As DD direct is going nowhere for the average cityfolk, who feel dissatisfied and cheated, here are a few alternatives.
1. Start watching video feeds over the internet, if u have unlimited access and a good connection
2. Switch to Zee Dish tv as it is the easiest switch. No need to do major reorientation of dish. Just purchase only the stb and save on costs of installation etc.U can also use it simultaneously with the DD stb.
Negatives: Quality of Service and of stb is not as good as tata sky , and people face picture freezes and clicks sometimes, limitations of channels and no cable movie channels like My channel.
Negatives: Installation cost, Monthly Running Costs, Monopoly Fears and no cable movie channels like My channel.
Chk out my post Zee tv or Tata Sky
4. Switch to IPtv wherever available.
5. lastly Switch to ur local cable operator if u can tolerate his disservice and regular harassment .
And then again u can also say bye bye to that idiot box now that the govt is planning to tax it too .
Update: Most likely the DTH mkt will hot up by yr end and lot many players are about to dive in, thus giving the consumer a lot more choice at better costs .