- My Satellite Setup
- I am in the process of setting up a very ordinary Dish and Receiver to get the CanalDigitaal packages.
- My Location
- UK but objective is a setup in Holland
Who knows the answers?
I would not want to ask anyone to help me do anything illegal, so I ask you to believe that:- 1a) While in Holland, I want to use Hardware bought in England which will allow me to both 1b) Activate and ReActivate the CanalDigitaal card –which I already have – and, 1c) to receive their channels.
2a) Hardware. Canal Digitaal approve/recommend various receivers but I think I can buy much cheaper in England if I can find out the specification (not the manufacturer/version number) of (the Receivers if relevant?, and) the CAM which must be used. Can anyone please tell me what the specification is? Do I need a Cam, will a Common Interface card slot not suffice? What is ‘Seca’? What is ‘Seca/Mediaguard’
Can anyone recommend any makes available in England?
2b) The CanalDigitaal Card. The card I have was bought in Holland in the normal way. Various attempts were made, almost certainly using unsuitable hardware, to Activate the card. Then, in desperation, we tried to ReActivate the card. Activation and ReActivation attempts were done using SMS texting in Holland – but as stated the card was almost certainly in the wrong hardware. A random attempt using the Internet (again from Holland) responded that ‘the card is already activated’. Can anyone explain the precise process – not what the user is supposed to do in a perfect world – I want to know how the card Activation/ReActivation is handled by CanalDigital when things have not worked, as in the above? What is the status of the card as far as their system is concerned? How do I make a clean start again after I have sorted out the hardware questions?
2c) The Hardware solutions I want must end up with me being able to receive the chosen ‘packages’ which will be paid for regularly from a Dutch bank account. But most importantly, the final solution must also enable me to ReActivate the card, via a simple SMS message, if I miss the monthly CanalDigital ‘code/encryption change’ for any reason.
Sincere ‘Thanks’ in anticipation.