TV sets to soon have inbuilt tuners to ensure viewers get all free-to-air Doordarshan channels without the need for a set-top box
Television viewers will soon be able to watch all free-to-air channels of official broadcaster Doordarshan without set-top boxes, with the help of digital television receivers with built-in satellite tuners.
These tuners would enable the reception of free-to-air TV and radio channels by just connecting a dish antenna with LNB mounted on a rooftop or side wall of the building.
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) on Monday came out with specifications for digital television receivers with built-in satellite tuners. Television manufacturers would have to follow these specifications while manufacturing such television sets.
Now, Doordarshan is in the process of phasing out analog transmission. Free-to-air channels will continue to be broadcast using digital satellite transmission by Doordarshan.
To enable the reception of these free-to-air channels without the use of the set-top box, there is a need for television receivers with an inbuilt suitable satellite tuner.
Apart from specifications for television receivers, BIS has published two more standards for common chargers and video surveillance systems.
BIS publishes standards for USB Type C charging ports, cables
The second standard published by BIS is for Type C receptacles, plugs, and cables, or simply put common chargers. This specification provides requirements for USB Type-C ports, plugs, and cables for use in various electronic devices like mobile phones, laptops, notebooks, etc.
This standard would provide common charging solutions for smartphones and other electronic devices sold in the country.
This would facilitate a reduction in the number of chargers per consumer as consumers will no longer need to buy different chargers every time they buy a new device.
Currently, television viewers are required to purchase set-top boxes for viewing various paid and free channels. The viewer is required to use a set-top box even for the reception of free-to-air channels (non-encrypted) transmitted by Doordarshan.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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If Doordarshan be improved then private channels will fall in line. Need to strengthen it with glossy & style quotient.
Then charlatans like NDTV could have never born had Doordarshan (Salma Sultan-The stone faced) progressed with time