Monday, June 19, 2006


If you are a person belonging to Chennai, you would surely be knowing the misery of this system, the conditional access system, CAS in short.For all others, here is a brief look into what it means.

According to this system, anyone who wants to watch the paid channels on their t.v using cable network, have to buy a set top box, pay for the channels, the operators plus buy the set top box and only then can they see the channels of their choice.

This dumb system is put to use only in Chennai, I mean it cos, any house outside the city limits can still watch all the 100 odd channels without the set top box..
Why should the chennai ppl alone be left out watching channels of someone else's choice, while rest of the world can watch everything else...If you think I could have bought the set top box instead of grumbling, thats the point here...What I mean to say is why should we alone pay so many overheads when everyone else isn't.

In the name of regularisation and experimentation, this system was activated here...Have they still not drawn conclusions from this experiment, do they think this is taking them no where...If anyone thinks that way why don't they banish this dumb thing, I can't watch a single good movie because of it...I guess everyone else is content with limited choices huh!!!

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Bharathi said...

you are rite aparna...localities beyond tambaram are accessing 100 odd channels.
but i dont think this will change till a big revolution s initiated.

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Niranjan said...

i ll tell u one thing but i think i have told u this !! this govt has brains in their............. so nothing can be done as such u will havta wait for next 5 years for the govt change !!!

there was a time when i had some what fluentzy in english but now me talking in english makes many ppl laugh ayo ayo super comedy !!!

Ramya said...

well said aparna,CAS has tied our hands.any govt. is useless.adhula vera courtesy:scv nu vera football WC nadula podarathu makes me scream f%&$ scv and sun tv %$&@------

Bharathi said...

Wat can v sy....govt s periodically findin som ways of xtractin money 4m ppl.

nabeel said...

thank God i dont have a television. nd i dont want to have.

katz said...

the fundamental implementation of CAS is flawed which is y it appears to be a bad choice...the original inclination to bringing in CAS was to releive MSO's,n make customers less dependant on these middle men.

but quite sadly...MSO's are still the key.they are the gatekeepers...n the irony is that there is still mass irregularization in the operations.

classic example of the more u try to change..the more constant it becomes