DStv Drifta Mobile USB Decoder

Drifta USB DStv Mobile Decoder

The Drifta USB is a mobile TV decoder, which allows you to connect to the DVB-H network allowing you to access DStv Mobile content live from your computer or lap top.

Easy to install and activate
The Drifta USB connects directly to a PC via the USB port and does not need to be paired with a device through Wi-Fi. Its just a matter of loading the Drifta USB application onto your PC, then simply plugging the Drifta USB into your PC and launching the application, and within seconds you can enjoy DStv Mobile content.



The Drifta USB is compatible with computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac OS X

Features:

  • Connects to your device via USB.
  • Access the Mobile TV guide.
  • Small lightweight and ultra portable.
  • Rechargeable with up to three hours of viewing

    Packages available with the Drifta:

  • e.mobile (free)
  • DStv Mobile
  • DStv Mobile for Premium subscribers (this includes the M-Net Mobile channel).
  • Premium subs get one subscription on any DStv Mobile compatible device at no extra cost)

    Activation:

  • Online at www.dstvmobile.com or telephonically on 011 289 2222

    Coverage:

    DStv Mobile coverage is available in the 9 major cities of South Africa.
    For DStv mobile coverage please visit:
    
http://www.dstvmobile.com/dstvmobile/content/en/south-africa-plus/south-africa-plus-coverage-map

    The device package consists of:

  • Drifta USB DStv Mobile decoder
  • Software Application Disc
  • User guide/manual
  • Device Battery

    Channels:
  • DStv Mobile
  • Sony Max
  • Africa Magic
  • Cartoon Network
  • Discovery channel
  • M-Net Series Mobile
  • SuperSport 1
  • SuperSport 2
  • SuperSport 3
  • SuperSport 4
  • e-mobile channels also included

    e.mobile:

  • eNews channel
  • SuperSport Blitz
  • CNNi
  • Channel O
  • E! Entertainment Mobile

    DStv Mobile for premium Subscribers:
  • Includes e.mobile package, DStv Mobile package, and M-Net Mobile channel
  • Brand:
    DSTV
    Format:
    Media Player

    Average customer rating:

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    Delivery time :
    Country of origin: South Africa Dispatched within 24 hours (1 working day)
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    Short Description

    Drifta USB DStv Mobile Decoder

    The Drifta USB is a mobile TV decoder, which allows you to connect to the DVB-H network allowing you to access DStv Mobile content live from your computer or lap top.

    Easy to install and activate
    The Drifta USB connects directly to a PC via the USB port and does not need to be paired with a device through Wi-Fi. Its just a matter of loading the Drifta USB application onto your PC, then simply plugging the Drifta USB into your PC and launching the application, and within seconds you can enjoy DStv Mobile content.



    The Drifta USB is compatible with computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac OS X

    Features:

  • Connects to your device via USB.
  • Access the Mobile TV guide.
  • Small lightweight and ultra portable.
  • Rechargeable with up to three hours of viewing

    Packages available with the Drifta:

  • e.mobile (free)
  • DStv Mobile
  • DStv Mobile for Premium subscribers (this includes the M-Net Mobile channel).
  • Premium subs get one subscription on any DStv Mobile compatible device at no extra cost)

    Activation:

  • Online at www.dstvmobile.com or telephonically on 011 289 2222

    Coverage:

    DStv Mobile coverage is available in the 9 major cities of South Africa.
    For DStv mobile coverage please visit:
    
http://www.dstvmobile.com/dstvmobile/content/en/south-africa-plus/south-africa-plus-coverage-map

    The device package consists of:

  • Drifta USB DStv Mobile decoder
  • Software Application Disc
  • User guide/manual
  • Device Battery

    Channels:
  • DStv Mobile
  • Sony Max
  • Africa Magic
  • Cartoon Network
  • Discovery channel
  • M-Net Series Mobile
  • SuperSport 1
  • SuperSport 2
  • SuperSport 3
  • SuperSport 4
  • e-mobile channels also included

    e.mobile:

  • eNews channel
  • SuperSport Blitz
  • CNNi
  • Channel O
  • E! Entertainment Mobile

    DStv Mobile for premium Subscribers:
  • Includes e.mobile package, DStv Mobile package, and M-Net Mobile channel
  • Product details

    Model:
    Difta USB
    Weight (g):
    93
    Colour:
    Black
    TV Licence required - Please have your TV Licence and an ID copy ready (see our T&Cs)

    Customer reviews

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    USB Drifta

    Screen size is rather small and quality not good. On Windows you can use the "Magnifier" to increase the size of the screen but won't improve the quality.

    Works when you have a signal

    It works great, when I have a signal. Have to walk around in my home to find a place with a strong signal.

    Dstv Drifta mobile usb decoder:DstvM

    It takes time to connect but after connecting it works.

    Dstv Drifta

    Very happy

    DStv Drifta

    delivery was not up to expectation, however the device works 100%,does exactly what it's supposed to do, signal strength perfect ,setup was easy , love it

    DRIFTA MOBILE USB DECODER

    GREAT

    USB Drifter

    Got one of these drifters working perfect at my house.Having abit of a problem in certin arreas

    Drifta USB Mobile

    Picture could be a little better and the area I live in maps full signal and coverage, yet it does not receive any.

    DSTV USB Drifta

    I am really enjoying the Drifta. Good quality at a low price.

    Useless ripoff

    Only works if you sit under a TV mast!! Tried it in several places in the Cape where we nornally pick up TV with a bunny aireal. The Drifta always flashes green and then the dreaded "No Signal" comes on

    Driftae Mobile USB - Limited coverage

    I bought this Drifta USB in good faith I would have coverage where I am in Nottingham Road, KZN. Alas, when I phoned to activate the product, I only found out at that point the Drifta has very little coverage, and none to speak of in Nottingham Road. I bought the device for my Dell Laptop so I could watch the World Cup rugby while at my shop, but have not been able to use this device, and quit frankly would just rather have my money back! - Poor Advertising in temrs of covergae warnings. If they not going to provide coverage in all towns and cities they should at least warn you before you make the purchase. There is a Coverage Map on the Drifta Site, which you are not made aware of at the time of purchase. Misleading!!!

    no mac app

    Spent the whole morning trying to get the usb drifta to work. the installation loaded on vista for business and windows 95, but the app would not recognize the drifta. then loaded the software onto a laptop, and it worked perfectly. Our offices are mainly mac based, but as yet there is no software available for macs, but there is for the i-phone, and i-pad but not for the normal mac running OSX. Go figure.

    Bad Signal on the USB model

    Nothing wrong with the Drifta product, but this USB model is problematic. Got mine from this site and after DSTVMobile customer care couldn't help me to get it working, I went to a MultiChoice dealer where I was informed they don't even sell the USB model anymore, because it doesn't get signal. The WiFi model, however works fine. Don't know if it's only in Cape Town, but if the dealer doesn't even want to touch this stuff... Well you've been warned, unlike me who couldn't find a USB review before buying it.

    Decent, but buyers beware

    I'm a little disappointed. The installation and setup is easy and the software seems good; I like the way it gives you a TV guide as well. But the resolution of the picture really is very, very bad. As an example, when watching a soccer game it's so blurry you can't read the score or team names at the top of the picture. I know it's stated up front, but I think most people (myself included) won't realise how low res 320x240 is. It's dramatically worse than your average YouTube vid. So if you can live with that, it looks like it does what it says it does. But be warned about that image...

    My thoughts on the USB DStv Drifta

    First reactions from my son : - Aww Dad, it’s so cute. Look how tiny it is compared to the old one. - Dad, I can’t plug in the memory stick next to the Drifta. That, in a nutshell, sums up the new USB DStv Drifta. It’s small and cute, not quite the size of a memory stick (just a tad fatter), so overlaps a second USB slot when plugged in (a cable is supplied to solve this). It works, and well, but doesn’t really cure any of the inherent problems with the first Drifta. That said, in the right scenarios it is a great device. Back on 14 July 2011 DStv announced (officially) the new USB DStv Drifta (release here). The release and the pictures made the device look interesting. A week later their PR team mailed me and offered me a Drifta to test out and review (well, they just offered to send me one, my assumption it was to test and review). The box it comes in is squared, about 11cmx11cm. The Drifta itself is about 8cm long, and about 2.5cm wide. That is a fair bit smaller than the original Drifta. Once unboxed, you simply need to install the software (if you haven’t already). In my case I have the 1.3.1 software already installed. The CD that arrived in the box still had the older 1.2 software. The USB Drifta itself comes with the latest firmware preloaded (Drifta2(DVB-H) 2.1.277 2011/05/03-14:09:23). When plugged in the device is quite sturdy. On my laptop it happily plugged into either the side or rear facing USB port with no problem, on my desktop when connected to the front port it was in danger of being bumped by my knee or the roller chair. The USB extension cable mentioned in the parts list above is useful for just this. You can then plug it in and lie it on top of your PC case out of harms way, not to mention then be able to access the nearby USB ports instead of having them blocked. I suspect that some cases and laptops which have recessed USB ports may also require the extension cable. Continue reading this review (and see the photos) here : http://j-j.co.za/2011/08/my-thoughts-on-the-usb-dstv-drifta-review

     

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