question regarding about CAM & viacess cards

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Hello everyone

i want to subscribe to one of the channels on hotbird. i have a digital receiver (DigiSat) and it has a slot for one card. some channels require CAM ( i have no clue about CAM) and i am not sure if the receiver i have support that. my question is do i need to buy CAM and the card to view the channel or just the card.
i would really appreciate it if someone can explain to me.

thanks
 

kungpo

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Hi there - I don't know about your receiver capabilities, but the answer is fairly straightforward. If you receiver has a slot for a smart card, then it probably has some knid of embedded decryption technology, such as viacess, or one of the others. If it has one or more slots for a CAM module (similar in size to a PCMCIA card), then you will need one of these as well as a smart card. Which one of these will depend on what, if any, embedded common access you receiver alreasy has. If none, then you will need a viaccess CAM, and the appropriate viewing card (assuming the chanels you want are using viaccess). You can get special CAMs which can emulate several different encryption technologies, such as a magic, matrix or dragon cam. You will need to delve further to get a better explanation as to what these cams can give you.

Hope this helps and makes sense.
 
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kungpo said:
Hi there - I don't know about your receiver capabilities, but the answer is fairly straightforward. If you receiver has a slot for a smart card, then it probably has some knid of embedded decryption technology, such as viacess, or one of the others. If it has one or more slots for a CAM module (similar in size to a PCMCIA card), then you will need one of these as well as a smart card. Which one of these will depend on what, if any, embedded common access you receiver alreasy has. If none, then you will need a viaccess CAM, and the appropriate viewing card (assuming the chanels you want are using viaccess). You can get special CAMs which can emulate several different encryption technologies, such as a magic, matrix or dragon cam. You will need to delve further to get a better explanation as to what these cams can give you.

Hope this helps and makes sense.
Thanks for the explination. it really helps.
 

mnadeem

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hi
what about if you also say about my need like this first..... radix dt-43 vaci
software version DT-43S V1.0.00
firmware V1.2.1-1614SA
Terminal serial number 34-1-0001469
Viaccess version 1.1 R 484
terminal application 1000.121
what kind of viacces receiver is that not reading any kinds of cards )(-red
 

loftyj

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Never heard of this reciver, but it looks as if it might be a STB for a cable company or other provider that will only work with a card supplied by them.
 
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