Sky Card Chip

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What chip does the Sky Digital card use and what sort of card is it?
 

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#2
No-one knows for sure but there are rumours, rumours and more rumours.

Thsi is from a post by Ivac on the $lybusters forum:

There are now 2 conflicting camps about the chip type of the
Sky Gen1 and Gen2 cards.

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theory-1 (less likely)

supporters: nissan@$lybusters, scuby@elmax

Sky Gen1 : TI TMS370C
Sky Gen2 : SLE66C80S

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theory-2 (more likely)

supporters: dean556 + various unnamed sources

Sky Gen1: SLE44(C80S ?) like H, GL11, GX15, GX17, Towitoko P64
Sky Gen2: TI TMS(370C ?) like HU


Does this help?

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I already subscribe to sky but i want to set up another box in another room, so is it possible to copy my existing card onto a blank card? If so what will i need to do it.

P.S I am quite new to this stuff.
 

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Keechy said:
I already subscribe to sky but i want to set up another box in another room, so is it possible to copy my existing card onto a blank card? If so what will i need to do it.

P.S I am quite new to this stuff.
Not possible. Each box is coupled to its own card.
you'll need an extra sub. for a second box.
 

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If your box breaks you can buy a second box from ebay cheaper and then call Sky to get your card paired with the new box.

This will cancel the old box pairing - they ain't daft!
 

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Well why do people sell sky digiboxes on ebay.:confused
...and because you can get a 'Free2View' card, which isn't tied. They sell those on eBay too!
 

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Other reasons include people wanting better boxes than the ones they already have…they want one to take abroad...some are stolen are the seller wants rid of them...
 
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