I was going to start a thread regarding my first HTPC build but not going to do so till I get sky working first on a test PC
I am using the Jaycar reader and with NDS cam 0.0.0.5 can get the channels decoding but with the dreadful 10 sec hick up so I know it can be done is there anyone who has over come this ( 17xxx card )
If I try newCS I can get the historical ATR part working ( 40 b0 09 4a 50 01 4e 5a ) which I get from several different cards so is nothing in that part relating to card number etc this I will get with either the 4k7 or diode mod with the card fully inserted or with the card detect switch off
I also get the guard time wwt numbers etc which I believe pertain to the first block of the ATR ( 3f 78 13 25 04 ) which again is the same on several sky cards ( all 17xxx tested ) however NewCS tries to init the card several times with slightly different settings and each time tries to init card with CAID 0900 should this not be 0969 ?
I am going to be trying a different approach in the fact I have ordered a 3.68 Mhz xtal and a 4.43 Mhz xtal and will remove the 6 Mhz xtal from the jaycar and put in header pins so I can swap different xtals my theory behind this is looking into the sky decoder there are only a few components that deal with the sky card the first is a TDA8004 which is the card reader as such then there are two HY57V161619D chips and from my understanding these are memory chips which I am assuming store some sort of decoding keys so the card itself is not queried for every key change thus making the decoding on a sky decoder faster but not sure on this but looking at the TDA8004 specs it seems to initialize the card at 3.68 Mhz being the rason I have ordersd that xtal the higher on being I may be able to over cloak the card and get it running faster
The third I tried was acamd but it also had some issues with the card inserted it would report card not in socket and if I removed it slightly I would the get an ATR but it would only happen once and not communicate any more this again was tried with the 4k7 resistor and the diode mod
I have tried many different settings in the config files of all the cams / card servers but with no luck.
I am now going to try search for some under OSx (snow leopard) to see if that helps otherwise my xtals should arrive Monday to try
Has anyone else here been able to rid the 10 sec glitch on the 17xxx cards or got some other method to get them working?