View Full Version : General question re CAMS

14th February 2006, 13:25
What is the added value of CAMs.
If a system is unhacked then all you benifit from a CAM is that you can use a sub in various types of boxes, and if a system is hacked then... basically the same benifit, or am I missing something?

14th February 2006, 14:48
CAM-modules are meant to decode certain coding systems whether it is hack or un-hacked. You need a ****** CAM to decode ****** broadcasts. And if you want to decode Seca broadcasts, you will need a Seca CAM. But keep in mind. It will take more than the correct type of CAM alone to view a coded broadcast. So you will not only need a Seca CAM to view a Seca coded broadcast. You will need a valid smart card too.

I would like to take the opportunity to correct a very common mistake. It is not the CAM, nor the card that decodes/unscrambles the movie, documentary or whatever it is you are watching. It is the MPEG decoder in your receiver which takes care of that.

14th February 2006, 14:51
How come some providers will include a CAM in their system while others, like Videoguard will not allow it?

14th February 2006, 15:00
Because Videoguard is a tight arsed greedy system. :twisted:

14th February 2006, 15:04
What it is about CAMs that hackers like so much (besides it's mobility) and that some providers find a threat