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Virgin poster Breaking Cherry.Newbie

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Hi
Every one Virgin poster Breaking Cherry.

Need help with a few things mostly info.

Never had SKY for a few years stopped ,As Price per month was starting to take the piss.
Moved into a new place a couple of weeks ago and the previous bloke left the sky dish but not the box

As the reception is bad I thought I get me self a box just to improve reception. So I got a second hand one for £15. It came with A card But
I cant view ITV1 CH4 CH5 can get BBC 1 ,2 3 4 OK
(The card Is Two tone Blue with skydigitol written in white,With the sky part being thicker than the digital part of the writing.It also has a white cresant shape at the end of the digital,In the top left it has the words VIEWING CARD and in the bottom right it hasThe words INSERT THIS WAY)

THE BOX(NO MANUAL CAME WITH THIS BOX) THIS IS ALL THE INFO I CAN GET FROM JUST LOOKING AT THE BOX

Grundig Digibox GDS300
GAF 5500 42
01 00045 0 92 7 000306 3

It has two slots one for the viewing CARD ,the other is marked Interactive

THIS IS THE INFO FROM SYSTEM DETAILS MENU

Manufacturer Grundig
Model Number 2.64
Version Number 4E0301
Serial Number 0004414692
Viewing Card Number NO CARD(It shows this if the card is in or not)
Operating System Version 1.2S4F3
EPG Software Version 3.2.11

THIS INFO FROM THE SIGNAL TEST MENU

Signal Strength 70 to 80% GUESS
Signal Quality 45 to 55% GUess
Lock Indicator OK
Network ID 0002
Transport Stream 07d4

WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IS
1 IS THIS BOX ANY GOOD FOR GETTING CHNLS OTHER THAN SKY
2 IF NOT WAT BOX DO I GET
3 IF IT IS GOOD FOR THE JOB IN HAND WAT DO I NEED TO DO, OR TO
GET TO IMPROVE CHANNEL CHOICE
4 ANY OTHER INFO ON CARDS AND EQUIPMENT WOULD BE GREATFULY
RECIVED

I dont mind going up the ladder,understand computers well but am not a TEC head so will give any thing a go as long as it dosent **** the box


BELOW IS A LIST OF THE CURRENT CHNLS I CAN PICK UP

I HAVE NO CARD INSERTED IN ANY SLOT
Blue = Can get this Chnl (WithOut Card)
(r)= Radio Station

THIS LIST COMPILED OVER THE LAST TWO DAYS 30TH 31ST JAN 2005.

10729,V,22000,56 E4+1
10744,H,22000,56 RteOne/Rtetwo/TG4/TV3/DWTV/TVEI/RTE1(r)/RTE2FM(r)
RTERnaG(r)/LYRICfm(r)

10759,V,22000,56 6300
10773,H,22000,56 BBC chnl already recived
10787,V,22000,56 BBC chnl already recived
10803,H,22000,56 BBC chnl already recived + etv3(r)
10818,V,22000,56 BBC chnl already recived
10832,H,22000,56 ITV (6) various/G49
10847,V,22000,56 BBC chnl already recived
10862,H,22000,56 DCT2(t51)/DCT(t51)/DIS CHNL/DIS CHNL+1/
TOON DIS/PLAYHSE DIS
10876,V,22000,56 SKY TRAV+1/SKY TRAV Active Dummy/SKY TRAV/
SKY TRAV EXTRA
10891,H,22000,56 ITV (7) VARIOUS/G53
10906,V,22000,56 ITV CHNL LS/Grampion TV/ScottishTV/UTV/
ITV2,3/Itv1Granada/G54
10921,H,22000,56 Eurosport2/Hallmark/D'coveryH&L+
10936,V,22000,56 NO CHNLS FOUND
11739,V,27500,23 Livingtv/Challenge/Trouble/Bravo/Livingtv+1
Bravo+1/Livingtv2
11758,H,27500,23 NO CHNLS FOUND
11778,V,27500,23 Epg Background Audio/Blank Space/Artsworld/
Chelsea tv/The Hits
11817,V,27500,23 UKTV x 9 - Style*Docs*Gold*History*G2*Food+1*Food*
Br'tIdeas*drama
UK x 7 - Style~~*Style~*Horizons*Gold~*History~*
Gold2*Food*/7611
11836,H,27500,23 Sky Movies x 4=1*2*3*8/EurosportUK/NationalGeo/
NationalGeo+
11856,V,27500,23 TV5
11876,H,27500,23 Discovery/AnimalPlanet/Home&Leisure/Discovery+1hr/
Travel&Adv/Science/Civilisation/Disc.Health/Disc.Kids/
dis+/H&Li/Disc.Wings

11895,V,27500,23 MTV/VH1/VH2/MTVHits/MTVBase/VH1 Classic/TMF/
Nickelodeon/Mtv Dance/Mti
11914,H,27500,23 Sky Movies x 3=4*6*5/Paramount2/Retail Info/
Sky Spts Xtra/SkySports 1+3
11934,V,27500,23 Sky Cust Ch x 2
11954,H,27500,23 price-drop tv/Screen Shop/Ftn/
Trouble Reload/TvTravelShop/
11973,V,27500,23 Zee X 3=Music*Cinema*TV/SonyTVAsia/ARYDigital/
AlphaEtcPun/BanglaTV/L!VETV


11992,H,27500,23 UKTV X Style*Gold+1*People*H’tory+1*Docs+1*
Docs+1~*G2+1*People+16103/7360/7601
12012,V,27500,23 NO CHNLS FOUND
12032,H,27500,23 IdealWorld/B4uMusic/Qvc/bid tv
12051,V,27500,23 Cartoon Network/TCM/Toonami/TCM_UKTEST
/Toonamil/Cartoonl/Cni/CNN/5606(CNN Radio Network
/Travel Channel/ThompsonTv/Travel CH2
12070,H,27500,23 Kerrang/Magic/SmashHits!/AnimalPlnt+/AtTheRaces
/FoxNews/atr508d
12090,V,27500,23 NO CHNLS FOUND
12109,H,27500,23 Cartoon Nwk+/Sky Sports X 3 2*1*3/cet/SptsUefa/
SkySpts1 test/FX
12129,V,27500,23 S4C~Digidol/S4C~2/B4UMovies/Vitality/Create&Craft
/SetantaPPV1
12148,H,27500,23 Sci-Fi/Sky Spts News/Sky Sports1/Sky Sports Xtra
12168,V,27500,23 Channel 4 (X 6)/E4
12188,H,27500,23 HitList/Classic Rock/SoftRock/AlternateRock/
Hard Rock/OldGold(50s&60s)Gold(70s&80s)/Dance/
DanceUnderground/HipHop R&B/ +25 Other Radio
12207,V,27500,23 SkyNews X 2/SkyNewsUK(Cable)/SkyNews Eire(Cable)
12226,H,27500,23 SkyOne/SkyMix/Men&Motors
12246,V,27500,23 __4109/__4110/__99/(Subb+1000)/All no Listings Available
12266,H,27500,23 SkyVenue/premiership+/jetix+1/SkySports2/Jetix
12284,V,27500,23 S1T/SkyOne/Sky Movies 9*7/
SkyCinema 2*1/Sky Box Office/
12304,H,27500,23 Five/ FiveTT/FiveTT2/FiveTT3/FiveTT4/PubChnl
/SkyTravelShopSkySports2/1430/SkyVegasLive
/E!
12324,V,27500,23 MUTV/Adventure1/snr3/CNBC/PremPlus/Boomerang/
+ 25 Radio Stations
12363,V,27500,23 STAR PLUS/Nick Replay/Nickelodeon/NickTest/Nicktoons
/NickJr/STARNews
12382,H,27500,23 SkyWelcome/Chl LineUP/TheBox/kiss/Community Chnl/Q
12402,V,27500,23 Reality Tv/TVSHOP/DealOfTheDay/Snatch It/RecordTv
and 37 Others
12422,H,27500,23 7500(TEACHERS TV)/Teletext Holidays
12441,V,27500,23 BBC R2/ BBC R4FM/
12460,H,27500,23 NO CHANNELS FOUND
12480,V,27500,34 NO CHANNELS FOUND
 

rolfw

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You can add ITV, Channel 4 and Five to your reception by buying a Free to View card from Sky, the cost I believe is £20 or so, the card you have is an old version which is now invalid.

The only way you will get very much else is to move the dish onto another satellite, but even then, the choice won't be exciting, as the digibox has a very limited tuning capacity for other channels and cannot take anything other than a BskyB viwing card.

There are so many other satellites and channels out there with such a large choice of receivers and dishes, that it is practicaly impossible to recommend anything before knowing what someone is looking to receive.

You can look at www.lyngsat.com for what is available on the various satellites, much is of course encrypted.
 

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You should have 100 or so channels available without the card. Most of them wont be very exciting unless you like shopping

For starters you should have these:

h**p://www.digitalsat.co.uk/skyepgtv.html
and these radio channels:

h**p://www.digitalsat.co.uk/skyepgradio.html
 

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To get a new card for ITV / C4 / C5 go to

h**p://www.freesatfromsky.co.uk

and ring that number. You only want the card, dont let them sign you up for installation!