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ORF verschlüsselt trotz Karte – 6 Quick fixes (getestet)

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If the ORF is still encrypted despite the inserted card, there can be several different causes. We show you in this article 6 quick fixes that can be implemented quicklyhow you can receive the ORF. If none of these options help you can use the Bypass ORF encryption even with a VPNand then stream ORF over the Internet. This also works via the TV if you use a service like NordVPN directly on your router.

ORF encrypted despite card

6 reasons why ORF is still encrypted despite the inserted card, and how you can quickly fix them with our quick fixes

1. pull out the plug and perform a power reset

Problem: Device spins when it is connected to the mains for too long

Quick Fix to Remedy: complete Power reset

Often the error determination can ?encrypted signal? can already be remedied by a reset. If ORF is encrypted even though the card is inserted, remove the card and turn off the TV by unplugging the power cord. Then put the card back in, switch to ORF and wait for about 30 minutes. Here are the steps in detail:

  1. Unplug the module
  2. Turn off the TV and then unplug it. Now wait one to two minutes (until the standby light goes out)
  3. Now turn on the TV again
  4. Select the program ORF 1 HD
  5. Insert the module and wait 30 minutes without changing anything on the TV. The ORF sends an activation pulse via the satellite.

Were you able to fix the error and receive ORF? - If not, we show you other quick fixes that you can use if the ORF is still encrypted despite the card.

2. contact error, check if everything is plugged in correctly

Problem: Device spins when it is connected to the mains for too long

Quick Fix to Remedy: Check plug-in direction and blow off contacts.

Are you sure that the module or the ORF DIGITAL SAT card are inserted correctly? If there is a contact error, there can be no communication between the receiver and the module/ORF card. So check that you have inserted the ORF DIGITAL-SAT card or module correctly. Dust can also cause an error message. Blow the contact points several times breathing deeply once off.

Also check the Plug-in direction of the SAT module. If you still have an old pluggable ORF card, the barcode on the module should point to the screen. The CI module should then be inserted in the direction of the arrow in the CI+ slot (sometimes it is also called Common Interface slot).

Card inserted incorrectly? Insert the card into the CI module in the direction of the arrow Bar code and golden chip pointing upwards/ towards the screen Insert the card into the CI+ slot on the TV in the direction of the arrow

If you already have one of the newer ORF cards, which you can plug directly into the CI+ slot of your TV, there is no need to plug in the card.

However, make sure that you have inserted the module correctly and in the direction of the arrow in the TV or receiver.

Turn off the TV completely by unplugging the power cord for a few minutes after you put the card back in.

If this quick fix did not solve the problem that ORF is encrypted despite the card, you can check the program authorization next.

3. the program authorization has expired

Problem: Program authorization expires automatically after 4 weeks

Quick Fix to Remedy: Wait for automatic activation pulse from ORF

The ORF cards lose their validity after 5 years and you have to buy a new one. Buy ORF Card. However, the program authorization also expires if you have not used the card for more than 4 weeks. If the latter is the case, the following quick fix will help you.

You get the error message

No authorization
No program authorization
001

or

003

If you have a HD Austria receiverthe activation takes place automatically. To do this, switch from ORF 1 HD to any other channel and then back to ORF 1 HD. As soon as the error message No authorization or No program authorization appears, you stay 30 minutes without interruption on ORF 1 HD. Within this time, your device receives the activation pulse of the ORF via the satellite and the message should disappear. 

If you do not have an HD Austria receiver, the activation is not automatic and you have to request it by entering your address or the card number on the HD Austria page. You can do this in your HD Austria account under Settings or via this form from HD Austria activate your card. Then switch to Pulse 4 HD and wait 30 minutes for the activation signal.

4. software update on the receiving device

Problem: Software outdated

Quick Fix to Remedy: Perform update

Another problem why you can't receive the ORF even if the card is inserted, may be due to the software on your receiver. Therefore, check if your software in the reciever as well as in the TV is up to date. If possible, perform a software update to fix the error.

Even if you have purchased a new TV, you should check if all software is up to date. Many devices come with older software and need to be updated by the user.

5. defect in the TV / receiver can also lead to the fact that the ORF remains encrypted despite the card.

Problem: Defect on TV receiver

Quick Fix to Remedy: you can use the Bypass ORF encryption with a VPN or buy a new TV

If you still get the encryption error message, it could be that the CI+ slot on your TV or receiver is defective. Most of the time you will get the following error message:

Scrambled signal - Please check if your CI+ module is inserted or inserted correctly.

The suspicion of a defective TV is confirmed if

  • you have already performed a power reset (see point ?1. Unplug and reset?),
  • you have checked that your card is inserted correctly (see point ?2. Contact error, check if everything is inserted correctly?),
  • you have checked your authorization in the HD Austria account (see point ?3. The program authorization has expired?)
  • you are sure that your software is up to date (see point ?4. Software update on the receiver?) a defect in the TV is obvious.

To verify that the defect is in the TV or receiver, you can check the source of the error by plugging the module into another TV or receiver. If the error message "Scrambled signal" disappears afterwards, the error is due to your hardware, which has a defect.

To fix the error, there is another option besides buying a new TV: you can use the Bypass ORF encryption even with a VPN.

If you are using an older hardware to receive the ORF signal, you may find that the error message "Scrambled signal" is only displayed if you are using an older hardware. short term you receive. Then the error message disappears again and you can receive ORF in HD. In this case, there is no defect in the TV or receiver. Instead, it simply takes a few seconds for the CI+ module to recognize the ORF Digital card. In the meantime, your device already displays the error message "Scrambled signal", although the detection process has not yet been completed. If the error message disappears on its own after some time, this is therefore completely uncritical:
With the activation and the module on, everything is fine in that case.

6. television too old to cope with ORF encryption

Problem: TV from before 2016

Quick Fix to Remedy: you can use the Bypass ORF encryption with a VPN or buy a new TV

If your receiver or TV is from 2016 or older, your hardware is probably too old to decode the signal.

In this case, however, you don't have to buy a new TV directly. Another alternative is to use the Bypass ORF encryption. To bypass the encryption you use a VPN. This VPN you install either directly on your router or you download a program for your Destoprechner, tablet or other device. The software from NordVPN, which can bypass the ORF block, is available at you at this link.

VPN Austria Screenshot
After you have decided on a VPN tunnel connected to Austria, you can watch ORF without restrictions.

After you have installed the software you connect to the VPN and select as Location Austriato bypass the ORF block. The ORF block cannot be bypassed with any VPN, because the ORF does not allow cheap VPNs to pass. So you should get a high quality VPN like NordVPN to bypass the ORF encryption.

Conclusion: ORF encrypted despite card

We recommend trying the quick fixes listed in this article one after the other if the ORF is encrypted despite the card. Here are all Quick Fixes listed again:

1. pull out the plug and perform a power reset

2. contact error, check if everything is plugged in correctly

3. the program authorization has expired

4. software update on the receiving device

5. defect in the TV / receiver can also lead to the fact that the ORF remains encrypted despite the card.

6. television too old to cope with ORF encryption

Finally, we hope that this article could help you to unlock ORF. The quick fixes all actually work and should be able to eliminate most problems when encrypting ORF. If you still can't get the ORF decrypted, you can use ORF encryption also work around with a VPN and receive the ORF Livestream over the Internet. The ORF Livestream is after bypassing the geo lock also in Germany and abroad to stream.

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