At the weekend StarSat – formerly known as TopTV – launched a Combo 3 decoder. The decoder now allows viewers to watch the bouquet of international and local channels in high definition (HD).
This launch, held in Tshwane, was attended by a number of celebrities, including actresses, musicians and soccer players.
StarSat also introduced a Personal Video Recorder (PVR) function. PVR has revolutionised the way many people enjoy TV.
Up until now, the costs associated with joining the PVR revolution were just too exorbitant for many.
But the StarSat Combo 3 HD decoder is R399 including full installation. This combo now ensures that viewers are able to connect multiple devices to the set top box. This means that if you’re PVR-ing something to watch later then you can do that. StarSat summarised their new features this way: “Functions include PVR recording, giving viewers access to all their favourite programmes long after they have aired.
Busi Mtshali from Lockdown. Picture: Supplied
Viewers can now catch up on their favourite series or movies and pause or rewind while they are viewing a programme.”
StarSat CEO Debbie Wu said the brand would give consumers a cheaper alternative.
Kini Shandu, StarSat CEO Debbie Wu, Lucia Mthiyane and Terence Wang. Picture: Supplied
“We promise that our brand would never increase. Any customer who cannot afford to pay would not be penalised with a reconnection fee, when they have money,” said Wu.
Jazz singer, actress and chef, Lucia Mthiyane was one of the guests who attended the launch.
Brain Baloyi, Lucia Mthiyane and Kini Shandu. Picture: Supplied
“I am excited about StarSat, after learning that it will have a variety of lifestyle programmes form South Africa for South Africans. If they stick to their promise of promoting local content, the company will gain more viewers,” said Mthiyane.
Another guest, former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Brain Baloyi and his friend Kimi Kwanda said they were excited about the digital TV brand and they will watch more soccer from the Eurosport channel.
Baloyi and wife Phungi. Picture; Supplied
Musicians like Dj Tira, Riky Rick and Dj Cleo kept the guests entertained with their music.