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what is a common interface slot ?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by DUVET, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. DUVET

    DUVET Member

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    what is a common interface slot ? and whats it doing on a plasma ?

    answers on a postcard please.

    or

    post below.

    cheers
  2. stainway

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    From Wikipedia:
    "The Common Interface (CI) is the slot on a digital television receiver into which a conditional access module (CAM) may be inserted for satellite television. Receivers normally have two common interfaces. A receiver with a common interface allows the user to access encrypted television broadcasts as opposed to free-to-air (FTA) channels."


    You can use your Common Interface (CI) in combination with Conditional Access Module (CAM) and get some extra channels on top of the existing free-to-view Freeview channels:
    http://www.radioandtelly.co.uk/topuptv.html
  3. DUVET

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    cheers for that, just wanted to know what it was. :thumbsup:

    so its something i will never use ! :cool:
  4. keefers

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    I use mine for TopUpTV via a CAM.

    K.

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