DStv Smart LNB


Get high quality signal with the DStv Smart LNB

The DStv Smart LNB has been designed and manufactured for DStv installations where customers make use of their own satellite dish. It is not generally suitable for multiple unit dwellings (like complexes and apartments) or commercial customers.

  • It combines the features of a DStv Switch into the LNB, offering a simpler installation.
  • The DStv Smart LNB is recommended for all DStv Explora and most XtraView installations.
  • We recommend that all changes to existing installations, including the replacement of LNBs be done by our DStv Accredited Installers.
DStv Smart LNB

DStv Smart LNB FAQs

All DStv satellite installations make use of a LNB (low-noise block down converter). 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 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. where customers make use of their own satellite dish).

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.

We launched the DStv Smart LNB with the LMX500 model, and in May 2016, will be replacing this with the LMX501.

Model LMX500 - has 24 user bands, 4 UniCable outputs and 2 Universal outputs.
Model LMX501 – has 30 user bands, 3 UniCable outputs and 1 Universal output.

The recommended retail price of the DStv Smart LNB is R449. It is available via our Accredited Installers, MultiChoice Service Centres and DStv Agencies.

We recommend that all changes to existing installations, including the replacement of LNBs be done by our DStv Accredited Installers

All our decoders can be installed with a DStv Smart LNB, however some XtraView combos may require use of multi-switches with a Quad LNB.  Please chat to your local DStv Accredited Installer for more info.

Although the DStv HD Decoder does work with a DStv Smart LNB, the recommended installation for a single view decoder is a single LNB and an 80cm dish.

You can select to do the installation with a DStv Smart LNB, however there will be an additional charge for this.