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Feb 272014
 

As we have mentioned before in a previous post (

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/02/loss-bbc-itv-spain-portugal-beware-magic-solution-another-satellite/ )

some “installers” in Spain and Portugal have been persuading clients to install a satellite system that involves the illegal hacking into the encrypted signal.

This is to overcome the loss of BBC and ITV channels as a result of their recent migration to a new Astra satellite.

The “907 Scam”, as it has become known, relies on codes being made available to “unlock” these encrypted channels.

If you do not have the latest code, then you will not get any channels from this system.

Which can be expensive when some companies are charging up to 600 euros for this system and those codes are not known.

As long as the satellite installers mention this to you , that when codes change you can lose your feeds of UK TV from the Intelsat 907 satellite, then they are covered.

However, some satellite installers have not.

Which is why my inbox if full to day of people who have had this system installed by other companies asking ME why their channels are no longer working.

The answer is simple:

The codes used to unlock these channels were changed at 10am this morning.

You will have to wait until those codes are known, and input into your receive before you can use the system again…which could be hours, day or weeks….

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 172013
 

In a previous post ( http://satandpcguy.com/blog/2012/12/loss-of-uk-tv-channels-on-recently-installed-satellite-tv-systems-in-costa-del-sol-and-marbella-areas-of-spain/ ) we mentioned that there is a satellite that is carrying BBC ITV C4, and in HD, for free, that can be received on a small satellite dish ( http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/intelsat_907_uk_tv_channels.php )

This is of particular interest to people in South of Spain and Portugal, who may be panicking about the potential loss of their UK TV with the “change to the new satellites”.

However, this system relies on “hacking” into some encrypted signals.

And people who bought this system, with the promise of “trouble free future proof” UK TV viewing, only has this for a few weeks, as the key codes to unlock this system were changed.

Well at the moment the code keys are “public” and are available – so if you have a compatible receiver, and a dish for 27.5w, then you can currently watch BBC ITV C4 channels using a small dish – ideal for people who may struggle with reception due to the new satellites coming into play…but for how long will these code be public….?