New DStv HD PVR launched

MultiChoice has announced the introduction of an Altech UEC supplied 2-tuner HD PVR 2U into the South African market.

The HD PVR 2U, two- tuner PVR, offers one recording environment and one viewing environment, independent of each other. It also offers the ability to fast forward, pause, use slow motion and rewind live TV.

The PVR can record up to 150 hours of standard definition programming or 50 hours of high definition programming. It can also be linked to any of DStv’s Xtraview-enabled decoders and PVRs to provide an additional viewing environment.

Other features include a 24-hour i-Plate, Dolby 5.1 surround sound capability, favourite channels selection, series record, full parental control and aspect ratio toggle.

The HD PVR 2U offers a rugged power supply and surge protection on both the LNB inputs and the HDMI port.


Rodger Warren, Managing Director of Altech UEC South Africa said: “Altech UEC products are not new to the South African television market. We have been partnering with MultiChoice since the launch of DStv. We have consistently delivered high quality, reliable decoders to the market including the popular world-first dual view decoder in 2005 and other standard satellite decoders, like the new DSD 1132.”

DStv Premium subscribers will have access to DStv’s value-added services. DStv On Demand provides catch-up viewing of the most popular series and sporting events, and BoxOffice is a movie rental service from the comfort of your couch.

The Altech UEC HD PVR 2-tuner decoder will be available at leading retailers and furniture stores with from May 2012 at a retail price of R1,499.

Subscribers should also note that a standalone HD PVR in the home has an additional monthly access fee of R65.

MultiChoice confirmed that the current HD PVR 2P, which is also priced at R1,499, will continue to be available alongside the new locally manufactured HD PVR 2U.

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