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DStv Next Generation Explora HD Decoder

The best TV just got better!

The all-new DStv Explora is the latest in DStvs HD PVR decoder line, and lets you discover, store and enjoy content like never before.

The DStv Explora gives you access to the new DStv Central menu, which lets you view your playlist, plan your TV schedule, manage your recordings, and explore a world of entertainment with the new & improved Search functionality. Its television on your terms!

It also allows you to record up to 220 hours of your own personal recordings! You have access to more blockbusters to choose from on BoxOffice and a wider selection of content in DStv Catch Up, which now includes movies, more series, documentaries, sport and kids programming.

To control this world of content, the remote has been redesigned with one-button access to the new DStv Central menu, the Playlist, BoxOffice and DStv Catch Up.With the new DStv Explora, entertainment is never more than a touch or two away!

Installation Not Included

What's in the box

  • 1 x DStv Explora
  • 1 x DStv Smartcard
  • 1 x DStv Remote(A6)
  • 1 x DStv Switch (includes cabling and a User Guide)
  • 1 x Power Supply
  • 1 x HDMI Cable
  • 1 x RCA cable
  • User Guides and Product Information
  • Brand:
    DSTV
    Format:
    Audio visual

    Average customer rating:

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    In stock (Sold by Kalahari)

    Delivery time :
    Country of origin: South Africa Dispatched within 48 hours (2 working days)
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    Was:
    R2,399
    Now:
    R1,790
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    eB17 900
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    Description

    The best TV just got better!

    The all-new DStv Explora is the latest in DStvs HD PVR decoder line, and lets you discover, store and enjoy content like never before.

    The DStv Explora gives you access to the new DStv Central menu, which lets you view your playlist, plan your TV schedule, manage your recordings, and explore a world of entertainment with the new & improved Search functionality. Its television on your terms!

    It also allows you to record up to 220 hours of your own personal recordings! You have access to more blockbusters to choose from on BoxOffice and a wider selection of content in DStv Catch Up, which now includes movies, more series, documentaries, sport and kids programming.

    To control this world of content, the remote has been redesigned with one-button access to the new DStv Central menu, the Playlist, BoxOffice and DStv Catch Up.With the new DStv Explora, entertainment is never more than a touch or two away!

    Installation Not Included

    What's in the box

  • 1 x DStv Explora
  • 1 x DStv Smartcard
  • 1 x DStv Remote(A6)
  • 1 x DStv Switch (includes cabling and a User Guide)
  • 1 x Power Supply
  • 1 x HDMI Cable
  • 1 x RCA cable
  • User Guides and Product Information
  • Product details

    Model:
    DPS50001MC-HD PVR
    Weight (g):
    5000
    Colour:
    Black

    Customer reviews

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    VERY UNHAPPY

    NOT USER FRIENDLY LOT MORE MENUS TO GO THROUGH JUST TO WATCH CATCH UP OR A RECORDING, REMOTE SET SO SENSITIVE YOU PRESS ANY BUTTON ONCE AND IT ACKNOWLEDGES IT AS TWICE SO A NIGHTMARE JUST TO PRESS PAUSE AS IT JUST GO BACK TO PLAY, SPEND A FORTUNE ON DECODER & INSTALLATION ONLY TO SIT IN MY ROOM AND WATCH ON MY HD PVR AND IGNORE THE EXPLORA IN THE LOUNGE

    pretty freakin good

    Might not look like much, but this machine is so far up to the hype. Love it, I'm out when my fav shows are on, no problem, get them in HD. 2 hooked up with extraview, cost a little extra to install, but not too lengthy. Plus side is it doesn't cost more than your old extraview subscription. Well worth it.

    Excellent machine. Catch up and Catch up plus is great. Awesome features.

    Pure Awesomeness

    How did we survive before explora and its magnificent features??! I love my explora

    Cant live without it

    Great product. Should have got it long time ago. Bit on the bulky side ,but extra storage space makes up for it. Love the fact that more than 1 episode per series is on Catch Up.

    Cant live without it

    Great product. Should have got it long time ago. Bit on the bulky side ,but extra storage space makes up for it. Love the fact that more than 1 episode per series is on Catch Up.

    Explorer

    I received my delivery 3 days late. Kalahari admitted their mistake and credited my account with a R200 voucher. When installing my explorer I found out that my existing dish did not receive a sufficient "signal" for the explorer. I had to purchase a larger dish to get the thing to work, although my existing HD decoder signal and reception measured very rare signal & reception strength. The explorer functions are new and different. You'll have to read up and learn how it functions.

    Best price and a need

    This product is a requirement at home. You can use it with both family and friends. Product to by, Only at Kalahari.com where you get it within few hours. The stock is always available

    good purchase

    I enjoy the catch up facility and box office .Great new functionality.

    Excellent service

    DStv Explora is as good as expected. Service and delivery from Kalahari was outstanding.

    DSTV EXPLORA

    IT'S OK YOU CAN ONLY VIEW ON ONE TV THOUGH WHICH IS A DOWNFALL. KALAHARI SERVICE WAS FAST VERY GOOD.

    Great catch up

    Must commend Kalahari on swift efficient service. As for the the explora the catch up and recording is good. Not being very computer literate I expected it to be more user friendly. But will get the hang of it sometime. Got to get used to the remote, much prefer the PVR set up.

    Worst product and even worse service

    First of all this online store is terrible to deal with. After many delays with delivery, the product works for all of 1 week. Now no Catch Up, no TV guide. Not worth the price. DSTV should inform their customers that the switch that comes with this decoder is not covered by their insurance. Faulty switch means it will come out of your pocket. Biggest mistake to buy this product and deal with this company. Wont ever do business with them again.

    Won't work with Xtraview & SD Dual View decoder

    I was sucked in by the advertising and believed that the Explora could be used with my old Dual View PVR. After installation both decoders worked perfectly BUT when linked with Xtraview all that went out of the window. DSTV support was useless in this area, but after hours of guesswork they arranged for a specialist to phone me back. He was able to get the two decoders to work under Xtraview, but the output from the Explora cancelled out TV2 from the dualview SD PVR. Also the RF output from the Explora, which I hoped to feed to other TVs in the house would not provide output. So the result is that I could only have Explora TV, MANY favourite channels are NOT HD anyway; in the room where the decoder is connected by HDMI cable and only ONE channel from the dual view SD decoder in the rest of the house. During a follow up with DSTV they admitted to me that the Explora decoder is designed to feed ONLY ONE TV, so if that's ok with you then go for it otherwise stick with the old SD Decoder. My Explora is now back in the box in the cupboard under the stairs!!

    Amazing service & price

    Just received my new DStv Explora. Fast free delivery service and price is best in town. Highly recommend Kalahari.com

    Versatility in motion

    I have been a DSTV subscriber for more than 25 years. This decoder is the best by a street mile. I particularly love the improvements in the area of catchup - so many more shows and movies to watch (x10 more) and also the feature to record series. With my last HD decoder, when I recorded a series, it would set a schedule to record every airing of the show, interfering with other recordings. The Explora is intelligent and only records a show once. It even records back issues of a series. Brilliant. Plus the clarity is even better!

    super amazing

    wooooooow, am speechless. am never missing nay programs ever again.

    Love my new Explora

    It is fabulous with so many new features. Look forward to curling up every evening and exploring my new "Explora". Thanks Kalahari

    Cool product

    I'm very happy with it. Easy to install, good functions, good service

    Incredible

    The Explora is awesome, love it. I installed it myself, very easy. Tried to get help from DStv to connect my HDPVR P2 decoder as Xtraview, but those assholes (3 of them) were unhelpful, and asked that I get an accredited installer to do it. I eventually sorted it out myself. Yippee!!!

    TV just got INSANE

    The Explora is awesome, my viewing has just gone up a notch. Infact its on crack! Kalahari has revolutionized my life... ok i'm being dramatic but its really awesome!

    Explora - new features - not easy to set up

    Professional and fast delivery. Set up to my extra view proved complicated and I needed an installer to set it up. Picture quality great and expanded functions great. Hope the USB ports get some function. This is not a small device

    Amazing

    Love it. This was a present for my husband he thinks its awesome. Great product.

    Excellent Product and Service

    Easy to purchase and quick delivery from Kalahari! The product itself is awesome. I enjoy spending more time at home.

    My Explora

    Finally dived into it. Had a previous PVR set-up, so installation was basicly plug-and-play... I just needed an extra cable because I had a 4-tuner PVR. No need to call in if you are registered on the DSTV site... settings can be done from your PC. You only need to do a software upgrade after your installation... and you are good to go. I am very impressed so far, everything is a breeze... just need to play a little more to appreciate all the functionality (hence the 4 stars).

    Explora

    One of the best, lots of memory user frendly, the only problem I encounter is the "No signal" message. Not sure if I have asked the right installer to connect it, HD picture not transfering signal to TV (HD Picture)

    Have to Have

    Darn this is a must product...

    Can't record 2 channels

    Very very disappointing that it can't record 2 channels at the same time like the old HD PVR. No mention is made of this reduced functionality in an 'upgraded' model.

    This is my first purchase from Kalahari as they had the lowest price I could find in Cape Town. Kalahari delivered on time, as promised. Great. Did the complete installation and setup myself. Pretty simple and work like a charm. The HD is AWESOME.

    Love this new product from Dstv, ease of use, movies and series recording. Was not confident enough to install myself which was just as well, as migration from old HD decoder to new was quite involved. I recommend you let the pro's do their thing.

    The Explorer is great and I love the catch-up. A word of warning if you are going to install yourself - the Explorer and the HD PVR conflict with each other - I had to put the PVR in the cupboard. You can tell this is happening when the Explorer jumps channels.

    Amazing

    Love it! The picture and sound quality is amazing. Love the catch up facility, series stacking, as well as movie adds. Just need to find time to watch it all.

    Potential Customer

    I want to buy a DSTV for the first time and I would like to know if I were to buy this product through Kalahari would it come with the "satellite dish"? #help

    I managed to install the Explora by myself. piece of cake. But the HD view unbelievable.

    The explora is the best thing to come out from DSTV after the SDPVR of cause.

    Online recording scheduling...

    7 years ago, I watched an Australian log in to his satellite service provider's website, select what he wanted his PVR to record while he was in South Africa and when he got back home, everything he missed while he was away was recorded and ready for him to watch. Until DSTV offers users the ability to schedule online what they want to record, it's just another useless decoder (with more recording space) that you have can only make use of if you are sitting in front of the decoder with the remote and only then can you start to schedule what you want to record. I have since spoken to the Australian and he also has a smartphone and tablet app also allowing him to schedule something if he is on the road and forgot to use his remote :)

    AWESOME DSTV EXPLORA!

    Received my DSTV Explora today in excellent condition! I'm very impressed that I received my package in the same week that I've made my order even with Wednesday's public holiday. Setup only took me 20min to do my self. Thanks Kalahari Team

    Amazing

    I hardly have to record anything with the new expanded Catch Up - movies, series, sport, etc. So not being able to record two channels at the same time has not affected my life in any way. A lot faster than my old decoder, and installation took half an hour and we could do it ourselves with one quick phonecall to DSTV. Only issue is that sometimes the "Watch" option does not appear when you want to change channels - then you must manually type channel number to go there. Sure this will be addressed in a software upgrade. PS - how silly are people that complain that a DSTV decoder can only be used if you have a DSTV subscription. Its like wanting to use the internet without buying data...

    HD only better

    great product, great service and the new HD functions are awesome

    The catch

    Much faster than the prevous PVR decoder, BUT you can't record programmes on two different channels at the same time. That is a serious deficiency. Phone support from DSTV is pathetic, as usual.

    Absurd Cost for a product that only works with DSTV

    Something seriously wrong with people on this site providing 5 stars to a product that is useless without a DSTV subscription with a rip-off price tag. This product does not do anything new, programme recording has been done for years on products like VHS tapes and we were not tied to any service. HD quality is a better, "big deal", unless you are keeping the content for prosperity there is no benefit. These products should be rented as they are useless once a replacement product takes its place. All this control by companies like Multichoice is sicking. Personally I like stopping my subscription from time to time and would expect to use a product I paid for to record from normal TV broadcast channels without the current restriction. So why buy a product that is not really yours, its functionality is purely subscription based. But why am I complaining, it is the DSTV subscriber masses that have contributed to what this company stands for today and they are screwing us in the process by forcing the use of their controlled products.

    Stunning Buy

    Name I watch programs I would miss because I was out. I just set the recorder and I can watch them anytime. Great product

    What a sham

    They have oversold this product, currently it is not doing much more than the R1500.00 HD decoder. The installation is a nightmare. I did get a professional in to do the installation he charges R450 if he is replacing an old system which in my case was done and then R450 to make the call to DSTV, as that takes at best more than an hour, mostly because their call centre has no idea. They couldn't get my extra view to work on the DSTV side so they wanted to call me later that night, which they never did, I only got it resolved when I called because of a system failure on the Explora. My advise: don't buy now, wait a few months for them to sort out the glitches. It is mind boggling that this thing is so expensive anyway, in other countries you buy products with a lot more functionality for $100.

    Explora

    Easy way to purchased and prompt delivery. I was also impressed with the secure package.

    Explora HD Decoder

    Excellent product, prompt delivery

    Brilliant!

    A huge step up from the old DSTV PVR decoder. An absolute must have for any avid series and movie viewer. Did the entire installation myself, very easy if you had the old PVR decoder set up, although the installation instructions aren't the best. Be aware that you have to phone DSTV to activate the new decoder and new smartcard.

    Explora

    Received the unit in around a week. Door-to-door delivery. Big box with lots of items. Surprised to see a Multi-Switch included, which would explain the cost of R2499. Unit is big in comparison to previous decoders (clunky really). Once unpacked, connected and authenticated with Multichoice the decoder worked fairly well. Disappointed in that response to commands was not as fast as expected. UX also takes some getting used to and requires extra button presses to get e.g. content to play. Plus features include the one button to see all content and the ability to find another showing of an already playing movie. Time will tell if software upgrades will degrade or enhance the performance.

    Am happy with service received

    Product is working like a charm, had to change delivery dates and staff where very friendly and accommodating. PS: I had an installer sort out the cabling and the Quad LNB upgrades need to run this. Installing the decoder was very simple and after a phone call to the call center (had to wait +-10 min) they had me up in running within a few minutes. Cool product much needed upgrade; new search facility made my day.

    get professional to install

    had to upgrade my dish but love the flexibility of the new decoder as well as its fast response time

    Nice upgrade from SD PVR

    I have been very pleasantly surprised by the Explora (pity about the silly name, but I guess DStv is trying to be "cool"). Installation was easy & to my surprise, this decoder hasn't reset itself once! The features are great - very different from the old decoders, but easy to use. Definitely a step in the right direction for DStv.

    Be Cautious

    The adverts for the Explora look fantastic and I was taken in. However when my TV installation man came to install he would not do this decoder. New wiring has to be done and I was advised to return the decoder asap! It is still sitting in the box, unopened and I truely am disappointed.

    DSTV Explora is the best thing I've ever bought

    Absolutely brilliant piece of equipment and very easy to use. Huge improvement over the previous PVR and I've really enjoyed it so far. No software glitches that I've noticed yet and piles and piles of space to record to and a huge CATCH-UP area.

    Brilliant

    This is a brilliant and best ever DStv decoder.

    a title for your review!!!

    your review here!!!!

    Awesome

    The new explora is definitely worth it. So many more programs being auto recorded, including movies, sports and even children programs. And internet features coming out next year is going to rock!

    Installation

    Hi Chris. Did u install the explora yourself or did u use an installer

    I used an Accredited Installer

    Usually I would install myself but the setup has gotten a little more complicated now... But Yes I used an installer :-) Best investment ever loving it... Catch up is now awesome with movies and series loving it :-)

     

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