d2h has now reduced the price of HD and SD set-top boxes by Rs 100. With the revision, the new d2h set-top can now be installed across a lower price than earlier. The HD set-top box is now being sold at Rs 1599, and SD set-top box is priced at Rs 1,499. Besides the HD and SD set-top boxes, there is no price drop in other set-top boxes offered by d2h. It is interesting to note that post-revision, the prices of both HD and SD set-top boxes stand in line with the prices offered by Dish TV. The SD set-top box of Dish TV is priced at Rs 1,490, and the HD Set-top box costs Rs 1,590.
SD and HD set-top Box Prices of Other DTH Operators
Earlier, the d2h SD set-top box was offered at Rs 1,599, and HD set-top box used to sell at Rs 1,699. After the revision, the d2h HD set-top box is now available at Rs 1,599, and SD set-top box is available at Rs 1,499. With the Rs 100 deduction, the price of HD set-top boxes of d2h and Tata Sky now turn out to be similar. Tata Sky is offering both the SD and HD set-top boxes for the same price. Besides Tata Sky and d2h, the other prominent players in the DTH segment in India include the Airtel Digital TV and Sun Direct.
As of now, Airtel Digital TV is offering the cheapest SD and HD set-top boxes to its subscribers. Airtel is offering SD set-top box for Rs 1,100 and HD set-top box for Rs 1,300. Sun Direct, on the other hand, is offering SD set-top box for Rs 1,799 and HD set-top box for Rs 1,999. However, the set-top box prices don’t include any monthly subscription charges. D2h is offering a 1-month free subscription on Gold packs of new connections.