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.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,
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.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?
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.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?