Dreambox 500S & All Sky Channels

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  1. shibz

    shibz New Member

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    Hi, I am a total newbie on these recievers and programmes etc.. I don't have a clue where to start and begin. So i am asking you guys to help me with some issues such as;
    If i buy a Dreambox can i view all Sky Channels such as MTV, Sky Sports, Movies etc. And what equipment do i need to do this?
    Just to state i have a normal Sky box with no subscribed channels, just the free to view ones.
    Is there any Idiots Guide or simple step by step tutorial to do this?
    I have searched the internet, but haven't found out any information.
    Thanks for your time.
    Please help me if you can.
     
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    Robbo Satellite mad

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    You can't get the Sky channels without buying a subscription. Some of the Dream boxes like the the 7020 and 7025 can read and keep alive a Sky card. I'm believe the DM500S can, but since I haven't got a Dreambox, I couldn't tell you how to do it.


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    A quick search on the net revealed the following:-

    To get Sky on the 500S, the easiest way is to flash a Gemini image to it, and load CCCam. Everything shoul then work automatically, with a valid activated Sky card.

    Robbo:smile:
     
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  3. kerrywez

    kerrywez Grumpy Old Sat Man

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    Hi, robbo, is as usual, right the 500s can and does read and keep alive the Sly card. I have a free to view card in my 7025 just now, but it did have it in the 500s and it worked just great.

    You should, however, know that you will not clear any PPV channels unless you have a fully paid up Sly card with that subscription on it. Sly is not hacked, not in the public domain anyway, so in answer to your question, a Dreambox will open everything on Sly, as long as you have a Sly card with the subscription fully paid up.

    robbo is also right about the Emu that you should have too. you need the Cccam Emu to open and update the Sly card.

    Hope you are not too disspondent at this news.

    Very best regards Wez
     
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    Robbo Satellite mad

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    I cheat!
    I got this info from a post by Analoguesat on another forum, and someother poster.:rofl:

    Its not what you know, its knowing where to find out without searching too hard.:lol:
     
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    kerrywez Grumpy Old Sat Man

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    Your da man robbo, keep up the good work mate. All the best Wez
     
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    shibz, as has been said, you wont get any more from the sky channels with another box than you already get with the sky box.

    Having said that, there is considerably more up in the sky that the sky box won't get. With another receiver and a dish that points at other satellites, there are literally thousands of channels available.
     
  7. shibz

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    What about the card sharing method?
    How do i set this up?
    Thanks
    Regards..
     
  8. Analoguesat

    Analoguesat manic midlander retired mod

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    First of all you have to find someone willing to share with - (thats the difficult bit). Both of you need to be running Dreamboxes with the same cam (CCCam or the other one ;) )

    :D

    To be honest seeing as you wrote this:


    Hi, I am a total newbie on these recievers and programmes etc

    You shouldnt be thinking of DB's & sharing - you need to get a good grounding using non sky boxes first. DB's are not really suitable for complete beginners.
     
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  9. rage99

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    +5 .

    And yes, it is possible to get all sky channels
     
  10. Analoguesat

    Analoguesat manic midlander retired mod

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    Tell us how then - without using the aforementioned card share method.

    And remember we are talking about satellite delivery not cable ;)
     
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    kerrywez Grumpy Old Sat Man

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    Yes I am very intrested in how this is going to work, it will be very interesting to see it working.

    Regards Wez
     
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    Hi i would like to know as well how you can get all sky channels ?????only way possible is cable and card sharing maybe he can answer his post ****rage99****
     
  13. Mahikis

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    If i have a communal dish in my building for sky,a cable of sky in my flat and an existing sky card can i still get the sky channels from any dreambox without paying my subscription to sky?
     
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    kerrywez Grumpy Old Sat Man

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    HI Mahikis,

    In short no chance. You get from Sly what you pay Sly for, in my case now, nothing that is encrypted, except the FTV channels.

    If you have a card for another provider, any one, you might be able to use it in a card share and get all the Sly channels that way.

    I am afraid that if you want Sly then you pay for it, unless, as I have said by card sharing.

    To save you asking, card sharing is where you set up your dreambox, on the net, with the proper software, and then find a server which allows card sharing. To be allowed to use the service you must have an paid up card for some provider, that card is then shared, over your internet connection, with others, who have also got their card in the server, sharing it.

    I have never used this side of the dreambox, but it does work well, by all accounts. You will need a fast broadband connection and have it on all the time. Hope that is of help, it might not be that well worded, but i am sure you will grasp the idea.

    Very best regards Wez
     
  15. Analoguesat

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    Hmm - I see rage99 hasnt taken up my challenge yet :D

    There is one way to get all sky channels using a dreambox - its already been mentioned. Its via card share where youliterally share the keys from a valid subs card across the internet via broadband routers.

    Its not particularly easy to set up, and most definitely not for beginners to contemplate so the general advise is this

    You want Sky = you pay for it

    You dont want to pay = you do without

    Whilst we dont mind discussion of the very general mechanics of c/s many sites refuse to allow any detailed discussion as it attracts too much attention from the pay tv companies.

    BTW absolutely no asking for or advertising of c/s here...
     
  16. rage99

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    Yeah cardsharing.

    It gets you what you want, so stop moaning.

    You guys like to contradict alot, no ? You always say - No way to get sky unless paying - next line your saying UNLESS you CS. Even though this is the ONLY way :S
     
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    Maybe you guys should make this a sticky as free S*y is always the first question asked by all noobs.
     
  18. unadkat

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    but your still paying either way and its not free. Unless person who has the server has given it to you for free.

    :cheers:
     
  19. Pisano82

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    Hi all

    Sorry if this is not the right thread to post this on but I wanted to know if I could use a dreambox to view my uk sky account while I am abroad?

    thanks.
     
  20. sparks199

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    Iv gotto to add ..what a load off rubbish iv just read in this post

    you can get all the sky you want ....and no you dont need a card ..

    So no sharing needs to be involved, its purely access to a remote card that isnt actually plugged into your own card slot, that we refer to with the phrase 'cardshare'


    so please note cardshare is just a pharse ....

    no card is needed ..
     
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