After reading technical Review of Videocon d2h Review By ShaswatPatel.com we are sharing a guide to watch FTA Channels on Videocon D2H. The TRAI regulations under which the dth licenses requires that the STB be of open standards and should not be blocked and be allowed to view the services of any other operator or services of Doordarshan after the end of subscription period, Unless it is given under a rental scheme or the customer has moneys due to the operator, We know from experience that none of the other operators actually follow this rule and do everything possible to stop the customer from viewing anything , by blocking the STBs, Let us see if D2H is any better in this regard.
D2H gives you proper bill for your STB on purchase, I was surprised to see the box actually working without inserting the card, It asks for the card only when it finds a scrambled channel , So decided to connect it to my DD-Direct+ dish and gave it a go, All i needed was to go to the Box settings-satellite management menu and add a satellite, It was pretty easy, Just click the Add satellite button and this screen comes up
Press the green button to Edit the satellite name
Make sure to click the accept button and press ok , A new satellite was created. Now we have to add the Tps for that satellite and do a scan,
Here are the results, It actually does a network scan and finds all Tps, even though you scanned only one TP
Click yes here and the box adds all of them to menu, Mostly channel numbers from 1-99 and 1000 – onwards
However you need to some mathematics for adding c-band channels , The box has no autoscan feature, Also selecting the lnb type as c-band, makes no difference, The box is not designed to scan the c-band IF range or it has some software bug, stopping it from scanning c-band Tps
So the old tried and tested method, needs to be used , Let us say we want to add Luxe-tv from Asiasat-5 , one of my favorite channels,
Well the frequencies to add is
TP – 4000
SR – 28125
Adding these values after selecting the LNB type as c-band wont bring any signal, But do this if you want to add this channel
First subtract the TP frequency from 5150, I.E the lo frequency of c-band, you get
5150 -4000 = 1150
Now add this value to 9750, ie 9750 + 1150 = 10900
Now select LNB type as universal and add this value as TP frequency, Just that since the box fails to do high side injection for c-band and find IF values, we do it manually and tell it how to find the IF
now, scan the TP, note that there is no need to change SR and FEC values, they are same
So that gives you the signal and scanning it gives you the channel
Surprise , it tunes LUXE-TV-HD, But no picture here , since composite videos cannot handle it, The chip may be routing it to a HD capable port, But sound works, Told you earlier, this box has future.
So we know this box works without card, They have not blocked it, You can add and watch FTA channels , Especially the DD-DIrect+ which the regulation mandates, We do not know if the box works with any other DTH service, To do that we need to find an operator willing to sell a CAM and card, Until then we will give full marks to D2H for TRAI compliance, Well this service is truly legal (yet to see if it will support other operators) and follows the rules and regulations, A big plus, Thumps Up ! D2H.
Here is a screenshot from Asiasat c-band, the Euronews channel with all 9 languages selectable
Here are some more Channels Sceenshoots which you can tune in your D2H STB.
NewsX from insat 83E MPEG-4
Raj Music Kannada from Insat 83E MPEG-4
Raj Parivar Insat 83E MPEG4
Smile Of A Child From ABS-1
Victers From Edusat
WhatOnIndia From Insat 83E
Yo TV News From Insat 83E
Notice: If you are newbie in DTH boxes then it’s not advisable to do it without help of experts.