thinking of buying a 500s what do i need

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Tom01793

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thinking ov buying a 500s what do i need to do,

i have a dish and i am quite up on the computer side of things,

what do i need to get going to watch tv
 
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Welcome to the forum Tom01793

Firstly why buy old technology, genuine 500s have not been made for years, HD would be more future proof, and if you are thinking that you will get all sky programming for nowt then you are mistaken. What has influenced your decision to purchase in the first place?
 
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Was only going to go for the 500 as a starter to get to know how to use the boxes and the services on it. if it is easy to use i will then get the hd one

I think i know it will cost me permonth in card shareing is that right? lol

also i like to have the fredom to put what chanels i want on there.
 
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Don't want to blow your bubble but if you are still deciding on "which" box to buy it seems a bit premature talking about card sharing. This last issue will need careful planning and experience or it will become a tragedy rather than the fun hobby it's supposed to be. Topper is right in stating that an HD box would be the logical choice as it's all obviously moving in that direction.
 
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yea i will be getting a hd box,

Is it easy to setup the box,

Only reasion for think about the 500s is if it went pearshaped i would ov not lost a lot of money,

but you guys all rdy seem helpfull.

So when i get my box what wil i need?
also i was thinking of getting the box from dvbmonkie
 
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any of the sponsors from this site will be able to help you...

First thing is to have a clear idea on what channels you would like to watch. Based on that I suppose you will know HOW you will decrypt them and therefore the first choice is what image to use. This of course is also strictly associated to your hardware. So decide what box you will be getting and then we can take it further
 
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so i will probley go for the DM800 HD,

dvb say on there that they can load the softwere for you does this mean i can just plug and play then,

also how does this card share thing work if you can some this up in a few lines or so for me,

Also what sort of cost am i looking at for card share,

LOL Will this include all the paypreview chanels:)
 
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Cardshare can be free if you share with some people. Others pay a server. As regards what channels it all depends on what the people you are sharing with have themselves.
 
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so can i share my virgin card,
and can i use other peoples cards.

How does the card share work
 
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No you cannot as that is not anything to do with satellite TV. You are on the wrong forum for that, you said a 500-S the S means satellite
 
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sorry dude chill,

So still not knowing how this card share thing works
 
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Tom01793 said:
sorry dude chill,

So still not knowing how this card share thing works
Dont think we can post links here about that but sure just do a google of "card sharing" and go to the one with the big blue flag with gold stars (use your head!). I cant really make it easier than that.
 
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Thanks how come we can not bring that up on here this is a forum about dream boxes lol

thnaks again
 
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Because you are trying to discuss cable TV - and if you go and read our rules you will see that ANYTHING to do with cable TV is absolutely and STRICTLY forbidden here.
 
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No sry mate crosed wiers i mean the card sharing thing
 
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Just a word of warning . All boxes sold by DVB Monkey are clones to the best of my knowledge. Not that it may matter but just so you are aware.
 
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Tom01793 said:
No sry mate crosed wiers i mean the card sharing thing
We allow basic discussion of c/s but no-one is permitted to give detailed instructions as to how to do it


(Also anyone asking for card shares or offering them gets banned pronto)
 
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Ok thanks for the infomation guys,

Is there anybody on here who sels the boxes.

if not were is the best place to get them and what to look out for
 
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any of the sponsors from this site will be able to help you...

First thing is to have a clear idea on what channels you would like to watch. Based on that I suppose you will know HOW you will decrypt them and therefore the first choice is what image to use. This of course is also strictly associated to your hardware. So decide what box you will be getting and then we can take it further
 
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