[mythtv-users] UK Sky Card

Pete's Mailing Lists mailing-lists at scantech.no-ip.com
Mon Mar 22 17:22:27 EST 2004

The BBC channels on Astra 28E are now in the clear.  You can get others, but
mainly the shopping or news channels.

http://www.satcodx2.com/0282/uke/  gives you a complete list.


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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org]On Behalf Of Andrew Cockburn
Sent: 22 March 2004 19:12
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] UK Sky Card

Pretty much as I feared .... PVR250 it is then :-)

Thanks !


Andrew Cockburn

steve at nexusuk.org wrote:

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>On Mon, 22 Mar 2004, Alex Petts wrote:
>>There is a different problem with UK digital cable (NTL or Telewest).
>>The difference being that there are CAMs available, but the cable
>>company couples the viewing card with the STB (so I've heard - I'm not
>>a subscriber, so I cannot verify this), stopping you using your viewing
>>card in a different STB (at your mate's for example, or in a PC with a
>>digital cable decoder card...)
>ISTR that Sky also link the viewing card to the box when you first
>register the card (not that it makes much difference since you can't use
>the Sky card in anything other than a Sky box anyway).  Does the BBC use
>the same encryption as sky on their satellite transmissions? (AFAIK the
>BBC encrypt all their channels to restrict the area they can be viewed in
>but you can get a free viewing card to decode them).
>Maybe someone with plenty of electronics experience could take a digibox
>to pieces and see if they can separate the decoder circuit from the rest
>of the box :)
>FYI, Sky appear to be using the "Videoguard" encryption - ISTR that
>"Videocrypt" is the old analogue system (chop a scanline in half, swap the
>2 halves and send the location of the cut as an encrypted number)
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