IceCrypt S1600CHD SE

With an Icecrypt S1600CHD SE satellite receiver you can you view the main PSB channels from the BBC, ITV Channel 4 and Channel 5 which are available on Intelsat 907 at 27.5° West.
This service is a backup for Freeview and carries PSB channels from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, it is often referred to as BBC-SATBACK.
It is a a backup of Freeview multiplexes PSB 1 and PSB 3, it is not intended for direct-to-home (DTH) reception.
All the channels including radio are encrypted using the BISS encryption system.
Using keys for a service that is not available in your country is illegal, check copyright laws in your country or territory.

Set Timers or use the One Touch Record feature to store your favourite programmes onto an external hard drive.  Take the recordings with you to play back on any device which reads .TS (Transport Stream) files such as a PC, Laptop or Media Player.
Use the USB port(s) to playback your media files, music and view photos on your TV. Move, Delete and Rename channels without restriction.

Organise your channels into Favourite Groups, Sort Alphabetically or Lock Channels with a Parental Block. Enjoy, where broadcast, a full 7 day Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

More information & official downloads at: http://icecrypt.com


 

Downloading the Custom Firmware

Backing up the Original Factory-Installed Firmware

Insert a clean USB stick into USB port A on the side of the receiver (USB port B is on the rear), then on the remote, push the Menu button, and once the Menu is on the screen select:
System
Backup to USB
Select: uda (uda should be preselected)
Filename (just use the default filename they provide)
Press OK on the remote to begin the backup process, usually takes less than a minute.

Store the backup file somewhere safe in case it is needed in the future.

Installing Custom Firmware from USB

Insert the USB stick containing the custom firmware file into USB port A
On the remote press Menu, then select:
System
Upgrade by USB
Filepath: uda (should be preselected by default)
Upgrade File: (the filename on the USB stick should be shown automatically)
Upgrade Mode: All SW + Channel List
Press OK on the remote to begin the upgrade process, usually takes less than a minute.
The custom firmware should load in under 1 minute. The device will then reboot itself, and in less than 1 minute the IceCrypt logo should then appear.

Installing Custom Firmware from FTP

To upgrade the receivers software via FTP, do the following:
On the remote press Menu, then select:
System
Software Upgrade
Ftp Upgrade
Press the RED button to connect to the Online Server
Choose the desired software
There are a number of options available including:
Various custom images
With or without bootloader
With or without channels


 

Loading the BISS Code

You can get the latest BISS Code for Intelsat 907 from a number of sites on the Internet.

On the remote select Menu, then select:

Conditional Access
CA Settings (you should now see card info)

On the remote enter 1407
(you can see this being entered in the top-right corner of the menu screen, not all custom firmware will require this)

This brings up a secret menu, select:
Key Edit
BBC BISS

Now enter the latest BISS code. To enter the letters from A to F use the keys as shown at the bottom of the screen.
The receiver is now ready for use.

The BISS key consists of 16 digits (8 x 2 digits). Some programmes or receivers may require a 12 digit key.
To obtain a 12 digit key,  remove the 4th and 8th groups of digits, these are  check sums.


 

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Intelsat 907 at 27.5° West

Finding channels on Intelsat 907

Connect the IceCrypt to an Antenna pointed at Intelsat 907 at 27.5 deg W, and ensure that the Quality is at least 60% (a figure of over 75% is what you should be aiming for)
On the Menu go to Installation > Satellite Installation, press OK
Select the TP Index, then press the Yellow button (TP Edit), on the next screen press the Green button (Add), and enter the following parameters:

Intelsat 907 at 27.5° West
Transponder 74
11.495 Vertical
SR: 44100
FEC: 9/10
DVB-S2/MPEG2/MPEG4
Modulation: QPSK
Encryption: BISS
Sptbeam: Spot 2 (Europe)

Now press the Menu button, and choose Yes when it asks if you want to save.

Ensure you have selected the newly entered 11495 V 44100 for the TP Index, then press the Green Button for a TP Scan, and set the following parameters:

Scan Mode: All
Program Type: TV+Radio
Scan Type: Blind Scan
NIT Search: Off
PID Search: BBC
Then scroll down to select ‘OK to Search’ and press OK on the remote.

Once all the programmes have been scanned and loaded, you can press Exit

You can scroll through the channels using the Blue Up/Down buttons, and you can change between TV and Radio channels by pressing the TV/Music button on the remote, and to see the Channel List press the EPG button.

Screen resolution is reported to be either 544×576 or 720×576 for standard definition channels in MPEG-2 and 1920×1088 for high definition channels in MPEG-4.
All the channels seem to be ‘flagged’ as data, this is confirmed using DVB Dream software.
Please note that UTV HD, STV HD and BBC Alba are data channels and can not currently be viewed.


 

Legal and copyright issues

This information is provided for educational purposes only, neither the author nor www.astra2sat.com condone any illegal use or misuse of the information provided.
Is it legal or illegal to view these channels? Well the answer has to be yes, viewing encrypted copyright content without permission is illegal.

It is not possible to purchase a legal subscription for the service. Any company or individual offering the service, is doing so without permission from the broadcasters and is breaking the law.
There are companies or individuals selling receivers overseas who fail to inform customers that hacking into encrypted channels is illegal.

Although the BBC BISS keys are available on the internet, some unscrupulous satellite installers charge their clients for them.
It is also common for some installers to change the receivers PIN number, allowing only them access to the receivers menu.


 

Satellite receivers that can  be used for BBC SATBACK

Galaxy Innovations
IceCrypt S1600CHD
IceCrypt S1600CHD SE
Technomate HD 5402 HD CI
Note that these satellite receivers may need to be “upgraded or patched” with custom firmware / software before they can be used  for BBC-SATBACK service.

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