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Airtel Digital TV Review [Updated]

June 29th, 2016

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Airtel Digital TV Review [Updated]
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Airtel announced the launch of its DTH Service, named "Airtel Digital TV" today. I’ve had the privilege of using their service through an employee-only beta since August. Overall, I love it.

The set top box is a piece of beauty in black and red with glowy red controls that lie flush with the box’s surfaces. It would be a perfect complement for your LG Scarlet TV, if you have one.

The universal remote control is a very thoughtful piece of equipment. It can be programmed to learn some of your TV’s critical functions like volume control, muting, etc. and you can switch on/off the TV as well as the set top box with the same remote.

Video quality is definitely not DVD-like. That’s a big hogwash that all DTH providers indulge in. If your TV screen is bigger than 25", expect pixellation and noise reduction artifacts to be visible. Unfortunately, none of the other DTH providers can claim any improvement on this front. They’re all sub-par compared to progressive DVD video. That said, Airtel Digital TV’s video quality is comparable to Tata Sky and definitely better than Dish TV’s.

Audio quality is pretty good and full stereo. I usually hook it up to my hi-fi (Sony DHC-AZ2D, now discontinued) and the quality doesn’t disappoint me.

Airtel’s other USP is the ability to continue working when the skies are overcast. That’s critical for places like Bangalore and Mumbai where it rains too often. I think I’ve seen it not work only once, briefly, when the skies were hopelessly dark.

One more thing I’m really excited about is the inclusion of WorldSpace Satellite Radio in Airtel’s DTH package. I didn’t get to try it with the pre-release but given the really sad state of FM radio in Bangalore, this is a godsend. AFAIK, WorldSpace Radio subscription charges would be additional.

In terms of customer service, expect the kind of service you’ve been getting from Airtel Broadband, which is good. I’ve only had one issue with them wherein ESPN Star Sports’ channels weren’t available due to some "technical fault" for at least two weeks. I’m not at home until end of this month to verify, but I hope they’d have fixed this before launch. Update: It was indeed fixed before launch. Update 2: After going through various issues with Airtel Digital TV, I have to say with regrets that their customer service simply SUCKS! Good luck to you if you manage to get through a call in under 45 minutes without call drops and such. The customer care people are totally lame when it comes to troubleshooting. FWIW, even their website is badly broken. I’ve been trying to register on the website for the last hour but it’s just broken (date of birth dropdown shows no dates, ever!).

All in all, I’m glad that we finally get some class in the DTH provider market. No more Tata Sky-Dish TV duopoly, especially with further launches from Sun and Reliance (who tried to steal Airtel launch’s thunder with a very confusing series of ads).

Radio | Posted by Fabrice Dollmach

A Kid’s Guide to Washington, D.C.: Revised and Updated Edition Reviews

May 29th, 2011

A Kid’s Guide to Washington, D.C.: Revised and Updated Edition

  • ISBN13: 9780152061258
  • Condition: USED – Very Good
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For children on school trips or traveling with their families, here is kid-friendly information about popular monuments, museums, exhibits, shopping, sporting events–and even day trips outside the immediate metropolitan area.
     Originally published in 1989, this handy guide now features completely updated text and photographs, along with the puzzles, games, and wonderful tidbits of trivia that have made it one of the most useful D.C. guidebooks for children.

A Kid’s Guide to Washington, D.C. is the perfect traveling companion for any youngster who wants to play an active role in planning a family vacation.
 
Includes:

Puzzles
Games
Trivia
And More!

List Price: $ 14.00

Price: $ 7.40

Washington | Posted by admin

Pci Multimedia Audio Device Driver For Windows 98 – Updated Ver.!

April 17th, 2011

Pci Multimedia Audio Device Driver For Windows 98 – Updated Ver.!

Wait! if you need to download a multimedia audio driver for Windows 98 and get it installed on your computer, it’s essential for you to go about it very methodically. In all likelihood, you realize that a large number of sw and hw components are basically unusable unless up-to-date drivers are in place. It’s worth your while to read this brief article before you take the step of installing new drivers any time soon.

Click here to download a multimedia audio driver for Windows 98 now!

As a windows user, you will find that perhaps at the most inconvenient time you’ll need to “drop everything” and take on the task of locating and installing a driver(s) in order to use a program or peripheral device. Did you waste a lot of time as you looked for information on the recommended driver needed for a program or device? We should begin by defining the term: the driver is a sw program which has the job of communicating between a hardware component (usually) and the programs that use it. I discovered the ideal solution to the driver dilemma – a tool that assists you to search for and find a ‘modern’ and compatible rendition of just about any driver(s) you can imagine. With this method you’ll have the ability to correct almost any problem which is connected with any type of driver(s).

A computer’s drivers are necessary components that need your attention, similar to the process you use to keep your windows up to speed. I discovered that this convenient solution takes care of a huge amount of devices of whatever brand you can think of due to its one-of-a-kind driver identification technique. However you get your drivers, you should be sure to maintain a copy of all your computer’s drivers on a back-up device of your choice – it’s worth a couple of minutes of your time.

Once you use one of these utilities to download a multimedia audio driver for Windows 98, you’ll learn how in need of maintenance your system is as far as it concerns these crucial files. In general, this solution is recommended for all those who use pcs, and is really great for people who aren’t comfortable with technical issues like this. These recommendations have all come from my own findings, so if you want to see if it really works, what are you waiting for? i suggest you give such a utility a try. I am always thrilled to come across cutting-edge computer technology which has the amazing power to turn time-consuming, boring jobs into something simple and, dare i say, fun? You have options regarding pc upkeep, but something that you should definitely do is use this utility to replace your corrupted drivers; it can be done in less than 2 minutes from now.

Washington | Posted by admin

GIS Tutorial Updated for ArcGIS 9.2: Workbook for Arc View 9, 2nd Edition

December 4th, 2010

GIS Tutorial Updated for ArcGIS 9.2: Workbook for Arc View 9, 2nd Edition

This study guide meets a growing demand for effective GIS training by combining ArcGIS tutorials and self-study exercises that start with the basics and progress to more difficult functionality. Presented in a step-by-step format, the book can be adapted to a reader’s specific training needs, from a classroom of graduate students to individaul study. Readers learn to use a range of GIS functionality from creating maps and collecting data to using geoprocessing tools and models for advanced analysis. the authors have incorporated three proven learning methods: scripted exercises that use detailed step-by-step insturctions and result graphics, Your Turn exercises that require users to perform tasks without steo-by-step instructions, and exercise assignements that pose real-world problem scenarios. A fully functioning, 180-day trial version of ArcView 9.2 software, data for working through the tutorials, and Web-based teacher resources are also included.

List Price: $ 79.95

Price: $ 109.16

Washington | Posted by admin
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