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Airtel Digital TV - Now All channels in HD like quality

23 May 2011 0


After the DTH digital TV introduction in the Indian market , the companies are now gearing up for the next phase of the home television services , the High Definition channels on the HD TV's for more clear and crisp display and sound . Currently there are very few HD channels available on all the Digital TV operator irrespective of their claims about 100's of such channels . Airtel has now come up with all HD 'like' channels  for the HD and HD recorder set-up box customers . According to Airtel , they have upscaled all the Standard Definition (SD) channels to HD like quality (resolution -1080) with a 16:9 wide aspect ratio.

Press Release :

Airtel digital TV customers can now watch all channels in HD like quality

May 23, 2011: Airtel digital TV has enabled all its High Definition (HD) and HD Recorder Set Top Boxes (STBs) to upscale its complete array of Standard Definition (SD) channels to HD like quality (resolution -1080) with a 16:9 wide aspect ratio. Customers can view all their favorite programs with enhanced contrast with sharper, brighter and more vivid picture quality. This feature is available at no extra charge for all Airtel digital TV HD, HD Recorder customers.

The effort is consistent to Airtel digital TV´s efforts of driving innovation to bring in propositions that make technology both useful and future ready for customers. Features like India´s first Universal Remote OR the innovative Remote Recording facility OR introducing the Dolby Digital Plus experience to HD have helped raise the benchmarks for TV viewing experience in India. The move to enable both its existing and new HD customers to be able to view 3D content has been another step in Airtel digital TV´s efforts in progressively enhancing customer experience.

According to Sugato Banerji, CMO-Airtel digital TV, Bharti Airtel, "We believe that these initiatives will help build category awareness in the HD market that has an increasing number of customers trying out various options that can help enhance their Standard Definition viewing experience. The journey towards True High Definition has but just begun for the Indian DTH customer and will get further impetus with the entire production, storage and distribution chain moving to HD over the next few years."


  • Any HD TV
  • Airtel digital TV [HD] or airtel digital TV [HD] Recorder set top box
  • HDMI cable to connect the set top box (STB) with the TV


  • All TV channels in High Definition (1080) which gives a resolution of 2 Million pixels on the TV screen
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9 aspect ratio for optimum viewing experience
  • HDMI: High Definition Multimedia Interface that transfers HD signals in digital form to your TV, so that you receive a true HD experience.
  • Dolby Digital Plus sound experience



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