Most times we want to do some certain things by ourselves. Yes, it's a wonderful thing to give a try. Do you want to be a cable TV installer? Or you just want to install a DStv decoder and dish setup? In this article, I will walk through steps to install the DStv dish with no complications.

In the same vein, if you are searching for how to be a DStv installer, indeed you are in the right place. Therefore, all you should do is to follow this cable TV guide to start your career as a Dstv installer. Also after setting up your Dstv satellite receiver (dish) and decoder installation, you can sing up for the DStv box office and experience more from this multichoice company. 

Here I will list step by step how to install the Dstv dish in Kenya and other African countries. Follow below guide to install your Dstv satellite dish;

Note: you can find the signal for the DStv satellite dish with your client’s decoder.

How to install DStv satellite dish

  • Fix the mast firmly using a drill and Fischer plugs, after that bolt into position facing an easterly direction. Ensure therr is nothing (branches, houses etc) obstructing the dish from the sky.
  • Fix the dish to the bracket, and allowing it to swivel up and down and from side to side. The angles of the dish will be adjusted so that it faces the satellite.
  • This online portal will help you measure the angles of the dish from your exact location: DishPointer and SatLex. (Select 68.5E Intelsat 7, 10 or 20 for MultiChoice DStv.)
  • You will see the specific angles you will need marked on the bracket at the back of the dish.


  • Fix the LNB (the device that fits onto the “arm” of the dish to get the signal) to the receiver.
  • Connect the coaxial cable to the LNB of your dish, and, if it’s not already connected into the “LNB In” port of the decoder.
  • Now, navigate to “menu” using your DStv remote (not TV remote).
  • Navigate to “general information”.
  • On the drop-down of information bar, you will see “signal quality and strength”.
  • You should be looking for up to 85 percent for both.
  • To get the best signal, move the dish up and down and from side to side, keep adjusting and watching the reading on the decoder at same time. When it hits the highest reading, lock it into place.

And that is all for dstv satellite dish installation, enjoy your new experience of entertainment. And also keep going through this article over and over to master all steps if you want to be DStv installer. 

How To Connect Dstv Decoder To Tv

After fixing the DStv satellite dish and a successful installation of the new DStv decoder, the next step is to connect the DStv decoder to the TV. Connecting your decoder will take few steps. Follow below simple steps to connect your decoder to the TV.

Step 1. Provide all necessary materials. Av cables or HDMI cables for connection of other devices like DVDs, game consoles, and other peripherals to the DStv decoder

Step 2. Connect your decoder to the TV by the audio and video AV cables to the TV and the Decoder at the other end. Recent decoders support HDMI ports. DSTV’s Explora decoder comes with an HDMI port. Although some decoders come with both an AV port and HDMI port. So, connecting HDMI cables will be more simple as it only carries one single wire which has both the audio and video.

Step 3. Turn on your decoder and TV. It should be displaying by now.

If you want to add an extra TV to the DStv decoder, then get a lengthy HDMI cable to do the connection. Also, you can use your DStv decoder at another house by connecting using co-ax cable at the back of the decoder to the tv, in the other room. no additional tool is needed, even splitter will not be needed as you are using the Coaxial.

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