The signal strength of your DStv can give you an indication about the quality of your satellite dish and how aligned it is.

Since low DStv signal strength has been linked to poor quality TV viewing experiences, it is something needed to be addressed and preferably, prevented in the future.

As it is quite an inconvenient thing, finding a solution for it is important. To correct your DStv signal strength, the simplest thing to do is to correct your LNB and satellite dish, which is relatively easy to do once you know how to do it. You can also ask the DStv technician installing your DStv to show you how to adjust it so that you know how to do it yourself.

Another thing you should do is to ensure your F-connectors are all connected at the back of the LNB and decoder. This is needed to ensure your DStv is running correctly and working optimally. Signal strength also refers to the signal received from the DStv’s transmitter, which can be anywhere between 0 to 100. The higher the transmitter, the better the signal.

How to Check and Detect the Problem Causing Poor Signal Quality

Once you encounter a poor signal error, you can press the HELP button on your remote and click on General Information. Then, click on Select Tuner Status Signal Quality & Strength. Here you will be able to view the strength of the signal. All of these values should be either 50% or above. This, however, is only for the channels.

ShowMax, BoxOffice, and DStv CatchUp, however, should at least have the signal strength and quality of 75% or more.

You can fix DStv signal strength by checking the following:

  • F-type connectors
  • LNB alignment
  • Satellite dish alignment
  • LNB quality
  • Satellite dish position
  • Check for obstacles in the way of your satellite dish

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