DTH – A synopsis

Direct to Home has evolved from the cable television and has its own advantages and disadvantages. While most of the households in India are still using the cable network, it makes sense to decide whether to move to the DTH technology of viewing television or not. Given below is a summary of the plus and the minus of this system based on which users can take a call.


  • No interruptions in viewing programs until and unless there is a power cut in the locality and your television is not connected to a back up like inverter or generator. Since the technology works on receiving transmitted data from geostationary satellites with no intermediary in between signals flow continuously and uninterrupted. Also the chances of service or signal breakdown are rare. This happens only when there is high speed wind blowing or during cloudy weather. Even these intermittent transmissions happen for few minutes and are rectified quite quickly.
  • Highest possible resolution of pictures, sound, videos is available through DTH technology only. This is because of the compression and encryption of signals at the satellite and decryption of the signal at the receiver end.
  • DTH signals that are transmitted from the satellites placed at great heights from the earth’s surface reach almost all places on the Earth’s surface. This then becomes an important factor for the technology to be immensely popular in a country like India with multiple geographical contours and majority of people living in rural parts that are still considered backwards in terms of development.
  • Flexibility of choosing TV channels as per one’s choice is a big advantage here. There are no limitations and one can keep adding new channels to the existing package. All at a price of course.
  • Online DTH recharge is another big plus point of this
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