Do you wish to learn how to clear the disk full issue on your DSTV Explora. The Explora is one of the best PVR decoders that you will find in South Africa. The latest version is the Explora Ultra, which came after the Explora 3b. Whatever version of the Explora that you may have, you are able to record, rewind and pause live TV.
You can record individual shows and entire series. That’s great in that it gives you the freedom to watch your shows at a time that is convenient to your. The Explora has a big hard drive. However, it can get full over time. So, you need to clear some recordings to free up space. But how do you do that?
How to delete recorded programs from the Explora
The following is how to clear a full disk on the DSTV Explora;
- Click on the Playlist button your DSTV Explora’s remote.
- Navigate to the show or series that you wish to delete.
- Click on the OK button on your remote.
- Choose the Delete option.
- Confirm that you wish to delete the program.
- Space will now become available on your decoder.
You can opt to format your Explora
That’s how to clear the disk full issue on the DSTV Explora. The above method involves simply removing some shows that you have watched, or others that you no longer wish to watch. By clearing them, you will be freeing up disc space.
Having said that, there is another option; that of completely formatting your Explora decoder. Doing this removes everything that’s on the decoder. It resets it to factory defaults. Check out our article on how to format your Explora’s hard drive.
This is a drastic method that you should not take lightly. Do it only when it is absolutely necessary. The issue here is that you will be removing everything that you have recorded on the device. So, you will be starting afresh. You should not do it if you have programs that you are still to watch.
Why does my Explora hard drive get full?
We have another post answering the question how big is the Explora Hard drive? No matter how big the hard drive on your decoder may be, it will get full as shows get recorded. That’s particularly the case if you have set recordings for entire series.
As an example, if you record one of the Indian shows that are shown every day, your hard disc space will soon get exhausted. Another factor is whether the show is being recorded in HD or in SD. SD takes less space that HD. But it’s painful to watch SD shows once you have tried HD.
In this, post, we showed you how to clear the disc full error on a DSTV Explora. The way to go is to remove shows that you have already watched. You can also remove those that you are no longer interested in watching.
Recording space on these decoders is finite. It gets filled up as you record more programs. Recording HD channels takes up more space. However, you don’t really want to record in SD because viewing quality will be poor.