FAQ OpenView HD decoder

OpenView FAQ

How much will Openview equipment cost me?

Openview decoder prices start at R599 at leading retail stores nationwide, which is ideal if you already have a satellite dish on IS-20 satellite (pointing North-East). If you require a dish and decoder with installation, you can purchase an Openview decoder with an installation voucher (includes dish and installation) from R1499. You will pay an installer around R900 for a dish and installation (excludes decoder).

What if I already have a satellite dish?

If you already have a working satellite dish on IS-20 satellite (same as DSTV), you just need to buy the Openview decoder, plug it in and activate. If you have a working satellite dish not connected to the IS-20 satellite – an Openview accredited installer can be booked to reposition your dish for you. The recommended dish size in RSA is 85cm. You can go to our website to find an Openview installer.

What if I don’t have a satellite dish?

If you have bought a decoder but have no satellite dish, you will need to contact an installer to install a dish and activate your decoder. You will pay an installer around R900 for a dish and installation (excludes decoder) OR buy a decoder with an installation voucher (includes dish and installation) from Game or Checkers Hyper. Call the number on the voucher inside the box to book an installation.

Can I keep my DStv and also have Openview?

Yes, two decoders can be connected to a single TV using a dual LNB (call your local installer to assist).

How do I subscribe to Openview?

You do not need to subscribe to Openview because it is free – there are no monthly fees and no contracts. All you need is to buy an Openview decoder and satellite dish.

Where can I find the guide to OpenView decoder?

Go to this page OpenView OVHD Decoder Guide.

How do I use the parental control function?

Parents can lock programmes that are not suitable for their children to watch by choosing an appropriate “Lock Level”, depending on the parental guidance rating of the programme, and by following these steps using the remote control:
– Press the “menu” button
– Go to “settings”
– Select “Parental Control” and then select the lock level you want.

How do I reset my parental control pin?

If you have forgotten your parental control pin, please use your mobile phone to dial *120*6843*1#Select option 3. Then follow the service instructions.

Which channels are in HD?

There are several channels that broadcast HD content, including e.tv, eToonz, eReality, eExtra, eMovies+, eMovies Extra, StarLife, and News & Sports, Fight Sport Channel.

What is OpenView?

Learn more about Open view ovhd.

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