please help aint got a clue what im doing

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5hydragon

Member
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My Satellite Setup
have a dreambox500s
and a laptop
My Location
uk
have recently bought a dreambox500s,was told i wouldnt need a smart
card,but in the instruction manual says i need 1,i dont have 1 so what must i do,do i or dont i need 1,if i do where can i get 1 from? thanks for your help
 
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5hydragon

Member
Messages
5
My Satellite Setup
have a dreambox500s
and a laptop
My Location
uk
have recently bought a dreambox500s,was told i wouldnt need a smart
card,but in the instruction manual says i need 1,i dont have 1 so what must i do,do i or dont i need 1,if i do where can i get 1 from? thanks for your help
 
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

Administrator
Staff member
Messages
48,371
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
What EXACTLY are you trying to do??

If you are expecting to magically open numerous pay tv packages for free then you are going to be disappointed. Things dont happen like that even with the wonderful linux based Dreamboxes.
 
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

Administrator
Staff member
Messages
48,371
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
What EXACTLY are you trying to do??

If you are expecting to magically open numerous pay tv packages for free then you are going to be disappointed. Things dont happen like that even with the wonderful linux based Dreamboxes.
 
Robbo

Robbo

Retired Mod
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6,424
My Satellite Setup
TM6800HD, TM1000, TM600 Linux,TM2200 motor, Channel Master 1.2m motorised, TD110 dish Meter=Satlook Micro+G2 NIT
My Location
Gravesend,Kent,UK
For FTA channels the receiver does not need a smartcard.


For subscription channels, it may well do.
 
Robbo

Robbo

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Messages
6,424
My Satellite Setup
TM6800HD, TM1000, TM600 Linux,TM2200 motor, Channel Master 1.2m motorised, TD110 dish Meter=Satlook Micro+G2 NIT
My Location
Gravesend,Kent,UK
For FTA channels the receiver does not need a smartcard.


For subscription channels, it may well do.
 
B16MCC

B16MCC

Dreambox Gimp & Coder
Messages
1,562
My Satellite Setup
2 Dreamboxes..........
---------------------------------------------
--- DM 8000 HD PVR & DM 800 HD ---
Motek SG2100 & Triax 80cm Dual LNB
------ Fixed Dish 28e Quad LNB -------
---- Sly HD Full & 24" Apple iMAC ----
My Location
/var/tuxbox/config
At this point I strongly recommend you get a 15 case of lager , or whatever floates your boat, and get comfy in front of the screen. Spend the next week reading the forums. There's a lot of infomation available and its mostly fact.

If you decide to post again on the forum please expand in detail what you are trying to achieve.

Which satellite(s) you are looking at.
What channels do you want to watch.
What software you have on your Dreambox.
This would help for a start.
 
B16MCC

B16MCC

Dreambox Gimp & Coder
Messages
1,562
My Satellite Setup
2 Dreamboxes..........
---------------------------------------------
--- DM 8000 HD PVR & DM 800 HD ---
Motek SG2100 & Triax 80cm Dual LNB
------ Fixed Dish 28e Quad LNB -------
---- Sly HD Full & 24" Apple iMAC ----
My Location
/var/tuxbox/config
At this point I strongly recommend you get a 15 case of lager , or whatever floates your boat, and get comfy in front of the screen. Spend the next week reading the forums. There's a lot of infomation available and its mostly fact.

If you decide to post again on the forum please expand in detail what you are trying to achieve.

Which satellite(s) you are looking at.
What channels do you want to watch.
What software you have on your Dreambox.
This would help for a start.
 
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5hydragon

Member
Messages
5
My Satellite Setup
have a dreambox500s
and a laptop
My Location
uk
i basically want all the sky channels, sky sports sky movies etc,
i was told this box would pick these channels up, have bought the box as a gift for
my parents who have a sky dish i get cable so is no way of me checking if it works till i give them the gift,thanks for your help
 
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5hydragon

Member
Messages
5
My Satellite Setup
have a dreambox500s
and a laptop
My Location
uk
as for the dish is just a normal skydish,the dreambox has come straight from the factory so has wat ever software it comes with,i dont really no what im doing here
i wish they had cable cos i understand that more than this satelite milarcky
thanks for your help
 
B16MCC

B16MCC

Dreambox Gimp & Coder
Messages
1,562
My Satellite Setup
2 Dreamboxes..........
---------------------------------------------
--- DM 8000 HD PVR & DM 800 HD ---
Motek SG2100 & Triax 80cm Dual LNB
------ Fixed Dish 28e Quad LNB -------
---- Sly HD Full & 24" Apple iMAC ----
My Location
/var/tuxbox/config
The Dreambox is not a magic box, it will not decrypt Sly UK without access to a valid subscription card. Simple as. You've got no chance of getting anything out of the box this side of the new year. If you're interested in learning about the Dreambox, set aside 6 weeks to get going.
 
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

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48,371
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
Yup I have to agree with B16. You are trying to run before you can crawl. You do not take a DB out of a box and get free pay channels on it - if it was that easy we would all be doing it and Id be flogging them at a hundred quid a pop with a couple of months subs on them. :D

If you want to give your folks Sky then buy them a proper subscription!
 
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5hydragon

Member
Messages
5
My Satellite Setup
have a dreambox500s
and a laptop
My Location
uk
thanks guys,how is it possible to do this through cable and not sky
i have friend who has a eurovox, can you tell me why you would buy a dream box
when you get a box for nothing off sky, am i just being thick here, i do appreciate
your help
 
Topper

Topper

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23,137
My Satellite Setup
IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
We do not discuss c a b l e here and any further mention will cause a warning but needless to say the avenue of pleasure that has been experienced by the VM people is closing rapidly as Nag 3 is introduced. People wish to use a Dreambox for it's versatility and multi-satellite potential something a skybox is designed not to do, however subscriptions are still required unless you use cardsharing
 
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5hydragon

Member
Messages
5
My Satellite Setup
have a dreambox500s
and a laptop
My Location
uk
thanks,what is card sharing,iv seen usb smartcard readers on ebay, is this how you card share thanks for your help
i will no mention the c word again lol
 
Topper

Topper

Amo Amas Amant Admin
Staff member
Messages
23,137
My Satellite Setup
IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
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