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Dstv branded decoders are designed specifically for Multichoice satellite services and cannot be used for other satellite providers.

 

SINGLE VIEW DSD

DSD 990

 

DSD 1110

 

DSD 1131

 

More recent versions of this decoder DSD 1110 and DSD 1131 come with a paired smartcard which will only work with its own decoder. The smartcard of older DSD versions still worked with most other smart card enabled digital satellite receivers until a recent Dstv upgrade was done.

 

DUAL VIEW & SD-PVR DECODERS

These decoders allow you to watch 2 different channels from 2 different TV sets. They are no longer available for purchase but quite a number of people still own them.

The SD-PVR – Standard Definition Personal Video Recorder has the following additional functionality:
Record up to 80 hours of TV programming
Pause live TV programming
Watch 2 different channels on 2 different TVs and record a third channel at the same time.
Rewind live programming
Fast forward and slo-mo programming you have recorded.

 

HD-PVR

HD is the next phase of TV broadcast and offers much better visual resolution. It has revolutionalised the television experience with life like viewing, sharper images, more vibrant colours and precision picture quality.
You will need an HD or HD ready TV to view the high definition channels.
The HD-PVR also has the following functionality:

Record 150 hours of Standard TV or 50 hours of HDTV
Pause live programming
Rewind live programming
Fast forward and slo-mo programming you have recorded

 

EXTRA VIEW

Since the DUAL VIEW or SD-PVR decoders are no longer available for purchase, the facility of watching 2 different channels on 2 different TVs at the same time can be achieved by connecting 2 single view decoders or a HD-PVR and a single view decoder. Both decoders and smartcards are linked to each other with one as the primary decoder and the other the secondary decoder. An extra view fee is usually charged with the monthly subscription.
NOTE: Only DSD 1110 and more recent versions of single view decoders can be used for the extra view connections.
2 HD-PVR decoders or a HD-PVR and SD-PVR decoder can also be used.

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