Thursday, July 11, 2013

New HD STB now available for others too

In the aftermath of the recent changes to the Dialog TV lineup. Those non-Gold package subscribers who  had subscribed to Discovery Turbo / Setanta Sports prior to the channels being shifted are eligible to receive the MPEG4 DVB-S2 STB Free of Charge. For those who haven't it is still available at a fee. Please see the information given below for conditions under which the HD , we like to thanks members of our community for sharing this information with us.

1. Customer is an existing Setanta and/or Discovery Turbo sachet activated customer, but without a HD STB - Customer can get a HD STB Free Of Charge.

2. Customer is a existing Gold package holder who can’t watch Discovery Turbo channel - Customer can get a HD STB. No HD upgrade fee will be charged.

3. Customer is a Gold package holder who wants to activate Setanta channel sachet. Channel has to be activated by customer/call centre. No HD upgrade fee will be charged. Sachet monthly rentals are applicable.

4. Non Gold or Non Setanta and/or Discovery Turbo sachet activated customer with a HD box wants to activate the sachets - Channel has to be activated by customer/call centre. No HD upgrade fee will be charged. Sachet monthly rentals are applicable.

5. Non Gold or Non Setanta and/or Discovery Turbo sachet activated customers; wants to activate the sachets. - Channel has to be activated by customer/call centre. HD upgrade fee of Rs.2990/- will be charged. Sachet monthly rentals are applicable.

For any package downgrade, Rs.1000/- will be charged.

We hope MTV (Music Television) returns for the benefit of those are being deprived of the channel. It's great to note that Dialog TV have taken into consideration the plight of the non-Gold package subscribers who would be affected by the loss of Discovery Turbo/Setanta.

Even though this MPEG4 conversion is still a work-in-progress, its great to see some visible steps been taken by Dialog TV towards it's implementation. We are not sure whether Dialog will completely convert to MPEG4 DVB-S2 or will maintain a combination of MPEG2 & MPEG4 channels on it's platform. If its a complete conversion then we will see all subscribers receiving the MPEG4 DVB-S2 STB on a need-to-have basis as it was the case with those from other packages who had subscribed to channel sachets containing Discovery Turbo/Setanta.

In BREAKING NEWS we just received, SIRASA TV & SHAKTHI TV have been added to Dialog TV. Please keep us updated on the latest on Dialog TV as the days progress.

40 comments:

lakmal08 said...

ඉතා නිවැරදි තීරණයක්. ඩයලොග් ටීවී පාරිබෝගිකයන් සංඛ්‍යාව වේගයෙන් වැඩිවීමට මෙය අනිවාර්ය හේතුවක් වේවි දැන් හැම දෙනාටම ලංකාවේ සේදුම් ‍රූපවාහිනී කලාව එපා වෙලා

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Mario said...

Can anyone confrim if SIRASA & SHAKATHI are on air now and are they available for all packages ?

Irosh Perera said...

I made a complain yesterday.Today they replaced mine with a new HD decorder n its fine up 2 now.

MERINO ROSHA said...

MARIO

No sign of MBC Network

Mario said...

Yes I checked too, still those channels say "testing"

Chandima Bandara said...

Guys i have pearl package rs.699 but i dont have setanta or turbo. Will dialog replace mine with a mpeg4 free of charge??

tvgossip lk said...

Dialog TV will take good decision after long time...

Dialog HD fan said...

No sirasa TV or shakthi tv yet!can anybody confirm adding of these channels?

Dhanushka Samarakoon said...

What about a proper music channel. Can't they find a good english music channel. Please we need mtv international. And that mpeg 4 charge is too much. We already paid 6000 to get dtv. Why they ask to pay additional 3000. They want to upgrade it free of charge because we already paid them.

Vishwa said...

@Chandima, yes you'll be charged 2990 for STB updragation** (This is what i've been told by CC)

Dear Admin, pls do not let guys maka false comments here, NO MBC CHs are on baord.. according CC girl that I spoke, there is no clue that MBC ch going to come or she had no idea what CHs going to fill these (rather three vacant slots) those two CHs are still running with test crads, (y'day one CH was scramble but today they have put a test in that too,) it is interesting to note that these two CHs appears as TEST TRANSMISSION while CH 71 continue to DIALOG TEST CH
Hope DTV has no plan on the future and we are continue to suffer...

DTV you are really really SHIT

oshada said...

CC didnt telling anything about upcoming channel anytime mchn, you want to find them otherway, and plz confirm is that news are true by admin, still not happend anything!!!!!!!!

oshada said...

you want to pay for your decoder change for HD upgrade any it was too big, it was not fair only rugby channel movement 4 HD card!!

free flashfile said...

මෙතන සිරස එපා කියලා කොමෙන්ට්ස් කරන ඉතාම අල්ප දෙතුන් දෙනෙක් ඉන්නවා.ඒ අය තමයි නගර ආශ්‍රීතව ජීවත්වන සිරස රූපවාහිනිය සාමන්‍ය ඇන්ටෙනාවකට දර්ශනය වන කලාපයේ ජීවත්වන අය.නමුත් ආවරණය නොවූ කලාපයේ පිරිසට මේක දැඩි අවශ්‍යතාවයක්.අපි දැක්කා සෝමා එදිරිසිංහ ගේ උපන් දින සාදයේදී ඊයේ පෙරේදා දුමින්ද සිල්වා නටන අයුරු.ඒ අනුව පැහදිලියි හිරු ටී වී යි ස්වර්ණවාහිනියි කියන්නේ දෙකක් නෙවෙයි එකක්.ඒ නිසා සිරස වගේ තාමත් ස්වාධීන ජනමාධ්‍යයක ඕනෑ තරම් ඉඩ තියෙනවා.

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Oshada...

According to the information we are getting, Sirasa TV & Shakthi TV should have launched by now. But so far nothing has happened, lets see if there is anything today or over the weekend. Hopefully the Maharaja's are not asking for 3 slots, to add MTV Sports too, two is more than enough. Lets see what happens over the next few days.

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Dhanushka Samarakoon said...

@ admin. Pls ask them to put a proper english music channel.

Shan said...

I'm still not sure about MBC channels story becuase these sort of stories were very common to this blog during festival periods like, new year, ramazan, sinhala and tamil new year. U may see the posts of this blog on november, december, february & march to confirm this story..

oshada said...

@shan plz wait mchn! you can log to sirasa fb page, they told wait for big news, it says something to happen nearly and keep connected!!!!

Vishkid said...

@Vishwa: as I noted in a previous post, the Dialog TV Test channel is for DTV's internal testing (content, new feeds, value added services). That's how it will remain for the moment.

Kusal Sanjeeva said...

We need MTV India back soon as possible. It's the best music channel.

Nokia said...

Sirasa and Shakthi going to be onboard from teh 14th July.

Truely a good move by dialog.

Sirasa @ Channel 32
Shakthi @ Channel 41

Both to be offered Free to all customers!!!

Dhanushka Samarakoon said...

Yes now they r showing sirasa and shakthi logo,s n that channels. They r broadcasting it from 14th. But no english music channel.very bad,

Uturn said...

Finally......test channels are giving some action.

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Saman said...

Thanks lot of that about add Sirasa TV. Now we can remove antenna.

Mohamad Faizan Cassim said...

There is no point in adding any more local channels. Dialog TV should focus more on adding more quality English Channels and removing most Hindi channels as they have negligible or no viewership. We don't simply pay Dialog TV a monthly fee to watch crap, we want a better value for the money we pay. Dialog TV has ripped us all of our money, promising high quality service. Peo TV on the other hand has a better channel line up and facilities, which makes it worth for the amount they charge.

Vishwa said...

Tks Dialog for Bring in Sirasa in the CH line up, we have been waiting for this years and years.. finally it is here.. but cannot understand why they just cannot add the CH than waiting till 14th (now same record playing over and over again for Sirasa and Shakthi)
However we just cannot disregard the others comments on DTV ading FTA CHs than high quality Int CH feeds
I would urge Dialog to relook at some FTA CHs like (as one pointed which have low or no viewership) I wonder who is taking CCTV, Colour SET NHK etc..) So I hope DTV can look forward to replace these CH with good quality English Int CHs

Uturn said...

Dialog shouldn't replace any channels from now but they should add new channels to new slots.if they replace channels like they did to mtv india that will create big problems to subscribers.we cant say this channel not good, this channel is crap because some people like that channel. people have different taste.

Wickum Malinda said...

Sirasa and Shakthi will be on-board from 14th July. good to see more channels but not local channels.

I got my decoder replaced by Dialog to a HD one since I am a D-Turbo viewer. Decoder is very good as I got the HDMI cable. and also it has USB recording too.

chamika thushara said...
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chamika thushara said...

MTV SPORTS චැනල් එකත් දෙන්න.plzz...

chamika thushara said...

plz remove this channels. Zee tv,colors,star plus,setanta sports.


plz adid this channels. Nat geo wild,star action movies,sony six,syfy

SLP said...

Yep they are here...

Looks like there shall be a grand opening of some sort.. say a live broadcast ah.. may be thats why they wait until 14th.

Ok, far and foremost the best step that they have taken. as some one noted now we can simply put down the domestic antenna as of all proper channels are now on board.

If the MP4 conversion as we always mentioned be operated completely none of this were issues at this times.

Anyway, welcome and appreciate the movements...

Kasun Madushanka said...

Kasun
Thanks lot of that about add Sirasa.Now we can remove antenna.

Petshine said...

Finally Sirasa & Shakthi TV was added to Dialog Platform.
This is what I got to say nearly 12 hours after adding New Channels.
1.Sirasa TV Feed to dialog is excellent than any local FTA channel on dialog platform (pictures are Cristal clear .I think it is a digital feed.But time to time some video artifacts of poor signal reception occurs.I think Sirasa & Dialog can resolve this issue.
2.Shakthi TV feed is not much better than any other FAT channel.Most probably it may be a retransmission of analog capture feed.Lot of shadow effects on video feed.Anyway better than TNL feed(TNL feed sucks).
3.Finally, the funniest thing....Dialog removed MTV India.Customers requested MTV Asia.Dialog added MTV Sri Lanka.

Dhanushka Samarakoon said...

Yes dialog sucks. We asked mtv asia they gave us crap.

Gayantha Najith said...

Sirasaaaaaaa Nice work

chaana said...

adimin I have dtv postpaid package.. Can i change to per day tv package...

TV & Radio Sri Lanka said...

Please continue commenting under the latest post titled "Sirasa TV/Shakthi TV hops onboard Dialog TV".

@Chaana: Should be possible but not sure if they allow it as yet for postpaid package holders, the reverse is allowed.

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