Dish TV, the number one DTH provider in India announced Dish TruHD service. The Dish TruHD is a high definition (HD) DTH service similar to SUN HD, Reliance BIG TV HD DVR and Airtel Digital TV HD. The special STB provided with the Dish TruHD can deliver up-to 5 time sharper video and brilliant surround sound when used with compatible hardware. Dish TrueHD had already aired FIFA World cup 2010 and Wimbledon matches in HD quality through ESPN and Star Sports HD. The number of channels in Dish TruHD network is more than that in Airtel Digital TV HD. Their service include Zee TV, Zee Cinema HD, Discovery HD and National Geographic HD.
Dish TruHD TV STB photos:
Dish TrueHD comparison and review:
Dish TruHD service started at the end of May 2010 with comparatively high cost of ownership. Now it has become economic and competitive with the launch of Airtel Digital TV HD and other HD DTH services. Still SUN HD tops the positions-when it comes to the number of channels. However, SUN HD is costly and use a kind of upscaling technology for some of the channels. The upscaling process mathematically output 1080p resolutions and it matches with 16:9 aspect ration of the HDTV, which is not the original HD broadcast, in reality. When it comes to Airtel, they offer only one HD channel and that too at very high rates. So in comparison the best option is to get a Dish TruHD STB.
Dish TrueHD features:
Up to 5 times picture clarity than normal STB (HDTV required).
1080p full HD resolution and 16:9 wide aspect ratio support.
The stereo sound quality seems good, but not up-to the mark.
Dish TruHD packages offers and price plans:
The revised price of Dish TruHD Set-Top-Box is 3000/- INR excluding taxes and other installation charges. This package includes 2-months platinum +HD pack completely free. All users upgrading to TruHD service should opt for the platinum or south platinum package. That means at the end of the offer period, user needs to pay for the platinum pack at 325-pm and HD pack at 100/60 (for south) pm.