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Topic # 25043 10-Aug-2008 13:18
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Whats up with channel 999
can I get a smart card from OZ and use it  in new zealand thats why channnel 999 is popping up
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  Reply # 155643 10-Aug-2008 17:31
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No, there is no way that you can unless you were to obtain a FTA box with Irdeto CA and a suitable Optus Auroroa card which Optus will only supply to residence on the continent of Australia who live in geographic regions deemed by the AMMC to not have satisfatory TV reception, this does not include NZ. If you were to obtain that service all you potentially will get of interest is ABC, SBS and Ch7.

As for Foxtel services, they are not transmitted on the NZ spot beam that the Aurora service is, so without a very large dish (and I mean very large) you cannnot get anything than mentioned above, further the Sky box will not allow anymore than the non encrypted info screen you can see on ch999, it will not accept a Foxtel CA CARD.

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  Reply # 157379 16-Aug-2008 10:49
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So if i find a way on getting a smart card from oz for paytv it will work?




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  Reply # 157383 16-Aug-2008 11:02
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If you can get an Optus Aurora card then yes it will work in a suitable decoder BUT not in Sky decoder. SBS, 7 Central encryption keys used to come preprogrammed in certain decoders, e.g., Topfield, and these channels certainly were watched widely in NZ during 2005.




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  Reply # 157604 17-Aug-2008 22:20
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why will it not work on my mysky box?




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  Reply # 157610 17-Aug-2008 22:57
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Because as already mentioned Sky set top boxes do not support Irdeto encryption used by the channel.

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  Reply # 158101 19-Aug-2008 19:43
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i used to have an aurora smartcard, and used to enjoy watching sbs and 7 central, it expired tho (i think) turned on tv one day and card would not update, got a blank screen. im guessing it expired because it happened approx one year after i obtained the card, anyway im going back to aussie soon so i'll try and get anotha!

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  Reply # 159156 23-Aug-2008 15:32
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No, eveyone was getting it unencrypted.  But they realised and disabled it.



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  Reply # 159399 24-Aug-2008 20:58
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Can you hackeed mysky So it can do that?





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  Reply # 159404 24-Aug-2008 21:10
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Stepping on tender ground here, dont be surprised if a moderator takes exception, and I dont blame them if they do.

Skys NDS based encryption system is about as tight a system as you will find anywhere. Because Sky control the firmware on the box you have no control over the box with respect to what channels it picks up or can be tuned to. To my knowledge there are no hacks that readily allow that.

For a very few tens of dollars you can purchase FTA boxs that can be made to tune to these transmissions, but to do that you will need a suitable IRDeto access card from Optus. To get that card you will need to convince Optus Aurora that you are resident in the continent of Australia and live in an area that has acknowledged poor offair TV reception, they will then send a suitable card to your Australian address, which is not in NZ.

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  Reply # 159446 25-Aug-2008 01:11
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thanks for that





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