Once again the legendary Dreambox receivers make history. PowerVu channels encrypted in DES can now be decrypted on a Dreambox without the need to use stream relay or any hardware modification.
The OSEmu now comes with PowerVu stream-relay support. This makes it possible to decrypt DES encrypted PowerVu channels directly on an Enigma2 box. I have tried this on a Dreambox 820HD with good results on both HD as well as SD channels. The CPU usage did not exceed 15%. Other people report this to work on other Dreambox and Vu+ boxes.
I have attempted receiving Intelsat 11 at 43.1°W with my twisted FortecStar 240cm dish. I'm not really sure what are the standard reception possibilities from this orbital position as I haven't attempted this before. I was able to lock just a couple of transponders with any of the LNBs I tried. There was no real difference between any of them, not even the PLL one, which was supposed to outperform DRO.
A brief look on the channels that have been opened with the PowerVu hack. The providers affected include Discovery, Arquiva, Overon, SIS and HBO. Screenshots inside.
The PowerVu encryption system has been hacked. Keys are in the open on the web. This article is a story of PowerVu.
Tuner test performed with the Dreambox 820 HD, Vu+ Solo2 and Coolstream Trinity HD2 linux satellite receivers.
The new Dreambox 820 HD could be considered a poor man's Dreambox. Maybe not really, considering a hefty €450 price tag. But it's still a Dreambox we're talking about right now, so a high price, perhaps even too high, is not surprising. It comes out shortly after the current top model, the 7080 HD, which is much more expensive.
AFN has been around for ages. As far as satellite reception goes, some of you might remember B-MAC broadcast in the 90's. Eventually, AFN upgraded from B-MAC to DVB-S as early as 1997. That's a really respectable technological advance but the sad fact remains that AFN did not significantly move forward since then. The very old PowerVu D-9234 receivers are still in service. Please log in to continue reading.
Another C-Band LNBF tested. How does it perform, compared to the C1WPLL?