Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - CONTENTS - MA­HESH KA­PASI, ON EMAIL

Apro­pos “Chan­nels as you like them” ( G&G, July 2012). By Novem­ber, it will be com­pul­sory to digi­tise ca­ble TV in the met­ros. But still TRAI has not been able to reg­u­late ca­ble TV, in­clud­ing DTH, across the coun­try. There should also be a cap on all avail­able chan­nels, in­clud­ing free-to-air ones and a sin­gle rate for all chan­nels. There are more than two tele­vi­sion sets in many house­holds, and so ad­di­tional charges must not be im­posed on these sets. The to­tal cost per month for three sets should be capped at

500. I won­der why all free-to-air ` chan­nels are not tele­cast by DTH providers. The tech­nol­ogy must im­prove so that trans­mis­sion is not af­fected dur­ing rain.

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