To check that your 2 Tuner PVR decoder has the latest software, press TV GUIDE. If the last menu item is DStv Catch Up, your 2 Tuner PVR has the latest software!
To check the loader version - press MENU, select Information Central, select Hardware Status, press RIGHT arrow twice (to display the Loader Status screen). Check the value for "Load Ver / Var" on line 3.
If your 2 Tuner PVR does not have the latest software, please follow the steps below to download the software :
Seeing what's on DStv
You can view programming content for the next eight days by pressing the TV Guide button on your remote control, which will take you to the DStv Guide.
With your 2 Tuner PVR, you will have access to different functionalities:
With this feature you can set reminders for all your favourite shows and create your own customised programme schedule - tweaked to suit your own specific tastes and preferences. The reminders can be set 8 days in advance using the 8-Day TV Guide for all channels or by selecting a genre. This personalised schedule can be accessed by pressing TV Guide on your remote and selecting Personal Planner & Search
Using the i-Plate
By pressing i on your remote control, you can view programming information on other channels without tuning away from the channel you're watching. If you're looking for more detailed information about the programmer you're watching, press i again.
Once the i-plate is up, if you press the down arrow once the i-plate is up, you can browse through programme information for the channel you're viewing. If you press the left or right arrows once the i-plate is up, then you can view the programming information for other channels.
If you're browsing through the DStv Guide or the i-plate and see a programme that you absolutely must watch that's scheduled for later, you can set a reminder to view the programme.
The reminder can occur as a message that pops up on the channel you're watching, or you can set a reminder to automatically tune to the programme.
Pop Up or Banner Reminder
Once you've found the programme that you want to receive a reminder for, press OK once on your remote control.
If your fingers are quick on the trigger, and you press OK twice, you will be setting an auto tune reminder. If you've pressed OK three times, the reminder will be cancelled.
A message will pop-up on the screen to confirm your selection, and a B icon will appear on the programme. When the programme starts, another message will pop up to inform you that the selected programme has started. To go to the right channel, press OK. If you're too engrossed in what you're currently watching, and would like to cancel the reminder, press EXIT.
Auto Tune Reminder
When you've selected the programme that you'd like to receive a reminder for, press the OK button twice on your remote control. A message will pop up on the screen to confirm your selection, and an A icon will appear on the programme. When the programme starts, another message will pop up to inform you that the selected programme has started and that the decoder will auto tune within X seconds. The decoder will then automatically change channels and take you to the programme.
You can also cancel the reminder before the countdown expires by pressing OK once on your remote control.
If you've changed your mind about the reminder, find the programme you've set the reminder for, and press OK once (to cancel an auto tune reminder) or twice (to cancel a banner reminder) on your remote control, and the reminder will disappear.
You can view programming content for the next seven days by pressing the TV Guide button on your remote control, which will take you to the DStv Guide.
To enjoy the benefits of being able to get HD quality channels and being able to record, rewind and pause what you may be watching.
You also get the great benefits of DStv Catch Up if you are a Premium customer with PVR subscription.
If you are a Compact, Extra or Premium customer you also get access to BoxOffice on your HD PVR device.
Yes, a 1.8m HDMI cable is supplied with the HD PVRs.
More and more programs are being made in HD and most flat-screen TV’s are able to play these programs.
Look out for the HD sticker when purchasing a TV, which means that the TV is able to play HD programs.
You are able to watch both Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) on your HD TV.
You will only get the full impact of HD if the programme is also broadcast in HD.
All our HD PVRs include DStv Catch Up capability. However, please note that DStv Catch Up is only available to DStv Premium customers with a PVR subscription.
All our HD PVRs include DStv Catch Up, series recording and BoxOffice capability. However, please note that you need to be a DStv Premium customer with a PVR subscription to be able to access DStv Catch Up and series recording.
At present the hardware components in the PVR required to support both HD and Dual View are either not available or are so expensive that they would increase the price of the PVR to such an extent it would be out of reach of the average customer. XtraView is able to offer HD PVR customers multiple viewing environments in a very cost effective way.
See full information on XtraView, including the options available to HD PVR customers.