[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #1056: Dishnet EIT Patch\

Robert Johnston anaerin at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 03:47:34 UTC 2006

On 1/17/06, Steve Adeff <adeffs at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 17 January 2006 19:37, Greg Estabrooks wrote:
> > > how do you get this information from the Dish receiver to the PC?
> >
> >  EIT information comes from a DVB card, not from a receiver. In
> > my uncles case he is using a spare dvb card I had laying around to get the
> > listings data and it's being recorded from his receiver with a pvr250.
> > He has no net connection that could be used to get listings from zap2it,
> > so this gets him his listings.
> >
> ah, wasn't aware you could connect to Dish's satelites with a DVB card. Could
> you get a card reader for the computer and use the DVB card to tune the Dish
> channels you subscribe to?

Yes. That's called a CAM (Conditional Access Module), and some
Satellite-DVB cards support them.

In Thoery, you can also use an emulated CAM (A so-called "Soft CAM"),
but they are illegal in the US.
Robert "Anaerin" Johnston

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