Convert DSTV Decoders to Universal Receiver to Watch Any Fta Channels


Convert DSTV Decoders to Universal Receiver to Watch Any FTA Channels

DSTV decoders are high definition satellite TV receivers which are customized by the DSTV company to receive its channels only, thereby making the customers throw the DSTV decoder aside whenever they don’t have enough cash to subscribe for the expensive DSTV packages.

Moreover, DSTV only offers a free view of about 3 uninteresting channels after the expiration of its subscription but worry no more because today I am going to teach you how to utilize that DSTV decoders that you kept behind many years ago because of inability to buy DSTV packages; you will be able to track any free to air channel with your DSTV decoders after reading this post.

One of the greatest advantages of DSTV decoders is that almost all the devices are HD enabled which means you will enjoy more clarified pictures and sounds from the free to air channels on the decoders. Let’s not waste our time on explanations, follow every bit of below guides and enjoy.

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How to Track Any Free to Air Channels On DSTV Decoders

  • Remove the ‘LNB in’ cable at the back of the DSTV decoder.
  • Switch ON the decoder and ignore the message on the TV screen telling you ‘there is no signal’.
  • Press the DSTV/MENU/Blue button on the decoder’s remote controller.
  • While on the menu, go to ‘SETTINGS’.
  • Select ‘NETWORK 1’.
  • Change ‘Enable Network’ to ‘YES’.
  • Now you will notice that other information in the network 1 window is editable.
  • Go to the frequency and input the free to air satellite TV frequency you want to track.
  • Go to symbol rate and input the symbol rate digits.
  • Change the polarization to that of the satellite you want to track.
  • Go to the satellite dish and track for the signal.
  • After you must have received the signal; select ‘SCAN THIS’.
  • Wait for the scanning to complete.
  • Upon the completion of the scanning; press ‘221’ on the remote controller.
  • Press and go to the channel ‘GRID’ and you will see the free to air channels added to the list.
  • Select the channel you want to watch and enjoy.

You can use DiSEqC with DSTV decoder if you want to connect more than 1 satellite dish, but you must input the satellite you want to watch in Disecq 1 or A.

49 Comments on “Convert DSTV Decoders to Universal Receiver to Watch Any Fta Channels”

  1. I so much enjoyed your post on how to convert a dstv decoder to a free to view. It was really amazing to see how good it was. More Grace to your elbow.

          1. GTA channels was added but they got missing on can I recover them because when try to search again, they are not coming..

    1. After i convert dstv channels to fta channels, am i be able to go back to dstv channels again and how?

    1. Yes, after inputting the frequency and symbol rate and want to track, I guess you are not an installer so don’t try if you don’t know what you are doing.

        1. Nope because DSTv decoders won’t accept diseq which is used in joining more than one satellite/dish together

          1. Hello brother, I want to watch both dstv channels in addition to my fta channels, please how do sellect diseq on the two?

          2. You have to switch the two TP to the diseq numbers in your decoder installation menu according to the numbers input of the dishes to the physical diseq

  2. let’s assume I want to track the likes of TVC NEWS, SILVER BIRD how do I go about the parameters, is there anyway you can trow a light on that.

    1. There are stations that comes with each frequency so don’t try doing it yourself if you ain’t an installer because there would still be works done on the satellite dish.

      1. Put it back, as I always advice; this post is meant for installers so if you ain’t one just desist.

    1. I’m currently using two lnb. One for dstv and the other for free to air. I use to watch many free channels before like tribe, TV entertainment, ourroot tv, wazobia, onmax, etc but now they are not working. I’m still getting other channels but the signal strength is low and it’s skipping. Please how can i get these channels back and restore the signal strength? Thanks

  3. Wow.. nice, am just getting to see this post now, does this trick work with all DStv decoders , like explorer and the other latest ones

  4. Hi thanks for this info…I have 2 dishes with 3LNBs and all connected to a switch which I’m using on my FTA decoder but on seeing this post I tried it on my DStv decoder of which I did input a frequency for one of the LNBs and it’s working but the other LNBs have refused to track. What do I do?

  5. Pls I try my dstv, even get the signal for free to air frequency I put, but after scan it no channels was found

  6. Please sir I have startimes decoder and I how I can use it to watch multi tv channels or other fta channels. thank you.

  7. Dear, hope you are doing well. I’m using dstv explore, would be possible to provide me with more european channels and explain on the codes to put in on editing place after changing no to yes.


  8. Is MFM TV (MOUNTAIN OF FIRE AND MIRACLES MINISTRIES TELEVISION) one of the church channels that this trick works on?

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