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

Steve Adeff adeffs at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 03:54:44 UTC 2006


On Tuesday 17 January 2006 22:47, Robert Johnston wrote:
> 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.

If one used softcam with a real subscription key would that be considered 
illegal? damn u.s. laws...

I'll have to look into this and see if it works in linux.

can these cards capture the HD streams?

-- 
thanks!
Steve


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