- The upgrade to an HD STB will cost Rs 849 to existing Airtel Digital TV subscribers
- The upgrade to Airtel Xstream Box will cost Rs 2,249 to existing Airtel Digital TV subscribers
Airtel Digital TV is one of the most popular DTH service providers out there, and it boasts of a significant market share in the DTH industry even with players like Tata Sky and Dish TV in the field. However, a lot of Airtel Digital TV customers have been on board with the service provider for a long time, and the chances are that they are still stuck on the old-school SD connection. In recent times, Airtel has brought a lot of new Set-Top Box and other connection options to the public. Also, not to forget that the service provider is also considering the rising demand for OTT content. On those lines, Airtel has introduced its Xstream service. What most Airtel Digital TV subscribers don’t know is that they can get some attractive discounts on their set-top box upgrades, and here is how they can do it.
Upgrade to Airtel Digital TV HD Set-Top Box
The first upgrade that an Airtel Digital TV would consider is the upgrade to an HD Set-Top Box in case they are currently on an SD setup. Although it would be hard-pressed to find someone who does not use an HD set-top box these days, there could be some users who would like to experience the five-time better picture quality that the HD STB offers along with Dolby Digital Sound.
To make the upgrade from an SD to HD set-top box, the subscribers will only have to pay Rs 699. In addition to this charge for the STB, the subscribers will also be required to pay an additional Rs 150 as the engineering visitation charge. So, in total, the subscribers will have to shell out Rs 849 to upgrade from their SD connection to an HD connection.
Upgrade to Airtel Xstream Box
The next upgrade option and probably the more sensible one is the one to Airtel Xstream Box. In this case, also, the Airtel subscribers will enjoy a good discount as they won’t have to pay the full amount as opposed to other new customers of Airtel Xstream. For existing Airtel Digital TV customers, the upgrade will only cost Rs 1,999 in addition to the Rs 250 engineer visitation charges.
In total, the subscribers will have to spend Rs 2,249 to upgrade from their existing SD or HD set-top box to the Airtel Xstream Box. It is worth noting that for regular customers, the Airtel Xstream Box costs Rs 3,999. However, the subscribers wishing to upgrade should keep in mind that the Airtel Xstream upgrade is only available in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Panchkula, Chandigarh, Mohali.
The Airtel Xstream Box offers OTT content on the TV screen for the subscribers. The Xstream Box offers the Satellite TV channels and the OTT content at the same place, thus giving a lot of ease to the subscribers. The Xstream Box also comes bundled with Airtel Xstream App offering up to 350 Live TV channels and 10,000 movies and TV shows.
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