Masaibu ya DSTV. Is there any DSTV subscriber with the same experience?

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jimmy_m

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Yes, I know I am dealing with DSThieVes but there is a reason am still stuck with them.

Anyway, shida yangu ni eti ikifika usiku, the following channels huwa zinahang to the extent huwezi ona hata

1.CNN
2.SABC
3.SS3
4.KBC
5.KTN
6.NTV
7.K24
8.CNBC
9.NDTV

Mchana the same channels ziko sawa kabisa.What could be the issue? Signal strength na quality iko sawa. The dish itself is not obstructed.
interesting, i thought i was the only one, discovery, CNN, SS1, SS3,SS6 and action, they randomly hang with an error no signal or not running at the current time. very frustrated about this, actually planning to pay them a visit about this

following keenly
 

Giggz

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#23
Have a technician maximize that signal, i suspect dish has moved slightly esp kuinama. If don't solve change lnb to a better one.
 

gashwin

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@Okiya i feel that if you had implemented all the advice(s) you have received here you would be 50K out of pocket and counting. i assume by now you have fired off an e-mail to DSTV in an effort to eliminating a signal source problem before you start interfering with the equipment on the ground. my thoughts are informed by the fact that the problem could be originating from the orientation of the uplink and downlink satellites during the problem hours. once DSTV rules out a problem on their end you can now then start chokoraring your ground equipment.....
 

klevgit

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First angalia kama kuna kitu inaemit interference hapo karibu. Labda kama kuna wifi ya mtu ameweka recently, ama kuna ISP/MSP ameupgrade booster zao ama kuweka karibu na kwako, ama umenunua allion na ukaweka radar detector na unapark karibu na dish. In short yaani any form of RF inteference.

Kama hakuna, nunua lnb ingine. Hiyo yako may have seen better days, na ureplace na cable pia. Yaweza kuwa imefray mahali na the cooler temperatures za usiku ikicontract contact point inapungua.

Pia angalia kusiwe na fala dush isiwe inaroost kwa dish yako.
They do not usually affect Ku band
 

Luther12

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but why some channels only?
Even though you know it as one package, the truth is they transmit that package or bouquet in different Tps or frequencies. Some are more susceptible to interference than others.

Those who have tried FTA will tell you the troubles we've had in the past stabilizing all Tps on IS-20 C-band especially at night and on a smaller 6' pf dish. Sometimes, even different channels within the same frequency are affected differently.

Edit: with the launch of Eutelsat 36C recently, DiShThieVes had intended to lease space on that sat. Not sure if this has happened but in case it has, this may result in some of what our fellow talkers are experiencing.
 
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Luther12

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Had a similar problem back in 2009. The LNB could pick some TPs and draw blank on others. My problem was caused by fixing the f-connector while decoder was on hence the gradual attrition . I swapped LNB , maintained the same skew and fixed the problem .
Lucky you. This usually is one of the surest ways of frying your decoder/LNB/DiSEqC switch.
 

Luther12

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@Okiya i feel that if you had implemented all the advice(s) you have received here you would be 50K out of pocket and counting. i assume by now you have fired off an e-mail to DSTV in an effort to eliminating a signal source problem before you start interfering with the equipment on the ground. my thoughts are informed by the fact that the problem could be originating from the orientation of the uplink and downlink satellites during the problem hours. once DSTV rules out a problem on their end you can now then start chokoraring your ground equipment.....
50k? What for? A standard new 120-130cm offset dish is about 6.5k and a good quality offset LNB 2k. RG-6 Astel cable about 25-35bob per meter and F-connectors 10bob apiece.
 

gashwin

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50k? What for? A standard new 120-130cm offset dish is about 6.5k and a good quality offset LNB 2k. RG-6 Astel cable about 25-35bob per meter and F-connectors 10bob apiece.
my point was that the sum of all the try this try thats that he had received at that point would have come to that if he had chosen to DIY on trial and error.
 
#35
This sounds interesting. I get the same issue as if it was raining usually on the local channels and one or two sports channels, Citizen can get really really annoying. BUTTTTTTTT,

Same thing is happening with Zuku! Zuku is on fibre, so how come the "scratching" phenomenon is in both of them? Something does not add up and i am doubtful it is the equipment, BNLs, dishes or things like those.....
 

Kamuma10

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I've noted one thing daktari @Luther12 anawaambia ukweli but being the kenyans in us tunapuuza then you end up kulia lia na thread aziishi. LEARN TO LISTEN then act. Not vice-versa.
 
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Okiya

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Jana DSTV guys called me (they have been calling me monthly since March), to find out how my experience with DSTV is . I explained to them this problem and Alas! kufika kwa hao my DSTV is perfect!
 
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