Smart LNB

WHAT IS THE DSTV SMART LNB?

All DStv installations make use of a LNB (low-noise block downconverter). The LNB is the receiving “arm” that you see mounted on your satellite dish. It collects radio waves from the dish and converts these into a signal which your decoder can understand. There are many types of LNBs, ranging from a single LNB (used with our single view decoders) to quad LNBs and UniCable LNBs.

The DStv Smart LNB is a new LNB which has been specially designed and manufactured for DStv to meet the growing needs of our non-commercial installations. It is not suitable for Multiple Unit Dwellings (like complexes and apartments).

MultiChoice recommends the DStv Smart LNB for all DStv Explora and most XtraView installations (when installed in a Single Unit Dwelling, ie. not a complex or apartment).

From a technical viewpoint, the DStv Smart LNB combines the features of a DStv Switch into a single UniCable LNB and offers a single cable solution for distribution of multiple satellite signals. It has 24 user bands, 4 UniCable outputs and 2 universal outputs.

WHICH DECODERS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH THE DSTV SMART LNB?

All our decoders can be installed with a DStv Smart LNB, however some XtraView combos may require use of multiswitches with a Quad LNB. You can find more information on our installation recommendations here

Installation recommendations

DStv HD Decoder

The recommended installation for the DStv HD Decoder is a single LNB (it will however also work if connected to a twin, quad, UniCable™ or DStv Smart LNB).

When installed as part of an XtraView setup, we recommend the use of a DStv Smart LNB.

For more information on how to install this decoder, click here

DStv Explora

The recommended installation for the DStv Explora (when installed on its own) is a DStv Smart LNB.

The DStv Explora can also be connected to a twin or quad LNB (in combination with a DStv Switch) or a UniCable™ LNB – however, please note, if the DStv Explora is installed with any other type of LNB other than the DStv Smart LNB, the installation may require changes to receive future services.

If you have a single LNB, you will have to upgrade your installation as the DStv Explora will not work, even if you split the feed.

XtraView

The recommendation for most XtraView installations is a DStv Smart LNB. Some XtraView installations may require a quad LNB together with a DStv Switch..

About the DStv Smart LNB

The DStv Smart LNB is a new LNB specially designed and manufactured for DStv to meet the growing needs of our non-commercial installations.

MultiChoice recommends the DStv Smart LNB for all DStv Explora and most XtraView installations (when installed in a Single Unit Dwelling, i.e. not a complex or apartment). It is not suitable for Multiple Unit Dwellings (like complexes and apartments).

From a technical viewpoint, the DStv Smart LNB combines the features of a DStv Switch into a single UniCable LNB and offers a single cable solution for distribution of multiple satellite signals.

It has 24 user bands, 4 UniCable outputs and 2 universal outputs.