DStv Explora Frequently asked questions

January 20, 2014, 12:05pm
What is the name of the new PVR decoder?
The DStv Explora
When will the DStv Explora be available to customers?
It will be available in retail outlets, MultiChoice branches and agencies from 15 August 2013. Customers can order from kalahari.com
What will the DStv Explora cost?
What is the warranty on this decoder?
The decoder has a 12 month warranty.
We recommend to customers to take out a decoder care contract which is insurance against damage on their decoders
What are the key and unique features of the DStv Explora decoder?
More Content
More space for your recordings — up to 220 hours of personal recorded content.
More DStv Catch Up and BoxOffice content.
DStv Catch Up now also includes movies, documentaries, kids' shows and series stacking
More Series Recordings
Better Content Discovery
Advanced content discovery with search results across 8-day TV guide, playlist, DStv Catch Up and BoxOffice.
Search movies currently running and upcoming, live sport for the next 24 hours, as well as theme, key word and advanced searches.
Modern and Intuitive user interface
DStv Central button from where to manage all activities.
DStv Catch Up and BoxOffice now have posters for better discovery of content.
Ability to find other airings of a specific movie or show
New remote control with dedicated shortcut buttons to DStv Central, BoxOffice, DStv Catch Up, Playlist, Search, TV and Options
All the great PVR functions, just better
View 1, Record 1
Pause Live TV for up to 2 hours — retain buffer on channel change and when launching applications
Applications refreshed and modernized — News24, SuperSport, Weather
Parental Control
HD capable (720p and 1080i)
Dolby Digital 5.1 capable
XtraView capable (compatible with all other XtraView decoders)
Widescreen capable
Hearing Impaired Subtitles capable (when available)
HD User Interface
How many tuners does Explora have?
Tuner 1 = LIVE TV
Tuner 2 = recordings
Tuner 3 = DStv Catch Up, BoxOffice , Apps and TV Guide
Can this decoder connect to the internet?
Yes, but no Internet connected applications are available to customers at launch — this will be made available in the future.
Does the DStv Explora have a USB port and can I use it to view my own content?
It has a USB port but it cannot be used for this purpose.
What is the size of the hard drive of the DStv Explora?
2 Terabytes
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