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Explora 3 on sale

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Re: Explora 3 on sale

It will not, more retail stores still sit with surplus stock. Perhaps in the coming years but not this year or the next:-)

BoxOffice

Re: Explora 3 on sale

Thank you.

 

Last from me - will the 2A be discontinued from new retail availability anytime soon?

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Re: Explora 3 on sale

That is more referring to the model 3A (Explora). Very much aware of the other decoders from the previous years.

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Re: Explora 3 on sale

Thanks @Cya_DStv1

 


@Cya_DStv1 wrote:
Our decoders are encrypted to protect against people copying our content to other devices.

So no we don't support copy to other devices.


Not true - please check with management and come back with further info.

ALL decoders before the 4 and 5 series single view HD decoders allowed for copy once of channel related SD outputs. This includes both the model 1 and 2A Exploras allowing that.

BoxOffice

Re: Explora 3 on sale

The diplexer serves a different purpose now, as there is no longer any RF demodulator to contend with.

What is still missing is a statement about AV outputs. Does this decoder support RCA connectivity?

Command relay via the unicable ports is interesting.

Trying to work out why this is even there anymore? 

To pacify us old decoder users?

Recording on an external device is now impossible.

The end of another era. 

 

Octo LNB; 2 by 2x4 MS; 2 by ES 5-2; Dedicated PSU for LNB, ES's, MS's; HD PVR 4P x 2; Explora 1; DSD 660; FSM
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Re: Explora 3 on sale

@Optimist

 

No, it doesn't have a built in smart card it has a mini smart card similar to a sim card.
 

Yes, the decoder has a built in diplexer which supports unicable.
 

Yes, the decoder still supports all current features with internet connectivity such as catch up plus and showmax

Our decoders are encrypted to protect against people copying our content to other devices.

So no we don't support copy to other devices.
 

We have a built in hard drive for recording of up to 110 hours if you wanna record to view later.

The decoder has been tested to work with all our Smart Lnbs and DStv switches.
Hope this helps, especially with other people that will need this information more.

BoxOffice

Re: Explora 3 on sale

Thanks for what you added @Cya_DStv1 , only saw that after posting.

BoxOffice

Re: Explora 3 on sale

One suspects that the 3A will also have;

  • A built in smartcard
  • A built in diplexer with Uniview capability
  • Still have internet connectivity
  • Will not allow copy-once to other recording devices
  • Will supply adequate power for feeding a LMX502 SLNB... but can it manage a 501 ?

Best that you give feedback MC, else all sorts of rumours and misconceptions will arise.

 

Maybe @MCA-David can help a bit re the tech interests, and even expand on this a bit?

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Re: Explora 3 on sale

Explora 2A has 2 USB ports.

Explora 3A has one USB port. 

 

Explora 2A has a front panel display which displays the channel number your viewing

Explora 3A does not have a front panel display, however, it has LED lights which indicate if the decoder is on or off.

 

Explora 2A has the normal size smartcard

Explora 3A has a mini smart card

 

Explora 2A has a fan.

Explora 3A doesn't have a fan however as with all our decoders good ventilation is always recommended.

 

Explora 2A has RF ports for distribution of the RF signal.

Explora 2A transmits and receives the heartbeat signal through the Unicable port and RF ports

Explora 3A has no RF ports for distribution of the heartbeat and RF signal.

Explora 3A transmits and receives the heartbeat signal through the Unicable port

 

Explora 2A supports relay commands through the RF ports.

Explora 3A supports relay commands through the Unicable port. 

 

All Explora’s are compatible with A5, A6 and A7 remote controls.

Both Explora 2A and Explora 3A have recording space of up to 110 hours.

 

Installation recommendations.

It is Recommend that in all installations where we install an Explora 2A or Explora 3A decoder we make them primary as they have amplification through the Unicable port for sending the heartbeat signal through a DStv Smart LNB or DStv 24-1Z switch.
Hope the information helps, its as far i've noted changes.

BoxOffice

Re: Explora 3 on sale


@Fourtuner wrote:

Also 2 and 3 are both the same price at Makro.


Odd.

I presume economy disasters drove the production costs of the 3A way up.

 

I wonder if MC will carry the extra costs of new stock of the 2A.

If they're considering discontinuing the 2A, that's likely to be the final nail in the coffin regarding hardware.