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SETTINGS FOR FREE TO AIR DSTV CHANNELS

28 Jan 2016

STEP NUMBER 2:-

Now go to "1. Home Network" & press {OK Button}; and go to "5. LNB Hi frequency" & press {OK Button} and change it to 10600; Your typical TV Screen values should be like the one on the screen photo provided under this step; scroll to "11. Accept all displayed value and leave screen" & press {OK Button}. 


28 Jan 2016

STEP NUMBER 3:-

Go to "2. Network 2" and use {< Left or Right > Buttons} to move to "Other" and press {OK Button};  You need to set Network 2 to be like the screen photo provided under this Step:




  1. Satellite Name : < Hotbird >
  2. LNB Power is: < On >
  3. LNB Mode: < do not change anything here >
  4. LNB LO Frequency: 9750
  5. LNB HI Frequency: 10600
  6. Frequency: 12562
  7. Symbol Rate: 26657
  8. FEC: 1/2
  9. Polarization: Horizontal
  10. Use NIT: Yes
  11. Select [Accept all displayed values and leave screen] and press [OK Button]
28 Jan 2016

STEP NUMBER 4:-

Go to "3. Network 3" and use {< Left or Right > Buttons} to move to "Other" and press {OK Button};  You need to set Network 3 to be like the screen photo provided under this Step:





  1. Satellite Name : < Hotbird >
  2. LNB Power is: < Same as in Network 2 >  (but will be inactive)
  3. LNB Mode: < Same as in Network 2 >  (but will be inactive)
  4. LNB LO Frequency: < Same as in Network 2 >  (but will be inactive)
  5. LNB HI Frequency: < Same as in Network 2 >  (but will be inactive)
  6. Frequency: 12722
  7. Symbol Rate: 26657
  8. FEC: 1/2
  9. Polarization: Vertical
  10. Use NIT: Yes
  11. Select [Accept all displayed values and leave screen] and press [OK Button]

28 Jan 2016

STEP NUMBER 5:-


Go to "4. Network 4" and use {< Left or Right > Buttons} to move to "Other" and press {OK Button};  You need to set Network 4 to be like the screen photo provided under this Step:




  1. Satellite Name : < Hotbird >
  2. LNB Power is: < Same as in Network 2 & 3 >  (but will be inactive)
  3. LNB Mode: < Same as in Network 2 & 3 >  (but will be inactive)
  4. LNB LO Frequency: < Same as in Network 2 & 3 >  (but will be inactive)
  5. LNB HI Frequency: < Same as in Network 2 & 3 >  (but will be inactive)
  6. Frequency: 12684
  7. Symbol Rate: 26652
  8. FEC: 1/2
  9. Polarization: Horizontal
  10. Use NIT: Yes
  11. Select [Accept all displayed values and leave screen] and press [OK Button]

30 Dec 2015

STEP NUMBER 6:-


Go to "5. Network 5" and use {< Left or Right > Buttons} to move to "Other" and press {OK Button};  You need to set Network 5 to be like the screen photo provided under this Step:




  1. Satellite Name: < Hotbird >
  2. LNB Power is: < Same as in Network 2, 3 & 4 >  (but will be inactive)
  3. LNB Mode: < Same as in Network 2, 3 & 4 >  (but will be inactive)
  4. LNB LO Frequency: < Same as in Network 2, 3 & 4 >  (but will be inactive)
  5. LNB HI Frequency: < Same as in Network 2, 3 & 4 >  (but will be inactive)
  6. Frequency: 12682
  7. Symbol Rate: 26657
  8. FEC: 1/2
  9. Polarization: Horizontal
  10. Use NIT: Yes
  11. Select [Accept all displayed values and leave screen] and press [OK Button]

30 Dec 2015

STEP NUMBER 7:


Start from Home Network up to Network 5 or to any last Network that you have adjusted the settings - you need need to verify the following two things:




  • From Network 2 upwards, the Satellite Name must be the same and will only be active in the first Network Settings - in all the following Networks it will be inactive. 
  • The LNB HI Frequency: must be 10600 in all the Networks that are with settings, if not re-adjust to be 10600.
  • The Signal Strength and Quality at the bottom of the screen must not be at zero, if it is at zero it means that Network is not tuned to any Frequency.

If you are happy with all the settings go to "Scan All Networks", for the decoder to scan and detect the new settings.
30 Dec 2015

LAST STEP:


If the Decoder finishes the scanning and the TV is playing, Press the TV Button on the DSTV Decoder Remote - Scroll down to "Public Channel" if you see only a "." without Public Option - One of the possible reasons is that in the Home Network the "LNB HI Frequency:" is no longer 10600 - You will need to go back and correct it (in all the Networks it must be 10600). If you have corrected that but you still don't get Public Option go back to installation and disable all the Networks that shows 0% of signal Quality and Strength.  

If it all went well when you select "Public" it should take you to a number of "Free to Air" DSTV Channels. 

As there are many channels - I pray that the Spirit of God may direct you to what will be beneficiary to your "human soul".
28 Jan 2016

STEP NUMBER 1:-

On the remote press {Menu Button} and go to "7. Advance Options" & press {OK Button};   and go to "1. Dish Installation" if password is required ==> 9949;   That should take you to the typical screen photo you see on the left. 

15 Dec 2015

Multichoice DSTV Decoder Free-To-Air  Channels Tuning Instructions; for Satellites (IS20, Hotbird, Irdeto Lab -E, W7, Irdeto Lab -W, Astra 1, and Astra 2): These instructions can be used with most of the DSTV decoder models excluding HD PVR models.


You need to choose one Satellite to use from Network 2 upwards depending on the number of frequencies you want to tune into i.e each frequency requires its own network. Network 1 is the home network if you wish, the satellite of the Home Network can also be used as the only Satellite to tune other frequencies starting from Network 2. In the example provided here, the Hotbird Satellite is used to set other frequencies while IS20 Satellite is the Home Network. NB. you can choose IS20 to tune other frequencies starting from Network 2 in that case Home Network and all other Networks will be using one Satellite "IS20". 

Should it happen that you run into any confusion during the process just go to "Reset to Factory Defaults" and all the settings will be reset to standard settings and you can start afresh the process.

Functionality of the Channels was tested on : 15-December-2015 
Nkosinathi Zondo