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Irish SKy card- OK with 7025?

Crusty Burke

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#1
Hi there,

I currently have an Irish Sky sub - I have it mostly to watch the Irish terrestrials which unfortunately are subscription channels and not FTA.

Would a Dreambox 7025 decode these channels, and if so, what do I need to do to the box to get it to work?
 

mhku

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#2
Welcome to the forum :)

I found this with search:

I have 2 sky cards, one with a sports sub (irish) and another FTV card for ITV/C4..

The FTV card had been out of my digibox for about 2-3 weeks. last nigth i put it in, and it would no longer work ... i left it in overnigth, and it seemed it updated cause it was working this morning.

my irish card has been in my dreambox for at least a month, and gives no probs. so, it seems the card updates fine in a dreambox?

This was wallyCharlo; search and you'll find the whole thread. You'll only need to run CCcam on the Dreambox plus the card must already be active.
 

Crusty Burke

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Irish Sky sub, Freesat HD from 28.2 East, TNTSAT card in Dreambox 800HD and a Motorised Dish with a HTPC holding it all together
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London
#3
Thanks a million - I'll try not to be a noob and search the forums next time! :)
 

mhku

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#4
No problem ;)
 

billnot

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#5
To consolidate what mhku has said, both Irish and UK Sky cards work exactly the same. They have what I call a "sleep date". If they don't receive a "stay awake"message before the sleep date they temporarily stop working. Every time they receive a stay awake message, roughly every day, the sleep date is advanced and is about 5 to 6 weeks from the last stay awake message received.

Luckily (and unlike the similar facility of a Dragon Cam), CCcam can send the keep awake message to a card, provided that the Dreambox is turned on and that the tuner is receiving a channel (ANY channel) on the Sky EPG; in practical terms virtually anything at 28,2º/28,5º.

Under these circumstances a sleeping card should wake up within 24 hours (48 hours at most). CCcam WILL wake up a sleeping card - for reasons I won't go into, I have a stock of (expired) Sky cards, and I tried with one that had been asleep for a year or so. Within a few hours, Channel 4 and Channel 5 (which need an active but not necessarily subscription) card started to work again.
 

Crusty Burke

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My Satellite Setup
Irish Sky sub, Freesat HD from 28.2 East, TNTSAT card in Dreambox 800HD and a Motorised Dish with a HTPC holding it all together
My Location
London
#6
It's all working a treat now - I have Gemini and CCcam installed and I have RTÉ One on the DB now!

Edit: My USB key works now - I kept reformatting and mounting it and finally it worked.. :)