Just about every South African under the sun will be aware that the 2019 Rugby World Cup is underway, bringing 48 high-octane matches of oval ball action. However, there is really only one way to watch the World Cup, with DStv, but there are a number of decoders and device options to consider when deciding what you want to watch it on.
|If you’re not a fan of too many bells and whistles, then the DStv HD Single View Decoder is just the thing. This affordable decoder will enable you to view 1 channel at a time, search content with ease, and set reminders for shows you don’t want to miss. You just need a Premium DSTV account, and you’ll have access to SuperSport 1, and in turn, the Rugby World Cup.||Available from: Metro Home Centre Menlyn.
Price: from R399.
Those looking for a more sophisticated offering would be better off investing in a DStv decoder with PVR (personal video recording) functionality such as the HD or Explora decoders.
|DSTV Explora decoder offers full PVR functionality, with the ability to record 220 hours of content for later viewing. The decoder has internal storage of 2 Terabytes enough to store about 9 days of recorded TV video footage. The Explora can also be connected to the internet to access DStv’s online Catch-Up library, giving you even more viewing options.||Available from: Takealot, Raru, and Loot.
Price: from R999.
Hisense 65-inch U7A 4K Smart TV
|Another option to watch the World Cup is through the DStv Now app, but you’ll need a Smart TV to access it. Hisense’s offerings come with it pre-installed, and they deliver incredible picture quality too. So, if you want to ramp up the size of your TV into the plus-60 inch range, Hisense’s U7A is a great option to consider.||Available from: Stax and Brands Unlimited.
Price: from R12,999