Newbie query on cards

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Newbie21

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Very much a newbie in this world - the old Lemon box passed on to me sometime ago broke - I am now debating whether to buy a technomate 7102hd or an icecrypt 6000. Both have card slots. The dish is directed to hotbird, mainly for the Italian progs. I can't find on the internet what cards would be used with progs that I could get - silly question for those who know - but what could I get with what card on a hotbird dish please - thanks
 
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For the RAI channels a Tivusat card & cam. About £200 using uk suppliers, half that if someone buys it in Italy & ships it over

For Sky Italia you need an NDS Videoguard card. The easiest way to get Sky Italia is to buy a card & receiver.
 
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For the RAI channels a Tivusat card & cam. About £200 using uk suppliers, half that if someone buys it in Italy & ships it over

For Sky Italia you need an NDS Videoguard card. The easiest way to get Sky Italia is to buy a card & receiver.
thanks - does the rai card simply give me access to the broadcasts protected by media guard or does it open the doors to other stations?
Also arte - a French station - I used to get that but abt 6 months ago I could only get the sound - do you know why that could be please?
 
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Tivusat gives you access to a dozen or so of RAI's services encrypted in Nagravision.

Audio but no video is quite common - they hope you like what you hear and will subscribe to get the pictures!

Some of the Indian channels on 9E have the video clear & the audio off for similar reasons.
 
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We do have a Tivusat Sub-Forum if you want to gen up.

But don't forget that Rai Uno, Due, Tre, Canale 5 etc are actually available FTA anyway except when Premium stuff is being shown (eg Formula 1)

My Wife is of Italian extraction and she's still happy with the FTA stuff: A Tivusat Card hasn't yet proved to be necessary.
 
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Newbie21

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sky dish, hotbird dish
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For the RAI channels a Tivusat card & cam. About £200 using uk suppliers, half that if someone buys it in Italy & ships it over

For Sky Italia you need an NDS Videoguard card. The easiest way to get Sky Italia is to buy a card & receiver.
£200 just for the card & cam?? Is it a lifetime card or an annual subscription or what?
 
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Newbie21

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We do have a Tivusat Sub-Forum if you want to gen up.

But don't forget that Rai Uno, Due, Tre, Canale 5 etc are actually available FTA anyway except when Premium stuff is being shown (eg Formula 1)

My Wife is of Italian extraction and she's still happy with the FTA stuff: A Tivusat Card hasn't yet proved to be necessary.
That's what I have been getting with the old box (museum piece!) Rai 1, 3, 4, Scuola, News, Storia, Sports and a few other odds & sods - maybe I'll stick without a card for a bit - had no idea they were going to be so expensive even if bought in Italy
 
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2galli have card and cam for about 100EUR.
 
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£200 just for the card & cam?? Is it a lifetime card or an annual subscription or what?
Well lifetime for the life of the card. They will be replaced at some point.
 
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