shy uk have started testing on increased ecm times being sent to their cards in the sat boxes. the ecm is the encryption control word being sent to your box every 2-4 seconds over the satellite in order to decode the programming. this is being done to combat card sharing. current linux sat boxes and their respective software cannot keep up with the rate (and size) at which the ecm is being sent resulting in very frequent picture break up hence the content is unwatchable. already reports on other forums stating that even peoples legitimate shy boxes cant decrypt the content making alot of genuine viewers angry which is understandable. affected channels so far are channel 4 ireland and e4 ireland.