Newbie (very) Wanting satellite Tv on PC

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alans220

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#1
Hi all,

hope you can guide me in the right direction!.

I would like to receive satellite tv on my PC, it's a pretty up to date and powerfull setup so that should not be a problem.

If i install a SkyStar 2 PCI card into my PC, and a fixed 80cm Dish pointing to Hotbird, with a cable connection between the 2, what/how many channels would I be able to receive?

I assume there is no way to use viewing cards with this setup?

Any advice would be good

thanks

al
 
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#2
Hundreds.
Using readily available software there are currently a couple of 'compromised' packages on there as well as the FTA stuff, showing films,music,football,adult etc.

Depends on what you want to watch really (and in which language).
Have a trawl through this section to get some idea of what's going on.



Rgds



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Hi,

thanks for your replies, I see also you can buy a

Skystar 1CI TV PVR which has a CI slot built in, would thid be a better option?

Also, din't realise that the cards will control/run a motorised dish too!

al
 
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#5
i would go for skystar 2 been few problems using skystar 1
 
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In what way ??

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#7
never workd on progdvb as well as skystar2
 
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#8
Had mine for 5+ years with no probs at all. It's all I use

Guess I was just lucky then :)


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it may of been the card i was using but found skystar2 just bit better i did get skystar1 working with progdvb but only after playing about think i had to use twinhan to get it working.plus skystar is very big compared to skystar2 and takes lot space up in pc if no what mean
 
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Hi,

Learning all the time.

Do I need a CI slot on a SkyStar, is the Skystar 1CI not worth the extra money?

thanks

al
 
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alans220 said:
Hi,

Learning all the time.

Do I need a CI slot on a SkyStar, is the Skystar 1CI not worth the extra money?

thanks

al
The ss1 has audio video out i have both ss1/ss2 with a motorised dish never had any probs wwith ss1 only prob with ss2 was setting up to drive the dish.
 
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think i had to use twinhan to get it working.
Ah - if it was a CI then yes you would :D
Mine is one of the old original non CI type.



Do I need a CI slot on a SkyStar
Only if you are going to use a CI and card from a particular provider, even then there are 'retro fit' options that plug into the bus of a Skystar and give you the choice of 3.5 floppy bay mount or PCI rear slot .



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hello,
There are two models of skystar1 ci .One is from technisat and another one is from tecnotrend. Technisat skystar1 ci is nothing but a clone of twinhan 1030
ci.Twinhan ci is not suitable for today's latest encryptions and may not accept all the CAMs. But technotrend skysatar1 with 3.5" ci will accept
all the known CAMs. In my opinion technotrend skystar1 is the king of the dvb cards. The only draw back I found with this card is, it is not sutable for off-line data grabbing.
 
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