How to Activate OVHD Decoder in Botswana

How to Activate OVHD Decoder in Botswana

What is OVHD ?

OpenView is a free-to-view direct broadcast satellite television provider in South Africa which is run by Platco Digital. It launched on 15 October 2013. In addition to the “e” suite of networks, OpenView also carries the SABC networks, along with several domestic and international channels.

How to Activate OVHD Decoder in Botswana

Connect the cable from the dish to the LNB-IN port and switch the OVHD decoder ON. The decoder will pick up the OVHD signal automatically. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is postal code when activating OVHD?

The postal code that you have to insert to activate your OVHD decoder is the postal code of your town or suburb in your city. It must be the post box code not the street code.

How much does it cost to activate Openview decoder?

If you require a dish and decoder with installation, you can purchase an Openview decoder with an installation voucher (includes dish and installation) from R1699. You will pay an installer around R900 for a dish and installation (excludes decoder). 3. What if I already have a satellite dish?

What to do when OVHD decoder is not working?

Loss of signal: Go to menu>settings>installations and select factory reset, pin use 0000 or 1234. Alternatively, please dial *120*6843*1# select Option 1, then enter your STB number to reactivate your decoder.

How do I reactivate my OVHD decoder?

Connect the cable from the dish to the LNB-IN port and switch the OVHD decoder ON. The decoder will pick up the OVHD signal automatically. The decoder must be activated using the cellphone by entering *120*6843*1# and then follow the menu.

How to set up an OVHD decoder?

Dial *120*6843*1# on your telephone to activate the OVhd decoder, then follow the prompts.

How do I activate my set top box?

  1. Turn on your television and set-top box. Find the pertinent information needed for your set-top box activation.
  2. Visit the website for your set-top box’s cable company, and select the “Activate” option.
  3. Enter the necessary information for activation.

What is needed for OpenView decoder?

If you need a new dish – purchase your Openview decoder with an installation voucher (includes dish and installation). All details are included on the voucher inside the box for you to book an installation. *Recommended dish size in RSA is 85cm. Available to purchase in-store at Checkers Hyper.

What satellite does OVHD use?

The OpenView HD satellite TV service sits on both the IS-20 and SES-5 satellites, which means it is now even easier for you to get OpenView HD if you already have a satellite dish installed.

How much is Openview per month?

A: You only have to pay once, there are no contracts and, most importantly, No Monthly Payments! Openview decoder prices start at R649 at leading retail stores nationwide, which is ideal if you already have a satellite dish on IS-20 satellite (pointing North-East).