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How To Rescan Dstv Decoder?


DStv decoders have been around for quite some time. They provide users with access to a variety of channels and services, including movies, sports, news, and more. In order to ensure that you get the best viewing experience possible from your DStv decoder, it’s important to regularly perform a “rescan”. This guide will explain what rescanning is and how to do it on your DStv decoder.

What Is A Rescan?

A rescan is simply the process of updating your DStv decoder with the latest channel information available from Multichoice. By performing a regular rescan on your device you can make sure that all the new channels are added as soon as they become available. It also ensures that any changes made by Multichoice in regards to channel numbers or packages are correctly reflected on your device so you don’t miss out on anything important.

How To Rescan Your Decoder

The first step in performing a rescan is actually accessing the settings menu of your DStv decoder itself. You can usually find this under “Settings” or by pressing the “Menu” button located at the top right-hand corner of most models. Once inside here you will need to navigate down until you find an option labelled “Installation” or something similar – this should be where all scan related options are held within each model’s software interface.. After selecting this option there should be one further menu item labelled “Rescan” or something along those lines which when selected will then display two distinct methods – Scan All Channels & AutoScan (or equivalent). Selecting either of these options will begin immediately scanning through all currently available satellite frequencies; however AutoScan tends to take less time than manually selecting every single frequency yourself via ‘Scan All Channels’. Depending upon signal strength present at both broadcast sites (the broadcaster and receiver) it may take anywhere between 15 minutes up to 2 hours for completion – but once finished all recently discovered channels/services should now appear in their relevant positions within EPG listings etcetera..


In conclusion, performing a regular rescans helps keep your DSTV experience up-to-date with all current channels & service offerings provided by MultiChoice South Africa including MoviesNow+, Netflix integration etcetera… Therefore if problems arise such as missing/incorrectly detected channels then we recommend trying another full system scan before contacting technical support directly – who knows maybe just another quick scan could save everyone involved plenty headaches!

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