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A couple of things I need clearing up. - 17-September-2009, 17:01

Hope this is the right part of the forum to ask you regulars a few questions?

I am doing so in the hope of avoiding ever getting a warning or bad marks against my name. I'm very new to the world of satellite and whilst I've picked up and learned huge sections of the satellites and their setup there's a few things I don't quite understand. So please bear with me....

1: I am just about to get all my equipment installed but currently have no what you call a local viewing card. Does this exempt me from the card sharing groups?
Or am I right in thinking the free sharing groups don't mind about cards but just want a strong peer?

2: I'm an IT engineer and so run many systems in my house, many of which run some flavour of debian also running off a UPS. I understand you can turn these into card servers, but should I run one and want to use my dreambox's served from it locally does this count as another hop?

3: What sort of local cards are available and are likely to be picked up from the south of england with an 85cm dish?

4: Last of all and not sure if this is allowed (definately not mentioned in the rules) so if not mod's pls delete and don't slap me too hard. Are there any reputable card dealers out there? I've read so much about this bad dealer and fake cards etc I don't want to spend any of my hard earned money on a fake. After the whole finding an original dreambox palava I thought I'd shoot straight to the people in the know.

Many thanks in advance for your time.

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17-September-2009, 18:58

ok, i'll try to answer

1. you can share even if you have no locals. Just look in the free sections of cccam or gbox.
But frankly, you are not really sharing anything; i would call it "pumping".
Anyhow, it will be harder to get good shares with no local.

2. yes it counts as another hop.

3. look at lyngsat dot com. German, French, Italian packages will be available to you among others...

4. card dealers = very expensive. Best to take a sub to the pay tv of your country and share that.

Please read the tutorials. Everything is explained.

Good luck.

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17-September-2009, 19:02

1. there are free Cs groups, i suggest you try it out before buying your own. that way you get a grip how the thing works first.

2. yes, as long as you are accessing a card other than the dreambox, it's counted as a hop.

3. try Astra. basically a LOT. get a motorized and you will be a happy camper.

4. when you say 'reputable card dealers' they must have meant those selling cards other than the legit subscription. try to stay away from those kind of cards as they are being frowned upon in sharing groups. you are already 'stealing' something when you share, should you 'steal' more by not getting at least a legit sub? when you kill the provider entirely, there would be nothing left to share in the first place.

browse, read and learn. give yourself at least a week's time of decent reading and im sure you'll get the hang of it.

welcome to the world of CS.

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since it's a hobby, i hope you won't whine every now and then about the costs in hardware (card readers, cards, programmers, etc), and time spend configuring your server.


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17-September-2009, 21:08

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since it's a hobby, i hope you won't whine every now and then about the costs in hardware (card readers, cards, programmers, etc), and time spend configuring your server.
Lol first off thanks muchly for the advice guys and just to put your mind at rest I definately won't be doing any moaning. I've spent 4 weeks getting my PC right with Windows 7, must have rebuilt her 6-7 times now and with her dual booting it can really cause havoc. But cest la vie.....

Also compared to the money I pump into my subaru,the pub, my missus, pc's, consoles and flatscreens this is a fairly cheap hobby
   
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18-September-2009, 14:09

lol

4 weeks to get win 7 to run well...

i see M$ is getting better and better.

well, for myself, I run Mac Snow Leopard and have peace of mind.

Hope you enjoy your new hobby.

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