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Topic # 26751 2-Oct-2008 09:47
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All discussions relating to getting your HTPC working with a SKY Subscriber card. Any questions relating to issues with Card versions, card reader mods, and CAM issues.

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  Reply # 168624 2-Oct-2008 13:47
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Hi, does anyone know if WinCSC_130 will work with Nds or any another plugin that will do the job. Cheers. 


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  Reply # 168723 3-Oct-2008 00:00
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http://joshyfun.peque.org/phoenix/ This is a easy card reader to build, Jaycar have all components.

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  Reply # 168784 3-Oct-2008 12:07
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Wally - you say ncemucam works instead of NDScam? Any big differences between them? (just interested)



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  Reply # 168791 3-Oct-2008 12:12
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eXDee: Wally - you say ncemucam works instead of NDScam? Any big differences between them? (just interested)


I've tried this CAM and found I had to start it each time I changed a channel in DVBProg, even through the config file was set to auto start it didn't seem to play ball.

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  Reply # 168864 3-Oct-2008 18:36
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http://www.underground.co.nz/modules.php?name=Your_Account Still using XP as my main operating system, reason for this, cant get vista drivers for Pixelview Pro 2 capture card. Also you can no longer subcribe to Skys UHF service any more, i guess its days are numbered. Still get a very watchable image hooked up to 40" LCD, cant complain, its free. I dont have my own 45xx card, cant afford to pay for sky,  use the neigbours card. Also have a Skystar 2 that i use with ALTDVB, i like ALTDVB, but it doesnt run on vista. Tried a very old version of ProgDVB 4.56.2 and Ncemucam 102, got this from DVBN, this software is 5 or 6 years old and works so well on vista, also tried Ncemucam with ALTDVB, had to manually select correct ecm pid every time i changed channel, but when i go back to same channel it selects correct ecm pid. With ProgDVB 4.56.2 you had to manually enable Ncemucam, when you open ProgDVB, apart from that i think its faultless. NDSCam 0.0.0.3 was the one that worked for me. With ALTDVB it really worked well, didnt try it with ProgDVB, NDSCam read me file says their are conflicts. 

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  Reply # 168869 3-Oct-2008 18:48
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sky uhf will be going till the end because if they shut it down it means the other 2 freeview muxes can start up, so its in skys interest to delay as long as possible.

Just expect furthur degridation to the services like all the good things moving to sports 2 and I wouldnt know what they could do to make movies any worse then it is at the moment.




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  Reply # 168875 3-Oct-2008 19:12
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wally5:

Hi, does anyone know if WinCSC_130 will work with Nds or any another plugin that will do the job. Cheers. 

Does anybody know anything about WinCSC

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  Reply # 169027 4-Oct-2008 17:59
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I finally got the latest version of NDScam working on an Infinity USB card.  I gave up on the Jaycar build I had, I think it was a dodgey build.

The Infinity is a nicer unit in that you don't have to worry about getting a housing for it as it is already there.

Anyway, I have the dreaded ~10 sec glitch with a NZ45XX card and MediaPortal.
Tried the transparent boost to 2x and that seems to make a small difference, but it is still there.  Not good for the WAF, as I am sure many of you can relate to.  Can't go to 3x boost as MP then says the channel is scrambled. 

Mr Alan in the previous thread mentioned something about increasing CMD to 12 or 36.  What is this and where is it changed?

Thanks in advance!

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  Reply # 169030 4-Oct-2008 18:19
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graemer: I finally got the latest version of NDScam working on an Infinity USB card.  I gave up on the Jaycar build I had, I think it was a dodgey build.

The Infinity is a nicer unit in that you don't have to worry about getting a housing for it as it is already there.

Anyway, I have the dreaded ~10 sec glitch with a NZ45XX card and MediaPortal.
Tried the transparent boost to 2x and that seems to make a small difference, but it is still there.  Not good for the WAF, as I am sure many of you can relate to.  Can't go to 3x boost as MP then says the channel is scrambled. 

Mr Alan in the previous thread mentioned something about increasing CMD to 12 or 36.  What is this and where is it changed?

Thanks in advance!
The configuration file that came with NDSCam 0.0.0.7  sould look like this.
;
; Settings for NDSCam ver.0.0.0.7
;
;
;***************************************************************************
;
;->[SETUP]
;
;  This option will activate the plugin automatically when the host app is started.
;  ACTIVE=1
;
;  Enable this if you're using KS driver for PCI-Express.
;  KS_DRIVER=0  (TechnoTrend and Hauppauge cards only)
;
;  TTtrick is needed for some ttdvbacc based apps.
;  (Recommended especially for WatchTVPro)
;  DO_TT_TRICK=0 (TechnoTrend and Hauppauge cards only)
;
;  Scanning Conditional Access Table to get valid EMM pid and CAID.
;  SCAN_CAT=0  (This may slow plugin a litle, but is necessary for some apps.)
;
;  Scanning Program Map Table to get valid ECM pid.
;  SCAN_PMT=0  (This may slow plugin a litle, but is necessary for some apps.)

;  Reader selection. 0=Phoenix  1=PC/SC
;  READER=0
;
;->[COM]
;
;  COM port selection.
;  COM=1

;  Baud rate option. 0=Auto baud rate  38400=SkyIta, BSkyS etc.
;  BAUDRATE=0

;->[PCSC]
;
;  Reader id for PC/SC reader. Not used if Phoenix selected.
;  READER_ID=0
;
;->[CARD]
;
;  Auto BoxID: 0 This feature will try to read the boxid from the card.
;  Manual BoxID: Input 10 first numbers of your boxid in decimal.
;  Manual BoxID sample: if your boxid is 01234567891 then BOXID=0123456789
;  BOXID=0
;
;  Card type. 0=Auto detection. 1= rev.1 cards 2= rev.2 cards 3= rev.3 cards
;  Auto detection wont work for rev.3 cards !
;  TYPE=0
;
;  Updates for the group addressed card entitlements.
;  EMM-S=0
;
;  Updates for the user addressed card entitlements.
;  EMM-U=0
;
;  CMD used to correct the CW process. Use CMD=12 if picture is freezing.
;  CMD=0

;  Host version is used to correct the problem with some of the cards.
;  In case your card cant show you any channels set this value to 1.
;  (Make sure that all other settings are ok before use it.)
;  HV=0
;
;->[LOGGING]
;
;  This option activates the logger.
;  LOG_ACTIVE=1
;
;  Enable this to log Entitlement Control Messages.
;  LOG_ECM=0  (This will slow NDSCam a lot. Not recommended.)
;
;  Enable this to log Entitlement Management Messages stricted to your card.
;  LOG_EMM=0
;
;  Enable this to log all available Entitlement Management Messages.
;  LOG_EMM_ALL=0 (This will slow NDSCam a lot. Not recommended.)
;
;***************************************************************************

[SETUP]
ACTIVE=1
KS_DRIVER=0
DO_TT_TRICK=0
SCAN_CAT=0
SCAN_PMT=0
READER=0

[COM]
COM=1
BAUDRATE=0

[PCSC]
READER_ID=0

[CARD]
BOXID=0
TYPE=0
EMM-S=0
EMM-U=0
CMD=0
HV=0

[LOGGING]
LOG_ACTIVE=1
LOG_ECM=0
LOG_EMM=0
LOG_EMM_ALL=0


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  Reply # 169035 4-Oct-2008 18:34
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wally5:

The configuration file that came with NDSCam 0.0.0.7  sould look like this.



Doh!  The one place I forgot to look.... I had assumed it was a MP config.

Thanks Wally5!

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  Reply # 169038 4-Oct-2008 19:00
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Just wondering, what card readers work the best and which is the better interface, USB or Serial

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  Reply # 169048 4-Oct-2008 21:35
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Jaycar reader is proven to work the best, though you have to assemble it yourself. Some are using Serial-USB cables for them and apparently they work fine.

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  Reply # 169055 4-Oct-2008 22:25
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I personally have a Infinity USB Phoenix. They are kind of the industry standard for these types of things..

It uses the USB for Power and Changing between Modes Phoenix/Smartmouse and use serial for the actual communications. This is one of the best Smartcard readers  (if you want better you can go to the Infinity USB Unlimited made by the same people)

Both these devices are 100% Linux and Windows Compatible which I've had the infifty USB Phoenix running 100% under Linux And windows with Various Softcams and for other non satellite card applications

About $110 delivered to NZ from (and you dont' have to build it) (compared to about $60 for the jaycar kit) http://www.infinityusb.com


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  Reply # 169057 4-Oct-2008 23:02
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I want one, have to put it on wish list

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  Reply # 169096 5-Oct-2008 13:15
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LennonNZ:  I have the Infinity USB reader also but mine does not have any serial port on it (i.e. its not the Unlimited model). Did I get the wrong one, or is there a way to use the USB only reader with NDSCam and MediaPortal. NDSCam only seems to communicate using the serial port? 

Cheers Mike

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