I have been living in Indonesia on and of for the last 11 years, always enjoyed it here.
But, there's always things which are a bit harder than in Europe or the US.
I have the following questions/remarks.
Most of the last years I used Indovision as our (girlfriend and me) Tv provider, now I have two because I have two Tv sets, the other one is Top Tv.
Top Tv's Sat Box receiver is of a inferior quality, crashes many times and the software is so so.
I was in Singapore for My visa run last month and wanted to buy a Dreambox in Johor Barhru Malaysia, can't buy anything Sat. related stuff in SG because of the law not allowing satellite dishes.
I have been to J.B. many times, it's a lot cheaper than Sg but I though that the Dreambox would not work on Indovision so I didn't go there.
Now, My questions are :
Is it really possible to have Indovision work on a Dreambox or any other Linux based Sat. receivers, note on this, I always thought Indovision uses a circular LNB, just look at it, it's much bigger than normal LNB's and I also thought they use a different Frequency band.
Does the subscription Card work in a Dreambox, or do I need a special CAM for it?
Where can I find a Satellite shop in Bandung, preferably English speaking?
(Even after having been here so long My Bahasa is minimum)
Is it possible to connect two Tv's to a dreambox on only one Satellite dish/LNB from Indovision, this way I can get rid of TOP Tv?
(Does it work with two tuners inside?)
Do I always need an internet connection for the dreambox to work, does the internet needs to be on at all time?
(I use Tri 3G dongle as My provider now since there is not much available in Bandung and ADSL here is expensive, JKT is much better).
(The USB dongle is connected to a TP-Link MR3420 3G enabled router which can be set to be always on.)
Now, on a side note, I have a 2 new LG Tv's which I hacked, so it's possible to record on that but only from the build in Tuner which is DVB-T and Indonesia does not have it yet, worse, they just decided to not to use DVB-T but DVB-T2 so My almost new Tv's is already outdated and incompatible with the new standard.
It's about time they will sell Tv's with build in CI+ Cams and build in Sat. receivers so there is no need for an external Box which I hate.
In Europe-The Netherlands-they have build in CI+ and it works like a charm and can use the Tv's UI.
As so many times the Indo government makes stupid decisions, just look at the latest law where Top Expat CEO are not allowed anymore, it's not law yet but it will scare of many international companies.
Enough said, hopefully there are some knowledgeable people here on this forum.