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    If you have an alphacrypt to watch Ziggo in the Netherlands with firmware 3.28 you will have problems.
    Downgrade it to 3.25 (with a laptop with pmcia slot or usb ci programmer) and the problems will vanish :)
    it varies from recordings with only audio , black screen when tuning and so on ..
     
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    i found the problem , sorry, its not MP!

    reason for this strange behaviour was the CAM :(

    i updated my Alphacrypt cam to version 3.28 .. and that messes up the settings on the cam
    (expert menu option --> ca systems --> goes to Multi when it should be Single (smartcard only)
    the ca registration went to "static" :(

    Correct setting , for other people :
    - CA systems: single
    - CA registration: dynamic
    - force reading original PMT: off
    - CA-PMT delete timer: 5s
    - CI watchdog: 1500 ms
    - dbox compatibility: on
     

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    (expert menu option --> ca systems --> goes to Multi when it should be Single (smartcard only)
    the ca registration went to "static" :(
    Are you sure about that? I'm using the following settings without issues for years:
    CAM Settings:
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    ca systems: multi(more)
    ca registration: DYNAMIC (refresh always)
    force reading original PMT: off
    ca-pmt delete time: 0 s
    ci-watchdog: 1500
    dbox compatability: ON
     

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    (expert menu option --> ca systems --> goes to Multi when it should be Single (smartcard only)
    the ca registration went to "static" :(
    Are you sure about that? I'm using the following settings without issues for years:
    CAM Settings:
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    ca systems: multi(more)
    ca registration: DYNAMIC (refresh always)
    force reading original PMT: off
    ca-pmt delete time: 0 s
    ci-watchdog: 150
    dbox compatability: ON
    as the time spend on this issue i can say , i am sure.

    To be specific , the problem for me was "ca registration" on static.
    the ca systems should be on "single" (means smartcard only, which we have) , the Multi(authentication for encrypted channels) is of no use to us on Ziggo , so that probably doesnt matter much as you dont experience any problems :)

    ca-pmt delete time also set to zero .. thx..

    for ci watchdog, i can only choose , 0, 500 or 1500 ..
     

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    so that probably doesnt matter much as you dont experience any problems :)
    After checking i see i'm still running with v3.25, since v3.28 was giving me headaches.
    Might give it another try with your settings and see if that helps, so thanks (y)
     

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    so that probably doesnt matter much as you dont experience any problems :)
    After checking i see i'm still running with v3.25, since v3.28 was giving me headaches.
    Might give it another try with your settings and see if that helps, so thanks (y)
    this setting is the "headache" :)

    well .. if you get it running... 3.28 is the last update ever... they stopped with the cam :(

    but on the bright side.. never more headaches because of updating....
     

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    well .. if you get it running... 3.28 is the last update ever... they stopped with the cam :(
    :(
    Indeed got it running now with 'ca systems' set to SINGLE.
    Must have made a typo with the 'ci watchdog' settings, since that's set to 1500 instead of 150 ;)
    Curious how it will run!
     

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    well .. if you get it running... 3.28 is the last update ever... they stopped with the cam :(
    :(
    Indeed got it running now with 'ca systems' set to SINGLE.
    Must have made a typo with the 'ci watchdog' settings, since that's set to 1500 instead of 150 ;)
    Curious how it will run!
    so the conclusion is..

    if you update your alphacrypt cam to 3.28 without checking if the settings stay the same..
    at least 2 people in Holland, get headaches , trying to figure out WTF is going on and why MP wont work or is unreliable ( or plain frustrating ;) )

    Symptoms include but vary:
    1) cant tune channel properly sometimes (audio only play)
    2) the same is true for recordings as why i started this post in the first place, thought i found a bug in MP , i was wrong, sorry guys :)
    3) when paused in play, sometimes quits without any reason :(
    4) wifey unhappy because favorite show unrecorded, or audio only...
    5) you have some probably also ......
     

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