MultiChoice launches single view DStv HD Decoder

DSTV-DishMultiChoice has revealed its first HD single view decoder, the DStv HD Decoder. The decoder is set to replace the existing standard definition single view decoder.

According to MultiChoice, the DStv HD Decoder’s user interface is very similar to the DStv Explora. The company also stated that most functions can be performed from DStv Central, accessed through the blue DStv button on the remote control.

Mark Rayner, COO for MultiChoice South Africa said: “We recently made HD channels available to all DStv customers with the necessary HD equipment. This decoder now makes those HD channels more accessible. High definition creates a far superior television viewing experience in terms of picture quality and the Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound adds a new dimension to the audio experience. The DStv HD Decoder will open up a new world for many DStv customers.”

The decoder is XtraView capable and can be paired with selected XtraView compatible decoders (excluding the SD PVR). MultiChoice has also revealed that the DStv HD Decoder will be available at R499 without installation or R799 with installation.

Darryl Linington