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Free Channels using DSTV decoder

Free2Air-on-dstvHow to get FREE Channels using DSTV Decoder

These are the following channels you will pick after entering the settings below: Lotus FM, Mindset Health, Botswana TV, Vivid Mosiac, RADIO Radio2000, Hope Channel Africa, ITV, Astro and various commercial channels. God TV Africa, SAFM, Ikwekwezi FM, 5FM, RSG, Lesedi FM, Trans World Radio, Metro FM, Good Hope FM, Channel Africa, Classic FM, DW Radio, Radio Pulpit/Kansel, Impact Radio, Radio Pretoria, ASTV, YFM. .
(Channel, Tricks and the Codes)

 

Step 1:

Setting up of your decoder, make sure that your decoder software is updated to the latest version. To do this update: Press the Menu button. Select “Advanced Options” and press OK. Select “DSD UPGRADE” and press OK. The decoder should start to upgrade the software now.
Step 2:

Press menu Select “Advanced Options” Select “Dish Installation” Enter the pin “9949” Select “Network Configuration”
Step 3:

Network and frequency setup

NB: Leave “Network 1 Setup (Home)” unchanged!!

Select “Network 2 Setup”Set Signal Setup to “Enabled” by selecting it, and moving left or right Set Frequency to “11170” Set Symbol Rate to “26652 Set Polarization to “Vertical” Set FEC to “3/4” Select “Accept these settings”

Select “Network 3 Setup” Set Signal Setup to “Enabled” Set Frequency to “11625” Set Symbol Rate to “15000 Set Polarization to “Vertical” Set FEC to “3/4” Select “Accept these settings”

Select “Network 4 Setup” Set Signal Setup to “Enabled” Set Frequency to “11674” Set Symbol Rate to “26652 Set Polarization to “Vertical” Set FEC to “5/6” Select “Accept these settings”

Select “Network 5 Setup” Set Signal Setup to “Enabled” Set Frequency to “12522” Set Symbol Rate to “26657 Set Polarization to “Horizontal” Set FEC to “1/2” Select “Accept these settings”

Select “Network 6 Setup” Set Signal Setup to “Enabled” Set Frequency to “12562” Set Symbol Rate to “26657 Set Polarization to “Horizontal” Set FEC to “1/2” Select “Accept these settings”

Select “Network 7 Setup” Set Signal Setup to “Enabled” Set Frequency to “12682” Set Symbol Rate to “26657 Set Polarization to “Horizontal” Set FEC to “1/2” Select “Accept these settings”

Select “Network 8 Setup” Set Signal Setup to “Enabled” Set Frequency to “12722” Set Symbol Rate to “26657 Set Polarization to “Vertical” Set FEC to “1/2” Select “Accept these settings”

Step 4:

Exit once to go back to the “Dish Installation” menu Select “Scan All Networks” Your decoder will go into scanning mode and might take a while to scan all 9 networks. Do not interrupt the process even if it seams to take longer than you expected! Once completed, your picture will return as normal

How to access the Free channels

To access you public channels, press the “TV button” on your remote control. The “Bouquet Options” menu will appear. Select “Public PAS7/10” Pressing any of the arrow buttons on your remote, will open the screen with all the available Free to Air channels. Simply select the channel you wish to view and press ok to tune. To access the radio channels, simply select the “music note” on your remote (while still on Public PAS7/10 bouquet) and select which channel you would like to listen

 

T&C

DStv decoders are designed, manufactured and sold to receive Multichoice services only. Therefore, I cannot guarantee that this will work on your equipment and that all the channels would necessarily work on your DStv decoder. The HD DStv decoders do not offer a “Public bouquet” to my knowledge