“As this is a new offering, we only expect to accommodate future user and market demand as we are able to better access consumer needs,” Ellies said.

And by access, Im pretty sure they meant assess.
 
Would you require a TV licence? If so, no sale here.

You need a tv licence if you have a tv. You can't buy a tv without one but AFAIK you can buy a DSTV decoder without one. So I would imagine yes would be the answer as there is little point to openview if you don't have a TV. I suppose technically you might be able to hook it up to a computer monitor and get away with not purchasing a tv.
 
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I bought Ellies shares in the Investment game ... so just checked them ... down :(

[-]Ellies' shares haven't been a great performer, iirc.[/-]

Scratch that ... looking at the 1, 3 and 5 year performance, they are nicely on the up. Reasonably priced share, but they have only paid 2 dividends in their trading history. 5 cents in 2010 and 10 cents in 2012.

I am still curious about their content - apart from the likes of SABC and ETV.
 
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You need a tv licence if you have a tv. You can't buy a tv without one but AFAIK you can buy a DSTV decoder without one. So I would imagine yes would be the answer as there is little point to openview if you don't have a TV. I suppose technically you might be able to hook it up to a computer monitor and get away with not purchasing a tv.

Yeah, I don't plan on purchasing a TV...but if I do buy one, I'll have them remove the analogue decoder for me if possible. Else I'll just hook it up via HDMI to my PC monitor :)
 
You need a tv licence if you have a tv. You can't buy a tv without one but AFAIK you can buy a DSTV decoder without one. So I would imagine yes would be the answer as there is little point to openview if you don't have a TV. I suppose technically you might be able to hook it up to a computer monitor and get away with not purchasing a tv.

Correct, you don't need a TV licence to buy a decoder - I bought one on Sunday. Igf you're watching on a TV then by law you must have one. I don't know how that pertains to a computer monitor that is used to view broadcasted content.
 
From the SABC website

Q: WHO NEEDS A TELEVISION LICENCE?
A: In terms of the Broadcasting Act, No 4 of 1999, as amended, any person or entity that has in its possession and/or uses a TV set. A licence remains payable, irrespective of whether a television set in one's possession is used or not.

Q: WHAT IS A TELEVISION SET, AS DEFINED IN THE BROADCASTING ACT?
A: Any device designed or adapted to be capable of receiving a broadcast television signal. That includes a PC fitted with a TV tuner card, or a videocassette recorder (VCR) connected to a monitor or TV screen.

It seems legally you would require a TV licence but most probably not during the sale of the decoder (as with DSTV and TopTV decoders).
 
A digital decoder, to watch Walker Texas Ranger reruns.

Good idea Ellies.
 
I don't know where some people bought their decoders, I bought a HD PVR in December and couldn't complete the transaction without a TV licence! Legally it's required even for decoders
 
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I don't know where some people bought their decoders, I bought a HD PVR in December and couldn't complete the transaction without a TV licence! Legally it's required even for decoders

Bought mine at Pick n' Pay, asked the guy, he said only for the Walka.
 
I don't know where some people bought their decoders, I bought a HD PVR in December and couldn't complete the transaction without a TV licence! Legally it's required even for decoders

Got a HD PVR @ Game around the same time ... walked out without any hassles.
 
so can i use any decoder for this, got a dual lnb already
 
So I was wondering if the OpenView decoder gets its signal from the same satellite as the TopTV decoder, is it possible to watch both off one decoder/installation?
 
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