The High Definition Personal Video Recorder (HD PVR)2P
MultiChoice is launching a much more affordable PVR decoder that is also capable of delivering High definition programmes. This decoder, called HD PVR 2P, will be more accessible to the wider market.
It is available from leading retailers and furniture stores at a launch price of R1999. MultiChoice released this PVR decoder in time for the FIFA World Cup to give South Africans the chance to experience the benefits of PVR. Depending on your preferred bouquet subscription, subscribers will be able to view their favourite programs using PVR functionalities.
The decoder can also be used with a normal standard definition television set, enabling subscriber to enjoy PVR functionalities. These include watching one channel, whilst recording another channel at the same time; as well as pausing, rewinding live programs and fast forwarding live recorded programmes. Subscribers with high definition televisions and with premium subscriptions will be able to watch most of their favourite sports, movies and documentaries in high definition. SuperSport will broadcast FIFA World Cup matches on four dedicated soccer channels; two of these will be in High Definition.
MultiChoice Chief Technology Officer Gerdus van Eeden says, “The eyes of the world will be on South Africa during the FIFA World Cup, and the launch of an affordable PVR decoder before this event, enables more of our subscribers the opportunity to experience full control of your viewing experience using PVR functionalities, and to enable our premium subscribers the option to watch the games in glorious HD quality”
You can store 150 hours of Standard Definition programming or 50 hours of High Definition programming on the decoder.
This decoder can also be linked to any of our latest decoders to provide a multi-viewing environment.
In order to launch this PVR decoder before the world cup,series record functionality and DStv ON DEMAND services have not been included but will automatically be downloaded to the decoder later this year.
The High Definition Personal Video Recorder (HD PVR)
The introduction of the new DStv HD PVR (High Definition Personal Video Recorder) decoder has further revolutionised the television experience with lifelike viewing, sharper images, more vibrant colours and precision picture quality.
Now you can enjoy colours so rich you can feel their intensity, and a picture so sharp you can see every face in the crowd. You’ll be wowed.
The HD PVR allows you to view one channel, while recording two other channels simultaneously. It also offers you the following benefits:
- Record 150 hours of standard definition TV (double the SD PVR) or 50 hours of HD TV.
- 24 hour i-Plate
- Surround Sound capability
- Pause live TV programming
- Rewind programming
- Fast forward and slo-mo programming you have recorded
The HD PVR also introduces a new feature called "Favourite Channels". If you select your favourite channels, you get the following :
While the HD PVR may not be a dual view PVR we have introduced XtraView to cater to your needs. XtraView takes care of the second and in some cases, third viewing environment at no additional subscription fee to what you currently pay for on the DualView decoder or SD PVR.
- A personalised TV Guide, listing the schedules for just those channels.
- A personalised viewing environment (like the current bouquets on other decoders) which includes only your selected channels.
- This means that when “surfing” through the channels, you only see the channels you have selected, so no more hopping over unwanted or unavailable channels.
- A Favourite Channels Grid – similar to the existing channel grid, but listing only the channels you selected, making it easier to tune between channels.
The SD PVR
The PVR revolutionises the television experience and the way you watch television.
The DStv SD PVR Decoder is a Personal Video Recorder and decoder in one. With your DStv SD PVR decoder you will be able to take control of your television.
Some of the exciting features of the DStv SD PVR decoder that you can look forward to include:
- Record 80 hours of TV Programming
- Pause live TV
- Watch two channels and record a third channel at the same time
- Rewind programming
- Fast forward and slow-mo programming you have recorded
The Standard Decoder
The standard DStv decoder is your gateway to a world of viewing pleasure. With this device you’ll have access to a variety world class television and audio channels in an assortment of bouquets that suite every family and individual taste.
Although a seemingly uncomplicated piece of equipment this decoder contains the advanced hardware and software technology necessary to receive and decrypt information beamed from satellites above the continent. Without it you will never realise your television’s true potential.
MultiChoice has paved the way for this for direct-to-home satellite technology in Africa and the rest of the world as South Africa was the second country outside of the USA to make use of this cutting edge technology. Our current standard decoder and most affordable product is the DSD1131 but a host of previous decoders still continue to receive the DStv signal across the continent.
The DSD1131 is designed specifically for MultiChoice Satellite services and encryption technology.
Some of the features of the DSD1110 include:
- Digital picture quality
- Surround sound capable
- Widescreen capable
- Letterbox and cropped
- Parental control
- Integrated TV guide
- Interactive TV including games
- tvLink compatible (tvLink not included)
- Automatic software upgrades
- XtraView capable