This is the last part of my ramblings about setting up a home cinema system. Today, I’ll talk about the necessity of subscribing to Satellite TV.
The local TV channels are state-owned and state-controlled in Mauritius. Therefore either (1) they are crap due to lack of creativity and/or guts or (2) they are politically-biased. You choose…
Basically, I don’t watch DVD all the time (I only watch a film, say, 1-2 times a week because of the kids. So, I personally need Satellite TV as I can’t stand the local channels. I can also add that the picture quality and the sound is better than average (but very far from what you have on a DVD).
In Mauritius, there are three competitors in this field, CanalSat, Parabole Maurice (of TPS fame) and DSTV.
I don’t know much about DSTV but I’ve been a subscriber of CanalSat and Parabole Maurice for more than one year now. I’ve just decided to cancel my subscription to CanalSat for two reasons (1) I can’t afford 2 satellite subscriptions and (2) I like Parabole Maurice more because of its dedicated English football channels.
I have many sport channels (among which Supersport 3, Eurosport, TPS Foot and TPS Star Direct) where all English football matches are shown.
I also have specific channels for cinema (in stereo only), entertainment, education, kids and news.
I pay Rs. 1334 monthly for Parabole Maurice. It’s expensive, I know…
Football. Eww. ;)
Yep! I “need” to watch every Liverpool match or else I don’t feel well… :-)
Heh, I need to get unsober every day else I dont feel well. :p
hey,but now canalsat is offering premiership,ligue1(france),liga(spain),calcio (italy),CHAMPIONS LEAGUE.. in their smallest package of 499+vat…I think its great for us football fans..even if its in french…i get all for 500…i’d go for it!
what u do when u wanna see Champions league?
i agree with ya as according to the latest 6 new sports channel will integrate parabole maurice in late 2008 namely mutv, chealsy tv, arsenal tv, liverpool tv ,espn sports and canal+ sport.
am thinking to cancel my subscription only because i cannot receive the hotshow as i pay a fortune for that.AS a private TV there must be no restrictions
hi i read this blog and i’m a great fan of home cinemas.for my point of view canalsat is much better, i changed for the new decoder recently without the hd option and i’m using the digital coaxial out for my 5.1 amplifier. it sounds good using prologic 2 but i heard that the hd channels are in dolby digital but 350 rp i think is too expensive! i receive every fa premier league matches but i must agree that watching a football watch with english commentators is another thing….
People in Mauritius think they have a home cinema. A TV and a dolby system does not make a home cinema. They are being fooled by the providers and charged enormous sums of money. If the people of Mauritius do not know what is a cinema, then good luck to them.
Avinash Meetoo says
I guess different people have different level of expectations. I don’t know if you noticed (but you surely did), this post was written 14 years ago. Things have changed since then.