DStv Decoders, Types, Features And Prices In Nigeria

Multichoice DStv has become a household name in Nigeria. Started back in 1995, the South African based company boast of millions users around the world. It offers Pay TV service with access to different packages at affordable prices. The success of DStv is largely due to its flexible subscriptions that it offers. Some of the packages offered include, DStv Access, DStv Family, DStv Compact, DStv Compact Plus, and DStv Premium.

With its millions of users in Nigeria and across Africa, it will be nice to know the types of decoders used as well as the prices offered by the company. We shall be taking a look at the list of decoders and not the packages offered. DStv has evolved and so has its decoders and here are the current list available in the market.

List Of DStv Decoders And Prices

There are two types of decoders currently available to DStv users in Nigeria. This includes the Zapper HD Decoder and the DStv Explora Decoder.

DSTV Zapper HD Decoder

The Zapper HD decoder is a single view TV box with no PVR functionality. It lets you record up to 110 hours of your favourite programmes. You can also pause live TV, as well as get more DStv Catch Up and BoxOffice content when using the decoder.

DSTV Zapper HD Decoder


  • View 1 channel at a time (no PVR functionality)
  • HD Capable (720p and 1080i)
  • Content Discovery (Including multiple search options)
  • 8 Day TV Guide
  • Reminders
  • 24 hour i-Plate
  • Parental Control
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Capable
  • XtraView Capable (Compatible with selected XtraView decoders)
  • Widescreen capable
  • Hearing Impaired Subtitles (When available)

Price Of DStv Zapper HD Decoder In Nigeria

The current price of DStv Zapper HD Decoder in Nigeria is N5,000. It comes packed with the remote, smart card, menu and power cable.

DSTV Explora Decoder

The DStv Explora Decoder is more like and upgrade of the Zapper decoder. While it may be more expensive, the decoder comes with a lot more features. It comes with features such as pause, resume and rewind. It also offers up to 220 hours of recording space. You get more control over your TV box, there by making your viewing a great experience. The Explora comes with a feature that let you connect to the internet.

DSTV Explora Decoder


  • Access to DStv Catch up
  • HD Capable
  • Access to BoxOffice
  • The Playlist
  • More recording time

Price Of DSTV Explora Decoder In Nigeria

The Price of DSTV Explora Decoder in Nigeria is N62,000 and it also comes packed with the remote, smart card, menu and power cable.


Currently these are the two types of decoder available to DStv Nigeria users. You can get both the DSTV Explora and Zapper decoders at DStv outlet located accross the country.

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