In order to continue their dominance of the satellite market in Thailand, True Visions have brought out a new set-top box called True Life Plus. According to an article in the Bangkok Post today, set-top boxes can be installed and connected with both C-band and KU-band satellite dishes. Broadcasting coverage is nationwide and viewers can watch over 200 channels. The full price for the True Life Plus box is 1,590 Baht though there are discounts available. In the advertisement above, it clearly states that you can see 240 channels and that there are no monthly fees. However, you do need to read the fine print before you rush out to buy.
Firstly, the number of channels that you will get depends largely on the size of your satellite dish. I have a large dish (1.8 meter) so I will get all 240 channels if I so wish to purchase this. If you have a 1.5 meter dish you will get 170 channels and a standard TrueVisions dish you will get only 47 channels. Click here to download a file to compare the channels. If you don’t already have a dish, you would need to pay for one to be installed. True are charging 2,050B, 3,200B and 4,200-4,500B for the three different packages depending on the size of the dish. Of course, you don’t need to pay for True to do this if you want to do it yourself. All you then have to pay is the one time cost of 1,590 Baht for the plug & play set-top box.
There are no monthly fees unless you want to pay extra for special channels supplied by True. For example football and boxing.
For more information, you can visit this page in the Thai language.