Please don't post in this thread, it is intended for info only and the postcount needs to be low so that all see this without having to change pages. Thanks
The main purpose of this thread is to advise DIY enthusiasts of needed info, but it also offers some helpful assistance for all other users of the services.
Please don't get confused by the info in the older threads listed here, some of the info is outdated - they are merely meant to assist with general installation concepts.
Future efforts will be made to also include updated info.
Thanks to MC (MultiChoice) for helping to make this available. Many of the threads involved are from them.
Forumite contributions are unofficial but have been prepared with research and care in the spirit of communal assistance. Many have contributed to this over the years, I'm just compiling the info now.
DIY (Do It Yourself) is not too hard for many but it requires reasonable understanding, dedication to the task and patience.
There are a variety of reasons why one might consider DIY, if so please post your detailed needs and questions in a new thread for assistance.
Otherwise it is normally recommended that MultiChoice-accredited installers be used, an official list is available here: https://selfservice.dstv.com/Install.../findInstaller
Threads of general interest
MultiChoice adds ShowMax to the DStv Explora decoder
Help with setting up a WiFi Connector: http://forum.dstv.com/showpost.php?p...9&postcount=13
And Improving DSTV WiFi Connector etc. reception
Changing remote modes on newer decoders: http://forum.dstv.com/showthread.php?t=36342
Using "remote recording" with more than one Explora: http://forum.dstv.com/showthread.php?t=35898
Help with decoder errors
Transponder list: http://forum.dstv.com/showthread.php...199#post190199
(Help identifying polarities etc., and may later help with identifying Lo & Hi band.)
At this stage the list is not being fully checked for any changes as regularly, please double check the info needed in your decoder's menu.
Dish and LNB alignment recipe:
We've decided that it is best to only make this available by Private Message (PM) from @Geoff D , when he's available. To request a copy you can click here
Else this old thread can give you some help / ideas: Dish and LNB angles