Digicomp Is Interchangeable

baudhayan

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The TATA Sky engineer, finding me quite techy enuf, showed me a small metal plate with 4 screws fixed behind the Digicomp. He said tht if u r not happy with TATA Sky & want to switchover to Dish TV or might be CAS, you shud get in tuch with a person who does set-top box software upgrades. He said tht u can connect a console cable after removing da metal plate & flash the EEPROM. So whichever service u r going to use, just flash the EEPROM with tht software. Has anyone tried this or does anyone know any person who has the s/w for Dish TV or say the local cable wala for CAS.Whereever u go da set-top box follows :lol:
 

amish

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so reverse shud be possible isnt it?if i have dd direct stb (with card slot) and if i get i upgrade eeprom by tata firmwarethen with tata card i shuld be able to get tata channels.just making guesses lol.
 


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QUOTE(Crazysah @ Jan 26 2007, 01:27 PM) [snapback]76963[/snapback]
Haven't tried this but why would I want to?[/b]
This would be useful if you want to switch services. Now I know that many people on this forum are total TataSky fanboys, but who knows - maybe Airtel's IPTV or their DTH, or Reliance Bluemagic may end up being way better than Tatasky... Then if you want to switch you have two options:

[*]Pay for the new STBs, and hope that there is a second hand market for TataSky.
[*]Suck it up and kick yourself for paying so much for the STBs and installation that it renders changing services uneconomical.
[/list]It's just a matter of time before people in Palika start offering all this flashing business. Though one wonders if a Hathway STB could offer everything with regard to software that a TataSky STB does. e.g. if you got your Hathway STB to work with TataSky, would it also work with things such as Active News etc?
 

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yes the tatasky engineer informed me during installation that there is a slot at the back which can be used with other service providers. hopefully there wont be a need to use it.
 

Crazysah

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So if we plug in another service... then will the active services also work?
 


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QUOTE(Amish @ Jan 26 2007, 03:11 PM) [snapback]76975[/snapback]
if i have dd direct stb (with card slot) and if i get i upgrade eeprom by tata firmware
then with tata card i shuld be able to get tata channels.

just making guesses lol.[/b]
You may be able to view the free to air channels but you can forget the pay channels as they are encrypted. That said , it may be possible but it would require some really skilled hackers.
 

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or the Palika-types to import that kind of hacking/modding knowledges such as they do for game consoles. And since DTH & CAS are basically becoming the mainstream now, the market for this will probably rise a lot.
 

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@ Amish - See...just upgrading da firmware is not enuf...u also require da TATA Sky SIM or Dish TV SIM which is plugged in externally. The main benefit of wht I mentioned is if u can manage 2 get a STP from da grey market u wud end up paying less on installation charges...provided u hv some1 available to upgrade ur firmware.@ Crazysah - Actually da Active Services can be accessed from da main menu, if not with a direct button from da remote. So with da main menu of any STB u shud definitely be able to access da Active services.@ maahkaal - No skilled hacker is rqd if u get da relevant SIM from da relevant service provider. The SIM contains all da details abt da satellites settings...like Vertical & Horizontal polarisation angles & many more.
 

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QUOTE(baudhayan @ Jan 27 2007, 09:24 PM) [snapback]77222[/snapback]
@ maahkaal - No skilled hacker is rqd if u get da relevant SIM from da relevant service provider. The SIM contains all da details abt da satellites settings...like Vertical & Horizontal polarisation angles & many more.[/b]
You may be right but i doubt the security mechanism would be that simple to crack. Relying on the SIM alone is a very big risk as i'm sure the satellites settings can be accessed easily on the internet as it is a government satellite after all.