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OpenView OVHD Decoder Guide

OpenView is compatible with any satellite dish.

The OpenView HD satellite TV service sits on both the IS-20 and SES-5 satellites, which means it is now even easier for you to get OpenView HD if you already have a satellite dish installed.

Simply put, if you have an installed dish, that has been used to receive DStv, Freevision, StarSat/Top TV or Vivid, you can now use the same dish to receive OpenView HD.

All you have to do is purchase an OpenView HD decoder for just R499 at Game Stores nationwide, without an installation voucher, and follow the 3-Step DIY Guide below to complete your installation and activation.

To connect your decoder to your dish:

Connect the cable from the dish to the LNB-IN port and switch the OpenView HD decoder ON. The decoder will pick up the OpenView HD signal automatically.

You will need to activate the decoder by following the instructions in the box to start receiving your free entertainment.

To learn more about connecting your existing satellite dish and the OpenView HD decoder, go to our FAQ Open view.

Existing Top TV dish:
Connect the cable from the dish to the LNB-IN port and switch the OVHD decoder ON. The decoder will pick up the OVHD signal automatically.
The decoder must be activated using the cellphone by entering *120*6843*1# and then follow the menu.

Setup guide

How to connect

If you already have a satellite dish and would like to install and activate your decoder, please follow the following steps:

To connect your decoder to the satellite dish, you will need to connect the LNB cable from your satellite dish to the LNB IN or DISH IN slot at the back of your decoder. There are three ways to connect your decoder to your TV:

RCA Cable

If you are using an RCA cable connect the cables to the back of your decoder – matching the colours of the connectors to the colours of the ports (red to red, white to white and yellow to yellow).

Then, connect the other end of the cable to your TV. Make sure you are plugging them into the ports that are marked INPUT. Again, match the colours of the connectors to the colour of the ports (red to red, white to white and yellow to yellow).

If your TV does not have coloured ports, then plug the connectors in accordingly: yellow into VIDEO IN, white into AUDIO IN (L) and red into AUDIO IN (R) – if available.

AV Mini Jack

If you are using an AV mini jack cable, plug the single jack into the back of your decoder. Then, connect the other end of the cable to your TV.

Make sure you are plugging them into the ports that are marked INPUT. Match the colours of the connectors to the colour of the ports (red to red, white to white and yellow to yellow).

If your TV does not have coloured ports, then plug the connectors in accordingly: yellow into VIDEO IN, white into AUDIO IN (L) and red into AUDIO IN (R) – if available.

HDMI

If you are using an HDMI cable, then plug it into the HDMI port on the back of your decoder and then plug the other end into an HDMI port on your TV.

You will then need to switch to the relevant HDMI source/input channel on your television.

  • To power your decoder, you will need to connect the power cable to the decoder and connect it to a power source. Your decoder should then switch on and start scanning.
  • Once scanning is complete you will see channel 100.
  • Your decoder is now ready to be activated.

How to activate

Once your decoder has been installed, completed scanning and channel 100 is playing, you will need to activate it. Please follow these steps:

  1. Press the ‘HELP’ button on your Openview remote control to display the help screen.
  2. Write down your STB number.
  3. Press ‘EXIT’ on your remote control to return to channel 100.
  4. Dial the number on the bottom right-hand corner using a cellphone and follow the prompts. Use your STB number to complete your decoder activation.
  5. Your decoder may reboot and update its software during the activation. Please allow a few minutes for this.
  6. Once your decoder has been activated, you can usebuttons on your remote control to change channels.
  • Please do not attempt to activate your decoder if you have already attempted to activate it before. It may take up to 5 minutes to view your Openview channels once the decoder has been activated.
OpenView HD Decoder Specs

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