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    Expired Sky Card? FTV?

    Is there any way I can use an expired red Sky viewing card to view the few, well very few, remaining FTV channels that are not FTA now on my Zgemma H7S?
    (London Live and Yesterday+1 and maybe something called Insight, or has Insight gone now?)
    Zgemma H7S, 2 x single 28.2E, 1 x Freeview Hannington. Running OpenVIX (normally latest stable) with "Magic-FHD" skin.

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    I cant see insight on sky as for yesterday you can get that on freesat and freeview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianTheTechHead View Post
    Is there any way I can use an expired red Sky viewing card to view the few, well very few, remaining FTV channels that are not FTA now on my Zgemma H7S?
    (London Live and Yesterday+1 and maybe something called Insight, or has Insight gone now?)
    Oh and 4Music is I believe still only FTV rather than FTA.
    Zgemma H7S, 2 x single 28.2E, 1 x Freeview Hannington. Running OpenVIX (normally latest stable) with "Magic-FHD" skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urie View Post
    I cant see insight on sky as for yesterday you can get that on freesat and freeview.
    Insight is, or maybe was Sky 451.

    Yesterday+1 on Freeview is a joke. Only transmits "teleshopping" for a couple of hours in early morning as far as I can see.
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    You need to install oscam ("latest" will do), transfer attached configs to /etc/tuxbox/config (these work on a white card, and should also do a red one. Otherwise you will have to add boxkey). See forums threads about sky red card 0960.

    Blue > softcam manager >
    Ensure oscam-latest is set to auto start, will be indicated with a tick, and then start it.

    You may have to wait for the card to get valid entitlements.

    BTW, there are ABM hacks to treat FTV services as FTA, you will need to update them as the list is from 2016
    https://www.world-of-satellite.com/s...l=1#post408659

    Leeds TV
    Liverpool TV
    Birmingham TV
    Bristol TV
    Cardiff TV
    Tyne & Wear TV
    London Live
    4Music
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Not working with the old red card.
    Adding a fake boxid to oscam.server seems to get it interacting with the card but not working.
    I guess it might spring to life if I wait.
    I will see if I can acquire a white one at a good price.
    Last edited by BrianTheTechHead; 12-07-20 at 17:46.
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    If you can get access to an old sky box, put card in and connect to dish and router, do new installation via menu and card will activate.

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    I've just dug an old white sky card out of the loft and it is clearing Yesterday +1 using oscam.
    These are the configs that I downloaded from elsewhere:

    uk-0963-oscam-vix.rar

    .... and 4music clears, can't find Insight?
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    Insight stopped transmitting

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    I'm quite happy with Yesterday +1 to be honest.
    I knew I'd kept my old jtagged Pace box for a reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by abu baniaz View Post
    BTW, there are ABM hacks to treat FTV services as FTA, you will need to update them as the list is from 2016
    https://www.world-of-satellite.com/s...l=1#post408659
    Well simply updating that to:

    Code:
    <custommix>
    	<hacks>
    <![CDATA[
    
    ftv_IDs = [
    
    	5537, # Leeds TV
    	1016, # Liverpool TV
    	1078, # Birmingham TV
    	5315, # Bristol TV
    	5536, # Cardiff TV
    	5043, # Tyne & Wear TV
    	5090, # London Live
    	1758, # 4Music
    	2615, # YESTERDAY +1
    ]
    
    for number in customised["video"].keys():
    	if customised["video"][number]["channel_id"] in ftv_IDs:
    		customised["video"][number]["free_ca"] = 0
    	elif customised["video"][number]["free_ca"] == 1:
    		del customised["video"][number]
    			
    ]]>
    	</hacks>
    </custommix>
    and putting it in "/usr/lib/enigma2/python/Plugins/SystemPlugins/AutoBouquetsMaker/custom" and doing an ABM scan didn't seem to do anything at all.

    What am I doing wrong?
    Zgemma H7S, 2 x single 28.2E, 1 x Freeview Hannington. Running OpenVIX (normally latest stable) with "Magic-FHD" skin.

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    Okay. Got it now.
    1) I sorted the channels at the top in to order of their IDs, probably didn't need to.
    2) In ABM Sky UK provider I set FTA only to off.
    The sat_282_sky_uk_CustomMix.xml file then sets the listed channels to FTA, I think, (they're actually FTV), and removes all other non FTA channels.

    A white Sky card is in the post to me.
    I'll be able to test soon.
    Last edited by BrianTheTechHead; 14-07-20 at 05:02.
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    Talking

    Yes. Works well with white card.
    I presume it would work with the red one if it had been paired with a real sky box and I knew the boxid for it.
    For the record this is the sat_282_sky_uk_CustomMix.xml file I used:
    Code:
    <custommix>
    	<hacks>
    <![CDATA[
    
    ftv_IDs = [
    
    	1016, # Liverpool TV
    	1078, # Birmingham TV
    	1758, # 4Music
    	2615, # YESTERDAY +1
    	5043, # Tyne & Wear TV
    	5090, # London Live
    	5315, # Bristol TV
    	5536, # Cardiff TV
    	5537, # Leeds TV
    ]
    
    for number in customised["video"].keys():
    	if customised["video"][number]["channel_id"] in ftv_IDs:
    		customised["video"][number]["free_ca"] = 0
    	elif customised["video"][number]["free_ca"] == 1:
    		del customised["video"][number]
    			
    ]]>
    	</hacks>
    </custommix>
    No amazing new channels so realistically probably hardly worth the 9 I paid for the white card, but I learnt a lot doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianTheTechHead View Post
    but I learnt a lot doing it.
    Well worth the 9 quid - you can't put a price on that sort of training. Keep it up/
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianTheTechHead View Post
    No amazing new channels so realistically probably hardly worth the 9 I paid for the white card, but I learnt a lot doing it.
    I watch Yesterday a lot so being able to get the +1 is a real bonus for me.
    I've only just realised that @abu baniaz had posted oscam config files
    If I read things properly I could have saved myself some effort there!

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