There are many DTH service providers available in the market today and it offers lots of options for the customers to choose from. It is advantageous for the customers as intensifying competition between various DTH service providers will led to reduction of the installation and package costs with more number of choices available. However, customer might get confused while selecting his desired DTH package which suits his/her requirements.
· As there are many options available for selecting the proper DTH service for one’s home, the best way out is to compare the services offered by major players in the market. One should get the information regarding the various plans and packages offered by DTH service providers. For example, you can get the details of the services offered by Dish TV, Airtel Digital TV, Tata Sky, Videocon D2H, Sun DTH, Reliance Big TV, etc;
· There is large variation in the cost,features and quality of customer service offered by various DTH service providers. Moreover, there are variations in the different monthly plans and packages provided by each DTH service provider. You can carefully study these plans to select the best DTH service provider that suits your requirements.
· You should compare the costs associated with various DTH service providers. Among all the DTH players, Sun DTH has the most affordable plans. Sun DTH is followed by Big TV, Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV and Tata Sky. The costs and pricing of Tata Sky and Dish TV comes under the higher price bracket. You should carefully review the costs of these DTH service providers including the cost of dish and installation charges and STB or set top box.
· You should also look out for free monthly packages offered by DTH service providers. In fact, due to intensifying competition between various DTH service providers, there is increase in the number of offers and promotions available for the consumers. Dish TV and Tata Sky are the most famous DTH services in India, however Airtel Digital TV and Reliance Big TV also offer many channels at the affordable costs.
· You should also compare the picture clarity &various interactive services offered by DTH service providers. Dish TV & Tata Sky employs MPEG 2 technology while on other hand, Reliance Big TV,Airtel Digital TV, and Videocon DTH uses MPEG 4 technology. The audio and video quality offered by MPEG 4 is better than MPEG 2 as it is a newer and advanced technology.
· You should considerall the associated factors and do not compare only the price. The monthly package offered may seems costly but it also offers large number of channels. The companies may try to lure the consumers with tricky DTH plans so you should do proper cost analysis before opting for a particular DTH service provider.Among all the DTH service providers so far, Sun Direct DTH is the cheapest in terms of initial expenses and the monthly channel packages.
· You should decide about your preference for the kinds of channels you would like to view. Based on your requirements, you should select the DTH service provider that offers highest number of channels at most affordable tariff plans.