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Explora 3

Doccie

Explora 3

While we wait for the next Explora, perhaps a good idea to start a wishlist for the developers so that they can see what we would want in such a device.

 

  • Thumbnail cover art for Live programmes on the TV Guide
  • Redesigned INTERACTIVE TV GUIDE
  • bigger space to record
  • Faster overall UI response
  • linking of explora's so that you can watch playlist from other rooms
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Romance

Re: Explora 3

Hardware :

Multiple tuners

Storage : Allow for external HD, to be used exclusively by/with the Explora . Similar to XBoxOne

Connectivity : Builtin WiFi

 

SLNB LMX501| Explora (Primary) Explora2A (Secondary) | Xtraview - decoders same room | 3 distributed HDMI endpoints via 2x4 Matrix and Cat6 | 200/100 Fibre (OpenServe/Afrihost Premium UnCapped) | HD 5S in holiday mode |DSTV Mobile via Drifta WiFi
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Re: Explora 3

The ability to watch recorded content remotely 

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Doccie

Re: Explora 3

I do like built in wifi definitely. Don't think they will ever allow external storage, they will say the studios forbid that and don't think any other satellite receiver can do that (certainly that I know of)

Romance

Re: Explora 3

I think sometimes the studios are just used as an excuse. What's the difference between recording internal and external ?  

Surely if Microsoft can extend their storage on an Xbox One to proprietary formatted external drive(s), then MC can investigate the same.  I can't do anything else with that HDD but use it on the Xbox, and have to reformat it to make it available again in the Windows environment

SLNB LMX501| Explora (Primary) Explora2A (Secondary) | Xtraview - decoders same room | 3 distributed HDMI endpoints via 2x4 Matrix and Cat6 | 200/100 Fibre (OpenServe/Afrihost Premium UnCapped) | HD 5S in holiday mode |DSTV Mobile via Drifta WiFi
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Doccie

Re: Explora 3

I also hope that they look at power consumption. 

 

Really need to be way better, I read somewhere that its constantly 20+ watt per hour.

Re: Explora 3

I proposed this years ago, on the old forums.

The could keep the DRM intact, and allow us to use our local network to stream from on decoder to another, or view those recordings / downloads via the app. They could easily keep the DRM intact, and then decode on the viewing device. But, the studios will likely be used as an excuse.

 

The original Explora has double the amount of interneal stoage than the Explora 2, from what I've heard / read. The reason put forth for this was that people are consuming their viewing online rather, so there was no need for a larger drive.

 

I prefer the larger space. It means I can stack series recordings, and then binge those, saving on downloads.

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Re: Explora 3


@andrewgerm wrote:

 

The original Explora has double the amount of interneal stoage than the Explora 2, from what I've heard / read.


That is correct but both offer the same number of hours recording since - we were told - the Explora 2 uses a better compression. But I too would prefer a larger hard drive.

 

Octo-LNB to 2 x 5.2 switches. Explora1 (Prim) & HDPVR 2P (Sec), Samsung 55" UA55F8500 Smart 3D LED TV, HDMI picture & audio via Onkyo TX-NR626
receiver. Explora1 in bedroom, HDMI picture & audio to Samsung 32" UA32F5500 Smart LED TV. 100Mbps M-Web fibre (OpenServe).
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Re: Explora 3


@andrewgerm wrote:
But, the studios will likely be used as an excuse.

I'm sure they are at times. Other times it is a real problem throughout the industry, the studios have the power, and we're told they're not too good with logic as they want to hold on to their old ways.

Re: Explora 3

What is totally illogical about all that though, is if we use the app, we are in any case downloading files to a drive that is fully accessible.

 

A few years back, I would download files on one PC, and view them, but could then also access those files from another PC, and watch there by merely being logged in to the DStv site. I am talking a good many years back, when this all started.