Which Card and programmer? I'm Confused!

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goffy

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I have a Humax CI5100, Aston v1.05 and goldcard, dual lnb fixed dish for 19east and 13east.

Up untill now I didnt have a computer so my local sat dealer upgraded my card with seca codes once a month for £10. I just recently got a laptop so I quite fancy getting a card programmer. Reading around this forum it seems my best bet would be an elvis programmer, 5in1 funcard and a magic module to get the maximum amount of channels possible. Is this right? My local sat dealer tried to sell me a magic module and atmel card for £180 and said he would update the card for me once a month for £20 a time.

Whats the difference between a funcard and an atmel and are all the different encryptions on the same card?

Will the fact that I am using a laptop cause any problems while programming cards?

Whats the difference between an elvis and a multiprog?

It seems very complicated. Is there a simple guide to card programming which uses laymans terms? I reckon the first time I try it I will fry my card!
 
rolfw

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Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
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Berkshire
Hi Goffy, your local sat dealer is a bad lad. :)

You will be limited with your present CAM, so something like a Magic Module or Freecam would be beneficial, You are somewhat limited also by the fact that you don't have a steerable dish, there is a lot of good TV on satellites other than the two you can see.


Whats the difference between a funcard and an atmel and are all the different encryptions on the same card?
They are the same thing, yes you can put 6 in 1 files on there.

Will the fact that I am using a laptop cause any problems while programming cards?
Can do, but Win 98 should be OK.

Whats the difference between an elvis and a multiprog?
Both names for the same thing.

If you buy an Elvis there should be no shortage of knowledge and help available here from the members.

PS. Your LNB is called a Monobloc, using the name dual will cause confusion as it means something different.
 
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goffy

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Thanks Rolf. Its all becoming a bit clearer now.

I actually used to have a fully motorized 1metre dish at my old address (Pace 508ip analogue and Philips D2MAC) but its not possible here. I used to be a dab hand at programming D2MAC cards but this digital lark is a very steep learning curve:)

I expect the elvis will come with instructions or a software disc that guides newbies like me? Just to save me pestering the forum with questions every day:D

Anyone recommend a decent dealer with reasonable prices who doesnt mind answering questions and providing aftersale advice to confused punters?
 
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Sky HD, TM6800HD, Manhattan Plaza ST550 and TM1500 CI+. 1.0m dish and 36v motor, Panasonic DVD HDD recorder and Panasonic video/DVD recorder. Sony G800 HD TV stand/surround system + Sony KDL40W2000. Infinity USB, Elvis, CAS1, CAS2.
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Hi Goffy

You can purchase the Elivis by visiting here and you can see the manufacturers website here . The best software is Multiprog by TJ and you can download it from here

Best of luck
 
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