DStv Searching for Signal? Obstruction

DStv searching for signal

DStv Searching for Signal? No Signal? Obstruction

First of all, there isn’t something more frustrating than, not being able to use your DStv decoder. Especially when you are at home and trying to wind down after a hectic day. The dreaded searching for the signal error, is the most common DStv error.

Furthermore, you could have this error intermittently or even only when it rains. We will discuss some of the reasons for searching for the signal error, in a three-part series of posts. In this, the second post in our series, I would like to shed more light on the reasons for signal loss caused by obstructions.

Due to the sensitive nature of the satellite signal, any obstruction will, therefore, affect your DStv reception.

Searching for signal due to plant growth

DStv dish no signal

Most of us love an English garden but with the joy of having one comes some challenges. In addition, there is the fact that plant growth is much more aesthetically pleasing than a DStv dish. Consequently, people try to cover their eyesores with plants. Unfortunately, this is not a good idea. Satellite signal cannot penetrate leaves and therefore affects the DStv reception.

Consequently, if you do have a lush garden keep your DStv dish clear from overgrowth, this will prevent signal loss. In conclusion, if you do have a ‘searching for signal’ or ‘no signal’ problem with your DStv. The first place to start is to look at the plant growth surrounding your DStv dish. You can then, in turn, reduce the overgrowth until the signal is restored.

If this does not resolve the problem it is best to consult a DStv accredited installer to investigate and repair your DStv installation. Optimal TV uses state of the art equipment to optimize your DStv reception.

Call us now for an appointment.

Searching for signal due to trees

DStv dish searching for signal

Trees could affect your DStv reception. Sometimes when the initial installation of a DStv dish is done tree growth is not taken in mind. Potential tree growth is hard to determine and sometimes neglected. Furthermore, trees could have been planted after installation. Due to the intricate nature of the satellite signal it is better to keep your dish clear of trees. DStv signal is not able to penetrate the leaves of trees.

It is very important to use a reputable installer when deciding on getting DStv installed. In addition, a DStv installer should warn you in advance when there is no, alternative installation position and trees could be a factor.

Consequently, if you do have DStv reception problems especially if you do receive a ‘searching for signal’ or ‘no signal’ error message. Check your DStv dish first and determine if you could have a tree obstructing your DStv reception. If you do suspect a tree of stealing your joy, try trimming the overgrowth and see if your reception improves.

If you still have signal problems and the searching for signal and no signal errors does not clear. Call us for assistance.

Our conclusion

First of all the best way to ensure a problem-free installation is by using a DStv accredited installer.

Furthermore, if you do struggle with reception problems, check the plant growth around and in front of your DStv dish. Also, clear away overgrowth and branches that could potentially obstruct the DStv signal.

If this does not solve your problem give us a call to assist you.

 

29 thoughts on “DStv Searching for Signal? Obstruction”

    1. DStv Installer

      Good day

      I will then suggest that you use our repair service.
      Kindly give us a call at 0123337772

      Kind regards
      Karel

    1. Dear Thando

      If you are within our service area (greater Pretoria and Centurion area), We will love to assist you.
      Please call us for an appointment
      012 333 7772

      Kind regards
      Karel

    1. DStv Installer

      Dear Nokuzola

      If you did follow all the tips we gave in our articles regarding no signal. It is most probably a problem that can only be resolved by a qualified DStv technician.

      We would be glad to assist you. Our service area includes Pretoria and Centurion.
      Kindly give us a call 0123337772 to setup an appointment.

      Kind rgerads
      Karel

  1. There absolutely nothing or whatsover blocking the signal, this started after heavy rains in Cape Town last weekend

    1. Good day

      We have some articles available on our website that covers some basic DIY tips to help you solve your DStv signal problem.

      follow this link for some tips https://optimaltv.co.za/recent-posts/

      After you tried all the available tips and still experience signal problems. It is time to call in the professionals. It is time to get a DStv accredited installer to assist you.

      Optimal TV is DStv accredited and we have 19 years experience in the DStv installation field. We service the Pretoria and Centurion area.

      Call us now for assistance 0123337772

    1. Dear Mokgaetji

      Best will be to have the decoder tested.

      We are able to assist you onsite if you are in the Pretoria Centurion area.
      Kindly call us for assistance 0123337772

      Kind regards
      Karel

    2. Good day

      We have some articles available on our website that covers some basic DIY tips to help you solve your DStv signal problem.

      follow this link for some tips https://optimaltv.co.za/recent-posts/

      After you tried all the available tips and still experience signal problems. It is time to call in the professionals. It is time to get a DStv accredited installer to assist you.

      Optimal TV is DStv accredited and we have 19 years experience in the DStv installation field. We service the Pretoria and Centurion area.

      Call us now for assistance 0123337772

  2. My Dstv says no signal for two days now and a Dish plateare on top of the roofing on the flat. Soo I don’t know what is wrong, I’m in Johannesburg cbd.

    1. Dear Lorraine

      We unfortunately only serve the Pretoria and Centurion area.
      But we do work in Joburg CBD once or twice a week for City Properties on some of their buildings.

      If you would like us to assist you, kindly call us on 0123337772 to setup an appointment.

      Kind regards
      Karel

    1. Good day

      Our article “3 Common DStv Satellite Dish Problems” will give you some things to look out for.
      If you still have difficulty you should get the help of an accredited installer.

      Our technicians are ready to assist 0123337772
      Give us a call today

      Kind regards
      Karel

  3. MR DStv I have problem with my dish so I don’t know it’s bcos I moved from home to my house please help me to find problem fixer in place,I stay at Qwaqwa pls

    1. Good day Happy

      Our DStv technicians is more than willing and qualified to assist you to get your DStv working again.

      Kindly call us on 0123337772 to setup an appointment

      Regards
      Karel

  4. For how long must my dstv dish be adjusted…..every month i have to pay the installer guy to adjust so as to pick the signal ….there are no hinderances at all….what should i do???

    1. Good day Peter

      It is very important to make use of a reputable installer that is able to give you a warranty on his workmanship.

      We see this often, some customers use the cheapest available installer but they don’t realise you get what you pay for.

      I suggest you make use of a DStv accredited installer to check out your setup.

      We are ready to assist you to sort out you DStv installation problem. Call us now 0123337772

    1. Good day Raphael

      If your DStv decoder is saying searching for signal and the level display -1 it is usually a setup problem.
      It might be that the dish needs alignment.

      Regards
      Karel

  5. I recently disconnected my dstv, when vacating into a new apartment, since then it always shows,no signal what do I do, considering I mounted dish already

    1. Good day Salim

      If the dish is mounted correctly and pointed to the IS20 satellite it should work.

      I suggest you check the dish orientation.

      Regards
      Karel

  6. KGOMOTSO SESIANE

    Hi
    I’m from Rustenburg. I’ve been trying to reconnect the DStv the whole weekend but was no luck, just says NO SIGNAL. I even take off the card and put it back but nothing happened. Thnx

    1. Good day Kgomotso

      It sounds like your dish might have a problem.
      If our article was not helpful I suggest that you get a DStv accredited installer to check your setup.

      Regards
      Karel

  7. Hy I’m based at Reitz Free state since 16/08/21 the is no signal so on quickwizzard on step4 it says poor signal help me pls

    1. Good day

      It sounds like a problem with the setup of your DStv Satellite dish or a product failure.
      I suggest you consult a DStv accredited installer in your area.

      Kind regards
      Karel

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