Firstly, Extra View is a very popular feature of DStv. It remains in high demand among subscribers, and they also have many queries regarding Extra View. Secondly, this article is an attempt to answer some of these queries related to DStv Extra View. Customers are always asking about DStv Extra View setup installations and DStv prices Extra … Read more
What is a DStv Xtra View? – Extra View Explained
DStv Xtra View is an affordable way to link 2 or 3 Dstv decoders on 1 Subscription.
This allows the household to watch additional channels and record them on each decoder while saving money!
Add 1 DStv Decoder
- Monthly Subscription + 1 Access Fee
Add 2 DStv Decoders
- Monthly Subscription + 2 Access Fees
What is the DStv Xtra View Price? 2022 / 2023
How much is XtraView on DStv?
There is a monthly Access Fee of R105 per month on top of your DStv Package subscription fee.
- R105 per month for every Extra Decoder you Add
What is the installation cost of Extra View?
It typically costs about R750 to R1200 for an Extra View installation.
Factors that determine the Installation Cost
- The complexity of the installation
- Additional equipment needed (cables, splitters, etc)
- Location of the Installation
- Any extra’s like additional TV points
How does Xtra View work? – DStv Extra View Setup
Xtra View operates by allowing the primary decoder to link to 1 or 2 secondary decoders.
- All decoders share the same monthly package subscription
- R105 Access Fee per Additional decoder
- Max 2 secondary decoders can link to the primary decoder
A heartbeat signal is sent from the primary decoder to the secondary decoder every 1.5 minutes.
- Heartbeat Signal is sent by Smart LNB or communication cable
- DStv smart switch may also be used for a communal system
No heartbeat Signal? Then E143 error message will be displayed.
What are Primary & Secondary Decoders?
- Primary Decoder – Main decoder with the monthly package subscription.
- Secondary Decoder – Additional decoder you add
Both decoders will share the same DStv channel subscription package.
- Cannot mix DStv Packages
- If you subscribe to Compact Plus, then both decoders have access to Compact Plus Channels.
DStv Xtra View installation Process? – Learn How
The easiest way to install Extra View is to contact us.
- Let us help with your XtraView Connection
- Accredited DStv Installers
- FREE Quotes
What decoders can be used for Xtraview?
All decoders can be used for Xtra View Connections
- HD Decoders
- SD Decoders
Tripple View does not allow the connection of SD decoders or HD PVR.
- Explora is best for this type of connection
Xtra View uses what types of LNB?
Latest Decoders – HD Decoders & Explora Decoders
- Smart LNB
- Smart Switch
- Universal Twin LNB
- Smart Switch
Learn how to connect DStv Xtra View cables
Connect the same LNB to each decoder using the coaxial cable
- New decoders use the uni-cable ports
- Older decoders use the universal port
- Uni-cable ports are used on the Explora decoders
- Uni-cable & universal ports are used on HD decoders
The Heartbeat Connection
After decoders are connected to LNB, link the decoders with a heartbeat or communication cable
- The primary decoder sends a heartbeat signal every couple of minutes
- This communication confirms the secondary decoders’ connection
If no heartbeat signal then the E143 error will appear on the secondary decoder.
Extra Info & Tips
- No heartbeat cable is needed if you are using a smart LNB
- A communication cable from the primary decoder to the secondary decoder is needed, when using a universal twin LNB
- Always leave the primary decoder on or you will get an error “waiting for communication from the primary decoder“.
View the XtraView DStv Explora extra view setup diagram
- Click HERE for the diagram
3 Steps to Activate DStv Xtra view? – Learn How
Step 1. Test everything before proceeding to activate
- Is channel 100 available?
- A heartbeat signal must be sent
- Make sure no E143 error
Step 2. Check the Xtra View Status Idle on the Decoder – Extra View Settings Code
- Select the remote button “Help”
- Choose “General Information“
- Press “Extra View“
Step 3. Now call Multichoice for DStv Xatra View Activation
- 011 289 2222
Need additional help in connecting your Xtra View then message our DStv Installers or Technicians.
DStv Xtra View Installations – Easy & Affordable Price
Want a DStv Expert to assist you with your DStv Xtra View connection?
- Affordable Installation Rates
- Quality Workmanship
- All Customers welcomed
DStv XtraView Installations anywhere in SA
- Cape Town
- And more
Accredited DStv Installers offer:
- Satellite dish installation
- FREE Quotes
- Dish Alignment
DStv Xtra View Frequency Settings
Click on the link below
DStv Xtra View Channels – Channel List 2022 /2023
What channels are on offer for the DStv Xtra View?
Get your DStv Channels List 2022/2023 HERE
- DStv channels list 2020 /2021 /2022 /2023
Channels on DStv Xtra View are arranged as follows:
- Kids & Teens
- Movies & Entertainment
- News and Commerce
- Documentaries & Lifestyle
- Free Channels
- Specialist & Foreign
Is DStv Xtra View Worth It? – Review
Yes, it is worth it!
- Great if you have a large family and want to watch two separate channels at the same time.
- It does come with an added monthly cost
People also ASK – DStv ExtraView
How do I cancel my DStv Extra view?
- Phone Customer care – Tel: (011) 289 2222
- Complete the online cancellation process
- Email customer care – firstname.lastname@example.org
- WhatsApp Dstv – 060 060 3788
- Visit a customer care centre
DStv Compact extra view price?
The Access Fee is R105 per Decoder you add
- A monthly Compact subscription is R429
Download & View the DStv extra view setup pdf
- Click HERE
How to Run the DStv Extra View installation wizard?
- On the Remote, Press “DStv button”
- Select “Settings”
- Select “Satellite Settings”
- Press “Home Network”
- Press “Launch Installation Wizard” then
- Select “OK
- Press “Quick Setup”
- Select “Decoder 1”
- All Bars must turn Blue
- Press “Scan” then
- Select “OK”
Wait for the scanning of channels to be done.
How to pay for DStv Extra view?
Click the link to find out
What is DStv extra view distance?
The distance is 20 Meters.
What are the DStv Xtra View Packages 2022?
- Access Package
- Premium Package
- Easy View Package
- Compact Package
- Compact Plus Package
- Family Package
Click HERE for details on all Packages 2022
What is the DStv TV Guide for Today! – WOW
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What are the DStv Error Codes – 2022 / 2023
Check out & Fix your Error Code
Why is my DStv showing no signal?
Error in the installation of your DStv
- A satellite dish is misaligned
- LNB is faulty
- F connector issue
- Loose cables
- Wrong decoder settings
How do I know if LNB is faulty?
- Signal drop
- Missing some channels
- Bad pixilation of the video
Compare the DStv Xtra Channels Lists for South Africa 2022
Below is everything you need!
Easy View Channels List
Access Channels List
Family Channels List
Compact Channels List
Premium Channels List
Compact Plus Channels List
What Types of Dstv Decoders are available?
Check out the below decoders and their Specs
Single View Decoder
DStv Dual View