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Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by ladykilllar: 4:09pm On Apr 04, 2018
Hi guys please what is the usb and hdmi ports behind the new gotv decoder for

Thanks
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by dawnomike(m): 4:42pm On Apr 04, 2018
...connecting your Gotv to your TV using the HDMI port rather than the AV cables will give a quality High Definition Pictures/images.

The USB port enables ur decoder to be read files from your flash drive... With that you can manually upgrade or decoder or even tweak your decoder to view some premium stations for free...

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Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by ladykilllar: 5:18pm On Apr 04, 2018
dawnomike:
...connecting your Gotv to your TV using the HDMI port rather than the AV cables will give a quality High Definition Pictures/images.

The USB port enables ur decoder to be read files from your flash drive... With that you can manually upgrade or decoder or even tweak your decoder to view some premium stations for free...

Whoo so if connect hdmi to hdmi i will get better quality from my Tv?

If I got you correctly does that mean if i have movies on a flash drive i can in a way view with the Usb port? The way we use flash on flat screen TVs?
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by greenhulk: 6:20pm On Apr 04, 2018
ladykilllar:


Whoo so if connect hdmi to hdmi i will get better quality from my Tv?

If I got you correctly does that mean if i have movies on a flash drive i can in a way view with the Usb port? The way we use flash on flat screen TVs?

Yes and no

Yes using HDMI instead of normal av cable will give u better pictures, but if the channel u are watching is not in HD u won't get HD images but still better than using av cables. U will nromally see the HD written on the right or left upper corner of channles that are in HD like the ss3 HD in the image below. If u have an HDTv u really have no reason to not use HDMI instead of AV

No u cannot use ur flash to watch movies through the decoder. It's stictly for manually updating or tweaking the decoder. I wouldn't wanna mess with that.

Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by ladykilllar: 6:48pm On Apr 04, 2018
greenhulk:


Yes and no

Yes using HDMI instead of normal av cable will give u better pictures, but if the channel u are watching is not in HD u won't get HD images but still better than using av cables. U will nromally see the HD written on the right or left upper corner of channles that are in HD like the ss3 HD in the image below. If u have an HDTv u really have no reason to not use HDMI instead of AV

No u cannot use ur flash to watch movies through the decoder. It's stictly for manually updating or tweaking the decoder. I wouldn't wanna mess with that.


Ohh okay i totally get your point for example ss3Hd with a HD tv and using Hdmi will get you the best results i see

Lastly hulk if a Tv has only hdmi ports but no usb port how can u still watch movies from a flash or mobile phone? Thanks
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by greenhulk: 7:12pm On Apr 04, 2018
ladykilllar:



Ohh okay i totally get your point for example ss3Hd with a HD tv and using Hdmi will get you the best results i see

Lastly hulk if a Tv has only hdmi ports but no usb port how can u still watch movies from a flash or mobile phone? Thanks

To watch movies from a flash would be a little difficult. U will need to get an Android TV box or if ur DVD Ayer has usb then u can plug there and watch on TV through HDMI commection.

To play from phone to tv, ur gonna need one of the devices below. Plug one end to ur phone and the other end to ur tv.

Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by ladykilllar: 7:21pm On Apr 04, 2018
greenhulk:


To watch movies from a flash would be a little difficult. U will need to get an Android TV box or if ur DVD Ayer has usb then u can plug there and watch on TV through HDMI commection.

To play from phone to tv, ur gonna need one of the devices below. Plug one end to ur phone and the other end to ur tv.

Whao you really went the extra mile to explain to me thoroughly, thanks i really appreciate

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Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by ladykilllar: 7:43pm On Apr 04, 2018
greenhulk:


To watch movies from a flash would be a little difficult. U will need to get an Android TV box or if ur DVD Ayer has usb then u can plug there and watch on TV through HDMI commection.

To play from phone to tv, ur gonna need one of the devices below. Plug one end to ur phone and the other end to ur tv.

I hope to see the one that works for note 4 or i will simply just get a good dvd that has usb ports
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by greenhulk: 8:35pm On Apr 04, 2018
ladykilllar:


Whao you really went the extra mile to explain to me thoroughly, thanks i really appreciate

Ur welcome bro
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by minasota(f): 11:39pm On Apr 05, 2018
greenhulk:


Yes and no

Yes using HDMI instead of normal av cable will give u better pictures, but if the channel u are watching is not in HD u won't get HD images but still better than using av cables. U will nromally see the HD written on the right or left upper corner of channles that are in HD like the ss3 HD in the image below. If u have an HDTv u really have no reason to not use HDMI instead of AV

No u cannot use ur flash to watch movies through the decoder. It's stictly for manually updating or tweaking the decoder. I wouldn't wanna mess with that.
please help,can I exchange my old Gotv decoder with the new one with Hdm1 port?
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by greenhulk: 11:19am On Apr 06, 2018
minasota:
please help,can I exchange my old Gotv decoder with the new one with Hdm1 port?

U should, maybe call their customer service to confirm. When they upgraded dstv decoders to HD they accepted all old deciders and replaced with the HD ones for free.
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by ladykilllar: 4:59pm On Apr 07, 2018
minasota:
please help,can I exchange my old Gotv decoder with the new one with Hdm1 port?

You should call their care line or go to all these their mega depots you might pay a token tho, it's totally worth it when i connected my hdmi cable with the gotv the difference was extra clear
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by minasota(f): 10:17pm On Apr 07, 2018
ladykilllar:


You should call their care line or go to all these their mega depots you might pay a token tho, it's totally worth it when i connected my hdmi cable with the gotv the difference was extra clear
I called them,the said it's not possible to exchange decoder that i should get a new one.kinda of tired
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by ladykilllar: 10:52pm On Apr 07, 2018
minasota:
I called them,the said it's not possible to exchange decoder that i should get a new one.kinda of tired

Ehya i feel for you, well if you can manage to squeeze out #5, 800 the new decoder with Hdmi is really worth it
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by minasota(f): 11:07pm On Apr 07, 2018
ladykilllar:


Ehya i feel for you, well if you can manage to squeeze out #5, 800 the new decoder with Hdmi is really worth it
what now happens to the old one?i cant keep two same decoders and it is not easy to get a buyer
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by ladykilllar: 11:29pm On Apr 07, 2018
minasota:
what now happens to the old one?i cant keep two same decoders and it is not easy to get a buyer

Well you can still manage it not that you won't watch your fav programmes on it, i still insist you can check their stores and ask or you can just keep it till you have cash to get the new one
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by ajiboye68(m): 7:07pm On Jul 25, 2018
Thank you for your response. Please my TV has the USB port, but when I put flash there, it says not supported. I have tried different flash but all to no avail. Can you suggest a way out. Thanks
greenhulk:


Yes and no

Yes using HDMI instead of normal av cable will give u better pictures, but if the channel u are watching is not in HD u won't get HD images but still better than using av cables. U will nromally see the HD written on the right or left upper corner of channles that are in HD like the ss3 HD in the image below. If u have an HDTv u really have no reason to not use HDMI instead of AV

No u cannot use ur flash to watch movies through the decoder. It's stictly for manually updating or tweaking the decoder. I wouldn't wanna mess with that.
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by ajiboye68(m): 7:14pm On Jul 25, 2018
Thank you for your response. Please my TV has the USB port, but when I put flash there, it says not supported. I have tried different flash but all to no avail. Can you suggest a way out. Thanks
greenhulk:


Yes and no

Yes using HDMI instead of normal av cable will give u better pictures, but if the channel u are watching is not in HD u won't get HD images but still better than using av cables. U will nromally see the HD written on the right or left upper corner of channles that are in HD like the ss3 HD in the image below. If u have an HDTv u really have no reason to not use HDMI instead of AV

No u cannot use ur flash to watch movies through the decoder. It's stictly for manually updating or tweaking the decoder. I wouldn't wanna mess with that.
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by ajiboye68(m): 7:16pm On Jul 25, 2018
Can you explain the statement I quoted above further... Do we use modem to tweak or what
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by greenhulk: 8:20pm On Jul 25, 2018
ajiboye68:
Thank you for your response. Please my TV has the USB port, but when I put flash there, it says not supported. I have tried different flash but all to no avail. Can you suggest a way out. Thanks

Is it the files in the usb flash that is a not supported or the USB flash itself.
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by ajiboye68(m): 10:11pm On Jul 25, 2018
The content of the flash isn't showing at all, It just displays unsupported USB or so when I click on the the TV USB option. I really do not not know whether it's the the content or the flash itself. I have also tried connecting my phone, I clicked on the media transfer option on my my phone but the TV ain't seeing it at all.
greenhulk:


Is it the files in the usb flash that is a not supported or the USB flash itself.
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by Ashfittech: 8:08pm On Dec 05, 2018
minasota:
please help,can I exchange my old Gotv decoder with the new one with Hdm1 port?
.


Yes.. I got mine changed today for #3200 however if your sub is expired you will be made to renew making the cost #5100 which include the subscription cost you are on.
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by idsamoo(m): 7:02pm On Dec 06, 2018
Ashfittech:
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Yes.. I got mine changed today for #3200 however if your sub is expired you will be made to renew making the cost #5100 which include the subscription cost you are on.

Pls,when they changed the decoder,
were you also given new remote control with it?
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by LilyLuvSrk(f): 12:46am On Dec 19, 2018
Please, can one use the HDMI output for gotv to connect to a laptop? Will it show TV program s on a laptop when connected? Thanks.
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by gra8mind(m): 9:59am On Jan 02
greenhulk:


To watch movies from a flash would be a little difficult. U will need to get an Android TV box or if ur DVD Ayer has usb then u can plug there and watch on TV through HDMI commection.

To play from phone to tv, ur gonna need one of the devices below. Plug one end to ur phone and the other end to ur tv.
I genuflect for your zeal to help others. Keep it up bro.
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by LegitGirl(f): 5:01am On Jan 08
greenhulk:


U should, maybe call their customer service to confirm. When they upgraded dstv decoders to HD they accepted all old deciders and replaced with the HD ones for free.

Good morning. I was googling how to use the HDMI cable and I came across this thread. The info on Google said to use the HDMI cable instead of the Gotenna that's screwed into RF-IN. Is that correct?

I see that you suggested using HDMI in place of AV. But my question is, when I plug the HDMI cable, do I have to remove the av or gotenna plugs before the HD effect can happen?

Thanks.
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by LegitGirl(f): 5:03am On Jan 08
ladykilllar:


You should call their care line or go to all these their mega depots you might pay a token tho, it's totally worth it when i connected my hdmi cable with the gotv the difference was extra clear


Please, when you connected your HDMI cable, did you take out your AV cables?
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by greenhulk: 7:02am On Jan 08
LegitGirl:


Good morning. I was googling how to use the HDMI cable and I came across this thread. The info on Google said to use the HDMI cable instead of the Gotenna that's screwed into RF-IN. Is that correct?

I see that you suggested using HDMI in place of AV. But my question is, when I plug the HDMI cable, do I have to remove the av or gotenna plugs before the HD effect can happen?

Thanks.

U don't need to use the RF at all. Also the gotenna should not be touched as that is what actually sends signal from the antenna to the decoder. If u want HD u don't need av, just plug an HDMI cable to the HDMI port on the decoder and then the other end on the HDMI port on ur TV and then select the HDMI input on ur TV. That's all. Now if u have a second tv u can still use the av input on ur decoder to connect to the second TV.
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by LegitGirl(f): 3:04pm On Jan 08
greenhulk:


U don't need to use the RF at all. Also the gotenna should not be touched as that is what actually sends signal from the antenna to the decoder. If u want HD u don't need av, just plug an HDMI cable to the HDMI port on the decoder and then the other end on the HDMI port on ur TV and then select the HDMI input on ur TV. That's all. Now if u have a second to u can still use the av input on ur decoder to connect to the second TV.

Yes. Thanks. I saw that the av could still remain plugged as long as I choose what mode/source I want using the tv remote. I could easily switch from HDMI to av and vice-versa.

Thanks.
Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by ladykilllar: 8:15pm On Jan 09
LegitGirl:



Please, when you connected your HDMI cable, did you take out your AV cables?

Yes, it is needless, just connect your hdmi (transmits sound and video) to your tv, select the specific hdmi on your tv and you are good to go,

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Re: Pls What Is The Usb And Hdmi Ports Behind The New Gotv Decoder For? by ladykilllar: 8:17pm On Jan 09
LilyLuvSrk:
Please, can one use the HDMI output for gotv to connect to a laptop? Will it show TV program s on a laptop when connected? Thanks.

Well i think it should since all it needs is just a device to project what the decoder is playing you can try it then toggle the settings on your laptop

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