There are no hacks or cracks for Sky digital. The old box office blocker (phone line fooler) seams to be going round again but as you all know, once your credit limit has been reached, thats your lot till you pay up!
Sathelp on the Web-
Or on Wap-
I hope that my ramblings about MPEG decoder LSI's haven't fuelled this hack rumour - (poster's ref. being chip specific).
I had a personal e-mail asking me whether my anticts were 'that' hack. They certainly are NOT: trying to locate a digital audio signal and making a mod is not hacking (just in case any lawyer's are on the case).
The chip in question was manufactured by Philips, I have a Panasonic box, I still live with a miserable analogue signal :-(
Unfortunately, it is still a pin in a haystack: Bugger !
sorry to butt in here... what is Digital 5.1?
Do you mean a new version of MPEG?
If so I don't see what Sky would gain by testing that since as far as I know it is not possible simply through an over-the-air firmware upgrade to make the existing Sky boxes compatible with a different version of MPEG. And I can't see them switching to a compression technique which leaves their existing 5.5m customers without a picture...
Yes, it is true. Sky say that they will broadcast in Dolby digital 5.1 (surround sound). Doesnt affect picture. However, the only way u can get this is through the Sony box or the new boxes that are coming out with hard disks to record one channel wile u watch another (still using one card). 5.1 i achieved using the optical output and plugging it to a Dolby digital amplifier. Those with existing boxes will still get stereo (and pro-logic surround sound)
Panasonic's TU-DSB30 main chip is (Panasonic) MN2WS002AD in BGA
with a AM33 risc core @ 121Mips. DACs are 2x AK4317VF (18bit, dac, mixer).
The BGA has a IEC958 (S/PDIF) output on some pins, but I cannot get the pdf. With a small mod we could have S/PDIF, ie stereo PCM, but not Dolby AC3 (5.1), due to different encapsulating protocol.
Anyway, the AC3 stream is in a different PID from mp2 audio, so digibox sw (and Bsky should permit this selection.
Should we go buy the new Sony or the Pace Sky+ (must be a Sky+ sub to have AC3 option?) ?
>trying to locate a
>digital audio signal and making a mod
>The chip in question was manufactured by Philips, I have a
>Panasonic box, I still live with a miserable analogue signal