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    sky sports paired issue

    Help please
    In Scotland I have a sky subscription which includes sports and movies and when I come to Spain I take the white sky card with me and it works fine in a 2nd hand sky digibox connected to a fixed dish on the solarium.
    The problem is I am a keen football fan and I can't get the sports channels because the card is not paired to the 2nd box , I can't take the `paired box` to Spain as it is a subsidised sky+ box and needs to be connected to the phone and I can't switch the `pairing` back and forward between the boxes as I am back and forward between Scotland and Spain too often.
    I am aware from other forums there are apparently some alternative digiboxes that allow you to watch the premium channels with a properly subscribed sky card, but I am concerned that the they are way too complex for my needs.
    Is there a simple to use out of the box ( or easy to set up ) non sky digibox that would meet my requirements ?. ( I am aware there could be some future issues when the white card is fully implemented).
    Any help and advice greatly appreciated

    Costas

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    Re: sky sports paired issue

    For the old blue yellow house sky cards, there are many receivers (called multicam) that can be used so that you can view the sports and movie channels "away" from the home.

    however, this is not so at the moment with the new white sky cards....one of the reasons why they have changed....

    we shall have to wait and see if certain "clever" people can provide software for these multicam receivers so that they can fully read the new white sky cards....which may take a while to do so..as this type of card and encryption has been in used in italy for many months and so far no multicam reciver joy so far.
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    Re: sky sports paired issue

    Sat &Pc Guy
    Thanks for the reply , I see I shall have to wait (hopefully not too long) for the clever people to come up with a solution.
    As a matter of interest ,in the pre white card days , on the subject of a box that would have been fairly simple to set up/use I was thinking maybe a Manhattan. Would this have been a good choice?.

    kind regards
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    Re: sky sports paired issue

    You will need to find a website that has the latest "modified" software for the reciever, and get that downloaded into the receiver...normally using a null serial cable connection from your PC to receiver...most modern PCs and laptops no longer have this connection.
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