him that he should have given me that explanation at the start, as it is a much more plasible answer.

ANYWAY, I think all that is bullshit. I saw @Thanura got a manual as per his post & the others have been promised a manual by post.

DTV should have trainer for the Customer care staff to at least train them how to lie properly.

ILHAM - The Boss said...

Airtel Sri Lanka Ready to Launch

The Times of India said the firm was testing its standard GSM digital services and third generation (3G) mobile services.
Airtel Sri Lanka hopes to launch its services in the island by the end of the year,
The Times of India report said.
Airtel Sri Lanka Ready to Launch the GSM and 3G mobile services with
1000 Base Stations (Towers) The Times of India said.
The Times of India said the Sri Lanka unit would soon choose a handset provider to tie up bundled offers.
Airtel has tied up with China's Huawei Technologies to build and manage its network in Sri Lanka.
Airtel will invest about Rs 800 crore in Sri Lanka over the next five years to build a nation wide mobile network in Sri Lanka The media report said.
Airtel will have to compete with Dialog Telekom owned by Telekom Malaysia
Which has 60 percent share of the market the largest operator in Sri Lanka.
Mobitel owned by Sri Lanka Telecom, Tigo owned by Millicom International Cellular, Hutch owned by Hutchison Telecommunications.

sithma said...

SLT IPTV will come out today at Cinnamon Grand.
Installation Cost ??? (What do you expect)
Monthly Rental ?????
Channel quality !!!

Wait for !!!!
Admn Time to open Separate Blog
@ai
Quality of Local channel will improve within a week

ILHAM - The Boss said...

Sri Lanka Telecom IPTV will be launching today at the Cinnamon Grand.Daily Mirror indicates a "Coming Soon....". No one is sure of the connection charges and the monthly rental for this service but we expect it to be less than Dialog TV since SLT would have to compete directly with them for a slice of the pay television market.

We can expect the installation charges and the rentals to be advertised over the media in the next few days.

Dhammika said...

Off the Topic--

The Supreme Court has struck don (at least by an Interim Order) the stupid "PRAGATHISHEELI" Environment TAX on Mobile phones etc imposed by Champika Ranawaka and Udaya Gamanpila duo who hijacked the Hela Urumaya.

Bravo! at least one can still depend on the CJ and the SC when all else fails

yakuza said...

@radikal zee

thanks man, unfortunately fell asleep. Is it as good as they say. And the other thing, Do you guys find Jimmy Kimmel funnY? i don't

LANKA INFO said...

SLT IPTV | PEO Channel Lineup

AMD said...

SLT IPTV SITE

http://www.peotv.com/

Duffy said...

@amd

Need some clarification....I assume you've already got the new MPEG4 STB.

So do the installation team take away your old CBNSat decorder or can we keep it as an ornament? Do you still have it?

I can't seem to find my agreement letter with CBN!

Thanks

AMD said...

@ Duffy,

They took away both decoders.

Supun said...

AMD/Duffy,

Legally they cant take it away and if u have signed the new subscriber agreement without reading it....hmmmm....at least now have a look at it...

yakuza said...

@supun

is the old decoder useful anyway?

Supun said...

Point is the ownership of the decoder, it's with DTV after signing for the new agreement.

We are basically transferring what we have purchased to them just because they have changed there technology to meet there requirements.

PS: there are ways to make good use of the existing decoder !!

LANKA INFO said...

New channel on Dialog TV

Dhammika said...

@ Supun
what are the ways in which the old decoder (CBNSAT or Dialog MPEG2)can be made use of?


the picture of SLT IPTV decoder seems to be different to that has been advertised in their new website

yakuza said...

any news about IPTV rates? the link for rates in peotv.com is still under construction(undecided)

Vista said...

Has DTV shifted to MPEG4?? Anyone know??

Tharu said...

@Yakuza

I called SLT CC (011-2 555 555)yesterday and they told me that the rates haven't been finalised yet, but informed me that connection fee would be somewhere around Rs. 9,9900/-.

I have one of my friends working for SLT he said the charges will be around Rs. 1,000/-.

SLT CC further told me by today they can give the final rates.

Tharu said...

Connection fee is Rs. 9,900/-. Sorry for the typing error..

Radikal Zee said...

awesome !!
bye bye dialog TV!

cbnsatcustomer said...

Sri Lanka Telecom starts IPTV

Sept 23, 2008 (LBO) - Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the island's largest fixed access provider, has launched Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) with a target of reaching 7,000 customers by year end, officials said.

To recieve instant alerts from LBO on your Dialog mobile type 'lbo' and send to 678

IPTV uses SLT's wireline network to pipe video to customers who are already using Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) connections.

SLT is now an affiliate of Malaysia's UT group.

Thusha Weerasuriya, chief executive of VisionCom, the SLT unit which runs the IPTV service, says his company has invested about one billion rupees so far, in building up a delivery platform.

VisionCom has a target of reaching 7,000 customers by the year end and 100,000 customers in three years.

An IPTV connection, which comes with a set top box, is sold for 9,950 rupees followed by a monthly fee of 1,000 rupees a month.

The service in now available in the greater Colombo area, Katunayake which is north of the capital Colombo, and Kalutara to the south, officials said.

It is also available in Kandy in the central province and Kurunegala in north western Sri Lanka.

At the launch, SLT's IPTV service had 14 international and 5 domestic channels including CNN, Al-Jazeera, BBC World and HBO. Officials say it will be eventually boosted to 40.


Discussions are on the pipeline with other channels like ESPN and Start Sports, Weerasuriya told LBO.

Officials did not reveal break-even subscriber levels.

Weerasuriya is also talking with education organizations who want to conduct virtual or online classrooms through IPTV with interactive capabilities, which would boost average revenues per user (ARPU).

Other value added services are video on demand, music video and a movie library.

Video shuttling (where subscribers have playback and fast forward options) and interactive educational programs for children are also expected to boost revenues.

Dialog Telekom, a unit of Malaysia Telekom, is already offering a satellite TV service which had reached 100,000 customers. But its high operating costs resulted in large losses in the start-up phase.

There are also competing cable operators.

K S Chowdrey from Aksh Optifibre who attended the launch, says his firm became India's first commercial IPTV provider using Mahanagar Telephone Nigam copper lines.

Chowdrey says IPTV reversed a decline in fixed access services where subscribers were dis-connecting their lines with the wide availability of mobile phones.

Aksh IPTV's average revenue per user is between four to five dollars.

AMD said...

Only problem with SLT IPTV is that u need to have a SLT Landline with ADSL.

ILHAM - The Boss said...

Hi all

Here are the prices of SLT IPTV

New Connection Net Rs.9950/= (Incl Taxes)
with this you get 01-STB, 01-ADSL router, Remote Control

Basic Package Rs.1000/=Monthly (Incl taxes)
which gives you 29 ch's plus 7 FTA (both local and International) ch's
The premium HBO boutique with 4 ch's cost 400/- additionally
(altogether 40 ch's now on air-till somewhere December and they will increase no of ch's)
SLT IPTV Future TV Channel List

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English – Movies
HBO, HBO Signature, HBO Hits, HBO Family, CINEMAX, Zee Studio, Star Movies, SET PIX.
English – Entertainment
Star World, AXN, Nat Geo Adventure, Hallmark Channel, Australia Network, Discovery, Animal Planet,
National Geographic Channel, The History Channel, BBC Entertainment.
Hindi – Movies
Set Max, Zee Cinema, Star Gold, Filmy.
Hindi – Entertainment
Star Plus, Sony Set, Zee TV, Star One, SET SAB, Zee Smile.
Tamil – Movies
KTV, Raj Digital plus, TBO, SR TV.
Tamil – Entertainment
SUN TV, Raj TV, Star Vijay, Jaya TV, Kalanyar TV.
Sports
ESPN, Star Sports, Star Cricket, TEN Sports, NEO Sports, NEO Cricket,
Zee Sports.
Kids
Nick, Pogo, Cartoon Network, Chutti TV, Animax.
Music
MTV (Music Television), Vh1 - (Video Hits1), Zee Music, SUN MUSIC,
Isai Aruvi, Channel V.
Fashion & Lifestyle
Zee Café, Zee Trendz, Zone Reality, Travel & Living, NDTV Good Times.
International News Channels
BBC, CNN, Aljazeera, NDTV, SUN NEWS, Times Now.
Business News
NDTV Profit, Zee Business, CNBC.
Coming Soon

Radikal Zee said...

yep, i checked with them as well. 9900 connection fee and around 1000rental.

My main concern was the star package channels (espn, star sports etc) and they said maximum by next year they will be included.

Rukmal said...

do we need to pay the ADSL rental too?

SRI LANKA MUSIC & CRICKET said...

How total Package cost. including Tele+adsl+iptv. WE HAVE TO PAY Separate Prices, Tele+aDSL+IPTV. Why telecom cant give total package ?, this is easy for everybody and we can compair other packages. JAYA WEWA IPTV

Radikal Zee said...

have a mail regarding the channels and the cost in detail. let know the email address if u havent received it yet and if u need a copy.

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AI said...

at the moment you need a SLT land line (heard future they can give this though wimax any expert can confirm this) you don't need a ADSL internet broadband connection. so you can have slt voice line and IPTV without internet.

at the moment look like voice line is must. but no need adsl internet.

so monthly it will be Voice Rental + Normal Call charge + IPTV

396.75+ Voice charges + 1000

IPTV work in totaly deferant bandwidth its higher then 2mb link. the port they use for IPTV cannot be use for internet.

Rukmal said...

Radikal Zee

send me those details
jrukmal@yahoo.co.uk

Scully said...

Radikal Zee

send me too those details
anilwee@gmail.com

Dimu said...

@ Radikal Zee

dimuster@gmail.com

yakuza said...

@tharu
thanks for info


let's see how dialog will cope with this. haha

rs.2500 for 1 min incoming free sim

kiss my 324

LANKA INFO said...

BLOOMBERG TELEVISION Now on Dialog TV

LANKA INFO said...

@ Yakuza:

Don’t spread rumors dear… KIT SIM is 600Rs & u can get it for 300-400 in outside shops. Hehehe…

yakuza said...

@lanka info
i was talking about the past dude, when dialog ruled the mobile market. thought you'll get it. my wrong..

Dhammika said...

how come PEO TV (SLT IPTV)-a company still controlled by the government - has Fashion TV? (it is in the line upf channels in the IPTV official web site www.peotv.com)

DialogTv discontinued it after taking over from CBNSAT so as not to cause any furthr controversies and allegations (esp from HELA URUMAYA types)

so cant DIALOGTV bring back Fashion TV now that the govt itself is telecasting it?

OVER to YOU NUSHAD

Looser said...

Yes Bloomberg is there scrambled.

What happened to the MPEG4 story?

Radikal Zee said...

MPEG 4 is bullshit!
Check the nature of the channels SLT IPTV has! It has 4 channels dedicated to english music!!! Hardly any hindi crap. doomsday is near for DTV.

AMD said...

IPTV

Connection - 9,900 +VAT
Rental - 1,100 +VAT for 5 local, 24 International channels which include 10 A la carte channels.

HBO ( 4 channels ) 400 extra.

Connection whithin 7 days.
U dont need a ADSL connection but u should be in a ADSL coverage area.

Rukmal said...

Radikal Zee

thanks for the mail

SP said...

@All
DTV(PAS12) Sun outage 22/09 - 29/09
22/09 - 2.10 - 2.19 pm
23/09 - 2.09 - 2.20 pm
24/09 - 2.08 - 2.20 pm
25/09 - 2.07 - 2.20 pm
26/09 - 2.07 - 2.20 pm
27/09 - 2.07 - 2.18 pm
28/09 - 2.09 - 2.15 pm
This time to colombo.

AMD said...

Bloomberg TV channel is open to 1949 package.

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the new post titled "Bloomberg TV on test".

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