Will this unlock sky digital im a newbie

T

Techz

Guest
#1
Well will this DVB decoder be able to unlock sky digital

Humax IRCI-5400 Z

found here

http://www.astra-systems.com/sat-deals/product_info.php?products_id=41
 

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Messages
37,671
Likes
1,279
My Satellite Setup
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.
My Location
Berkshire
#2
The very short answer to that is No, you need a Sky digibox to watch Sky.

Rolf
 

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Messages
37,671
Likes
1,279
My Satellite Setup
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.
My Location
Berkshire
#4
No, unfortunately the Sky signal can only be decrypted by the Sky digibox with an official Sky viewing card.

Rolf
 
Messages
10
Likes
0
My Location
pj::
#5
It has been shown that sky digital can be decoded without a sky card with one or two provisos. currently this method is very processor intensive, unreliable and required access to a valid card in the authorisation loop, so is at present effectively a mathmatical problem. Until a generic, very fast dsp becomes available, it will remain in the bounds of quad processor systems. I'd rather pay the $20/month

PDF
 

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Messages
37,671
Likes
1,279
My Satellite Setup
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.
My Location
Berkshire
#6
[updated:LAST EDITED ON 01-May-02 AT 10:26 AM (GMT)]Sorry Sciros, you say that Sky can be decoded without a card, but then later say that it needs to be in the authorisation loop, surely that defeats the object. Or are you saying that it can be done without a Sky digibox? For those who are perhaps not so au fait with all of the acronyms, DSP I presumes equates to Digital Signal Processor. :)

Rolf
 

2old4this

Honorary Admin
Messages
1,658
Likes
0
My Location
Cloud Cuckoo Land
#7
@Sciros:
where has this been shown, when, and by whom??
Details please.
2old
 

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Messages
37,671
Likes
1,279
My Satellite Setup
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.
My Location
Berkshire
#9
Yes Willy, occasionally they send out the PPV channels unencrypted, but only for short periods.

Rolf
 

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Messages
24,644
Likes
5,373
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK South
#10
Usually when its raining in West London

Apparently the encryption system falls over on earlier receivers, so removing the Videoguard scrambling stops the phone lines from lighting up if theres an important event on
 
Messages
4
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Sky Digital upstairs and downstairs and ok computer
#11
Hi, im new to this. I got a question....I have sky digital downstairs and also and extra subscription with box in my room. They are selling unlocking codes for sky digital on ebay. How safe are these to use etc any information on this would be extremly appreciated, many thanks
 

Topper

Amo Amas Amant Admin
Staff member
Messages
21,552
Likes
3,244
My Satellite Setup
IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
#12
d j s said:
Hi, im new to this. I got a question....I have sky digital downstairs and also and extra subscription with box in my room. They are selling unlocking codes for sky digital on ebay. How safe are these to use etc any information on this would be extremly appreciated, many thanks
There is no such thing as unlocking codes for Sky digital it is a scam....... buyer beware ({})
Also please try to start a new thread for your questions not resurrect a thread last used in 2002. To do so please go to relevent forum and click new thread and by the way welcome to the forum
 
Messages
4
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Sky Digital upstairs and downstairs and ok computer
#13
toppervte33h said:
There is no such thing as unlocking codes for Sky digital it is a scam....... buyer beware ({})
so there is no way of getting channels im not subscribed to?
 

Topper

Amo Amas Amant Admin
Staff member
Messages
21,552
Likes
3,244
My Satellite Setup
IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
#14
d j s said:
so there is no way of getting channels im not subscribed to?
For Sky no way !!!!!
 
Messages
4
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Sky Digital upstairs and downstairs and ok computer
#15
My mate had it for cable or is that a whole dofferent kettle of fish?
 

Topper

Amo Amas Amant Admin
Staff member
Messages
21,552
Likes
3,244
My Satellite Setup
IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
#16
d j s said:
My mate had it for cable or is that a whole dofferent kettle of fish?
Probably, but we do not discuss cable here, this is a satellite forum!!
 
Messages
4
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Sky Digital upstairs and downstairs and ok computer
#18
lol that simply hey ok can i ask bout unlocking dvd player or is that a no no?
 

Analoguesat

Administrator
Staff member
Messages
45,486
Likes
8,221
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
#19
d j s said:
lol that simply hey ok can i ask bout unlocking dvd player or is that a no no?
Thats rather outside the remit of this forum, but if you put your model name into google, yuo will find all sorts of info across theweb.
 
O

Old Fred

Guest
#20
Just as an update, I understand that you can now view Sky channels on a suitable CI receiver fitted with a "Dragon" CAM and a valid Sky card. How long this happy situation will last is anybody's guess.
 
Top