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DStv decoder reboot coming soon

2014-01-24 13:39
Cape Town – DStv subscribers with HD PVR or DStv Explora decoders will have to manually reset four things for four TV channels after a decoder reboot takes place next Wednesday, 29 January.

Similar to On Digital Media's (ODM) StartSat subscribers who had to do, and are still doing some resetting on their decoders since the end of the year, MultiChoice's DStv Premium subscribers with HD PVR's will be required to manually reset some things on their decoders at the end of this month.

Since Discovery HD Showcase is soon disappearing on DStv with Discovery Channel getting upgraded to an HD channel, as well as other technical transponder changes at MultiChoice, DStv premium subscribers will have to reset a few things on their decoders from after 29 January.

This include their favourite channels list, scheduled recordings, channel blocking and reminders insofar as any of these four things involve these four TV channels which are all broadcast in high definition (HD): Studio Universal (DStv 112), Universal Channel (DStv 117), FOX (DStv 125) and Discovery HD Showcase (DStv 180).

The resetting is necessary since MultiChoice is migrating the four HD channels on 29 January at 00:01.

The DStv channel numbers are not changing, although the technical changes will create a reboot for DStv's HD PVR's and the DStv Explora early in the morning of Wednesday, 29 January.

It will result in DStv subscribers who will have to delete and reset their favourite channels list, reminders, channel blocking and scheduled recordings where these four TV channels are involved. The resetting can be done after 29 January.

If DStv subscribers are recording something on any of these channels, DStv subscribers will have to manually reboot their DStv decoder after 29 January.

If a subscriber’s HD PVR or DStv Explora is turned off or in standby on this date, the decoder will rescan when its taken out of standby or switched on again, and will then automatically update the channels.

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