Question regarding receiver models and Advice

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ZX88

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My Satellite Setup
Silvercrest SL65
& ZodiacDVR 700 FTA+
My Location
Europe
#1
Pardon my ignorance on the Satellite matter, but all this is new to me.
Recently I've bought 2 FTA receivers.
They are: Zodiac DVR 700 FTA Plus (This one has no CI slots and the CPU is a 5518)
and: Silver crest SL 65/2 CI (As the name suggests it has 2 CI's)
I've been searching the web and found that there is a way to patch the software on FTA receivers to get some more channels.
Problem is that nobody mentions the above receivers.
I was wondering if there is a way to find if these are clones to some other popular receiver.
I've seen pictures and comments that lead me to believe that the Zodiac is either an Arion or a Metabox clone.
If patching these receivers is not an option, could any of you please point me in the right direction. My father has been bugging me to get him a way to watch the US news program "Fox News". Can I view it?
As a side note my two receivers are connected to 80 cm dishes. I hope they're big enough...
If I posted this in the wrong forum I appologize.
Thank you in advance,
ZX88
 
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gasth404

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My Satellite Setup
Starsat3500CUCIsuper
+Manhattan5900
+HumaxVA-ACI
motorised dish
My Location
Baltics
#2
You find answer here **w.satellite-heaven.de/index.htm?jump=Receiver/index.htm
 
closetosoton

closetosoton

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Wavefield T55, 20 LNB's and a whole load of analogue boxes!
My Location
Close to Southampton
#3
people have tried to patch the SL65 and failed, with the SL55 software.

here are some links to comag related stuff (who i think make the silvercrest badged receiver?)

h**p://members.lycos.nl/wifiminded/
h**p://www.comag.exthus.co.uk
h**p://www.comag.smokiebum.com/upload/
h**p://www.bikeydz.tk/ (FTA 2CI only)
h**p://www.maiden30403.utvinternet.com/satellite/index2.htm
h**p://www.comag.smokiebum.com/guides/index.php
h**p://foros.zackyfiles.com/showthread.php?t=325342
h**p://forums.exthus.co.uk/printthread.php?t=624
h**p://com3.runboard.com/btheunofficialcomagsite
h**p://upload.grupocomag.com/index.php

meanwhile your safest bet would be to get a multicam such as the dragon/matrix.

-cts
 
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ZX88

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My Satellite Setup
Silvercrest SL65
& ZodiacDVR 700 FTA+
My Location
Europe
#4
Thank you for all your replies.
I guess I won't try messing with the silvercrest since it takes the CI's.
Do I need some special CI to use the dragon or matrix cams?
And another question. Sorry to keep asking you this.
Under the satellite-heaven site the zodiac is listed as a Fedtec / Granvision (?clone?)
Does this mean any patch made for the above receivers will work with the zodiac?
Or should I forget about patching and start reading up on the dragon / matrix cams?

Thank you again,
ZX88
 
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