SkyStar 2 DVB PCI Card (newbie)

newgen2005

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#1
Im thinking of getting ones of these SkyStar 2 DVB PCI Cards. I need to know a few things first.

1. Do they work with analogue dishes.

2. Do they work with normal Sky Digital Dishes, and what positions.

3. What sort of channels can you pick up.

and all other information would be great.

Thanks
 

Lancelot

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#2
Hi there - :-Welcome1 to the board :)

1 Yes
2 Yes 28E 19E 13E and 30w is where most of the action is.
Depending on your location in England, a minidish will give you a good taste of what's going on.
As for channels - go to www.lyngsat.com and check the channels against those satellites.
Also have a good read though the rest of this section and come back with any questions.


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newgen2005

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#3
Thanks Lancelot,

I have and old analogue system at the moment, will I be able to pick up different channels using the SkyStar 2 card?.


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Jaffer

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#4
Lancelot has already answered your questions. Please read it again.
 

Lancelot

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#5
Thanks Jaffer :D


Yes you certainly will THOUSANDS.
Have a little read through.


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tonguedv

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#7
Yep only digital with this card.

Another question: As the skystar 2 doesnt have a cam slot like the ss1... is there a way to use cams that is compatible with progdvb or whatever the popular software is now? ...maybe a usb interface like the 'Duolabs Cas Interface Plus MK2' - £39 - Am I barking up the right tree?
 

Lancelot

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#8
I have and old analogue system at the moment
So that would take care of the analogue stuff I guess.

Dishes only really come in two types, working or not. The signal is still only high frequency RF when the dish sees it, the reciever does the clever bit and strips the information from the signal. So his dish won't care :)

There are 'add on units' available which can plug in to some PCI cards for use with a cam and sub card.


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newgen2005

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#9
Thanks guys,

Could you give me a rough idea of what I will be able to receive with my analogue dish, will there be any english stuff like movies & music etc?. I am located in Guernsey Channel Islands.

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#10
there is plenty of information on this site, please please have a good search and read b4 you ask
 

eshek

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#11
When you say analogue dish are you saying that you have the old type analogue lnb?if so you will need to change it to a universal type lnb to get the the higher frequency transponders.
 

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#12
Yes!

That's the point.

Dish doesn't matter, but if the LNB is very old, it probably needs a nice shiny new 'universal' one. LNB's can deteriorate over time as well.

With the cost of a new LNB so low, it would almost certainly be a good investment.

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SkyStar 2 PCI card
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#13
Hi all, this is my first post and hope my english is not too bad.

This is my system:

-AthlonX 3700+
-ABIT KN8-SLI
-PNY Geforce 7800GT
-160GB Hdd
-512 RAM
-Skystar 2
-80cm solid satellite dish, 2x 0.7dB LNBs, 6 deg brkt
-4m f connection cable

I have installed skystar 2 and connected it to the dish. Installed progDVB 4.72.2, and now I have a problem with setting up the dish.

1. Can anyone tell me how to position the dish and what is the difference when I have 2 LNBs? What does 28E mean physically? Am i correct to say that only 1 transponder can be connected via 1 LNB, and so what happens if I want to swtich transponders? Do I have to rotate the dish manually?

2. I have heard that you can decrypt encrypted channels using software like s2emu and softcam. What is the risk of using this function?

3. What if I am not allowed to set the dish outside due landlord restriction. Is there another way to get the signals?

Sorry for these newb questions, just want to sort all these out once and for all. Please help out!
 
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