XtraView – Connect three decoders

MultiChoice has now made it possible for customers to watch different live TV shows in three separate rooms at the same time. DStv customers can now connect three decoders using MultiChoice’s XtraView service.

The good news is you only pay one subscription fee plus an R85 Access Fee for each XtraView connection (so two x R85).

DStv customers must use a DStv Explora decoder as their primary decoder, and then link any combination of DStv Exploras or DStv HD decoders in this three decoder arrangement.

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.

For our dstv extra view installations click on the products below.

DStv Explora Extra View (View Two & Rec 2)

Explora + HD decoder Extra View (View Two & Rec 1)

DStv HD Decoder Extra View (View Two)