Date: Wed, 4 Dec 1996 05:36:07 -0500
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- SOMETHING ABOUT PHILIPS-RECEIVERS
Andrew Morphitis wrote:
: Hello all,
: If there are any owners of Transworld converted Philips STU-902
: recievers would you care to answer some questions, please.
Well, I know all about it.. I didn it :)
: 1) What decoding software seems to work for you?
: Satfreaks WGT 2-pic code and multimac 1.6 seem to work for me, no
: other one-chip code seems to work.
Any card should do, but there are some old versions out (You sould have
0.97, ask Transworld if you don't have it)
: 2) Does your decoder/card auto update on Canal+ and Cinecinemas?
: Mine seems to sometimes after code changes but not this time around.
: I have tried to insert the new codes for these channels into the 2 pic
: code but that doesn't seem to work either.
: I feel the decoder is filtering some of the data required for code
: updating as all decoder/card traffic seems to stop after the first
There have been a problem with these. You are right... There seems to be
some EMMG's wich is not passed to the card. I have a fix for that wich
is under test now. Some small bugs have been found, and Transworld
will probably let it out in a few weeks. This will also enable the pin-code
updating used on multi cards.
: 3) When the access menu is selected, what is displayed?
: Sometimes I just get the message 'please wait' flash up twice briefly
: before it goes back to the menu (WGT code) and sometimes I get a
: numbered list from 1 to F with 'no label' written next to each number.
: When a number is then pressed I get the message 'from--to--theme level'.
: There seems to be no provision to enter any codes via the remote, such
: as is required for the multimac code.
Pirate cards will do that. They do not answer correctly to the requests.
SatFreak's 2chip card will look better.
: 4) Has anybody had any success using a computer interface with this
: decoder? Inserting the pcb just sends my decoder batty. (maybe I have a
: hardware fault with the card-reader circuitry).
If your interface uses the MAX232 or compatible, the 232 draws a little too
much current specified in ISO7816 (the cardreader specs). You can either
power it externally or find an interface wich uses a different chip (sorry,
can not recall the name of it, but it is a low power thing).
: 5) I seem to get faint line patterning on decoded pictures, has anybody
: else detected this.
If you haven't got a 220uF cap between pin 1 and 40 of the VCU2133, you
might find such patterns.. (+ on pin 1)
: As I had the upgrade done quite a while back, I was wondering if there
: were any further enhancements to the decoding upgrade (such as new EPROM
: code) if anybody knows could they let me know or even an E-mail address
: for Transworld.
As I said... Soon... :)
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