What is the Openview decoder price in South Africa? We often get that question from our readers. Openview has been trending over the past few years among those not willing to fork out monthly payments on DSTV. It’s also a way for families to continue watching local channels for free amidst the move to Digital Terrestrial Television (DDT). Remember SABC will stop broadcasting analog signals on 31 March 2022. If you are in a family that does not qualify for the free DTT decoders from the government, then Openview would be the solution for you.
How much does the Openview decoder costs?
The Openview decoder price is R599. You can buy it for that price at Pep, Game, Search Your Deal and Incredible Connection. R599 is the price of the decoder without installation. If you opt for the full package including the decoder, dish and installation, the Openview price is R1499.
Should I get Openview?
Many people debate on whether or not to get an Openview decoder. After all, there is a DSTV bouquet that costs only R29 per month. That has a lot more channels, 36 compared to Openview’s 20. However, the great thing about Openview is that it removes the stress of having to worry about making your monthly subscriptions.
It’s simply one less thing to worry about. If you are mostly into local shows then you will get what you want through the SABCs. You will also get news and documentaries. For international news, there is France 24. Those in love with Bollywood shows will enjoy them on Star Life and Zee One. For movies there is eMovies.
So, there is something for everyone. There is even SABC Sports for Sport lovers. As an alternative to DSTV, Openview definitely lives up to the billing. Of course, it doesn’t have as many channels, but you will be trading that lack for the convenient of not having to make monthly payments.
In this post, we gave you the Openview decoder price in South Africa. We noted that you can buy the decoder only. If you already had a DSTV installation, then it will be a simple matter or removing the DSTV and replacing it with the Openview decoder.
That’s possible because both Openview and DSTV use the same Satellite. However, their frequencies and polarization are different. If you have questions, post them on our DSTV discussions forum. Also feel free to leave a comment below.