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2 Tuner PVR Decoder

Setup & Installation

Due to the many potential configurations in each home and the variety of equipment available, it is not possible to cover every potential installation scenario. This guide offers information on connecting the 2 Tuner PVR to the satellite dish as well as 3 basic set-up options:

  • Set-up 1 : 2 Tuner PVR and 1 HD TV
  • Set-up 2 : 2 Tuner PVR, 1 HD TV and a Home Theatre System
  • Set-up 3 : 2 Tuner PVR and 1 Standard Definition TV

Connecting the 2 Tuner PVR to the Satellite Dish

Please consult with a DStv Accredited Installer for the most cost effective solution to suit your requirements.

Option 1: Connect using Dual (2-wire) LNB

HD PVR 2P LNB Connection 1

Option 2: Connect using a SatCR LNB (Unicable LNB)

HD PVR 2P LNB Connection 2

Set-up Options

We encourage customers with technical queries to contact a DStv Accredited Installer and to make use of the technical forums on www.dstv.com.

Set-up 1: 2 Tuner PVR and 1 HD TV

HD PVR Setup 1

  1. Connect the two satellite feeds to the two LNB inputs (#1) on the 2 Tuner PVR. If using a SatCR LNB feed, connect to LNB input 1.
  2. Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI input on the HD TV and to the HDMI connector (#6) on the 2 Tuner PVR.
  3. Ensure that all connections are firm before you connect the external power supply (#10).
The HDMI input on the HD TV must be HDCP compliant.

Set-up 2: 2 Tuner PVR, 1 HD TV and a Home Theatre System

HD PVR Setup 2

  1. Connect the two satellite feeds to the two LNB inputs (#1) on the 2 Tuner PVR. If using a SatCR LNB feed, connect to LNB input 1.
  2. Option A : Digital audio via HDMI
    • Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI input on the Home Theatre System and to the HDMI connector (#6) on the 2 Tuner PVR.
    • Connect a second HDMI cable from the Home Theatre HDMI output, to the HD TV HDMI input.
  3. Option B : Digital audio via Optical or Coaxial connectors
    • Connect a S/PDIF optical cable from the digital audio connector (#2) on the 2 Tuner PVR to the Home Theatre's optical input.
    • Alternatively, connect a single phono-cable from the coaxial connector (#3) on the 2 Tuner PVR to the Home Theatre's coaxial input.
    • Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI input on the HD TV and to the HDMI connector (#6) on the 2 Tuner PVR. 
      Note : the cable for the coax digital audio (S/PDIF) out connector should be 75 ohm coaxial cable (with phono connectors), not standard audio cable (which can degrade performance).
  4. Ensure that all connections are firm before you connect the external power supply (#10).

Set-up 3: 2 Tuner PVR and 1 Standard Definition TV

HD PVR Setup 3

  1. Connect the two satellite feeds to the two LNB inputs (#1) on the 2 Tuner PVR. If using a SatCR LNB feed, connect to LNB input 1. 
  2. Option A : AV Connectors
    • Connect the Audio / Video cable to the video (#5) and audio (#4) outputs on the HD PVR and then to the audio and video inputs on the TV.
  3. Option B : RF
    • Connect the cable from the terrestrial antenna to the female F-type adaptor and connect the female F-type adaptor to the aerial IN connector (#9 - marked RF IN) on the 2 Tuner PVR.
    • Connect a RF cable to the male F-type adaptor and connect the male F-type adaptor to the aerial OUT connector (#9 - marked RF OUT) on the 2 Tuner PVR. Then connect the other end of the RF cable to the aerial IN connector on the TV. (You may need an adaptor).
  4. Ensure that all connections are firm before you connect the external power supply (#10).
MultiChoice recommends that installations and connections of the HD PVR are done by a DStv Accredited Installer.

The HD PVR is designed to work with a dual LNB installation (minimum) or a one wire SatCR installation.

If your TV is marketed as "HD Ready" and does not work with the 2 Tuner PVR, we suggest you check the components and / or contact the manufacturer of the TV for assistance.

HD quality content is only available via HDMI. The HDMI input on the HD TV must be HDCP compliant.





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