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Bowie

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#140587 13-Feb-2014 21:52
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Hi
I have a Openbox x5.
I have got it to receive the free to air channels and I have a payed sky card.
I am trying to set up the box as second for another room with using the main sky card.
When i try to watch paid sky channels they come up as scrambled and only show F T A channels.
I have found info that says I need to make a "CCcam.cfg" file which I have done.
But what do I need to type into it so I can unscramble my paid sky channels on the Openbox x5?
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pugsy33
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  #987568 15-Feb-2014 00:05
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You need a blue sky card,gold one will not decrypt the sky channels

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kegnkiwi
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  #988538 16-Feb-2014 21:45
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I think you may struggle with this one, by any chance the guys you bought it off have they offered to give you an example of the cccam.cfg that is needed to decrypt the channels? The cccam.cfg is just a text file telling the softcam what to do but there is a line of text in there that allows you to put the box key in. I have not seen cccam working alone to decode the channels, oscam was the way forward.

tkr001
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  #988639 17-Feb-2014 09:09
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You don't need a boxkey in NZ but you can't do what you are trying to.



kegnkiwi
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  #988697 17-Feb-2014 10:39
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Is he only trying to get his paid card to work in a second box in the bedroom. With a linux box and oscam you can use a blue card and use the pvr function as well. In theory he could also do much more ;)

tkr001
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  #988698 17-Feb-2014 10:42
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Not how I read the original post. He wants to use his "main" sky card in a secondary box. To card share you need to replace the main sky box. And of course card sharing is a no no and should not be discussed.

Bowie

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#989156 17-Feb-2014 19:40
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At present have two sky decoders. One in the living room and one in Master bedroom.
What I want to do with the "Openbox x5" is use it to use it as an extra box in bedroom to save on $$, as can only watch one at a time.
I could get the main box linked up to BR TV, but would have to got to main one to change channels all the time.
So I got this "openbox x5" which i want to use my "My Sky Card" in to watch on the "Openbox",
but I am unsure what info need to be typed int "Cccfg.cfg" file to unscramble the Openbox to do more than just be a freeview box.
I am not after "free" sky channels as I already pay for the main subscription. So I just dont know what needs to be done to make this work on my current card so can some one please help.

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  #989533 18-Feb-2014 11:07
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Do you still want to be able to use the main box at the same time as the open box? (for sky channels)

If so, you would need 2 sky cards to do this.


Another option it to look at HDMI / Component over CAT5 in your house.
I have this, so MySky runs to the bedroom over component via CAT5, and it also carries the infrared signal back to the lounge to change channels when I am downstairs.

like this
http://jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=AC1659&w=hdmi+cat5&form=KEYWORD

(it's a wall plate version, but you get the idea)

or this
http://jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=QC3683&w=component+extender&form=KEYWORD











tkr001
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  #989640 18-Feb-2014 14:04
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If you take your card from the lounge to the bedroom you can achieve what you want. I am not familiar with your box but use Vu+ boxes with a combination of Oscam and Cccam. PM me if you like.

kiwitrc
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  #989645 18-Feb-2014 14:21
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Just a thought, openbox needs the sky card to be inserted up the other way, ie with the contacts facing up.

B1GGLZ
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  #989652 18-Feb-2014 14:34
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tkr001: If you take your card from the lounge to the bedroom you can achieve what you want. I am not familiar with your box but use Vu+ boxes with a combination of Oscam and Cccam. PM me if you like.

That's what he said he was doing in the OP and it wouldn't work.

B1GGLZ
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  #989654 18-Feb-2014 14:34
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kiwitrc: Just a thought, openbox needs the sky card to be inserted up the other way, ie with the contacts facing up.

That's a real trap for the unwary.

tkr001
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  #989662 18-Feb-2014 14:43
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B1GGLZ:
tkr001: If you take your card from the lounge to the bedroom you can achieve what you want. I am not familiar with your box but use Vu+ boxes with a combination of Oscam and Cccam. PM me if you like.

That's what he said he was doing in the OP and it wouldn't work.


Yes but I know how to configure Oscam and CCcam to make it work on Vu+ boxes

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  #989891 18-Feb-2014 18:54
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JonnyCam: Do you still want to be able to use the main box at the same time as the open box? (for sky channels)

If so, you would need 2 sky cards to do this.


Another option it to look at HDMI / Component over CAT5 in your house.
I have this, so MySky runs to the bedroom over component via CAT5, and it also carries the infrared signal back to the lounge to change channels when I am downstairs.

like this
http://jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=AC1659&w=hdmi+cat5&form=KEYWORD

(it's a wall plate version, but you get the idea)

or this
http://jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=QC3683&w=component+extender&form=KEYWORD




Now that look like a good option.




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  #990126 19-Feb-2014 09:10
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Just a note about component - if you are using myskyHD then the sports channels are still HD over component, but the FTA HD channels + movies / soho get downsampled to SD.

If you have HDMI, it will be full HD, but you'd need to split the signal out of your sky box (where you can have both hdmi & component running at the same time)


If on a SD sky box, then you can use the 2 ouputs to both do component I think.


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