Tata Sky, India’s leading Direct-to-Home operator, has finally discontinued its Standard Definition set-top-box in the country. The discontinuation is effective, starting from February 5, 2020. In case you want to get a new Tata Sky connection, you won’t get the chance to go for the SD set-top-box from now on. After the discontinuation, Tata Sky has 4 STBs in its portfolio – Tata Sky Binge+, Tata Sky HD, Tata Sky 4K, and Tata Sky HD+.
Tata Sky SD Set-Top-Box is Finally Discontinued, Only the HD Connections are Available from Now on
Before the SD connection got discontinued, both the SD connection and the HD connection was priced similarly. The HD and SD boxes were being sold for Rs 1,399 in the country after the price drop that happened in January 2020. Addressing the same, Swati Yadav, a Tata Sky representative said, “Effective February 5 2020 our SD box will not be sold as a DTH connection, customers can purchase HD connection which is available at Rs 1399”. The customers who have already applied for the SD connection before the announcement will still get it installed within the given time frame, but the new connections will not be accepted. Furthermore, the company has ensured that the warranty and spare parts for its existing SD connection users will continue to be there, and they need not worry about the recent development.
It is worth noting that the Tata Sky SD boxes provide DVD picture quality and PCM sound. The boxes don’t come with an HDMI port, and the connectivity options are relatively limited. The new HD boxes, on the other hand, support both HDMI, as well as the more traditional RCA cable connections, meaning that you don’t have to worry about your old CRT TV not supporting the same.