MTNL IPTV Delhi Review with pictures

codename_iyk

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the source of the info is rght dudes.....speeds will be reduced ti 256kbps..........i tried to get iptv whn it was launched in 2007 , but when i found my speed will be reduced i refused it.........although i didnt get it installed myu ports were synched to 3mb dwn and 1mb up...........but speed remaine constant @256 even on 749 nu plan change now i, stuck @ this.......and the mtnl ppl wont change my ports!!:-:)cry:
 

Apoorv Khatreja

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@bandaCan you edit the post and include the names of channels available on TSTV?
 

vermajagdish

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to get the service booked~ #1500
to track your Booking ~ #26991500
to get a major prob sorted out ~ #28523876

approx time for installation ~ 7 days from the day you book

cost ~
(in diwali scheme)
security deposit - Rs 1000 (refundable and gathering 9% interest pa)
registration/installation - Rs 500
rent on the set top box - free! (after the promotional offer you can buy it for rs 3300 or rent it @ Rs860/year)
if you need more than 5mtr wire to connect your modem to the iptv stb then it costs Rs20/mtr
vod, tstv, subscription for all channels is free for 6 months..



hardware ~
the set top box provided by iptv guys is a sleek ut starcom box. its very light and is about twice the size of your modem but is thinner. the stb comes with a stand with which you can make it stand like a cpu.

the build quality screams 'made in china' but still it is better than the quality of 300r2u modem that ut starcom makes.

the stb is basically a router which dials a connection in bridge mode which is configured on you modem by iptv ppl ... so as the connection you use for internet and iptv are seprate there is no risk of the data being used for iptv being counted in your internet usage.

the audio output is stereo so make sure your tv supports stereo input or you will have to buy a conversion jack on your own.



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settings~
when iptv is first installed three values are entered
domain - iptv.com
username - ur phone no.
password - 12345678
(these settings are only entered once by the iptv)



software ~
the software on the iptv box is not great... infact its borderline crappy... looks like made by some old tv videogame programmer but the good thing about it is that even when it stops working you can just punch in the channel no. u want to see and it will take you to the channel.

the software is not fully developed .. and none of the program descriptions are entered.. although there is a provision for doing that.





this is the loading screen..(takes a maximum of 30 seconds)

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main menu
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as you can see on the left are the options for tv channels , tstv, vod... favorites remembers the playing position of the movies you have watched on vod, self help shows the services you have subscribed to and the account summary , there are a few games loaded.. but i will leave it for someone else to comment on them... the other options don't work





tv channels - (102 currently available)

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picture quality~
great on most channels... somewhat inferior on a few like ddsports and pix (but thats maybe bacause of the basic transmission quality)
the audio and video are out of sync for a second after you switch channels.. after that its perfect.
you can see a little distortion on the edges of things if the image is very dark...
the quality seems to improve a great deal after a few minutes of viewing a channel... (sometimes the quality becomes so good on some channels, discovery and star movies especially.. you start to wonder is this HD?)
but there are a few glitches... enter10 is one of the channels which shows some amount of skipping/flipping from time to time
otherwise i think the picture quality is very much dvd like and can surely give Tata Sky a run for its money


Time shift tv-

this is a feature unique to iptv .... you can watch programming upto 3 days old.
after selecting the channel you want to watch you just pause it and then you can enter the time you want to 'jump to'.. and after displaying 'jumping' for a second it starts playing the programming for that time.


the list of channels available on tstv has mostly sports channels, news and a few music channels like b4u and enter10



you cannot pause or rewind a channel from the main channel list... and even if the channel is available on tstv you won't be able to pause it unless you are playing it from the tstv menu.



list of movies available on vod ~
hindi-
anand
azaad
border
paheli
1942 a love story
hum kissise kum nahin
do jasoos
kahani kismat ki
sultanat
pukar
gupt
razia sultan
mela
tesri manzil
sholay
waqt
rocky
ghulam
hera pheri
gopi chand jasoos
daag
devdas
kalyug
main hoon na
yadon ki baarat
deewar
munnabhai mbbs
tridev
jab jab phool khile
victoria no 203
humara dil aapke paas hai
har dil jo pyar karega
muhobbat
krantiveer
beta
daryavan
falak
dil
dus
murder
pyar mein twist
lagge raho munna bhai
akele hum akele tum
chaila
kahin pyar na ho jaye
khoon pasina
mohra
umrao jaan
family
elaan
qayamat se qayamat tak
pyar ka mausam
hindustan ki kasam
pyar deewana hota hai
satya
shri krishna bhakti
dil se
gadar
phir wahi dil laya...
farz(old)
harishchand tara..
ram balram
agnipath
baghban
intequam
baadshah
ardhangani
dum
ek chaddar maili si
jab pyar kissise hota hai
zamaane ko dekhne do
eklavya
karan arjun
kareeb
mast
mrityudand
sainik
baaz
garv





english-
supercross
havoc
king kong
kill bill 1
kill bill 2
trapped
aviator
an unfinished life
godzilla
the phanttom of the..
my boss's daughter
transamerica
universal soldier


ugly part...
the software sometimes just ceases to work and this is the message you see if you press the menu button






http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/186/0311071208sv0.jpg

although the message says check your network connection.. that is not the reason...
although if you just unplug the network wire from the stb while watching tv .. the channel will just freeze to the last frame.. and a window will be displayed .. 'waiting for signal' when you plug the wire back the channel starts playing again


after this happens you can continue to watch the channel you were watching or manually enter the number for other channels ... but if you want to go to main menu for tstv or vod you wil have to hard boot the stb

UPDATE:..
dont go for iptv in delhi if you want 2mbps...
your speeds will be reduced to 256kbps if you take iptv in delhi...
(this info will be updated on mtnl's delhi site shortly)

the mumbai folks who are already getting 2mbps with iptv(even more in most cases) is dude to some issues which mtnl is facing there... but their speeds too will be limited to 256kbps in the future

MTNL IPTV Review by anu.

Do you have any idea how to have channel info about programmes and TV guide if that is offered by MTNL or not? My remote has a button for channel guide but when you press it, it selectes channel 5 is it the case with you as well? How bad it it that MTNL doesn't even have channel guide? No channel info what movie is going on what will be next? so bad :mad:
 

Sushubh

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looks like mtnl and airtel are using the same hardware and backend technology... the stb and the remote looks the same. the design of the menus and the backend is also similar. and the problems he is facing is similar to the problems i am facing with airtel iptv.
 

vermajagdish

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MTNL has upgraded its software now there more things have been added to menu. TV Guide button on the Remote is now working, TV guide is really good one and tells you information about current program and other scheduled programs not only for the day but also next few days. Atube also started working
 


langdatyagi

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the mumbai folks who are already getting 2mbps with iptv(even more in most cases) is dude to some issues which mtnl is facing there... but their speeds too will be limited to 256kbps in the future[/COLOR][/COLOR]

This is the most important part for me. I was thinking of going for IPTV, but, now would not. My DTH is good enough I guess.