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OpenView HD – OPEN PVR



Openview is proud to present its exclusive PVR (personal video recorder) capabilities with Open PVR, a first for the platform. Openview subscribers with the latest decoder models can now enjoy premium features on Openview with the innovative Open PVR capabilities.

Open PVR gives Openview viewers the chance to take total control of their television viewing. Viewers can now record their favourite shows and content, without being restricted to watching it at a specific time. Open PVR allows viewers to schedule recordings across a range of channels, through easy to use functionality, as well as pause live television for up to 15 minutes. Viewers will also be able to record one channel while watching another channel, making sure they don’t miss out on any of the action on their television screens.

Open PVR is an easy to use functional USB stick that can be inserted into the NA9200 Openview decoder model. Once installed, viewers can sit back and schedule all their recordings throughout the day. The Open PVR USB sticks are available in two sizes: 32GB, which can record up to 8 hours of HD content, and 64GB, which can record up to 18 hours HD content. If viewers miss a moment of their recorded content, they can rewind immediately to catch up.

Open PVR is compatible with the NA9200 Openview decoder, and available at PEP and Dion Wired stores across South Africa. The DSD1465 Openview model capabilities will be available soon. More information will be announced in due course.

Installing Open PVR:

Follow these easy steps to install your Open PVR

1. Insert your Open PVR USB stick into the USB port at the back of your Open PVR-enabled Openview set-top box.

2. Once your set-top box is back on a prompt screen will appear. Select ‘OK’ to activate your Open PVR.

Using Open PVR:

To record a programme:

1. Press the ‘GUIDE’ button on your Openview remote to display the programme guide.
2. Select the programme you would like to record and press the ‘RECORD’ button on your Openview remote to schedule the recording. A screen will pop up.
3. Select record and press ‘OK’ to confirm your recording.

To watch a recorded programme:

1. Press the ‘OPT’ or ‘PVR’ button, depending on your Openview remote control, to view your recordings.
2. Select the programme you would like to play and enjoy.

To pause live TV press the ‘PAUSE’ button on your remote control. You can pause live TV for up to 15 minutes with the 32GB Open PVR USB stick and 30 minutes with the 64GB Open PVR USB stick.


PVR functionality is not available on SABC1, SABC2 or SABC3.
You should only insert an authentic Open PVR USB stick into your Openview set-top box. Any other USB sticks will not function.

For further help WhatsApp 082 966 6429 or call the Openview Call Centre 0861 696 843.

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  1. How neat! Is it really this simpel? You make it look easy.

  2. Hi which channels can be recorded

  3. Hi I have the 32gig USB. I set it up as per the instructions recorded once, but now it keeps telling me the USB not detected? Please help

  4. That is a very good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.

    Short but very accurate info… Appreciate your sharing this one.
    A must read article!

  5. I have 32gig usb , I hv a problem that all my channels are not appearing seems like the stick was formatted so please advance me what to do. But beside everything it is an interesting set top box with nice channels

  6. Marchelle Daphne

    Hi I have the 32gig USB. I set it up as per the instructions recorded once, but now it keeps telling me the USB not detected and I need to FORMAT the usb.

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    like all of the points you made.

  10. One has to have a separate decoder for each TV. So I have two TVs and two decoders.
    However, when I record something on the pvr stick (64G), it will only play back on that decoder; If I record on the pvr and then plug that stick into my second open view decoder, it won’t play.
    Also the recordings often freeze for moments and also skip ahead.

  11. I wanted to cancel my DSTV and almost bought an OVHD with PVR (personal video recorder) capabilities and then read this comment. (PVR functionality is not available on SABC1, SABC2 or SABC3.) So disappointed, I will know have to wait until they fix this issue.

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