Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tata Sky Plus -- Television redefined

Tata Sky Plus (TSP) isn't anything new that I'm trying to introduce to the crowd, but its extra-ordinary power pushed me to write about it. Even, I knew about Tata Sky Plus right from the time it was launched; knew about the features and felt amazed. But believe me, you need to experience it to appreciate it even further. The flexibility it offers is a real big leap in the realm of television broadcasts.

My USB TV tuner card had somewhat similar features (along with my TVProgramGuide application), but TSP is even better.

The crown of TSP is the ability to pause, rewind, record "live" TV. I know, some might feel that these are unnecessary features or luxury, but I've used it already many times in these 2 days (not because I have it, but because I needed it). It turns out that it is pretty common that we miss some critical scenes while we watch a TV, and ignore an inner urge to rewind it (because there is no way). We just live with it; but we don't have to, if 'we've TSP. I knew earlier that TSP allows the viewers to record one channel, while watching the other channel (yes, it has dual tuners built-in), but I didn't know that it would even allow you to record 2 different channels simultaneously while you watch one of the earlier recorded programmes - this is awesome. It requires a good amount of processing power. With a 160GB hard disk built into the DVR STB, TSP has all its space and power to do wonders -- it's a real multi-processing machine!!

There are many other good features in TSP too that are common across all DTH providers. I've only blogged about what's so special.

With their easy to use UI (I believe so), they have integrated all the features very well. Their user guide was a simple 15 page guide, with cool guidance. That said, the features it offers is a little beyond the understanding of a common man. e.g., a non-techy person "may" not be able to understand and enjoy all the features.


  1. Thanks for this post. We were thinking of going for the Tata Sky service, but we are refraining for now. We might plan to buy if and when we move to another house.

  2. Vittal, remember I am talking about Tata Sky "Plus", not the normal Tata Sky. In terms of quality of service and customer support, Tata Sky is also good nonetheless, as TSP is also under the same umbrella.