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Saturday, 11 October 2014


When you experience loss of signal from your DStv decoder during rainfall or harsh weather conditions, little do you know that you can beat it by learning how to increase and stabilize your DStv signal reception. This post will teach you in details how to do it and obtain the desired DStv signal reception and stability.

Have you been spending so much money hiring a DStv installer or technician to fix and restore your DStv signal? Has your DStv signal been interrupted while viewing an important program or football match? If you run a hotel, viewing Centre or have important guests at home but your DStv decoder fails to receive signal - can you imagine the embarrassment it could cause you and your guests?

The fact is - it is absolutely normal to loose signal sometimes. But there are measures to take and factors to consider on how to increase and stabilize your DStv signal reception.
DStv satellite dishHowever, we will not bore you with highly technical terms associated with DStv satellite dish and signal receptions. We shall simplify all concepts and explanations to enable you understand perfectly what we mean.

I have seen a situation where most new subscribers complain about the size of DStv dish pan allotted to their system package when purchasing a DStv system - they would ask for a small sized dish pan for portability and convenience. Unfortunately, the smaller your satellite pan, the more unstable and poor your signal reception and quality.

The technological process is such that a larger dish pan has a wider area to trap signals down-linking from the space satellite and transmit or reflect such signals back to the already-positioned LNB.

Some gains of using a big size satellite dish pan include better and very stable signal reception, higher quality signal reception, less "rain fade" or reduced signal loss during rainfall or harsh weather conditions and so on.
However, do not forget that all these are obtainable only when the satellite dish has been properly installed. You can learn more about how to install a DStv dish but it is recommended that you engage an accredited installer to install the DStv dish for you. This is of essence as there are series of highly technical ways of properly positioning your dish and LNB, which cannot be done manually.
Other factors to consider in increasing and stabilizing your DStv signal reception is to ensure you use a good quality LNB and coaxial cables. A there are low grade or substandard LNB models in the market, you need a trained installer to be able to procure an appropriate LNB for your DStv.

However, when you are buying a complete DStv system from any branch, it usually comes with an original LNB from MultiChoice. But when you have reasons to procure another LNB from external sources, carry your accredited installer along to make the best choice for you.

Poor quality cables can turn your viewing pleasure into your worst nightmare. When problems arise as a result, most people fail to associate it with poor quality cables being used - so they continue to suffer for long.
So if you frequently experience signal issues, crosscheck these parameters listed here to confirm and revert to the better accessories that would automatically increase and stabilize your DStv signal reception.
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  1. Hi
    I just bought an explora now I can't get signal but with HD decoder I do catch a sinal.what could a problem because I have smart LNB?

  2. Hi
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  5. does height above ground influence signal quality? i mean if the pan is lowly placed would the signal be low?

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