Extra View

Extra View is a highly cost effective and flexible way of getting more DStv channels into your home, An Extra View set up allows you to set up two Extra View capable DStv decoders at a cost of a single subscriptionExtra View, plus an access fee of R55 per month. This allows you to view two channels at once in two different locations within your Home yet paying for one account. We offers you a number of Extra View packages to choose from: Check out our fantastic packages below.

How does Extra View work?

Basically, two decoders* are linked to work under a single subscription. Each decoder is independently connected to the satellite dish and each decoder has a smartcard. In the Extra View installation, one decoder is designated as the “primary” decoder and the other one is designated as the “secondary”. The decoders are linked by a cable that allows communication between them and the primary decoder sends a “heartbeat” to the secondary decoder via this cable. If the cable is removed or the “heartbeat” lost, the secondary decoder will lose video & audio until the cable is replaced or the “heartbeat” resumed. There is no impact to the primary decoder if the cable is disconnected.

DSD1110 + DSD1110 Decoders

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The 1110 + 1110 Extra View package delivers an incredible full dual view viewing experience – allowing access to two different channels on two different TVs at the same time. This means, you are able to watch your favorite sport channel in the lounge, while the other members of your family are watching a different channel within the same house.

Interactive services such as TV Guide, Super Sport Active and Title Search are available on both the primary and secondary decoder and you also have an option of different Parental Control settings for each decoder.

WOW – the only additional monthly cost (over and above your standard subscription) is the R55 access fee. A Decoder Care Contract (DCC) for each decoder is optional.

HD PVR + DSD1110 Decoder

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To enhance you viewing pleasure, DStv Signal Doc also provides you with a more enhanced extra view option

The HD PVR + 1110 XtraView package delivers a phenomenal dual view viewing experience with added PVR features – allowing access to two different channels on two different TVs at the same time, whilst simultaneously recording two other channels!

PVR functionality (including pause Live TV, FF, REW, access to the Playlist) and the HD Channel are available on the primary decoder (the HD Decoder), whilst Interactive services (including TV Guide and SuperSport Active) are available in both. The HD PVR Favourite Channels feature is available on the primary decoder (the HD Decoder ), while the useful Title Search feature is available in the other. And again you can even have different Parental Control settings for each decoder.

Amazingly - the only additional monthly cost (over and above your standard subscription) is the R55 access fee. A Decoder Care Contract (DCC) for each decoder is optional.

HD PVR + HD PVR

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DStv Signal Doctor offers you an even more advanced extra viewing option

HD PVR + HD PVR Extra View package, delivers a full dual view PVR viewing experience.

You can view a different channel live, from the buffer or playback on both the primary and the secondary decoder, while concurrently recording 4 other channels at the same time. You can also access both playlists from both the secondary and the primary decoders.

This also means that PVR functionality ( pause Live TV, FF, REW, access to the playlist), the HD channels and interactive services are available on both the primary and the secondary decoders. You also have an option to set different Parental Control levels for each decoder and with the Favourite Channels feature, can also select different Favourite Channels for both the secondary and primary decoder .

With its 300hrs recording capacity, this extra viewing package is sure to give So Much More

WOW – the only additional monthly cost (over and above your standard subscription) is the R55 access fee. In other words, you pay the same monthly subscription costs for a HD PVR + HD PVR combo, as you would for the HD PVR on its own! A Decoder Care Contract (DCC) for each decoder is optional.

Note that each HD PVR can record up to 150 hours of SD content. If you only record HD content, each HD PVR has a recording capacity of 50 hours.

HD PVR + SD PVR

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The HD PVR + SD PVR XtraView combo delivers a full triple view PVR viewing experience. You have PVR functionality (including pause Live TV, FF, REW, access to the playlist) in 3 separate television points, and interactive services in two.

You can view a different channel (live, from the buffer or playback) on three different TVs, while simultaneously recording three other channels. You can also access both playlists from each environment.

The HD PVR Favourite Channels feature and the HD Channel is available on the primary decoder (one television point) and you can even set different Parental Control levels for each decoder.

This Extra Viewing package has a combined recording capacity of 230 hours

Low Prices – the only additional monthly cost (over and above your standard subscription) is the R55 access fee. In other words, you pay the same monthly subscription costs for a HD PVR + SD PVR combo, as you would for the HD PVR or SD PVR on its own! A Decoder Care Contract (DCC) for each decoder is optional.

Note that the HD PVR can record up to 150 hours of SD content. If you only record HD content, the HD PVR has a recording capacity of 50 hours, ie. a minimum of 130 hours combined recording capacity.