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    Default f.t.a. but blank.

    Some channels read fta on my octagon sf518 but show a blank screen even though they have good strength and quality signals.

    One example would be 12638 h 27800 with abc and ch 10.

    Is this a pids thing?

    If so is there a way to find the pids?

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    They're actually encrypted and part of Foxt3l.

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    Thanks Mick, The octagon lists/checks about 10 crypts maybe this is one
    it doesn't have listed.

    regards flicker.

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    Those channels are NDS, but just not flagged as encrypted.

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    I noticed these channels too. I think they're actually dummy channels, which are used on Foxtel boxes that are installed in areas not permitted to see the free-to-air channels (like WA and Adelaide). These boxes get a blank channel in place of where the working free to airs go for people in Sydney, Melbourne etc.

    Better off deleting them, and keeping the other 10 channels as they obviously work.

    (FYI Big_Mick, Octagons read Foksmell cards. )

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