Which type of card to use?

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Golfer

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I have been using a Millenium programer and gold wafer succesfully for a couple of years. Now from searches in this board, I came under the impression that the Funcard (ATMEL) has a build in processor that actually makes it better suited for zapping.

Quicker zapping is nice but is it more stable? From time to time with Palco and Tequilla, I lose reception and turning the receiver off and on will bring the channel back. This is a matter of no more than 40 seconds (if I manage to find the remote control). That is the only bad experience I have with the Gold Wafer.

What added enhancements would using a different type of card from the standard goldwafer give a hobyist?

or to rephrase:

Basically if you were to start from scratch, which card would you use and why?

Thanks,
Golfer.
 
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Flippo

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I don't know if you have a allcam receiver ( or patched 5400) but for sure the funcard is the best. Just look at the 5 in 1 funcard files. All codings on 1 card, that's great.
 
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Golfer

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Thanks Flippo.

I have a freecammed AllCam 4.6SE CAM. What does the 5 in 1 do that the Goldwafer does not do?

Also can I use my Millenium programmer to program the funcard?
Thanks,
Golfer.
 

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The funcard has a better processor than gold wafer cards. It also has a 64k eprom. I find that the funcard is faster when zapping but there are less funcard files on the net which means it's harder to find a file which works well with some combinations of reciver and cam.

The 5 in 1 Funcard files are great if you have a reciver which is compatible. I have a Nokia 9800s and even with a patched cam I can't make it work. The best is the Humax

Take a look at http://www.funcard.net for info on the funcard.

Unless you want to spend lots more money I would stay with goldcards for now. I went from funcards back to goldcards.

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To program the funcard, I believe that you will need to get the upgrade chip for your Millenium, unless you've already done so.

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