All the users of Dongles as well as QSAT & SPEED HD receivers owners have experienced the same issue ever since (Thursday 26th February 2015): DS** channels were not opening anymore after the upgrade by DS** the truth is that i dont see these channels opening anytime soon. for some months and weeks after Qsat launched their new receiver Q28G they were able to decrypt some DS** channel but they have not been stable always coming off and on. well today am going to explain why these tools and receivers are coming off and on and reasons why this tools might just not be able to decrypt these channels.
DSTV SWOP/Upgrade Program
DS** started earlier this year SWOP program offering its subscriber to exchange their old receivers with new HD receivers.
As MyTV Africa did a few years ago, and currently startimes, DS** have introduced on the market Paired Receivers, which means the receiver, actually the main board of the receivers is paired with the Smart Card. In other words, the smart card cannot be used with another receiver and the receiver cannot be used with another smart card.This is for security reason and of course to avoid all type of piracy.
The initial deadline of DS** SWOP was 28th February, 2015
DSTV Message:“From 28th February, channels will be dropped daily on the old decoder boxes. For this reason, you should take your old boxes to our MultiChoice office or ANY of our dealers for a new one before February 28th 2015“(Source: DSTV Website)
However, as the number of subscribers taking part into the Upgrade had to be less important than expected, DS** postponed its deadline in order to give time to increase the percentage of new paired receivers in Nigerian households. As mentioned above by DS**, the signal of channels will be cut, channel after channel, for old models of DS** Receivers, which means, it will not be possible to open those channels with any kind of Dongles, CCcam account & special receivers such as QSAT. The new encryption system of DSTV has started to kill the well spread hacking tools in the market.
in no time it might be difficult to decrypt DS** with any hacking tools but i cant tell there might be a way out let us keep our fingers crossed and adapt to IPTV