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South Asian Indian Channels Directv vs Dish Network

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by prashp1, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. Aug 16, 2006 #1 of 962
    prashp1

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    Which is better to get for Indian channels....Directv or Dish Network? I know the HindiDirect is 6 channels for $29.99 for Directv vs 12 channels for $54.99 on Dish Network. In India Star Plus is #1 channel for 5 years in a row, which Directv has. Now Directv has NDTV 24x7, Star News, and Doordarshan India too. Dish Network has Sony, Zee, TV Asia, Sharah TV and News, & movie channels. Please help. Thanks
     
  2. Aug 19, 2006 #2 of 962
    JKnight

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    you'll soon also see Sahara Filmy on Directv as well, i think it might just be added to Hindi Direct Package. ur question depends what you want to watch, they offer some different programming.
     
  3. Aug 31, 2006 #3 of 962
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    What happened to sahara filmy which was supposed to come in directv from this week?

    Any update on this--when will it come and if yes will hindi direct pricing remain the same?

    Thanks
     
  4. Aug 31, 2006 #4 of 962
    Chandu

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    I have both.

    Actually, I have the HindiDirect from DirecTV. I truly appreciate the 24x7 news channels like NDTV on this. Plus, having DD India is great too. I don't care a bit about MTV Desi or have only marginal interest about Star Plus.

    Then I have Sony+TV Asia from DISH as well. Other family members truly care about some content on Sony. I could live without it. Parents, when they're here care about TV Asia a lot, especially the classic movie/music stuff. Actually, I don't mind some classic movies on TV Asia once in a while either. I absolutely, positively dig classic Hindi music - Mukesh/Rafi/Mannadey etc. (Explains why I hate the MTV Desi stuff.)

    Anyway, I don't end up paying a whole lot for both. DISH is my main platform for all programming, with above 2 channels added on. DirecTV is almost an a-la-carte, because I took the DirecTV Basic tier (only $10 a month) and tacked on HindiDirect to it. I don't waste any money on duplicate/redundant programming.

    Cool thing about having both DISH and DirecTV is that it gives me great cricket PPV options in the future. Around the time Ashes start, I think I'll subscribe to DirecTV CricketTicket India Half. Then there are some cricket PPV events which are exclusive to DISH. If India are involved in any of them, or I just find them very interesting I might consider subscribing them as well.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2006 #5 of 962
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    Chandu,

    Iam somewhat similar execpt - directv is my base (english+hindi direct) and dish for sun tv (tamil channel)

    NDTV is my fav channel and couple of good movies in star and sun.

    As u said we can watch PPV cricket which comes on both channels but i guess directv is better in the sense champions trophy and world cup will be coming here.

    My question now is:

    do u have superDISH and if yes have u watched "south asia world" channel which i heard is very good (aka cnbc india)???

    It used to come in superdish and now am not sure???

    pls respond.

    Thanks
     
  6. Sep 1, 2006 #6 of 962
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    It's coming VERY SOON.
     
  7. Sep 1, 2006 #7 of 962
    prashp1

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    Sahara filmy is now going to be launched from Sept 14 or so I heard. Hindidirect pricing is going to change from what I heard, from $29.99 to $39.99. Also it will be availabe as a la carte for $19.99 I heard.

     
  8. Sep 1, 2006 #8 of 962
    Chandu

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    No, I don't have SuperDISH, just a DISH 500 pointing to 119 (I think). And don't have CNBC India or South Asia World. Just those 2 channels I mentioned.

    Also, if whatever this Sahara Filmy comes onto my Hindi Direct and I'm not interested in it, I won't be happy with an increased price. I'll let DirecTV know about it by dropping HindiDirect. Hopefully they'll provide it as an option to include it.
     
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    I agree with you chandu.

    I also wont be taking up Sahara fily if it comes with increased price.
     
  10. Sep 7, 2006 #10 of 962
    prashp1

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    Sahara Filmy is now showing on channel 2008. Enjoy :)

     
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    Chandu,

    Have u subscribed to Tri series and/or champions trophy in E*?

    DTV is expensive for champions trophy!!!!

    Prash,
    Thanks for the update
     
  12. Sep 7, 2006 #12 of 962
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    So they don't have the bandwidth to add MTV-HD or National Geographic-HD, but they have room to add Hindi programming?!?!?
     
  13. Sep 13, 2006 #13 of 962
    praneeth

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    DTV is $50 more expensive than Dish but if you speak to a CSR and point out that Dish is providing the exact same series for $50 less, they will give you a credit on your bill. It worked for me but I can't say if they will do this as a general rule.
     
  14. Sep 13, 2006 #14 of 962
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    Broken...
    HD programming is carried on the 119 and 110 satellites, and (almost) all International programming is carried on the 95 sat-two completely different birds. BTW, I heard something about D* moving the last remaining Chinese package on the 119 to the 95 soon. Perhaps they are making room for the channels you seek (but I hope it'll by HGTV-HD instead of MHD!)
     
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    Dish is giving champions trophy for $100 which is less than directv $200.

    I have gone with dish.

    Do you guys know about "south asia world" channel?

    Prashp...can you contact the same directvguy which u did for sahara and let us know if SAW is going to come on directv???

    Thanks for the response
     
  16. Oct 6, 2006 #16 of 962
    prashp1

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    Directv website has hindi direct II now. Which is priced at $39.99 with Filmy. Also you can get Filmy as a la carte for $19.99.
     
  17. Oct 6, 2006 #17 of 962
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    Iam hearing that euronews is on the way in dish (probably 902)....any updates on this??

    when is it coming and whether will it come in directv as well???
     
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  19. Nov 11, 2006 #19 of 962
    prashp1

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    Cricket Plus is now showing on channel 2024. Enjoy :)
     
  20. Nov 11, 2006 #20 of 962
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    South Asia World (SAW) is finished....

    Details: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=69879
     

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