Topfield sattelite decoder

Submitted: Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 17:09
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Gidday All,This may seem a bit off topic but I have purchased a Topfield Sattelite decoder.Allthe channels are there but the Menu tell me that I have to contact Optus to be able to connect to the satellite.Is this correct as there is no card slot in the decoder.The sattelite has been correctly aligned etc.Any help would be appreciated as we will be heading West soon in the L/Cruiser and Jayco Outback.
Thanks Locallaw
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Reply By: Footloose - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 18:19

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 18:19
Asa last resort you could ring David on 0429 236160. He will know. Good luck.
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Reply By: Groove - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 19:36

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 19:36
Yes you will need an Aurora card to get pictures. The card cost about $100. You then need to get the card activated, What chanels get activated depends on what regions you are travelling into. Do an internet searc

If you have an Austar or Foxtel satellite (not digital) the topfield will also recieve these services.

If you are seeing WIN, IMPARJA and 7 central you are tuned to a satelillte called Optus C1

You can get other chanels on optus B1 and optus B3

Look at http://www.satplus.com.au/webcontent6.htm
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Follow Up By: Groove - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 19:42

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 19:42
I meant to say internet search on Aurora to find a local supplier in your area.
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Follow Up By: locallaw - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 19:58

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 19:58
Gidday,The decoder I have has no card slot for a card.This is my problem as I see it.I am going to ring Optus Tomorrow to see whats the go about getting into their sattelite.
Thanks Locallaw
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Follow Up By: Groove - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 20:46

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 20:46
You will definately need a card slot. There are some un-encrypted channels around but they are mostly foreign on KU band satellite, there are also about 3 or 4 God channels.

You can get SBS and ABC without a card.

The only other option is if the box is UCAS compatible. With this feature the encryption keys from a valid card can be entered into the box directly without the need for a card. The legalities of this are questionable however and Aurora wont help you do it.

Does this box have a CAM slot?

Best option is to try and change the box. A satellite reciever without a card slot is quite limited for KU band use. There is quite a bit of free C band stuff around but C band uses at least a 2 meter dish, a bit difficult to carry around.
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Reply By: Niko - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 22:50

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 22:50
Which topfield have you? Model wise?
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