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Tata Sky Plus HD Review

India has seen enormous growth in HDTV sector in recent days and specially when all kind of latest technology is coming to India, we can’t ignore the HD segment for entertainment. All major online video sites like YouTube started offering HD videos and now when we shop for new TV, we make sure that it comes with HD capabilities and HDMI cable to connect your laptop to your TV.

Anyways, the point here is people in India are getting tech savvy and unlike old days, they started preferring quality over quantity. We all know that high definition videos gives you best experience when you watch a video. In India, many TV channels including Star TV network started offering HD version of channels. If you shop for a new set top box, it’s important to opt for a HD set top box instead of conventional set top box.

Some time back we received a review piece of new Tata Sky HD set top box and we used it for 2 weeks. Luckily we received the review piece around world cup and we enjoyed the ad free World cup on new Tata Sky HD plus. Tata Sky HD plus is one featured pack set top box which allow you to record your favorite serial so that you can watch it later.

This feature sets Tata sky HD plus apart from all other set top box in the market. Here are some pictures of Tata sky plus HD:

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You can find the complete unboxing pictures of Tata Sky Plus HD on my Flickr account.

Features of Tata Sky plus HD:

  • Tata Sky HD plus offers certain features which let it stay ahead of it’s competitor:
  • Record TV up to 500 GB.
  • Record any channel while watching other channel
  • Rewind while watching current show
  • Parental control
  • Easy to use Remote control

I have been using normal Airtel DTH connection for long but after using TATA sky HD plus, I will be changing my DTH connection soon. More over one major difference which I noted while using TATA sky plus HD is the response time. When you change channels, unlike my current Airtel DTH connection, it changes channel within ms. Though for now, I can’t compare Tata sky HD with Airtel HD connection as I have not used the later one. Though if you are planning to buy Tata Sky plus HD and looking for recommendation, you should grab it right away.

Tata sky HD is hassle free purchase as engineer will come to your house and will set up everything for you. You can find price and other booking details of Tata HD on their official site.

If you are an existing Tata Sky HD plus user, do share your reviews and feedback about their service.

Use Your TV to Browse Internet with Vodafone Webbox Keyboard

Vodafone unveiled something really interesting at the Mobile World Congress that will definitely change the way TV’s are used and make the ‘ Idiot Box’ look smart. So if you’re one of those who like to sit and watch TV the whole day and also are addicted to Facebook or the Internet, then here’s your chance to do all of that with the Vodafone Webbox.

The Vodofane Webbox is an Internet device that connects directly to that Idiot Box (TV) via standard RCA connectors and lets you enjoy Internet, Radio, Games, various applications and even Music. The Webbox is a plug and play QWERTY keyboard that requires a SIM to directly access the Internet, but a 3G SIM cannot be used. So that’s a downside, but soon a 3G version will be out so no need to worry.

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Once connected to your TV, you will be able to browse the Internet with the pre-installed Opera Mini 5.1 browser, view and send e-mail, SMS and listen to music via Radio or the built in music player and also view photos. The user interface is very simple and as it runs on Android 2.1 Eclair and also incorporates some Android apps such as Calculator, notes, calendar, Youtube and few more. This was designed to help people who can’t afford to buy a laptop/desktop and is quite affordable.Watch the demonstration video after the break.

Patrick Chomet, Vodafone’s Group Director of Terminals stated;

The Webbox is a simple yet very innovative product. It has the potential to make a powerful difference in the lives of people in emerging markets who have limited access to the internet, but where TV penetration is typically very high. The simplicity of the product is striking – it brings the internet to the TV, be that at home for the family, in schools for education or in small businesses to assist local economic growth.”

The Vodafone Webbox will be available at Vodashops and Vodacom outlets for a price tag of about $100 and will soon start shipping to Ghana, Kenya, India and Turkey. It’s already been launched in South Africa and the Webbox comes with a 2GB card and 100mb of free web traffic. For more information visit Vodafone’s website.