Finally…. had a chance to look into the Doordarshan DTH, it is a pretty ordinary village oriented dish. Cheap as well, compared to the Dish TV thing. It is like… Rs. 3k or something for the full set I believe.
Channels: There are no cool channels anywhere on this service, mostly because it is focused on being mostly free, so there are no premium paid channels, all Doordarshan regional channels are there, DD Sports, DD news etc. and whatever free stuff is there, like the new news channels etc.
Quality: Good signal quality I must say, it a bit better than DishTV actually, pretty nice, clear picture and nice sound as well.
Features: No features on the STB, it is very rustic.
Durability: This is one Dish I must say that can stand any season, try kicking it, it will move about a bit but the signal won’t deter.
So, concludingly, must say that Doordarshan DTH is definitely not up for competition with Tata and DishTV but nevertheless it is a great option for our villager counterparts to watch TV with.
Be optimistic guys! Maybe you’ll get paid channels and stuff pretty soon as well!