the india DTH coverage is limited to india territory only. but the satellites are places in such high that it can not restrict signal to scater. so by this we can catch the signal from the satellite by following ways.
first we have get the dish and setupbok STB (MPEG2) from any local dealer with Ku LNB for free to air channels such as from dd direct plus. with is the only one DTh service will provide free to air channels in india. you get a dream box any were in world it is a open source stb.
in selection of the dish we have to take alot of care because it is the most important to catch the signals. normally in india 30cm is more than sufficient but other than india we need the larg dish it depends on the distance from india.
for example to dubai it needs 120cm of dish to get full signal from india satellite. so please choose the proper dish size to get full signal. most important is clear sky view there should not be any object like building are any others objects between the dish and sky. direct shall be facing india and the satellite is INSAT 4B at 93.5c east. it is easy by adjusting it by viewing signal in STB.
for pay channels services like dishtv, sundirect, tatasky, airteldirect, Bigtv. we need to have there STB's. in genaral all there STB's are carring by the passenger from india to respective country's but it is illlegal to carry the india STB's but there is one option is by getting DREAM BOX STB.
if carry any pay service STB there will a smart card with it. by this the encrypt signal are decrypted and you can view the channels. for you have pay the monthly or yearly fee to the service providers.
now a days payments are made easy so you pay through internet.
any technical problem shall be done only in india.
but the illiagal way of geting pay channels for free is through Dream box STB. it is open source STB run in linux with internet connection you can crack the encrypted signal and watch tv for free.
I installed 4 types of DTH setupbox in abu dhabi and dubai.
Sundirect in abu dhabi is working fine with 180cm dish and clear sky view. still date there is no problem.
The Dish tv in dubai is working fine but the signal varies few mins but there is issue in picture quality.
TataSKy installation is high in UAE/Dubai/Sharjah because of quality.
The dth is one way communication system so there no one find from ware your accessing the satellite.
About dream box you can only access tatasky, DD direct plus and dish tv because it is MPEG2 technology.
i found it many shops in dubai/abu dhabi/sharjah. but you have to buy smart card to view pay channels.
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