What is Extra View DStv? – Xtra View Explained

Extra View DStv

Extra View DStv allows you under one subscription to link 2 or 3 Dstv Decoders.

The advantage is saving money and being able to view extra channels while recording them.

1 DStv Decoder Added

  • + 1 Access Fee & Monthly Package Subscription

2 DStv Decoders Added

  • + 2 Access Fees & Monthly Package Subscription

What is the DStv Extra View Price? 2022 / 2023

DStv Extra View Price

How much is Extra View on DStv?

The access fee of R105 is extra above your monthly DStv subscription fee for a package.

  • Each decoder you add is R105 per month

What is the installation cost of Extra View for Dstv?

The average cost is about R750 to R1200 for an Extra View installation.

What determines the Installation Cost?

  • How complicated the installation is
  • Will Extra equipment be needed (splitters, cables, etc)
  • Area of the Installation
  • Additional services like adding more TV points

How does Extra View operate? – Extra View Setup

Extra View Setup

Extra View allows the primary decoder to link to 1 or 2 secondary decoders.

  • Dstv package subscription is shared for all decoders
  • For each Extra Decoder R105 Access Fee must be paid
  • A maximum of 2 secondary decoders can be linked to the primary decoder

Every 1.5 Minutes a heartbeat signal is sent from the primary decoder to the secondary decoder

  • Communication cable or Smart LNB sends the Heartbeat Signal
  • Use a DStv smart switch for a communal system

The E143 error message appears when there is no heartbeat Signal

Explain Primary & Secondary Decoders

  • Primary Decoder – Head decoder with the monthly package subscription.
  • Secondary Decoder – Extra decoder you add

The DStv channel subscription package is shared between both decoders

  • DStv Packages cannot be mixed
  • If the subscription is to Dstv Compact, then all decoders can access Compact Channels

Extra View DStv Installation Process?  – Discover

Extra View DStv Installations

The easiest way to connect with Extra View is to contact us.

  • Let us setup your Extra View Connection
  • Professional DStv Installers
  • Get Quotes that are FREE

What decoders can be used for Extra View on Dstv?

Extra View Connections can be made will all decoders

  • SD Decoders
  • HD Decoders
  • PVR
  • Explora

Cannot connect HD PVR or SD PVR for a Triple View

  • Dstv Explora is great for Tripple view

Extra View uses what types of LNB?

Newest Decoders – Explora Decoders & HD Decoders

  • Smart Switch
  • Smart LNB

Decoders that are Old

  • Smart Switch
  • Universal Twin LNB

Learn how to connect Extra View Dstv Cables

The coaxial cable is used to connect the same LNB to each decoder

  • Use uni-cable ports for newer decoders
  • Use universal port for older decoders
  • Explora decoders use Uni-cable ports
  • are used on HD decoders use Uni-cable & universal ports

The Heartbeat Connection

When the LNB is connected to the decoders, link them with the communication or heartbeat cable

  • Heartbeat signal every couple of minutes is sent to the Primary decoder
  • Secondary decoders confirm the connection with this communication

E143 error appears if the secondary decoder does not receive the heartbeat signal.

Useful Tips & Tricks

  • Use smart LNB then no heartbeat cable is needed
  • Universal twin LNB requires a Communication cable from the primary decoder to the secondary decoder
  • Never turn the primary decoder off otherwise you may receive this error “waiting for communication from the primary decoder“.

View the Extra View DStv Explora extra view setup diagram

  • Click HERE for the setup diagram

3 Steps to Activate Extra View on DStv? – Discover Now

Step 1. Before activating test everything

  • Can you watch channel 100?
  • Is there a Heartbeat signal
  • No E143 error

Step 2. See the Extra View Status Idle on the Decoder – Extra View Settings Code

  1. Press the remote button “Help”
  2. Select “General Information“
  3. Choose “Extra View“

Step 3. Extra View Activation needs you to call MultiChoice

  • Call 011 289 2222

Contact our Technicians or DStv Installers for assistance setting up your Extra View Connection.

Extra View DStv Installations – Professional & Fast

Extra View DStv Installation

Extra View connection giving you a headache?  – Contact our DStv Specialists

  • Great Installation Rates
  • Same Day installations
  • Any DStv Related work

Extra View Installations in South Africa & Africa

  • Bloemfontein
  • Johannesburg
  • Polokwane
  • Pretoria
  • Sandton
  • Cape Town
  • Durban
  • Gauteng
  • And more

Expert DStv Installers offer:

  • Installations
  • Repairs
  • FREE Quotes
  • Troubleshooting
  • Upgrades
  • Dish Alignment
  • Satellite dish installation

Extra View Frequency Settings

View the link below

Extra View Channels – Dstv Channel List 2022 /2023

What channels are on offer for the Extra View?

Get your DStv Channels List 2022/2023 HERE

  • DStv channels list 2020 /2021 /2022 /2023

DStv Channels on Extra View are arranged as follows:

  • Specialist & Foreign
  • Music
  • Kids & Teens
  • News and Commerce
  • Religion
  • Free Channels
  • Documentaries & Lifestyle
  • Movies & Entertainment
  • Sports

Is Extra View Really Worth It? – Dstv Expert Review

It is fantastic!

  • Large families save money and get to watch two separate channels simultaneously.
  • There is an extra cost, R105 per decoder you add

People also ASK – ExtraView for DStv

ExtraView for DStv

How do I cancel my Extra view Account on DStv?

  • Visit a customer care centre
  • Phone Customer care – Tel: (011) 289 2222
  • Complete the online cancellation process
  • WhatsApp Dstv – 060 060 3788
  • Email customer care – help@dstv.com

DStv Compact Extra View Price?

Every decoder you add is R105 additional Access Fee

  • A compact subscription is R429pm

Download & Check the Extra View Setup pdf for Dstv

How to Run the Extra View installation wizard on DStv?

  1. On the Remote, Press “DStv button”
  2. Select “Settings”
  3. Select “Satellite Settings”
  4. Press “Home Network”
  5. Press “Launch Installation Wizard” then
  6. Select “OK
  7. Press “Quick Setup”
  8. Select “Decoder 1”
  9. All Bars must turn Blue
  10. Press “Scan” then
  11. Select “OK”

Just wait for the scanning of channels to be completed.

How to pay for Extra View?

Check the Link below

What is the Extra view distance for DStv?

20 Meters is the distance

What are the Extra View Packages on DStv 2022?

Extra View Packages on DStv 2022

  • Compact Package
  • Premium Package
  • Easy View Package
  • Access Package
  • Compact Plus Package
  • Family Package

Click HERE for the Info on all DStv Packages 2022

Discover the DStv TV Guide for Today!

The link will give you the Guide

What are the Error Codes for DStv– 2022 / 2023

Error Codes for DStv

Learn how to clear your Error Codes

  • E118
  • E18-4
  • E17-13
  • E106
  • E37-32
  • E48
  • E16-4
  • E42-32
  • E30-4
  • E120
  • E32-0
  • E17-0
  • E19-4
  • E06-4
  • E107
  • E33-4
  • E48-32
  • E109
  • E600-0
  • E45-32
  • E30-0
  • E101
  • E32-4
  • E33-0
  • E16-0
  • E05-4
  • E50
  • E100
  • E04-4

What is causing no signal to be shown on my DStv?

It is an installation error causing this.

  • LNB is faulty
  • F connector issue
  • Loose cables
  • Wrong decoder settings
  • A satellite dish is misaligned

3 Reasons to identify a faulty LNB?

  1. The Signal has dropped
  2. Channels are missing
  3. Video Quality is pixelated

Compare the Extra View Channels Lists for South Africa 2022

Extra View Channels

Discover what you need to know below, click on the links & compare

Access Channels List

Compact Plus Channels List

Family Channels List

Premium Channels List

Easy View Channels List

Compact Channels List

What Types of Dstv Decoders are available?

Types of Dstv Decoders

Below are the various decoders with their details. Click on each link to learn more

Single View Decoder

DStv Dual View

Dstv Explora


What is DStv Now?

Dstv Now is the App that allows you to download and watch your favourite programs while on the go.

  • Live Streaming of Channels
  • Download your Series or Movies
  • Use Catch Up
  • Plan Ahead with the TV guide

Discover everything there is to know about DStv Now.