Card sharing with Sky UK (n00b question)

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coubury

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Hi there.

My dad is getting sky tv into his house,Iis there anyway i can share the card so i can use it in my house?

I have a sky dish and receiver but i dont have sky in.

I know it might work if i just bring his card and put it into my reciever

But is it possible to 'clone' it so we have 'two' one for him and one for me?


Thanks.
 
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No it isn't I'm afraid, card build technology has gone way past the possibility of card cloning.

Card sharing is the new card cloning, but involves using non Sky linux based receivers with internet connections and possible card update problems.
 
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No its not possible to clone subscription cards nowadays. It hasnt been for several years.

Basically if you are using Sky boxes theres no way whatsoever to share one subscription card to another place.

Edit - beaten to it :D
 
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rolfw you mention a linux based receiver, something like a dreambox?

I think that is only possibly here if you have cable (virgin media) I dont think it works with sky digital and sky cards. Unless im wrong?

are can you share?
 
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Discussion of anything to do with VM is STRICTLY forbidden on this forum.
 
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lol sorry, it's not available in my area anyway.

Back to my question is it only cable you can card share? or can you do it with sky aswell
 
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You can do it with almost any satellite service. Now what did I say about mentioniong cable??


Back to my question is it only cable you can card share?

You will get an infraction if you mention c&ble tv in any way again ;)
 
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Ok, so now i have established its possible, Can you provide me with any links to do some further research?
 
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This forum gives you all the info you require. Apart from that a couple of hours with Mr Google should give you some a decent grounding in the info you need.

Nobody here is going to give you detailed info on what to do - we are very careful about how far we go with advice on c/s'ing
 
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Ok thanks for the help.

I might just get a slingbox instead lol
 
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If your dads house has a standard 2 meg download or thereabouts connection dont bother - the upload speed is rubbish and not watchable for any length of time. You need somewhere over 500kbps upload with the more the merrier.
 
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His is 6.0

will that be enough do you reckon?
 
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coubury said:
His is 6.0

will that be enough do you reckon?
You need to know the upload speed, 6.0 is the download speed. Even some connections with 20 megs download only have 256k upload.
 
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I will have to check tomorrow.

He would be getting the Sky Unlimited deal tho.

The Exchange is only 200 metres up the road, am i right in thinking sky uses The Bt exchange?
 
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Huevos said:
You need to know the upload speed, 6.0 is the download speed. Even some connections with 20 megs download only have 256k upload.
C/S works on as little as 1MB download and 128kupload ;)

Also wireless C/S is possible with Diablo wi-fi cam or wireless within 1 household.
 
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pajo100 said:
C/S works on as little as 1MB download ;)

Also wireless C/S is possible with Diablo wi-fi cam or wireless within 1 household.
We're not talking about CS. That uses no bandwidth. He was asking if his connection upload bandwidth would be suitable for video streaming (Slingbox).
 
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Huevos said:
We're not talking about CS. That uses no bandwidth. He was asking if his connection upload bandwidth would be suitable for video streaming (Slingbox).
He was asking about options inc C/S AND slingbox if you read all the thread so obviously C/S is his best bet with limited or capped download or upload speeds for most users.;)
 
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Can you get multiroom and move the box, in Ireland they don't use phone lines... and if so can I use the multiroom card in my Sky+HD box?
 
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