Top three pay DTH operators in India such as Tata Sky, Airtel Digital TV, and Dish TV have launched d2h Stream and an Android TV Set-Top Box, which they are now offering to its subscribers along with the new users.
If in case you are also planning for buying a new DTH connection, then there are few options in the market from which you can choose from. The most popular choices in India, right now, are as follows: Tata Sky, Dish TV, D2h and Airtel Digital TV.
In India, Airtel Digital TV was the first DTH operator that launched hybrid Set-Top Box, based on the Android TV platform back in the year 2017. Later on, the company refreshed the lineup in 2019 and then introduced Airtel Xstream Box with the latest Android TV 9.0 Pie on-board.
Soon after its release, Dish TV also came up with its Android TV box named Dish SMRT Hub and was then later followed by Tata Sky with Tata Sky Binge+. Now, D2h, a part of Dish TV, has also introduced d2h Stream yesterday at a price of Rs 3,999 for its new users and Rs 2,499 for the existing ones.
Well, it might confuse you a bit when it comes to choosing one of them if you are also confused about which Android TV STB should you choose, then read the further post and find out your best choice.
Tata Sky set-top-box
Tata Sky comprises four set-top-boxes that the company offer. The basic one is called “Tata Sky SD” which is accessible for Rs 1,399, providing DVD quality pictures, and CD-quality audio.
Another one is called “Tata Sky HD” which is accessible for Rs 1,499, providing 1080i video quality, 16:9 aspect ratio, together with Dolby Digital Surround Sound.
The third one is “Tata Sky 4K” set-top box comes for Rs 6,400, offering full HD resolution as well as 4K UHD resolution your 4K TV.
Last but not the least, “Tata Sky+ HD” is a little bit expensive as compared to other set-top-boxes and is available for Rs 9,300, offering 1080i resolution picture quality as well as Dolby Digital Surround Sound experience. You can also get many services from it, one of the popular among them is “Learn”, here you can learn how to dance, cook, speak English, among many other activities.
D2h has an HD RF set-top-box accessible for Rs 1,799. With this box, the DTH operator is also providing a free one-month subscription to the Platinum HD Combo plan. In addition to that, the set-top-box also lets you pause live TV, rewind and forward. One can also set time along with the title for recording at that specific time.
Dish TV set-top-box
Dish TV comprises an of the total of two set-top-boxes. The basic one is named DishNXT, which is available for Rs 1,490. The higher model is called DishNXT HD for Rs 1,590, just simply get the HD set-top box with better quality audio and video, not only this, but you also get English and Hindi language support.
Airtel Digital TV set-top-box
Airtel Digital TV offers HD set-top-box comes with a price tag of Rs 1,453 and lets you record your favorite TV shows as well as movies. On the other hand, Airtel offers a single remote for controlling your TV as well as a set-top-box. You can also get free installation along with with 30 days free subscription with a new DTH connection.