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Old 2012-02-07 , 11:05
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Default Tuning DStv Decoders to Free-To-Air channels

I understand that certain decoders can be tuned to receive FTA channels.My understanding is that Multichoice is not in favour of that.Why is God TV allowed to advertise on their website ,the procedure to follow to tune in to God TV which is FTA.
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Old 2012-02-07 , 11:28
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You are quite correct that we are not in favour of our equipment being used to access non-DStv services. I suggest that you ask the folks at God TV why they feel they can advertise this on their website.
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Old 2012-02-07 , 11:59
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Fine for the older decoders up to and including the decoder before the SD PVR, BUT after that very difficult if not impossible to get the decoders to properly receive FTA channels.

Rather, if you are keen on this, buy a dedicated universal decoder and use that to receive FTA channels.

All you need is a separate feed from an LNB for this purpose. A spare port on a 2x 4 MS will work under some conditions, provided, the FTA channels are on LO -band transponders. If they are on HI-band transponders, you will require another LNB port, which may mean getting a different LNB.
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