3 Common DStv Satellite Dish Problems

DStv Satellite Dish Problems | Optimal TV

If you’ve been battling to get reception, it may be time to get your DStv satellite checked. There are a few things that can go wrong with your dish. If you live in an area that often has wind, rain, and other bad weather, you may find that your dish needs repairs more frequently than it would in an area with no major weather changes.

You may find that your dish is not faulty but simply being obstructed. To help you determine whether repairs are needed, we’ve put together a list of the most common DStv satellite dish problems.

Look Out for These DStv Satellite Dish Problems

Some of the most common problems you may face with your DStv satellite dish include the following:

1/ The dish is no longer aligned.

Strong winds and heavy rain can cause dishes to go out of alignment over a period of time. The dish is comprised of a number of parts. As they get older, these parts may loosen. When the weather is bad, small shifts can put the dish out of alignment. This results in reception errors.

You may notice a less-than-clear image on your television or you may battle to get any picture at all. If you notice any changes in your picture, speak to your installer.

2/ The cables are worn or faulty.

Another common issue is worn-out cables. If your dish is an older model, it may start to wear over time. Newer cables have heavy installation, but even these will need to be replaced eventually. When cables start to wear, connections may not be as reliable.

You may lose signal and notice interruptions that come and go. If your connection starts to be erratic, have your installer or repair specialist check the cables to see if it’s time to replace them.

3/ Something is in the way.

Finally, obstructions can also cause problems with reception. If there is something in the way of your dish, it will affect your reception and signal.

A new building could block the path to your aerial or a bird may be perching on top of the dish. A tree may have grown over the years and gotten in the way of the dish or aerial.

Check frequently to make sure that nothing is getting in the way.

 

If you are having any problems with your DStv satellite dish, call Optimal TV for expert help.

14 thoughts on “3 Common DStv Satellite Dish Problems”

    1. Good day Able

      This could be due to weak signal from the dish.

      I would recommend you have a professional DStv technician have a look at your setup.
      It is very important to chose the right DStv accredited installer for the job.

      Follow this link to our article to assist you when making your choice

      Our DStv accredited installers are ready to assist call us today 0123337772

      Kind regards
      Karel

      1. Someone kicked a ball on my satellite dish and the signal went off and my tv is going black after few seconds …..my tv was working perfectly prior to that incident….did the kick effect my tv ad well

        1. Good day Vanessa

          It is highly unlikely that the accident could have affected the TV.

          I suggest you get a DStv accredited installer have a look at your setup.

          We service the greater Pretoria and Centurion area.
          Call us today for assistance 0123337772

  1. Good day
    Ever since it almost fell and pulled out of screws because of the windy weather,we put it back but it says there’s no signal, and this may be due to bad weather or a faulty connection installation. What must we do, please help.
    Thanks in advance.

    1. Good day

      You should contact the original installer.
      It sound like the installation was not done to standard in the first place.

      It is very important to use a reputable installer.
      here is a link that will assist you with your decision

      The dish will most probably need to be aligned.

      You can also call us to assist we are located in Pretoria 0123337772

      Kind regards
      Karel

      1. My dish, is accurately align and once had signal were it was mounted but now am having no signal and i have current in it which have showed on the satfinder, have even drop the dish on ground and turn it all round 360degree but yet no signal, not even a flash signal strength or quality. Am yet to knw what is wrong. Please any update on this?

        1. Good day Donald

          A satfinder only measures a noise level it is not suitable to adjust the signal quality.
          If you do not receive any feedback the LNB is most probably faulty.
          You should have it checked.

          An Accredited installer should have a proper field strength meter to align a dish.
          This kind of meter enables you to fine tune the dish.

          Kind regards
          Karel

  2. Pls can anyone help i am staying on a farm i do have full package but can only see a few channels is there any one can come and look at it . I do stay on the Delmas rd

    1. Good day Leandra

      We do have technicians to assist you.
      Kindly call us on 0123337772

      Our use the Contact us page to send us your contact details

      Kind regards
      Karel

  3. Hi i just got my dstv installed and now my tv is showing white lines and it sometimes loses picture until i switch off the decoder and the picture comes back……could this be caused by faulty installation or could the problem br the tv?

    1. Good day Thelela

      It sounds like an installation fault.
      I suggest you consult your DStv installer.

      If you did use an accredited installer you must have receive an 3 month warranty on their workmanship.

      Kind regards
      Karel

    2. Good day
      I have a Dstv Explora Model 2A. Recently the picture has been freezing, losing signal and decoder constantly rebooting. Could this be related to the decoder or LNB ?

      1. Good day Ruben

        Freezing picture is usually a result of signal loss.
        You can follow our DIY guides for assistance.

        If the channel breakup persist you should have a qualified DStv accredited installer check your setup.

        Our service area includes the greater Pretoria and Centurion area.

        Call us today for a site visit 0123337772

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