DStv Searching for Signal? Obstruction

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 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 a searching for 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 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 a 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 therefore, 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 inmind. Potential tree growth is hard to determine and sometimes neglected. Furthermore trees could have been planted after installation. Due to the intricate nature of satellite signal it is better to keep your dish clear of trees. DStv signal is not able to penetrate the leaves of trees. Therefore 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 some of 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 insure 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 over growth and branches that could potentially obstruct the DStv signal. If this does not solve your problem give us a call to assist you.

 

Comments 13

  • There is no plant growth surrounding my dstv bt still says signal problem

    • Good day

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

      Kind regards
      Karel

  • There is nothing blocking my Dish

    • 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

  • kindly assist my Dstv has no signal there is nothing blocking it

    • 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

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

  • my problem started after load shedding then my dstv comes with no signal massege what is the course.

    • 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://www.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

  • I’m on step 3 of the installation wizard but my signal is poor I’m not how put it

    • 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

    • 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://www.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

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