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    Default Advice needed on Extremely Complex problem by a pak newbie


    Dear Forum members,

    I am a newbie in the field of satellite television reception. I have been looking for some expert to look into my problem for the past three years or so, and luckily, it was only recently that I came across this forum. Allow me to state my problem.

    I live in a place where there is no cable, and no local televions signal airwaves reaching, and neither in line of site of the Suntv booster. My residence is in the mountains on the way to the Murree Hill station. When I shifted here, I had no other option but to install a digital reciever with a dish towards Asiasat 3S. The guy who had installed it had also given me a package of Zee TV for Rs. 100 per month.

    That reciever was a FortecStar with Cam and Card. When Zee went over to DTH, the guy persuaded me to exchange that reciever for a MediaCom reciever which has something called "Code". They said that it will be able to decode Zee also. Needless to say, it also went off air after some time.

    Now my problem is that I am not particularly fond of Indian TV Programming, but since MM1 and MM2 is so expensive (Rs. 18,000 per 3 months), i had no choice. Also, the Star TV Package is very expensive (18,000 startup; 1000 rs. per month). Moreover, the place where I live, the Hotbird satellite is below a peak of a mountain, and hence not in line of site of my house.

    I would like to know information regarding three issues:-


    1. Is there any way to watch the encrypted Star Channels from Asiasat 3S on a Media Com reciever? Are there any other methods to watch some other good english movie channels on some other satellite? Is is possible that I dont have to pay (too much) for them? I won't mind paying as long as the package I am getting is value for the money. And secondly,

    2. Does anyone have any idea what cable is used to connect a laptop to a reciever in order to update the keys? Any idea about the software used to sync the reciever and the laptop? Is it a generic software or a reciever specific software? Is this kind of cable readily available in Pakistan?

    3. Does anyone have any Idea what is the cheapest PCI DVB card available in pakistan? And has anyone been using these kind of cards to capture/record shows on a PC hard disk? Is it possible to watch subscription based packeges on PCs? Is it possible to hack into them?

    Uptill now, No one, I repeat NO ONE has been able to shed any light on these issues. I would be ETERNALLY grateful if someone could help me in this regard.

    I would be eagerly looking forward to all informative replies.

    Sincerely,

    M. Murtaza Saeed

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    1. Is there any way to watch the encrypted Star Channels from Asiasat 3S on a Media Com reciever? Are there any other methods to watch some other good english movie channels on some other satellite? Is is possible that I dont have to pay (too much) for them? I won't mind paying as long as the package I am getting is value for the money. And secondly,
    i don't think Star Channels have been hacked, so there is no way for you to watch it for free, and Hotbird is out of reach from your location. I'm sure some of our Indian friends in this forum will advise you as to what other satellites you can view for free from your location.
    2. Does anyone have any idea what cable is used to connect a laptop to a reciever in order to update the keys? Any idea about the software used to sync the reciever and the laptop? Is it a generic software or a reciever specific software? Is this kind of cable readily available in Pakistan?
    Most of the receivers are using a null modem cable, or a twisted/crossed cable on pins 2 and 3. if your receiver does not have a comport (as most laptops don't have it) then you have to use a usb-rs232 converter, after which you attach your null port modem cable then on to the back of the receiver. this kind of cable also goes by the name "laplink" cable, or you can make your own if you want. google for rs232 nullport cable and you should be able to see the schematics on how to make it. the loader software and the corresponding patches are stb specific, you cannot use any loader (it won't work) or simply load any patch to your stb (you risk killing your stb this way). please state the exact model of your mediacom receiver so that others may be able to guide you accordingly with the proper patches. as for your fortecstar, you can go to www.al7bar-soft1.com for starters.
    3. Does anyone have any Idea what is the cheapest PCI DVB card available in pakistan? And has anyone been using these kind of cards to capture/record shows on a PC hard disk? Is it possible to watch subscription based packeges on PCs? Is it possible to hack into them?
    i think skystar2 is readily available in pakistan. but purchasing this device will not serve you any purpose if you cannot get the channels you wanted in the first place. albeit, it can capture/record the shows you want, schedule if you must quite nicely. just prepare your pc with a big HDD as a 1-hour recording will eat up approx 2G of space. yes, it is possible to watch encrypted feeds on it, with the help of yankse/s2emu plugins and the updated softcam keys. but the same channels can be watched/accessed by your fortecstar/mediacom with proper patches applied on it. the only thing you will gain is the ability to record.
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    regarding dvb-s card skystar 2, its cost in pakistan Rs. 4700 while i bought it from ____ cost euro:49.00
    as IRDETOENGINER told why u want to use skystar, here i describe its latest technoligy, and when u will start use dvb-s card you will infact know that we are doing only chatting and ppl what are doing, as IRDETOENGINER also have too much information so how he went interested about this information, until you dont have one thing how you cna know abt it, i have recivers but whne i bought dvb-s card then i knew many thing and i got more busy as beofre i was boaring.

    irdetoenginer cent percent right thta same channel you can watch on reciver but some time in reciver you need software upgrade firmware, but mostly dvb-s always ahead for channels.

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    Default Try Zee package

    M8 now a days in india if u spend around 5000 irs Zee's dist tv package , with a decoder and dish and all that stuff. 4000 is the basic package and plus it has some goodies. with 1000 odd etc u will get hbo and some other movie channels. its a good buy compared to the other expensive solutions..

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    Default Dish Tv India

    Dish TV india is not providing HBO and other ZEE english movies
    channels for pakistani viewers.

    You can try Arabsat 26.0 which is slightly eastwards from Hotbird
    where you can get mbc2 english movies channel FTA and also
    some english channels FTA.

    Or you can wait for the PAK DTH, Geo DTH, ARY DTH and some indians DTH coming soon.

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    AND IN PAKISTAN (LAHORE) rS. 12000 ARE FOR DECODER AND FIRST TIME SUBSCRIPTION. NOT CHEAP

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    Default Re: Advice needed on Extremely Complex problem by a pak newb

    Quote Originally Posted by murtazasaeed
    3. Does anyone have any Idea what is the cheapest PCI DVB card available in pakistan? M. Murtaza Saeed
    Skystar 1 and 2 are availabe in Lahore market as I confirmed yesterday after reading your post,,its price is Rs.4200
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    SkyStar-1 suppose to be twice the price of SkyStar-1, cannot be available at the same price with ss2, as SS-1 is a premium dvb card.

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    i wud like to add some ..if u have a pc rather then a laptop u can buy a msi tv card to record shows from ur stb i think its more convenient than the skystar .u wont be able to recieve arabsat for movies bcoz its on 26 degree and hotbird is on 13 degree so there is no chance of getting arabsat. as u told tht u cant get access to the hotbird even..try pas10 or some other satellites asif brother and masood bro can tell u more on it they are experts in this ..u can enter manual keys from ur remote to ur stb or there is always available a softcam key file u can simple download it to ur reciever through ur serial cable. rs232..
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    @baba4u
    thanks for your suggestion, but if you buy a DVB device you dont even have to buy a costly STB and then CAMs and Cards and then pain of upgrading it via cables etc, once you buy a dvb device all hacked channel opens only a single click and you can record directly to your PC without any cables to your stb. MSI is a tv tuner and analog video capture cards not an alternate to digital satellite receiver

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    selam well bro if u wana enjoy for free and dont like hindi tv like me then u can put ur dish on arabsat arabic tv r nice like shows songs and hell alot of english program like bahrain 55, MBC1, MBC2, MBC3 best of all MBC 4 and ONE TV DUBAI other CH also show eglish programs like sudia tv 2, oman , jorden tv, etc not to 4get LBC and NEW tv, etc and

    http://www.lyngsat.com/arab26.html

    http://www.arabsat.com/satgen/gen.asp?code=2DKuband

    ASIASAT3s where u can find PTV and INDUS network, TV ONE PAK

    http://www.lyngsat.com/asia3s.html

    PAS 10 where u can find ARY network, HUM tv etc
    thi com also gud

    http://www.lyngsat.com/pas68.html

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    do chk the links they r realy nice u can get arabsat 2D its all over pakistan and if not the u'll be able to get arbsat 2C do chk them alot


    or not chk out for Eurasiasat 1 at 42.0°E

    http://www.lyngsat.com/turk42.html

    ANS TV

    CNBC-E is realy nice

    Kanal D

    Viva

    TRT TURK

    ATV Türkiye nice dramaz there

    TGRT Türkiye

    Samanyolu TV Türkiye

    and ya u can also get CNNI and BBC on arabsat

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    The fortec star.... I would upgrade it,
    your other receiver I don't know the tipe.
    Skycard for pc... needs a lot of know how, not
    adviseable for newbees.

    Try telkom1 on 108 east there is a package of
    discovery/cnn/starmovies/starsport/animalplanet
    geograpchan/starworld/ and some other channels.
    this costs about 50 us$ for membership and 8 dollar
    per month.

    succes
    Terrorist use the muslim faith for there privat intrests, and should be killed more painfull than their victems

 

 

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