The Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Amendment Act ? What is digital cable TV ? What are the features of digital cable TV and how digitization of cable TV is going to effect you ? And how the digital cable TV is different from DTH services ? We will discuss all the details here. But first of all lets start from this latest update you are watching on TV. Actually on TV TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India ) is broadcasting that all cable connection holders need to contact their cable operators for set top box for digital cable TV in all metro cities (Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai) of India. Because from 1st July, 2012 it will be necessary to provide digital cable service. According to this digital cable TV signal technology your cable wires will be replaced by set top boxes and you will receive cable signals by set top boxes. Now lets start what is the whole issue.
Till now in India cable TV signals are of analogue type. And from the midnight of 30th June all analogue cable TV signals will be replaced by digital signals, due to The Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Amendment Act. Your cable wires will be replaced by set up box technology for better cable TV quality. Means you will need to buy a set up box like DTH services for receiving digital cable TV signals. It will increase the quality, features and your cable TV experience in a positive manner. TRAI is going to regulate this act in metro cities from July 1st and will regulate this act in entire country till 31st December 2012.
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- Improvement in NO. of TV channels: In current form of cable connection, cable wires are capable of broadcasting about 200 channels only. And from those 200 channels we get only 90-100 channels in watching quality. But digital cable TV form is capable of broadcasting about 700 channels in good quality. And according to The Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Amendment Act cable operators required to must broadcast minimum 200 channels in starting and then increase their numbers about 500 in a predefined time period.
- Get Rid of poor quality cable TV signals: You will be very well known of the quality difference of cable and DTH. Cable wire can't broadcast proper quality of signals due to wire quality issues and long lengths. But digital signals are capable of broadcasting cable TV signals over large distances with proper quality like in DTH. And similarly you will get rid of horizontal disturbances and fuzziness in pictures qualities.
- Freedom of choosing channel packages: One amazing feature of digitization of cable TV signals is that it will offer you different channel packages like DTH services and you will have freedom of choosing package of your choice. Sources are also saying that it can give you the freedom of choosing individual TV channels. Also, subscribers will have to be offered 100 free-to-air channels in Rs.100 as a basic pack – Basic Service Tier, carrying all 18 Doordarshan channels and five channels from each following category -
- HD (High Definition) channels in premium packages: After digitization cable operators will be able to offer HD TV channels to their premium customers similarly like DTH service providers.
These were main features of digitization of cable TV signals and I hope that this technology act is going to provide a great quality experience to all cable connection holders. But along with these features it will affect your pockets also. Lets see how it will affect you.
I hope this post will be quite able to introduce you with Digitization of Cable TV signals. Now its your term to discuss it more in comment box and share this post on your social network ids to inform your friends too.
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