Newbie seeking direction !

Hello all , am very new to this & i'd apreciate ur help a lot , am gonna say all the things i know i have and that might help u help me.

location ... middle east , recievers ... technosat & starsat , i get nilesat - arabsat - hotbird .... that's all that i know. (bare with me)

what i'd like to know is what are the channels that i could get , and if possible how to open some of the blocked channels , beginner guides i could read on the encryption methods used just to get a glimps , how to connect my receivers to the comp. , and " how to guides " in general , and what is dreambox ??

i could use all the help i can get .

:p thankx guys