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PW and original Receiver

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dddanny

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Hi,
unfortunately I have to say that I am a bloody newbie(what you obviously hear quite often). My english isn't good at all and all my hope is now set to this Board.

i just searched the whole board to get an answer to my questions. I am short before to subscribe for Premiere World. But some questions came up, while looking through the board here.

If I subscribe for PW, i'll get the receiver, that's fact.
1. But Can I still use the receiver(which probably will be a SAGEM), when I use a hacked card ?Or in another words, what should I do then, if I can't?
2. IF I want to use a hacked card. Which kind should I use? Is there any restriction or difference between funcards and Co.?

I just found out, that PW is using betacrypt. So what would be the next step ?I already bought a programmer and I am awaiting the package every day.
3. which programme is to use, to get data written on a card ?
4. How often is a key changed ?

I really hope, that the questions were not too stupid not to be answered.


Many thanks in advance and I hope to get answers soon.
 

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To the best of my knowledge, goldwafer "hack" cards work fine in the PW original boxes (that's why there are an estimated 1.5M "illegal" viewers in Gemany alone).
You only need a simple GoldWafer - not a funcard - since you only want to watch Betacrypt1 transmissions.
Keys are being changed more regularly now than they used to be (every few weeks or even days now; used to be almost never).

Which programming uytility you should use is dependent on which kind of programming device you have, and from which PC op.sys. you will be running it. Most standard programmers work under WIndows (but few do under XP - so you should ideally use an older version such as Win95/98). Some, like CardWriter, are universal (they allow you to program Goldwagers, Atmel funcards, piccard2/ds9, and so on). Cardwriter (and others too) is available from Duwgai's site at http://www.jali.nl/satelliet/satinfo/index.html

Note: PW is planning to switch to Betacrypt2 sometime in the coming months (which is based in the Irdeto2 system - already out for more than a year and still no public hack available). That's if they survive at all...

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dddanny

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...and light came into my darkness.... thanx 4 your help

To make my confusion even higher, could you explain me, what the advantage of changing to e.g. neutrino is? I heared/read, that I can watch even more chans and that i have some more decryption-standards, than just betacrypt. Is it necessary for me 'as an average pw watcher' to change over to neutrino? What would really make sense to do? There must be something special, otherwise, they wouldn't talk about it that loud. To set the D-Box to the Debug-Mode seems to me a bit risky, isn't it ?

Or other question, is my choice of using the D-Box ok, or is there another "better" solution. As they all say, that HUMAX is quite good, but then I need a CIM, or not ?In this case, it would be the alphacrypt.......?


Thanks in advance......
 

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Neutrino is the name of one of (so far) three alternative Linux-based softwares for the Dbox2. Others are Enigma & LCARS.

Neutrino is an open-source project, written for Linux by hobbyists. At the moment it is a fairly rough product, very unfriendly for the casual TV-watcher, but promises many interesting future developments. To get the most from Neutrino you need to operate your dbox2 while it is networked to a PC. The PC can then be used (for example) for hard-disk recording of the satellite channels.

The dbox2 (like every receiver) has a "boot-loader" which is the route by which new software can be loaded. Normally the dbox2 bootloader prevents all software loads unless they are acompanied by a particular 128byte encryption signature. Placing the box in "debug" mode gets around this, and allows the Linux hobby software to be loaded. There are numerous companies across Germany that will do that for you if you are nervous (it does require two solder points to be connected internally).

But what you should really ask yourself is: are you prepared to sacrifice ease of use of the dbox2 in order to gain a bunch of specialist features that you as a beginner would probably not be interested in?

The hompage of the Dbox2 Linux project is here:
http://dbox2.elxsi.de
It includes downloads, FAQs, a forum, and a comparison of the Neutrino and standard ("betanova") features. Most of the content is in German.

Here's another good site too:
http://www.neutrino-anleitung.de

If you haven't yet selected a receiver, consider:
- Humax 5400 (original, or patched "Z" model)
- Samsung 9500 ci
For more on the capabilities of those, search this board - you'll find links & info. Both receivers can accept CI CAMs (Common Interface Conditional Access Modules) but since patching the receiver turns the embedded CAM slot into a multi-encryption-enabled device, it isn't actually necessary for most common encryption systems. You could place in the embedded CAM slot a goldwafer for PW or a funcard for PW and loads of other providers too, without having to purchase a CI CAM at all.

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