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    Quote Originally Posted by 3tv View Post
    Alan Sugar was on on Piers Morgan, He said the dishes cost a quid to make.
    Back in 1991
    A company called Star Trax I think?
    Sent their reps around the estate I was living on at the time
    Gave away free white dish & amstrad 200 boxes on the hope people subscribed
    Anyway the estate looked like the one off Keeping Up Appearances

    Virtually non subscribed
    The company was supposed to come back & remove the equipment
    But never did
    So me & a friend of mine offered to remove these eyesores for free
    Which were then sold off down the pub later on!

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    Anyone recall the Conax hack using a laptop,a serial port lead with a card attached and running off a floppy disc ?
    I'm sure you all do but it was great fun watching the info scroll up the laptop screen -- an old Toshiba Satellite -- as the picture cleared.
    Happy days .

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    That was a good weez for quite a while, if you left the floppy disk in an old PC and it booted up everytime and gave the so called complete Scandinavian Dream Package on 1W, just seen as part of the good old days now !

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    Just having a good sort out in my shed. I hate throwing thinks away thus all the stuff I've saved over the years. 3 TVs to go, an old pace analog stb, a mvision digital stb and a lot of old audio equipment.
    There is also a phillips bsb receiver that I had converted by Transworld Satellite Systems to d2mac which I an reluctant to throw away, but it's not ever going to used again so it might as well go, maybe.

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    God I had one of those Phillips bsb coverts to get the "Only for educational purpose" late night training films.
    Good times them.

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    parallel port pic 16c84 programmers for stegens d2mac multimac hex code


    early 90's when 16:9 tvs were launched. Philips subsidised the TV PLUS movie channel on 16e 16:9 and rgb d2mac goodness. Loved those days.
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    I didn't discover Satdudez until doing a search on Seca Mediaguard and was surprised to find that it was hacked. So around the late 90s I had all the CanalPlus channels.

    On a visit to the UK I programmed a Goldie for the On_Digital terrestrial digital TV which my lad was using as a FTA tuner. Again was surprised that it opened all the encrypted channels too. Good quality and widescreen 16 x 9. I was really sad that then the UK On_Digital was so low powered that it barely reached Calais let alone Roermond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satcat View Post
    Just having a good sort out in my shed. I hate throwing thinks away thus all the stuff I've saved over the years. 3 TVs to go, an old pace analog stb, a mvision digital stb and a lot of old audio equipment.
    There is also a phillips bsb receiver that I had converted by Transworld Satellite Systems to d2mac which I an reluctant to throw away, but it's not ever going to used again so it might as well go, maybe.

    20200528_160151.jpg
    Back in 1994
    Whatsat Mag (remember that)
    Publish a how to guide to convert these from Dmac to D2mac

    It was a mag I kept for years until we had a clean out & mrs accidentally chucked it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3tv View Post
    parallel port pic 16c84 programmers for stegens d2mac multimac hex code


    early 90's when 16:9 tvs were launched. Philips subsidised the TV PLUS movie channel on 16e 16:9 and rgb d2mac goodness. Loved those days.
    Picture was superb

    Talk about progress
    when HD first launched in the UK
    Everyone thought WOW
    Now its no better than than a DVD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detlef View Post
    I didn't discover Satdudez until doing a search on Seca Mediaguard and was surprised to find that it was hacked. So around the late 90s I had all the CanalPlus channels.

    On a visit to the UK I programmed a Goldie for the On_Digital terrestrial digital TV which my lad was using as a FTA tuner. Again was surprised that it opened all the encrypted channels too. Good quality and widescreen 16 x 9. I was really sad that then the UK On_Digital was so low powered that it barely reached Calais let alone Roermond.
    Think the first site I found was the one called The Cleric?

    Followed by Steve's homepage & Toecutters Den

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    Toecutters Den and this Site were the best during the early years of satellite TV. Satpimps still brilliant, in fact the greatest! Can't say the same for Toecutters. What is going on with this forum, one big argument, it seems, between a moderator and the few who still sign in. The weather appears to be the sole topic of conversation after all the disagreements. Quiet sad really. Anyway,
    Best Wishes to all Satpimpers and "Stay Safe" during this awful time. Hopefully all will be good soon.

    Gibson.

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