Help Needed with CI Module

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Got fantastically helpful responses here from multiple people on my last enquiry, about setting up multiple TV/set-top box/satellite arrangements. Hopefully someone will know the answer to this one, too!

I now have both TVs working with twin LNB and disecq switch to go between Astra 19.2 and 28.2. As I've proceeded, I have discovered that main French channels are only available with a card. I have the appropriate TNTSat card, and there is a hole at the front of my main set-top box (Humax FoxSat), but apparently I need something called a CI module to put the two together...

I have emailed Humax, but they don't seem to do communications with customers! Can anyone tell me what spec CI Module I need to go with this box and card? Can I buy from the normal places, like BF Sat, HD Line, etc?

Many thanks in anticipation!
 

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I don't think (but I could be wrong) TNTSat cards work with anything other than official receivers and Cristol Atlas HD ones. It might work in some CI+ CAMs but I am not convinced.
 
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Captain Jack said:
I don't think (but I could be wrong) TNTSat cards work with anything other than official receivers and Cristol Atlas HD ones. It might work in some CI+ CAMs but I am not convinced.
Oh no! The box that the card came with is cheap and cheerful, and I wanted it for use with the secondary TV. The Humax FoxSat is much better – happy to switch between 2 satellites; finds all the channels that are there without problems; built-in hard drive, etc. In my naivete (having discovered that "freely available" French TV channels are actually encrypted, and only accessible with a card) I assumed that said card would work in any box that had a slot, provided you had a CI module?
 

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Captain Jack said:
I don't think (but I could be wrong) TNTSat cards work with anything other than official receivers and Cristol Atlas HD ones. It might work in some CI+ CAMs but I am not convinced.
I thought the TNTSat cards worked in Dreambox type receivers with the correct soft cam but wont open the HD channels?
 

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TNTSat is essentially Viaccess but the Frenchies add another key to the equation, which is only within official TNTSat receivers.

Dreambox type ones work when the key is known - at the moment, it isn't.
 
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