Between you, popcorn and great weekend of movies and documentaries is a Multichoice’s DSTV decoder. Your entertainment experience will be determined by the quality of DSTV satellite decoder that you own.
Multichoice currently has two kinds of decoders; the cheaper and smaller DSTV HD Zapper decoder and the feature-rich DSTV HD PVR Explora decoder that’s limited to Premium package customers.
DSTV has over the years made major and minor upgrades to its decoders. The DSTV Zapper decoder is now fully HD supporting 720p and 1080i HD standards. The other major upgrade is that they come with HDMI ports which will soon replace the good old Composite AV or banana pins.
Here are the full Zapper decoder full specification, features and what’s included in the box.
DSTV Zapper HD decoder full features
- View 1 channel at a time (no PVR functionality)
- HD Capable (720p and 1080i)
- Content Discovery (Including multiple search options)
- 8 Day TV Guide
- 24 hour i-Plate
- Parental Control
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Capable
- XtraView Capable (Compatible with selected XtraView decoers)
- Widescreen capable
- Hearing Impaired Subtitles (When available)
Included in the decoder box
- DSTV Decoder model 4S
- DSTV Remote (with batteries)
- DSTV Smartcard
- Power supply
- RCA cable
- HDMI cable
- Product documentation
DSTV Zapper HD decoder Price, promos and Availability
DSTV being multinational has various price offering and promos across different countries on the African continent. But if you live in Uganda, DSTV is currently selling the Zapper decoders on promotion at price of Ugx 130,000. This comes with a satellite dish, but installation costs are not included. This is a huge slice from UGX 160, 000 (with full kit at UGX 309 000).