DStv decoders from 1995 to 2020

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DStv decoders from 1995 to 2020

MultiChoice recently unveiled its new DStv Explora Ultra decoder - its first set-top box to feature built-in wireless Internet connectivity and support for third-party streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Over its 25-year history, the company has launched numbers decoders that connect to an installed dish antenna to provide customers with access to its bouquet of satellite channels.
 

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I had the first generation one (DSD660) then the 2008 HD PVR and currently the first Explora, the 2013 model.
 

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The article is wrong on this point: "Users could view up to three different channels on three TVs at a time, or watch on two and record another channel on a third."

The original PVR I could only watch 2 live channels whilst recording a 3rd.
You were not able to view 3 at once. it only had two outputs.

I still have my 720i, 990, Dual View I and PVR 1 and HD PVR. Gave the explora away when I divorced DStv
 

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Came here looking for this bad boy. View attachment 965986

We got this MNET decoder around 1999 I think. The Comcrypt 4000.

 

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The explora 2 came a with unique feature , breaks just after the guarantee expired.
 

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1985 had one of the first M -Net decoders and in 1995 had one of the first satellite decoders (Self install) Now on streaming only package :love:
 

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1985 had one of the first M -Net decoders and in 1995 had one of the first satellite decoders (Self install) Now on streaming only package :love:
I think you're out by a year, M-Net only started broadcasting in October of 1986.
"In October 1986, they started broadcasting for 12 hours a day, to about 500 households who had bought decoders."
 

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Ahhh man, what an article, what a day! This is JUST what I needed. A whole portal to the awesomeness of DSTV, their legacy, their genius product design, their captive market, their monopoly, the re-runs, the endless promos, over and over and over again.

psh
 

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SD PVR was still the best. Only issue was when the fan gave in and it sounded like a vacuum but didn't seem like it really needed one.

The explora 2 came a with unique feature , breaks just after the guarantee expired.
Ours is still working.
 
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