Sky to release new viewing cards

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  1. Batch's Avatar

    Batch said:

    Default Sky to release new viewing cards

    On page 51 of this months Sky magazine it says Sky will be releasing new cards for all subscribers. The new cards have updated software.
     
  2. diablos's Avatar

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    posted this last month no one showed any interest mate.
     
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    I like the bit that says " for security reasons the envolope WON'T have the SKY logo on it" ....

    Whats that all about ????
     
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    urbsy said:

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    Does this mean that the old cards will be switched off ?
     
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    4me2 said:

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    whats with the bbc cards ?
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    Interesting question 4me2, it is probably logical to suppose that those will be replaced as well and that all old style cards will be switched off after a suitable period of grace.

    This will I'm sure present major problems for a vast amount of overseas viewers, as I'm sure that many bought boxes with FTV cards, having no knowledge of where the original registered address was, or subscription cards from sources that no longer exsist.

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    many bought boxes with FTV cards, having no knowledge of where the original registered address was

     
  8. 4me2's Avatar

    4me2 said:

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    Originally posted by Batch
    On page 51 of this months Sky magazine it says Sky will be releasing new cards for all subscribers. The new cards have updated software.
    can you or somebody scan this report and post it here so we can read it please ?
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    Originally posted by Neverallocat
    This will I'm sure present major problems for a vast amount of overseas viewers, as I'm sure that many bought boxes with FTV cards, having no knowledge of where the original registered address was, or subscription cards from sources that no longer exsist.

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    Thank feck the Bruv's girlfriend is from London and I used that addres to get me an FTV card!


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    Another issue that was brought up on another forum, is what about the off subscription Sky cards? Many people are using these as FTV cards, will Sky replace these, or perhaps leave them to get BBC cards?

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    can you or somebody scan this report and post it here so we can read it please ?
    Here you go m8...

     
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    4me2 said:

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    Cheers Panda.

    Well I should be home for Christmas so hopefully I can get something sorted then.
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    spoke to the call center @ the ftv bbc card regestration center who say the old cards will still work with bbc (saying that they did not know sky had a new card on ther way lol )

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    rolfw said:

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    LOL, that sounds ominous, they don't know about it, but of course it will work.
     
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    gertrude said:

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    Not being of the ilk that had analogue Sky, I was wondering if they did this at all with that service?

    Is this because thay have discovered that someone is getting close to cracking thier system, or is this just similar to moving up from SECA1 to SECA2 which needed the new cards?

    Or are they just so loaded that they want a new look on their cards ?!!!!!!!!

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    Could be any of those, although they are not, I believe changing encryption, they may be fine tuning it. They may also be providing higher peformance cards to counter some of the problems with older boxes and the newer software. This may also be a pre-emptive move against any potential hardware or early stage software hacks.

    They changed cards very regularly with the analogue service, which in the end was hacked, but of course they only had a million or so then.
     
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    Originally posted by gertrude
    Not being of the ilk that had analogue Sky, I was wondering if they did this at all with that service?

    Is this because thay have discovered that someone is getting close to cracking thier system, or is this just similar to moving up from SECA1 to SECA2 which needed the new cards?

    Or are they just so loaded that they want a new look on their cards ?!!!!!!!!

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    my guess is that the cards cant store enough info for all the interactive stuff and future feaures that will be released.
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    Can the old cards be reprogrammed and used for something else?
     
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    rolfw said:

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    I don't believe so Aldo. Try reading the old one in your programmer when you receive your new one, it won't recognise it.

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    Not being of the ilk that had analogue Sky, I was wondering if they did this at all with that service?
    yes thay did m8 about every eight to twelve months to stop piracy