What is XtraView?
XtraView is a cost effective and flexible solution allowing you to link two XtraView capable DStv decoders* at a cost of a single subscription, plus an access fee of R75 per month. XtraView allows you to increase the number of TV channels which can be viewed simultaneously in your home without having to pay an additional subscription. (* See available XtraView combos)
How does XtraView work?
Basically, two decoders* are linked to work under a single subscription. Each decoder is independently connected to the satellite dish and each decoder has a smartcard. In the XtraView installation, one decoder is designated as the “primary” decoder and the other one is designated as the “secondary”. The decoders are linked by a cable that allows communication between them and the primary decoder sends a “heartbeat” to the secondary decoder via this cable. If the cable is removed or the “heartbeat” lost, the secondary decoder will lose video & audio until the cable is replaced or the “heartbeat” resumed. There is no impact to the primary decoder if the cable is disconnected.
Available XtraView combos