Since the birth of DStv in the year 1995, under the parentage of Multichoice Group, it has never ceased to grow from strength to strength both in services it offers as well subscribers. By the year 2020, DStv had accumulated more than twenty million paying subscribers, want to always know the cost. Hence people asked how to unlock free-to-air DSTV channels with South Africa being the majority among the subscribers with nearly close to nine million subscribers.

These over twenty million subscribers are not the ones to have helped DStv grow as there are a huge number of other people that watch channels on DStv yet they are not subscribers of it, how it is possible? You may ask how to unlock free-to-air DSTV channels without money. To answer the “how” question, this article will explore how one can unlock DStv channels and be able to watch for free.

DStv has made available some of its content to subscribers whose subscription would have run out or those that might have had no subscription at all to be able to watch free of charge through its free-to-air service.

Steps To Unlock Free-to-air Dstv Channels

Step 1:

Ensure that your decoder software is up to date with the latest version. If it’s not, here are the steps to update the software:

Press the menu button

Select “Advanced Options”

Then press “Ok”

Select “DSD” upgrade

Press “Ok” and wait for the decoder to upgrade the software.

Step 2:

Press menu and select “Advanced Options”

Select “Dish Installation”

Enter Pin “9949”

Select “Network Configuration”

Select Network 2 Setup

Set signal to “Enabled” by selecting it by moving left or right

Set frequency to “11170”

Set Symbol Rate to “26652”

Set Polarization to “Vertical”

Set FEC to “3/4”

Select “Accept these settings”

Step 3:

Select “Network 3 Setup”

Set Signal Setup to “Enabled”

Set Frequency to “11625”

Set Symbol Rate to “15000

Set Polarization to “Vertical”

Set FEC to “3/4”

Select “Accept these settings”

Step 4:

Select “Network 4 Setup”

Set Signal Setup to “Enabled”

Set Frequency to “11674”

Set Symbol Rate to “26652

Set Polarization to “Vertical”

Set FEC to “5/6”

Select “Accept these settings”

Step 5:

Select “Network 5 Setup”

Set Signal Setup to “Enabled”

Set Frequency to “12522”

Set Symbol Rate to “26657”

Set Polarization to “Horizontal”

Set FEC to “1/2”

Select “Accept these settings”

Step 6:

Select “Network 6 Setup”

Set Signal Setup to “Enabled”

Set Frequency to “12562”

Set Symbol Rate to “26657”

Set Polarization to “Horizontal”

Set FEC to “1/2”

Select “Accept these settings”

Step 7:

Select “Network 7 Setup”

Set Signal Setup to “Enabled”

Set Frequency to “12682”

Set Symbol Rate to “26657”

Set Polarization to “Horizontal”

Set FEC to “1/2”

Select “Accept these settings”

Step 8:

Select “Network 8 Setup”

Set Signal Setup to “Enabled”

Set Frequency to “12722”

Set Symbol Rate to “26657

Set Polarization to “Vertical”

Set FEC to “1/2”

Select “Accept these settings”

Step 9:

Press the “Exit” button once to go back to the “Dish Installation” menu

Select “Scan All Networks” your decoder will go into scanning mode and this may take a little as it has to scan all the 9 networks.

Do not disturb the process even if takes longer than necessary. Exercise patience!

Once completed, your picture will return as normal

After you are done with the above steps, press the “TV button” on your remote control.

The “Bouquet Options” menu will appear.

Select “Public PAS7/10”

Pressing any of the arrow buttons on your remote will open the screen with all the available Free to Air channels.

Simply select the channel you wish to view and press ok to tune.

Now that you learned how to unlock free-to-air DStv channels, go on and start enjoying free TV when your subscription has run out.

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