DSTV ExtraView Installation With Explora And HD Decoder

How To Setup DSTV ExtraView Installation With Explora And HD Decoder With A Smart LNB

DSTV ExtraView installation with Explora and HD decoder with a smart LNB is a easy way of connecting more than one DStv decoder on a single subscription. The installation is used to link Explorer and HD decoders together by running installation wizard on both decoder 1 and 2. Any DSTV xtraview setup with Explora and HD decoder, the primary decoder is usually the Explora while the HD decoder have to be the secondary.

After connecting your cables at the right ports of the dstv smart LNB ( unicable port A for the explora decoder and port C for the HD decoder), the next step is to run the installation wizard on both dstv decoders for them to send heartbeat signal to each other. DSTV ExtraView Installation With Explora And HD Decoder do not need a physical heartbeat cable with the use of smart LNB

DSTV ExtraView Installation With Explora And HD Decoder

DSTV ExtraView Installation With Explora And HD Decoder

DStv installation wizard should be performed on the Explora decoder (primary decoder) first before the HD decoder (secondary decoder).

On the Explora decoder (primary decoder) follow the steps below.

  1. Select a preferred language (English & Portuguese) and press OK.
  2. On the satellite page if you live in this listed countries (Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe), select the satellite name IS20 and press OK to the next page. For the rest of Africa, if your country name is not listed in the IS20 satellite page, select E36B satellite and press OK.
  3. On the next page select Manual Setup and press OK.
  4. On the LNB page, change the LNB type to be UNICABLE TM/SATCR. All index and user band frequency have to be default as the primary decoder so to send heartbeat signal to the secondary.
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User Band Frequency For Primary Explora Decoder

LNB TYPE UNICABLE TM/SATCR

User Band Tuner 1 Frequency – 1210

User Band Tuner 2 Frequency – 1420

User Band Tuner 3 Frequency – 1680

User Band Index 1 —– 0

User Band Index 2 —– 1

User Band Index 3 —– 2

On the LNB page, scroll down to select scan if the signal status at the right side of the page indicates enough Dstv signal. Don’t scan the decoder yet, press the back button on the remotes which will take you to the previous menu. On this menu, select quick setup and press OK to move on on the next page, select decoder one and press OK to scan the dstv decoder.

If you are already using the Explora decoder, follow the steps to perform dstv xtraview installation wizard.

  1. Press dstv logo on the remote
  2. Scroll to Settings using the right arrow button
  3. Scroll to satellite settings and press OK.
  4. Select home network and press OK.
  5. Select launch installation wizard.

If the HD decoder (secondary decoder) is new, follow the steps below.

  1. Select your preferred language (English & Portuguese) and press OK
  2. choose the satellites depending on the country you are living in. On the satellite page if you live in this listed countries (Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe), select the satellite name IS20 and press OK to the next page. For the rest of Africa, if your country name is not listed in the IS20 satellite page, select E36B satellite and press OK.
  3. On the next page select manual setup and press OK.
  4. On the LNB page, change the LNB type to UNICABLE TM/SATCR and press OK.
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User Band Frequency For Secondary HD Decoder

Change the user band frequency to match the data below.

User Band Tuner 1 Frequency – 2040

User Band Tuner 2 Frequency – 1006

User Band Index 1 — 3

User Band Index 2 — 4

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