To watch DStv on multiple TVs, you typically need a DStv decoder with multiple outputs or a compatible satellite distribution system. Here’s a general guide on how to set it up:
- Check your DStv subscription: Ensure that you have a subscription plan that allows for multiple TV connections. Some DStv plans may limit the number of simultaneous TV connections.
- DStv Explora Decoder: If you have a DStv Explora decoder, it already has built-in capabilities for multi-room viewing. It allows you to connect multiple TVs to a single decoder using RF (Radio Frequency) or HDMI cables.
- RF Connection: Connect the RF output of the decoder to the RF input of a TV in another room. Set the TV to the corresponding RF channel (usually channel 3 or 4) and ensure the decoder is on the same channel. You can then change channels and control the decoder remotely from the other TV using the DStv remote.
- HDMI Connection: If the TVs are in close proximity, you can use HDMI cables to connect the decoder directly to each TV. Each TV will display the same channel being watched on the decoder.
- ExtraView Setup: DStv ExtraView is another option that allows you to link multiple decoders together, each with independent channel selection capabilities. This setup requires an ExtraView compatible decoder (e.g., DStv Explora or DStv HD Decoder) as the primary decoder, and another compatible decoder as the secondary decoder.
- Set up Primary Decoder: Connect the primary decoder to the main TV using HDMI or RF cables. Activate the ExtraView service on your DStv account by contacting DStv customer support or using their self-service portal.
- Connect Secondary Decoder: Connect the secondary decoder to the second TV using RF or HDMI cables. Ensure it’s properly linked to the primary decoder by following the installation instructions provided by DStv.
- Satellite Distribution System: If you want to distribute the DStv signal to multiple TVs in different rooms, you may consider using a satellite distribution system. This setup requires professional installation and additional equipment such as a satellite dish, multi-switch, and coaxial cables.
- Consult a Professional: Contact a reputable satellite technician or installer who can assess your requirements, recommend the appropriate equipment, and set up the satellite distribution system. They will ensure the signal is properly distributed to each TV.
Remember, the specific setup may vary based on your equipment and requirements. It’s always a good idea to consult the DStv support team or a professional installer for personalized guidance based on your setup.