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With news of our HD channels becoming available to more DStv customers, we bet you have a question or two

Don’t worry, we’re here to break it all down for you and explain why you should be just as excited as us about DStv's HD offerings!

HD is available on any of our HD capable decoders, from our DStv Explora, to any of our HD PVRs and even our new DStv HD Decoder (which is our newest single view decoder).

And, if you’re using a PVR, you don’t have to be using the PVR functionality or pay any access fee in order to watch  your selected channels in HD.

HD reigns supreme for one main reason: the picture is mind-blowing! HD uses a far greater number of pixels to portray the images you see on your screens, meaning that you can see every little detail and feel every moment.

DStv Premium customers with an HD Decoder or DStv Explora and an HD capable TV, have access to 20 HD channels. DStv Extra customers have access to six HD channels, DStv Compact customers can watch four HD channels and DStv Family and Select can view one HD channel each.

Click here to view a full list of HD channels available to DStv customers.

The channels you can watch depend on your package, not your decoder. You can watch any channel on any DStv decoder, although HD channels require an HD capable decoder connected to an HD TV via an HDMI cable.
Sharp imagery
Watching in HD will make you feel like you’re transported to another world. The action is sharper, the drama is deeper and everything is that much better looking.

Whether you're into 007 or double dates, Captain America or Tyler Perry, it's all better in HD.

Crystal colour
How amazing is it to watch MasterChef South Africa and see the vibrant colours of ingredients used and dishes prepared? Crystal clear colour makes it easy to enjoy the finer things in life.


Of course, it's not just about the food. From fashion and fighting in Game of Thrones to every tearful moment from Grey's Anatomy, HD simply rules.

Incredible viewing
With HD, your sport viewing gets taken to a completely new level. The grass is greener, the props are meaner and the scenery shines at some of the world's finest sporting venues. Enjoy the BPL, Springbok Rugby, golf, tennis majors and more. 

What are you waiting for? Get your DStv Explora or DStv HD Decoder and feel the magic of HD.