March 22, 2005

Additional channels

Many people ask me this, and an older entry gets a lot of hits because of this. So here are the step-by-step instructions for adding some public broadcast Ku-band satellite channels to your DStv decoder. Don't expect much - most of these are religious channels.

Try this at your own risk. It's your decoder, not mine. Etc, etc, etc.

Press Menu.

Select 'Advanced Options'.

Select 'Dish Installation'.

Enter PIN: 9949

Select 'Network Configuration'.

Select 'Network 2 Setup' (this is for Sentech's Vivid bouquet)

1. Signal Setup: Enabled
2. Orbital Position: PAS7/10
3. Use NIT: Yes
4. Frequency: 11170
5. Symbol Rate: 26652
6. Polarisation: Vertical
7: FEC: 5/6

Then select 'Accept these settings'

Select 'Network 3 Setup' (this is for Botswana TV)

1. Signal Setup: Enabled
2. Orbital Position: PAS7/10
3. Use NIT: Yes
4. Frequency: 11625
5. Symbol Rate: 15000
6. Polarisation: Vertical
7: FEC: 3/4

Select 'Accept these settings'.

Now do a 'Scan new networks' or 'Full rescan'.

The new channels will be at the very end of the channel list of the 'Public PAS7/10'. Switch to the audio on the bouquet to get the new audio channels as well.

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