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Topic # 108806 5-Sep-2012 21:58
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So hear it is, I have big home theater set up an we are often switching between sky and the HTPC to watch movies etc, Problem being I have a missus that's not to techo savy so if she wants to watch a movie of flick between sky and the HTPC I have to drive it other wise it ends up in a mess. 

I programmed up a Logitech 1100i and still she manages to cause head aches because combines other remotes into the equation 

So heres where it leaves me, I would like to give her media portal where everything is in front of her,nmy problem is im dangerous with only half the information :P 

I have a DVB-S tuner card and built myself a Jaycar Card Reader, I installed a PCI Serial card to try and cut down issues, I have the NZ45 Card from sky, and her is where i run out of steam, i can see the channels in mediaportal which are obviously scrambled, I have connected my Card reader and inserted my card and tried the HOW TO OSCAM NZ forum from here where all I ever get is the failure almost the same as this

2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   version=0.99.4svn, build #2859, system=i386-pc-cy
gwin, nice=-1
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   max. clients=509, client max. idle=120 sec
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   max. logsize=10 Kb
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   client timeout=5000 ms, fallback timeout=2500 ms,
 cache delay=0 ms
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   shared memory initialized (size=4327794, fd=3)
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   auth size=4764
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   Cannot open file "./oscam.services" (errno=2)
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   userdb reloaded: 0 accounts freed, 2 accounts loa
ded, 0 expired, 0 disabled
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   signal handling initialized (type=sysv)
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   can't open file "./oscam.srvid" (err=2), no servi
ce-id's loaded
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   can't open file "./oscam.provid" (err=2), no prov
ids's loaded
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   monitor: disabled
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   camd 3.3x: disabled
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   camd 3.5x: disabled
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   cs378x: disabled
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   newcamd: initialized (fd=7, port=15000, crypted)
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   CAID: 096A
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   provid #0: 000000
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   cccam: disabled
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   radegast: disabled
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   logger started (pid=1600)
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   http started (pid=2340)
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   reader started (pid=3096, device=/dev/com1, detec
t=ring, mhz=357, cardmhz=357)
2010/08/12 11:22:51   3404 s   waiting for local card init
2010/08/12 11:22:51   2340 h   HTTP Server listening on port 16000
2010/08/12 11:22:53   3096 r02 card detected
2010/08/12 11:23:03   3096 r02 Error activating card.
2010/08/12 11:23:12   3096 r02 Error activating card.
2010/08/12 11:23:22   3096 r02 Error activating card.
2010/08/12 11:23:32   3096 r02 Error activating card.
2010/08/12 11:23:41   3096 r02 Error activating card.
2010/08/12 11:23:42   3096 r02 card initializing error
2010/08/12 11:23:42   3404 s   init for all local cards done
2010/08/12 11:23:42   3404 s   anti cascading disabled



So HELP end my problems please?
If people could help me with what is needed/required to get my sky subscription to play nicely with mediaportal it would be greatly appreciated! 

Cheers
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Rory

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  Reply # 683001 8-Sep-2012 08:53
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Ditch the jaycar junk get an omnikey (~$25NZD shipped)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HID-OmniKey-OK3021-smart-card-reader-for-online-banking-digital-signatures-/200699174072?pt=US_Memory_Card_Readers_Adapters&hash=item2eba9a5cb8

For MediaPortal you need acamd and MDAPI+. MDAPI+/acamd connects to oscam which talks to the smartcard.

Also consider getting a DVB-S2 card so you can get HD channels. A dual or quad card would be best. I've tested up to 16 channels recording simultaneously with a quad S2 card and omnikey reader.






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  Reply # 683030 8-Sep-2012 10:27
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TBS6984 PCI-E DVB-S2 Quad Tuner TV card is what i brought my self, From the reviews i read they seamed the most bullet proof. I have just placed the order for the omnikey, and where would I find the peaces of soft ware you mentioned?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 683054 8-Sep-2012 11:53
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Definitely +1 for the omnikey, wont solve all your problems but will at least make life a lot easier. Have a quick search of the forums there are a couple of threads detailing how to set it all up.



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  Reply # 683122 8-Sep-2012 16:19
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Any suggestions of which treads in particular?  and is there anything else i need to keep in mind?


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  Reply # 685481 13-Sep-2012 11:31
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DrRosy: Any suggestions of which treads in particular?  and is there anything else i need to keep in mind?



If you list your PC spec here and also media software then I can tailor my setup guide if it needs it.  I've just helped another member of GZ setup sky and it's working fine for them!

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