In my one of my earlier articles on TStv Africa, I gave the house some updates as regards new channels, new frequencies and the announcement of the commencement of commercial sale of TStv decoders nationwide. Today, we shall take it up a notch by talking about TStv Sassy decoder(this is the name given to the only decoder model released from their stable so far. Also, I will brief the house on the challenges facing TStv vis-a-vis missing channels and fluctuating signals. Finally, I will make mention of their upcoming decoder and some other facts about the existing TStv Sassy decoder.
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TStv Sassy decoder: Matters arising
TStv Africa presented to Nigerians an April 1st gift by launching the commercial sales of their decoders. Unfortunately, this was done in short supply as demands exceed supply by a very wide margin. TStv Sassy decoder is the company’s debut decoder for their subscribers and it is just like every other decoder. what I mean is that the data package they promised has not been integrated into this decoder yet. To simplify this article, I will highlight the major events by TStv Africa and TStv Sassy decoder as follows.
TStv Sassy decoder: News chronicles
- On the 1st of April 208, TStv commenced the commercial sales of TStv Sassy decoder.
- TStv sassy decoder comes with TSTV Sassy accessories (90cm dish, LNB and 20m cable)
- Right from when it was launched up until this period, acute scarcity of TStv Sassy decoder is still rampant.
- Majority of TStv super dealers don’t even have the device in stock. To find the full list of the dealers, visit this page.
- Currently, the best way to buy their decoder is through the black market. Now, don’t expect to get it for #3,500 on the black market. Also, the installation fees cost #2,500. If you are an installer you will surely do this yourself.
- TStv dexterity decoder would cost around #5,000.
- TStv Sassy decoder is one of the decoder models they claimed to offer. the other one is named “the dexterity decoder” which will be out soon(no specific date).
- Unsurprisingly, for now, TStv Sassy decoder doesn’t have live EPL, LaLiga and UEFA matches. However, they promise to broadcast EPL next season. Although TStv is billed to broadcast the world cup in June 2018
- TStv Sassy decoder offers A’ la carte subscription which gives a subscriber the opportunity to choose and pay for only their channels of interest.
- The 55 TV channels currently showing on TSTV will remain free and unencrypted until May 15th, 2018. After this day, all other things being equal, the channels will be locked to only their decoders
- According to TStv, Dexterity sales will start soon after the conclusion of the ongoing nationwide tests and full integration of their data hubs.
- The basic features of pausing subscription, PVR, and integration of payment portal into quickteller are all working fine.
TStv Sassy decoder: Solutions to common problems
TStv signal dropping at night: This problem is from TStv and it should be sorted out in due time. If you observe that you don’t enjoy your TStv channels at night due to signal drop, please try the followings:
- Change your LNBf to a stronger one.
- Also, re-track your dish and make sure your signal strength is 70% or above. Go above 65%. If you find it difficult doing this, change the location of your dish.
- You can also use a bigger dish. If you are currently using a 90cm dish. please switch to a 1meter dish.
Why are some channels missing from my TStv decoder?
If channels are going missing suddenly, or they are showing bad signal, please blind-scan your TStv decoder and you will get them back.
Where can I get to buy TStv Sassy decoder immediately?
If you are in a haste to get one, then get it through retailers. It cost more but you will get it. However, remember that what you get now on your FTA decoder is what you will get on their decoder in the meantime. Moreover, you will stop receiving their channels free as from 15th of May, 2018.
How can I Blindscan for channels on TStv sassy decoder?
- first of, Press menu
- Now, Go to satellite search and press ok
- Then press OK on abs3.
- Next, press the blue button
- Scroll down to search and please don’t change anything from the setting.
- Once you select search then press OK twice.
- Finally, Wait till it searches completely
How to read the message display on TStv sassy decoder at the left-hand corner
- Press menu
- Next, Go to system
- Press ok
- Then scroll down to conditional Access and press ok
- Scroll down to 📧 email
- Then press OK twice.
- press exit once you are through