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Satellite virgin seeks advive

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My Satellite Setup
regular Thomsomn Sky box
My Location
west mids
#1
I've just got a ID Digital F-10E with no instructions from an auction (I thought it was a Freeview box-oops!:-doh2 )
I've managed to retune it from Hotbird to Astra but am now flummoxed as it picks up stations but doesn't let me view them (with some exceptions like regional BBC1).
Do need another dish, get ot modded or bin/sell it?
 

4dbennett

lifes not a practice run
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My Satellite Setup
SPIDERBOX 9000HD, 1.2 and Humax Foxsat HD,Hitachi L500HDD
Acer Aspire 5315 Lappy
My Location
torfaen south wales
#2
kirstysdad said:
I've just got a ID Digital F-10E with no instructions from an auction (I thought it was a Freeview box-oops!:-doh2 )
I've managed to retune it from Hotbird to Astra but am now flummoxed as it picks up stations but doesn't let me view them (with some exceptions like regional BBC1).
Do need another dish, get ot modded or bin/sell it?
These are encrypted channels that you need to subscribe to or buy a viewing card for or pirate **** like most of us do, plenty of info about m8, happy searching,
SORRY MODS!!!!

deep joy dave:-rofl2 :-rofl2
 

Topper

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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
#3
Welcome to the forum kirstysdad

Well as far as viewing FTA channels it will be fine but you sound like you are wanting more and will not get them on 28.2East. It is encrypted using NDS and is secure, thus you will be very limited in what you view. I'm afraid if you want sky channels you will have to pay for them regardless of whatever whispers you may have heard and you will need a dedicated digital sky receiver easily obtainable on ebay or a specialist Linux receiver like a dreambox with dragon cam
 

mhku

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TM Nano ~ sg2100
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Midlands
#4
a specialist Linux receiver like a dreambox with dragon cam
Dreambox doesn't need a Dragon cam to read a $ky card.
 

CROSSBONES

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1.2m channel master on a jeager 1224 motor. 55cm fibo Gregorian. VU solo2.
My Location
S.Wales
#6
I think the Digital F-10E is FTA (Free To Air) only.

So you cant watch encrypted channels on it. Unless it can be patched?

But you can still use it to watch the BBC and ITV channels, and any thing else that is free on 28e and all other satellites.;)