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any cam for sky card

dishead

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#1
hi dudes
.. i'm sure, that question has been posed many times before...
but ..is there any cam , that supports the original sky-viewing-card ??
i've got a nice receiver with ci-slots, diseq , a few dishes and won't
like to downgrade to one of these dodgi-boxes , provided by sky.

i've also heard that the "dreambox" should be compatible.

would be very happy about some information.

cheerz

dishead
 

Analoguesat

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TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
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#2
Some receivers, (dreambox) can emulate Videoguard at the moment, and the dragon cam can also use an original card to show the pay Sky channels. BUT the card has to be initialised in a sky box FIRST, and may need a few overnights in the digibox to get its keep alive signals.

Theres no guarantee that these emulations will keep running in the long term.
 

dishead

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#3
tnx a lot for the quick answer !!

we've got some activated cards and dodgiboxes to play with , though almost living in the middle of nowhere.

so first of all i'll get a dragon module to check it out.


...does anybody know , which specific "dreambox" (model and image)
can handle the sky-card ??


cheerz

dishead
 

gameboy

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DreamBox 7000s - Nokia Freeview - Several GameBoys - DS Lite - ZX81 - SNES - N64 - Saturn - Dreamcast - PlayStation - PS2 - Gamecube - PSP - iPod - iPhone - XBox - PS3 - Wii - iPad - No Life!
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#4
dishead said:
...does anybody know , which specific "dreambox" (model and image)
can handle the sky-card ??
All of them that have a card slot and the correct software CAM.
 

haggard

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Syslink wifi bridge from DB to Syslink wifi router to Apple Extreme streaming relay to Apple G5, 2 xG4.
Elgato into G4 17 in for Apple DVB-T captures.
Panasonic 42 HD ready
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#5
Analoguesat said:
Some receivers, (dreambox) can emulate Videoguard at the moment, and the dragon cam can also use an original card to show the pay Sky channels. BUT the card has to be initialised in a sky box FIRST, and may need a few overnights in the digibox to get its keep alive signals.

Theres no guarantee that these emulations will keep running in the long term.

Just for info.
I have a Solus card and during the Dr Who series, ignored it and spare digibox while I stuck minidish feed into DB to record series (no card needed.)
When I went back after 3 months, of course the Solus card had long sinced sulked and wasnt working. Phoned Sky to reactivate and they said p*** off, Solus isnt supported but I can buy a Freesat card. Bought one. 2 days later, it arrived, went into my study to stuff it in and dammit, Solus was working again. So dont ever give up on a Sky card.
Both Solus and Freesat cards work in same receiver, just needs a few seconds when swapping for new one to kick in. I'll put Solus into dragon cam just as soon as I have a minute.
 

haggard

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7000S - 300GB Maxtor
1GB USB -
Syslink wifi bridge from DB to Syslink wifi router to Apple Extreme streaming relay to Apple G5, 2 xG4.
Elgato into G4 17 in for Apple DVB-T captures.
Panasonic 42 HD ready
My Location
NW England
#6
haggard said:
I'll put Solus into dragon cam just as soon as I have a minute.
Go to ski box to which the ski card is married
In services menu get the box serial number (10 digits).
If you just have a card and dont know which box it came from, you're sunk.
Load latest predator 3.21 onto dragon,
Go into predator menu in CI menu on DB
Toggle to place where you can enter serial number
Enter ski box serial number incl leading zeros
Tune to encrypted channel
Insert ski card into dragon (contacts face up)
Voila.

I suspect the card might not get updated in DB so a fortnightly visit back to the original ski box might be in order.