How To Install Open View Decoder
Welcome to our guide on how to install an Open View Decoder. In this article, we will walk you through the process of installing an Open View Decoder and help you get started on your new viewing experience.
- What is an Open View Decoder?
- Requirements for Installing an Open View Decoder
- Installation Process
- Optional: Connecting to the Internet
What is an Open View Decoder?
An Open View Decoder is a digital video broadcasting device that allows you to watch free-to-air digital channels. The device is easy to install and provides access to digital channels without requiring a monthly subscription. Open View is a South African free-to-air satellite provider whose content is available through a digital decoder.
Requirements for Installing an Open View Decoder
Before installing an Open View Decoder, you will need the following:
- Open View Decoder
- TV or Monitor with an HDMI, AV or RF input
- Coaxial Cable
- Internet Connection (Optional)
Step 1: Unpacking the Open View Decoder
Unpack the Open View Decoder from its box and ensure it comes with all the required cables and accessories.
Step 2: Connecting the Cables
Connect the Open View Decoder to the TV or Monitor using the HDMI, AV or RF input slot. If you are using the RF input slot, connect the decoder to the TV using a coaxial cable. The coaxial cable should be plugged into the RF OUT port on the decoder and the RF IN or ANTENNA IN port on the TV.
Step 3: Powering the Decoder
Plug the power adapter into the decoder and connect it to an electrical outlet. The decoder should turn on automatically.
Step 4: Scanning for Channels
Once the decoder is on, use your TV remote control to select the correct source (HDMI, AV or RF) for the decoder. Press the "Menu" button on the remote control and select "Installation". Next, select "Satellite Scan" and then "Auto Scan". The decoder will begin scanning for available channels. This process may take a few minutes.
Step 5: Activating the Decoder
Once the decoder has finished scanning for channels, it will display a message indicating that it needs to be activated. Follow the instructions on the screen to activate your decoder. You will need to provide your personal details and the decoder's serial number.
Optional: Connecting to the Internet
If you would like to access additional features such as Catch Up and Box Office, you can connect your Open View Decoder to the internet. To do this, connect the decoder to your router using an ethernet cable. Alternatively, you can connect the decoder to the internet using a wireless connection. Navigate to the Menu and select "Settings". Next, select "Network Settings" and choose your preferred connection method.
Installing an Open View Decoder is a straightforward process that requires a few essential items, including the decoder, TV or Monitor, and cables. Connecting the decoder to the TV or Monitor and scanning for channels can be done easily. Once you have connected your decoder to the internet, you can access additional features and content provided by Open View. We hope that this guide has been helpful in your installation process.