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D4ftpunk

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#1
remember the old BskyB digitial cards. What doesnt work on them since new cards are issued? can i still view the free chans, not FTA but the free ones , ie work with skybox but not with any other box.
 

PaulR

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#2
There are no channels that need only the digibox (without a card) to view. If a channel is FTA (Free To Air) then it is not ecrypted in any way and can be viewed on almost any digital receiver.

I think you are confusing them with the FTV (Free To View) channels. These are basically ITV1, C4 and Five and these most definitely need both the digibox and a valid card to viewed - via satellite anyway.

PalR
 

D4ftpunk

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#3
they definatly need a valid card? or will the old card work,
 

rolfw

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#4
The old cards are no longer valid, it must be a new style, the one with the house on.
 

D4ftpunk

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#5
I ask since i wanna view free to view chans or even chans on my subscription on my pc, i know finding an nds cam that works is like finding a needle in a haystak, i have one nds cam that works with old style skycards, and a cardsharing server that supports new style videoguard nds, but not sure if that works either, any other ideas?
 

rolfw

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#6
As far as I know, there is no way of reading or using the UK Sky card on anything other than the dedicated digibox. There are plenty of rumours to the contrary, but they remain rumours.
 
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