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
  • 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 24 hours (1 working day)
    Ships from :
    kalahari.com

    Was:
    R2,399
    Now:
    R1,865
    eBucks:
    eB18 650
    Discovery Miles:
    18 650
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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
  • 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):
    5210
    Colour:
    Black

    Customer reviews

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

    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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