MultiChoice launches new DStv HD decoder

Pay-TV operator, MultiChoice, has unveiled its first high definition (HD) single view decoder, DStv HD Decoder, which features Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and will replace the existing standard definition single view decoder.

“We recently made HD channels available to all DStv customers with the necessary HD equipment,” said Mark Rayner, COO of MultiChoice South Africa. “This decoder now makes those HD channels more accessible.”

The decoder is available for ZAR 499 (USD 46.6) on its own, or for ZAR 799 (USD 74.7) with installation. The new decoder can also be paired with selected XtraView compatible decoders and its user interface is similar to the DStv Explora.