Price of DStv decoder in Kenya

A DStv kit
A DStv kit (dish and decoder). PHOTO/FILE
Multichoice Africa last year launched into the Kenyan market its first DStv single view HD Decoder, which replaced the standard definition single view decoder.

Going for Sh4,800, the DStv HD decoder offers great HD signals and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound accessible to DStv subscribers.

UPDATE: On May 12, 2015, DStv slashed the HD decoder price to Sh2,499.

Nico Meyer, CEO of MultiChoice Africa, said the launch attested to the company’s continued investment in technology to ensure DStv delivers the best television experience in Africa.

“The DStv HD decoder will ensure that more subscribers will have access to DStv’s HD channel offering. High definition creates a far superior television viewing experience in terms of picture quality and the Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound adds a new dimension to the audio experience,” said Meyer.

The decoder is XtraView capable and can be matched with selected XtraView compatible decoders, allowing viewers to watch different DStv shows in two different rooms all at the same time.

The DStv HD decoder is available at all MultiChoice offices, dealers and agents throughout Kenya for Sh4,800 – a price that excludes dish and installation cost. The decoder plus installation costs about Sh9,000.

Key features of the DStv HD decoder:

  • HD capable when paired with a HD capable television and connected through an HDMI cable.
  • 8 day TV Guide.
  • XtraView capable – compatible with selected XtraView decoders (excluding the SD PVR).
  • DolbyDigital5.1surround sound capable when connected to suitable AV amplifier or TV.
  • Interactive applications -SuperSport Active and seasonal applications.
  • Reminders for your favourite shows.
  • Parental Control.
  • i-Plate (Checks out what is on for the next 24 hours).
  • Content discovery with multiple search options.