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Old 10-08-2018, 19:02   #61
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Re: Analogue Cable Memories

Home Video Channel was not the same as the MVC retail chain - an the UK Prem1ere was nothing to do with Premier.
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Do you know if HVC was any connection to the video rental store (I think it was HVC, or was it MVC) and if Prem1ere had any connection to the German movie channel Premier that was on analogue satellite in the 90's?


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I think you are refering to the German version. The UK Prem1ere channel required a big satellite dish point at 27.5West.
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I vaguely remember there was a channel called Premiere on satellite, but it was scrambled in a system called syster (or was it nagravision?) - it was not receivable on a videocrypt decoder. Instead of the lines being cut and rotated, they seemed to jump up and down vertically, and the audio had a weird form of hissy sounding encryption also.
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My cousin discovered with his box in the 80s all he had to do with slip an index card in the front of the box and ALL THE PAY CHANNELS CAME IN! (I guess the index card touched something inside and caused it to unscramble all the pay channels)

Back then there were only 36 channels and the upper 30s were all scrambled pay channels......
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A guy in a company where I worked once built his own sky box (this was in the 80s), and at that time our council wouldn't let you put satellite dishes on chimneys.

He got around this by modifying a metal dusbin lid into a dish.
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Impressive! Experienced with electronics I'm guessing? I wanna build an FM radio sometime while FM is still around
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A guy in a company where I worked once built his own sky box (this was in the 80s), and at that time our council wouldn't let you put satellite dishes on chimneys.

He got around this by modifying a metal dusbin lid into a dish.
Reminds me of this https://www.slashgear.com/crazy-sate...lord-07200645/
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