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Old 2017-02-21 , 13:07
Fred Scheepers Fred Scheepers is offline
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Hi,

I have an Explorer in the lounge and a Dualview SD PVR in the Granny flat that links to the TVs in my kids rooms.

What I would like to do is have "mini" decoders like I have seen in guesthouses and hotels so that they can change their own channels.

Is that possible, and if so how do I go about getting that done?

What are the cost implications from a subscription point of view?
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Old 2017-02-21 , 13:19
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Welcome to posting Fred :-)

Nothing like that is available for DStv subscribers, but there is a 3rd party system which can be integrated that does some of that. Can't remember what it's called, maybe someone else will post about it. It wouldn't give you more individual channel environments though.

You could change to 3 x Exploras (or one of the similar less expensive options, but all only with modern decoders), see this thread:
PRESS RELEASE: Get three independent DStv viewing environments under one subscription

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Old 2017-02-21 , 13:35
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What type of system do guesthouses use?
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Old 2017-02-21 , 13:41
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They have specially tailored commercial contracts which the public can't get use of unfortunately, so the technical systems they use would be useless to us. A very complex subject involving unchangeable TV industry rights issues.

It is not possible for public subscribers to get more than 3 independent viewing environments on one subscription. The newer option at least allows for HD everywhere and an upgrade to more modern options, and some better future proofing.

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Old 2017-02-21 , 14:33
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A question for you. Why can't the kids "control" the SD PVR themselves at the moment?

The only option open to you is to convert to the 3 decoder setup as Optimist has referred you to. You could then get 2 x HD decoders for granny flat and the kids room, as the minimum
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Old 2017-02-22 , 11:32
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@Fred you can at best get 3 viewing environment's as you have now.
any additional decoders would be standalone subscriptions and could cost you a lot.
If you decide to upgrade your SDpvr you may take your decoder to a multichoice branch for a discount on a new explora , or 2 Hd decoders. please remember there will be changes required to your installation.
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Old 2017-02-22 , 11:34
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and you will be required to pay an additional access fee for xtraview 3
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