Pent@vision CI PCI card with CAM slots for £23 - worth it?

testpie

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Does anybody know if this card is worth £23 (including postage)? I'm already thinking of either importing a Helios FTA for about £40ish from Germany, or getting that system from Lidl on September 1st - so if anybody has any opinions on those too, it would be much appreciated.
 

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get skystar 2 its the best im getting 10 from germany coming soon if want me hold for you let me know
 

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pothead13 said:
get skystar 2 its the best im getting 10 from germany coming soon if want me hold for you let me know
How much would you be able to get one for? I realise that this card isn't as good as a Skystar 2, but it is very cheap at £23.
 

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The card is actually a good card, it has an onboard processor and versions with a CI slot, but, nobody has written any software for it, whereas they have for cards like the Skystar and the original software is pants.
 

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£45 do sky star for
 

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pothead13 said:
£45 do sky star for
That's quite a bit more though - and it doesn't have the CI. Thanks all the same.
 

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#7
dont need ci
 

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