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FREE CHANNELS ON DSTV DECODERS

mbaymike's Photo mbaymike 09 Sep 2008

Do the following.
 

Menu

Advanced Options

Click OK on Dish Installation

OK again and enter the pin 9949

Go to network 2

Push right to switch  DSTV PAS 7

OK

Click OK on frequency and enter 12722

OK and change symbol rate to 26657

FEC changed to 1/2

Polarization set to Vertical

NIT needs to be YES

Click on Accept these settings and click OK

Click Exit and return to Dish Installation Menu

Go to scan all networks and click OK..(takes about 5 minutes)

To access the free menu click on TV and select Public Pas 7/10.

 

BEST TWO CHANNELS ON THESE SETTINGS IS "HOPE" AND "3ABN"

 

These settings work for our area (mosselbay).....not sure about further north....I should be able to get contact details for you if you these settings don't work. 
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RABUBI's Photo RABUBI 09 Sep 2008

How many channels do you get extra then, and is it actualy worth the effort?
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GIRR's Photo GIRR 09 Sep 2008

what are on these new channels?
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mbaymike's Photo mbaymike 09 Sep 2008

I think it's about 15 effective channels....these channels are all free to air...some are news channels and other info and other religious.  Try it....if you don't like it just delete the bouquet

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Mud Dee's Photo Mud Dee 09 Sep 2008

Any "art" channels?
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Hog_'s Photo Hog_ 09 Sep 2008


Any "art" channels?



Last I heard we don't get the Playboy channel. Disapprove


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Captain Slow's Photo Captain Slow 18 Nov 2009

Tried Both does not work!! Eish!!
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Sammajoor's Photo Sammajoor 18 Nov 2009

Any "art" channels?





My idea eggzackerly
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Elvin's Photo Elvin 18 Nov 2009

SETTINGS

Step 1:
Before setting up your decoder, please ensure that your decoder software is upgraded to the latest version.
To perform a software upgrade:
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. If you are not sure about the version of your decoder software, you can contact Multichoice or your local DSTV technician/supplier and they will be able to help you.


Step 2:
Press menu
Select "Advanced Options"
Select "Dish Installation"
Enter the pin "9949"
Select "Network Configuration"
Select "Network 2 Setup" NB: Leave "Network 1 Setup (Home)" unchanged!!
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 "5/6"
Select "Accept these settings"
Step 3:
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"
Step 4:
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"
Step 5:
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"
Step 6:
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"
Step 7:
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"
Step 8:
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 9:
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

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.
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Woofie's Photo Woofie 18 Nov 2009


Any "art" channels?



Last I heard we don't get the Playboy channel. Disapprove




Maybe thats a good thing.

As we will never leave the house to go cycling again!
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Gerhardc's Photo Gerhardc 18 Nov 2009

Elvin, will this also work and be the same for HD PVR decoder?
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SteveS's Photo SteveS 18 Nov 2009

As far as I know, the free channels will not work on the HD PVR, see link

http://forum.dstv.com/showthread.php?t=4423
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Elvin's Photo Elvin 18 Nov 2009


Elvin, will this also work and be the same for HD PVR decoder?

Sorry....I don't know

I googled the topic and then "copy and paste" the article.

However it does work on our decoder, but we don't have HD PVR, just the normal DSD 1110.

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Gerhardc's Photo Gerhardc 18 Nov 2009

Thanks Elvin and SteveS.....
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Captain Slow's Photo Captain Slow 18 Nov 2009

Elvin, you cannot 'enable' a network. You have options such as other, IS7, IS10, w4 etc.



What do I do?
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