Thursday, October 1, 2009

Dialog TV adding Radio channels again and what is happening to MPEG4

According to reports reaching us Dialog TV have begun adding Radio channels onto their platform once again. So far the following channels are available

1) SLBC City Fm
2) SLBC Commercial Service
3) SLBC English
4) SLBC Threndal

These channels are said to be encrypted at the moment. The last time radio channels were taken off air citing bandwidth issues and we hope that this problem will not come up again. If radio channels come aboard Dialog TV it is a good move because presently the FM channels are so cluttered that is a nightmare to tune even with a digital tuner.

We hope that picture and sound quality on the television channels will not be compromised as a result of this. In addition Dialog should move from MPEG2 to MPEG4 soon as HBO is moving to HD platform from Oct 2nd (See article HBO Asia to go HD from Oct 2nd), in addition three new sports channels are in the offing with Ten Sports launching a Golf Channel and Ten Sports 2 as well as ESPN Star launching a Sports News Channel (See article New Sports channels from Ten Sports and ESPN Star in the offing).

In addition to this the happening channels AXN Beyond and SET English are yet to be added to Dialog TV. We reiterate that the MPEG2 to MPEG4 conversion should be carried out immediately or Dialog should secure another transponder to added these channels. The 7 channels in 7 weeks was a good thing by Dialog TV but not good enough. Dialog cannot hide behind marketing mumbo jumbo like that and ignore the rest of the channels that are made available which carry good programming. We would say that AXN Beyond and SET English carry better programming that FOX Crime and FX Asia.

So lets not wait for another year for another 7 channels in 7 weeks Dialog should get cracking immediately and add these channels.

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


66 comments:

killercandy said...

Well firstly i have no clue why dialog would do that and secondly i think that before you guys try to add in new radio channels and stuff you should consider giving all Dialog Tv users better service. Your connection is Horrible. When its day time the signal goes off (They say its coz of the clouds blocking the damn satellite) When it rains it goes off.. seriously why give a cable channel out if you guys cant deliver? You guys increase your channel base all the time but no one can ever enjoys the it because it NEVER WORKS!!!!

hellbreez said...

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation starts its broadcasting via digital and satellite technology. It was launched this morning at the Temple Trees under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapakse. Speaking at the event, the President said that the SLBC the oldest radio network of Asia can be compared to a sleeping giant in the region. Now that the giant has awakened to thrive towards the 21st century with the implementation of modern technology in broadcasting. The President further said that the new development of the national radio will lead the country towards development and prosperity. Under the new technology, the City FM, Commercial, Thendral and English Service will have satellite broadcasting from today. It has been made possible by Dialog Telecom. It is expected that the listeners would get a clear broadcasting signal by this transmission. Meanwhile, SLBC will launch another Tamil language broadcasting service from
Iratta-periya-kulam to the benefit of the people in the north.

Dhammika said...

Looks like president is trying to hoodwink his subjects by being "first" in doing things. Radio over satellite channels is nothing new to SL- it was there from the time of CBN SAT- the predecessor of DialogTV, so why the fuss about it now

see also the links below

http://www.lankatruth.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3414:didulana-halmana-the-kingly-humbug-that-re-declared-open-opened-projects-&catid=34:lead-news&Itemid=50

hellbreez said...

what happened to TV2??

samaru said...

i would like to see a decrease in the monthly rental..adverting in all sat.channels in a proper way can make a great revenue for dialog tv..why aren't they carrying out this yet?so we don't have to pay much for the rental and at the same time we can have some new channels.. ?>>?

Dhammika said...

whats wrong with dialogblogs?? its been down for a couple of days now

killercandy said...

lol.. name one thing of dialogs that works properly first

තුෂාර ජයරත්න. said...

STAR MOVIES & STAR PLUS have Same EPG Informations now. What's that?

Vishwaje said...

Today (10/8) all movie channels are gone out.(I mean transponder for that channels) But other transponders works fine. quality level goes up and down. Why this?
It's not cloudy sky at all.
Same thing happens time to time after change of channel lineup.

Vishwaje said...

Radio thing is good. But MPEG4 is need to work better.

alert said...

please add hiru fm

AMD said...

DIALOG BLOGS IS DEAD ???

WELE said...

Dialog Blogs says its down for maintainance! but has been down for almost 2 weeks now. Mili whats up?/

Vishwaje said...

Is there any info. about recording facilities? time shift???

hp said...

Champions league T20 matches has an unbearable difference between the loudness of the commentary and the adverts..... why cant they normalize the sound ?

Every time an advert comes , have to reduce the volume and back to commentary has to increase !!!!

who is at falut? DTV or STARTV or My TV set?

:-)

Vishwaje said...

I happened to tensports last month while showing WWE.

saturnnaz said...

@hp
same here...! i evn have 2 do da same thng!!!!

Tharindu Hasanka said...

What hell happened to this blog? Is this already Dead?Admin Where are u?

podiman said...

Looks like dialog tv is running very smoothly and there is hardly anything to talk about it.

Rukmal said...

Friedns
I need help.
I'm gonna remove & re fix my DishTV to my new place.
Please help me to find the direction of the satellite & other important thing i should consider

Tks

alert said...

Hi Rukmal
if you unable fixed please contact this technician 0718124530 this no


he is expert to aline any dish antenna to any satellite

podiman said...

@Rukmal,
Get the guy who did it for you initaly if you was sattisfied with his work. Anyway make sure he knows his subject or else try it yourself. It is a bit messy but good expirence. There are many website for it.

Rukmal said...

Thanks Guys.
By the way how cani find the direction? Is it most to EAST right?

Rukmal said...

@podyman

can u mention some sites please

\tks

AMD said...

Dialog Mobile now has 6 million customers..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dialogtelekom/4027734673/

Conny said...

@ Rukmal,

Read this wiki article and understand what you will be doing when repositioning your dish..take a look at the pics on the right in the first para.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_dish

now, visit http://www.dishpointer.com/

type your location and then select your satellite type from the list..

Then you will get all the details on how you should position your dish with the exact measurements.
( As it is Google maps that is available, you can select your house and get the measurements )

It is better if you have a compass when doing the job... all the best...

podiman said...

@Rukmal,
As Conny mention look at those sites. They are good and easy to follow. You will need a compass to get the feel of it. Give it a try it is intresting and challenging. All the best mate keep trying.

podiman said...

@Rukmal,
By the way here is a good local forum for sat lovers and newcomers http://www.satlk.com/. In this site there are some good articals for begginers.

Rukmal said...

Thanks machan
I'll give a try! :)
Hope it will work

@podiman
yeah i know that site. you know Waruna is one of my friends. He told me about this...Tks

Vishwaje said...

just find west, then Up & down while left to right. It's not big deal.

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Conny said...

one of my relatives in Colombo 15 has a normal antenna at home and he says that at night, Ten Sports, Star Cricket, Star Sports and Star Movies is viewable in his TV...( not crystal clear but, viewable ) He does not have any kind of decoder or dish...

Only uses the normal antenna and booster to watch TV....

Does anybody know how this happens???
it is quite amazing to hear such things..

AMD said...

@ conny
Must be dtv testing their terrestial transmission. They do hav a tower in Narahenpita according to the trc. How did ur friend come across these channels. Did he find them accidently while tuning ?

WELE said...
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WELE said...

but terrestrial transmission by DTV is on DIGITAL (DVB-T format) so how can it be received on a normal analogue TV without any decoder??

Dialog blogs is back- but it shows ONLY twitter posts-- Mili, pls revert to earlier format

Tharindu Hasanka said...

Hey Guyzzzz is there any news about 5th transponder?

podiman said...

@conny,
I reckon it is from LBN cablenetwork connection. I saw the same thing happening in Moratuwa. Check if the area you are talking about do have the LBN cablenetwork connections??

Rukmal said...

There is the Dialog logo in Rupavahini that my other TV connected to the Antenna. Have anyone noticed it?
They are hiding the logo using an advertisement. but you can see it sometime.
can anyone explain it?

Mail - rasika said...

why dialog tv cant give the TEN SPORTS channel as a set plan we cant pay 600 for this channel

Vishwaje said...

Ten Sports Can activate for Rs.100/=
Just call 679679

Rukmal said...

but its only for 500 and below packages

Rukmal said...

Guys
How to change order of the channels in main channel list & the favorite List?

WELE said...

Last night all channels were visible to me and suddenly around 9.30 they were scrambled again--- I'm on 1640/- pkge

Conny said...

@ AMD,

He said that he could see those channels from years back... Those days he had seen HBO too. but not now....

i did not ask how he found them.. I think he would have found them accidentally. may be he would have used the auto tuning feature...

Conny said...

@ Podiman,

I will check it, BTW.how come it happens because of cable network???? he is getting those channels via the antenna.....

Rukmal said...

Guys
How to change order of the channels in main channel list & the favorite List?

SLP said...

@conny
Its possible. If you using a signal extender such like a home tv broadcast (Connect more TV's to the cable network by wireless) this things happening for shorter distance.

@All
Anyone who is willing to sell a 100 Rupee connection or some person who does so, kindly contact lakmalslp@yahoo.com.

Thanks.

ravinnw said...

Does anyone know the color system of Dialog TV broadcast or the default resolution? Is it PAL or NTSC? Thanks!

Harindu said...

@ ravinnw

The default system is PAL and its not a problem cause it can be changed from the menu of the decoder.
you can switch between NTSC or PAL

resolution is unknown
but blurred quality in a 37" tv.

Ravin said...

Thanks! Harindu. Wanted this information to see if I can be able to use a NTSC TV (only) with Dialog TV.

Mail - rasika said...

Dilog TV add only ten sport For 500 package we have 999 package but they dont give ten sport for us just 100 they want only money not Customers what happen to DIALOG TV

Mail - rasika said...

WE can Watch Every Sport Channel (TEN SPORT) With DIsh TV for just 1000 RS It has 185 Channel

Vishwaje said...

Tell me How To get Dish tv Connection. where to contact...

Vishwaje said...

My friend has 500pkg. last bill says
Package:DCRD-Amana Easy Pay default.
also it only charged for setplans.
what was that???

alert said...

contact Nandana for Dish TV

0714300906

Mail - rasika said...

We can buy dish TV From
Sats tech Engineers
0114562929
No 218/A
Wolfendhal Street
Colombo 13

Anuruddha said...

Guys do U know how to connect Dialog TV setup box (MPEG4/Black) to normal computer monitor (Male 15 pin) I checked rare panel of the setup box and I found two ports are there.

1) S-VIDEO OUT
2) Video Out (yellow port)

can anybody knows how to connect a computer monitor (Male 15 pin) to above ports? any converter or adapter.

please reply soon.

thanks

Rukmal said...

Anuruddha

You should buy a S-Video to VGA converter
http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/5412/dn1192.jpg

Anuruddha said...

@Rukmal

sry abt my late reply. thx alot for the info. I saw the photo. where can I buy this product?
how much this will cost?

please reply soon.

Anuruddha said...

@Rukmal

if you can please give me a web links to above product. I tried to find, but unfortunately I couldn't find any smiler products :(

Rukmal said...

Anuruddha
send me a mail. I'll give a link
jrukmal@yahoo.co.uk

Anuruddha said...

@Rukmal

i sent u a mail. please check your yahoo inbox.

thanks.

nirman said...

any new at Dialog TV???? Now we hav had enough with same old things..

Nokia said...

Friends,
I heard that Dialog is going to reduse their connection fee. Hope fully this will be the christmass offer....

Will they reduse 50% ?? I think it's the same as buy 1 get one offer??? Will keep our fingers crossed.

Sam said...

What Is The Channel Number Of Prime Tv ?

Any One Know About This?

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the latest post titled "Prime TV to launch on Dialog TV".

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