In case you want to change your Direct-to-Home (DTH) connection, or you are someone who simply wants to resort to a new DTH connection, then besides the monthly subscription which is mostly common across all DTH operators, the price and feature of the STB is something that will decide the quality of your connection. The kind of features you will be able to experience alongside your DTH connection and the price that you will pay upfront will be decided by the STB that you go for. Now in the DTH segment, there are two major players, Dish TV and Tata Sky which are most popular among the subscribers. Here we compare the two STBs by both companies.
Tata Sky and Dish TV HD Set-Top Box
Right off the bat, speaking of prices of both the Set-Top Boxes, while the Tata Sky Set-Top Box is available for Rs 1,499, the DishNXT HD Set-Top Box is available for Rs 1,590. This means that Tata Sky subscribers will get the benefit of saving Rs 90 upfront on the STB purchase.
However, the difference that you must keep in mind between both the STBs is that the Tata Sky Set-Top Box only comes with one year warranty, whereas, the Dish TV STB comes with a lifetime warranty. Also, while the Tata Sky STB does not bundle any subscription, the DishNXT HD Set-Top Box is offering one month subscription along with the purchase and Rs 2,000 worth of coupons from Coupon Duniya.
Tata Sky and Dish TV Android Set-Top Box
When it comes to the Android Set-Top Box which offers OTT content besides the normal DTH content, then the subscribers would be better off with the Tata Sky Binge+ Set-Top Box which is available for Rs 2,499. On the other hand, the dishSMRT Hub comes for Rs 3,999 for new subscribers and Rs 2,499 for existing subscribers of Dish TV. The Tata Sky Binge+ Set-Top Box also bundles one month of free subscription of Amazon Prime and other apps like EROS NOW, Shemaroo, and more.