Will this unlock sky digital im a newbie

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Well will this DVB decoder be able to unlock sky digital

Humax IRCI-5400 Z

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http://www.astra-systems.com/sat-deals/product_info.php?products_id=41
 
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The very short answer to that is No, you need a Sky digibox to watch Sky.

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No, unfortunately the Sky signal can only be decrypted by the Sky digibox with an official Sky viewing card.

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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

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[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. :)

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@Sciros:
where has this been shown, when, and by whom??
Details please.
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once got sky sports1 on humax f1- vaci but went of after 2 days
 
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Yes Willy, occasionally they send out the PPV channels unencrypted, but only for short periods.

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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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?
 
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so there is no way of getting channels im not subscribed to?
For Sky no way !!!!!
 
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My mate had it for cable or is that a whole dofferent kettle of fish?
 
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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!!
 
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My mate had it for cable or is that a whole dofferent kettle of fish?
Different..... with Sky - you want it you pay for it.
 
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lol that simply hey ok can i ask bout unlocking dvd player or is that a no no?
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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