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Topic # 15009 31-Jul-2007 09:26
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A conversation at another forum has raised the question : is it possible to legitimately decode Sky digital with a cam card via a DVB-S card ?

Satellite --> DVB-S card (which is attached to the CAM card) --> PC



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  Reply # 80508 31-Jul-2007 09:35
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afaik no-one has managed to make this work here and its unlikely to be in SKYs interests to do so given their monopoly on the paytv market and that they want to make money off their MySky boxes...  the NDS encryption here differs from that used overseas so developments overseas do not necessarily have any effect here.




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  Reply # 84105 28-Aug-2007 14:29
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I don't suppose there has been any startling developments on this topic in the last month, with regards to decoding sky digital in NZ? Very interested if you have any information.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 84111 28-Aug-2007 15:14
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I know its been done in the UK, see http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=319927 and it still works, after almost 18 months since it was originally done.

Sky NZ/UK both use NDS encryption. No idea if it works in NZ, also not sure if its breaching the sky ToS or not.

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  Reply # 84117 28-Aug-2007 15:44
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There are a number of solutions in this area that can do NDS Videocrypt decryption.  Not sure of the PCI card based solutions but I do know there are a number of Set Top Box's that support NDS Videocrypt, not that I have tried it myself.

I can almost guarantee that it is either illegal or not allowed as part of the Sky T&C's or both.






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  Reply # 84123 28-Aug-2007 16:06
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Although very old, this trademe auction, mixed with a little hearsay leads me to believe it might be possible.
...My brother has decoded the digital signal somehow. He tried to explain it to me but it went right over my head. It doesn't sound easy...
I'll keep a skeptical finger on the pulse.

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  Reply # 84160 28-Aug-2007 18:08
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malcoholm: Although very old, this trademe auction, mixed with a little hearsay leads me to believe it might be possible.
...My brother has decoded the digital signal somehow. He tried to explain it to me but it went right over my head. It doesn't sound easy...
I'll keep a skeptical finger on the pulse.

Thanks.


This is Sky's old UHF signal which uses analgue encryption and is quite easy to hack.

Sky Digital uses NDS which is quite a different beast




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